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  • Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad

    Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad

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    Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor has been dropped from the Spurs' Europa League squad as the out-of-favour striker remains in limbo at the club. Spurs were keen to part ways with the Togo international during the summer transfer window with the club even attempting to sever his contract to remove his bumper wages, according to British media reports. Spurs were desperate to get his weekly wage off the books before Tuesday's transfer deadline but no agreement could be …

  • Modric grilled in Dinamo Zagreb tax fraud probe

    Modric grilled in Dinamo Zagreb tax fraud probe

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    Modric grilled in Dinamo Zagreb tax fraud probe

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been questioned in Zagreb by anti-graft police in connection with a probe into Dinamo Zagreb officials suspected of bribery and tax evasion, local papers reported Thursday. Modric, whose testimony is considered key for the case, was questioned on the financial details of his 2009 transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, the Jutarnji list daily reported. The anti-graft prosecutors suspect that Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic illegally earned more than 52 million …

  • Spain's 'English' posse primed for Slovakia test

    Spain's 'English' posse primed for Slovakia test

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    Spain's 'English' posse primed for Slovakia test

    With an unprecedented number of Spain internationals plying their trade in the Premier League, coach Vicente del Bosque will be relying more than ever on players based outside La Liga in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Slovakia. Pedro became the latest to cross the English Channel when he signed for Chelsea from Barcelona last month, joining fellow forward Diego Costa, midfielders Cesc Fabregas, David Silva, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla, defender Cesar Azpilicueta and goalkeeper David …

  • Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

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    Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers in the next week. Charlton's record of 49 goals from his 106 internationals has stood since May 1970 but Rooney, who has 48 in 105 matches, has the perfect opportunity to beat it when England play tiny San Marino in Serravalle in Group E on …

  • Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

    Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

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    Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is thrilled with the business done by the Hammers on transfer deadline day after the Croatian welcomed four new faces to the club on Tuesday. Alex Song, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio were all brought in on a busy day of activity for the Hammers, with Matt Jarvis' loan move to Norwich City the only departure. "I think we've done a good job -- that's what we wanted and it looks like the last day was a hectic day, but really the deals were …