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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 17 August 2011

Danny Care ruled out of rugby World Cup, Tottenham in talks with Manchester City over Emmanuel Adebayor, Arsene Wenger could face further disciplinary action, latest football rumours, plus more.

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2200: That's all from Sportsday Live for now. Our breaking news service will resume on Thursday at 0800 BST.

2156: FOOTBALL - Full-time scores in the Championship... Blackpool 0-1 Derby; Cardiff 1-3 Brighton; Leicester 1-2 Bristol City; Millwall 2-2 Peterborough.

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2148: FOOTBALL - Sky Sports News report that Tony Fernandes has agreed a 66% takeover of Queens Park Rangers, newly promoted to the Premier League this season.

2141: NEWS - Abductors have made a 20m naira (£78,509) ransom demand for the release of Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi's father, Nigerian police have said.

2128: FOOTBALL - Derby are 1-0 up at Blackpool thanks to Craig Bryson's 69th-minute goal while Brighton are winning 2-0 at Cardiff.

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2124: FOOTBALL - Nicky Maynard has restored Bristol City's lead to put them 2-1 up at Leicester in the Championship while Millwall are currently drawing 2-2 against Peterborough at the New Den.

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2118: FOOTBALL - Ahead of the Spanish Super Cup second leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid at 2200 BST, Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "RT @barcastuff: FC Barcelona starts with the same team as in the CL final at Wembley less than two months ago #elclasico #fcblive #supercopa"

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2110: FOOTBALL - Queens Park Rangers are poised to make an £8m offer for West Ham's English midfielder Scott Parker, reports the London Evening Standard.

2059: GOLF - Reuters report that Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa, widely considered one of the most exciting prospects in the game, has taken up special temporary membership on the PGA Tour for the rest of this year.

2047: TENNIS - Women's second round results from the Cincinnati Masters: Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat 15th seed Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 6-3 7-6 [7-4] while Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-3 6-4.

2038: FORMULA 1 -
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Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on August 28: "Good chat with my race engineers today, the team preparing flat out for the next race, I'm ready for it already, Spa is always fun!"

2025: BASKETBALL - Chicago Bulls French international Joachim Noah has told the BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell that British fans shouldn't be too hard on his NBA team-mate Luol Deng, who hasn't shown up for the start of the Olympic Test Event. ''He's been through a lot this season and he needs time to rest,'' said Noah.

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2022: FOOTBALL - Liam Trotter has given Millwall a 1-0 lead against Peterborough in the Championship, while Bristol City are winning 1-0 at Leicester City.

2013: RUGBY UNION - AFP report that flank Jacques Burger, from English Premiership club Saracens, will captain rank outsiders Namibia at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

2004: OLYMPICS - South Africa will not bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, a government spokesman told Reuters. Durban had been mooted as a possible candidate city. Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul have made public their interest in staging the 2020 Games.

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1957: FOOTBALL - Bristol City take the lead against Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium through a Nicky Maynard goal. Full commentary of the match is on BBC 5 live Sports Extra.

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1952: TENNIS - British number one Andy Murray wins his opening match in Cincinnati with a 6-4 6-1 victory over David Nalbandian.

1950: ATHLETICS: - Veteran Merlene Ottey, 51, has failed to qualify for the World Championships in Daegu. The Jamaican-born sprinter, running for her adopted country of Slovenia, was part of a 4x100m realy team who missed the 44-second qualifying cut by 0.76 seconds.

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1943: NEWS - Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Member of Parliament for Leigh Andy Burham on Twitter in reaction to the government's decision to appeal against an order to release confidential reports on the Hillsborough disaster: "Families must have the full truth. Nothing less will do. I will write to Prime Minister urging him to intervene & drop this appeal."

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1935: TENNIS - BBC 5 Live's Phillip Studd in Cincinnati: "Not much in the way of quality out there and Murray looks tense. I'm not surprised as there is pressure on him to put a run together after his early exit in Montreal."

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1922: TENNIS - World number four Andy Murray clinches the first set of his match against Argentine David Nalbandian in Cincinnati 6-4.

1917: CRICKET - Bowler Mark Footitt marked his first LV County Championship appearance of the season with his first five-wicket haul for Derbyshire on the first day of the match against Northamptonshire at Chesterfield. The visitors were all out for 267, while Derbyshire are 116-4 in reply at the close.

1908: TENNIS - Organisers of the Cincinnati event have confirmed Serena Williams' withdrawal from the tournament. Williams was due to play Sam Stosur in the second round, but has withdrawn with an aggravation of a right toe injury.

1900: CRICKET - Surrey amass 239-5 after 36 overs of their 40-over match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Jason Roy has top-scored on 101.

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1849: FOOTBALL - The Independent's football correspondent Sam Wallace on Twitter: "Wenger 'unlikely' to face any censure from Uefa over 'communications with his bench' on Tues night, I'm told. Not official though #afc"

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1845: TENNIS - Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Jon Wertheim on Twitter: "Serena about to withdraw from Cincy"

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1837: TENNIS - British number one Andy Murray has lost his opening service game in his match against David Nalbandian in Cincinnati. In the women's draw world number one Caroline Wozniacki has suffered a second successive shock defeat, losing to US wildcard Christina McHale.

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1824: FOOTBALL - German football expert Raphael Honigstein on Twitter: "[Thomas] Hitzlsperger has signed for Wolfsburg, three-year-deal."

1818: FOOTBALL - Brazil will take on Ghana in a friendly at Craven Cottage on 5 September, the Brazilian Football Confederation have announced on their official website. The match will kick off at 1945BST.

1759: OLYMPICS - One of Great Britain's main gold medal hopes - diver Tom Daley - insists he is more nervous about collecting his AS-level results tomorrow than he will be stood at the top of the 10m platform at the London Olympics next year. "Diving's more adrenaline and looking forward to it and more exciting, whereas the results are more like nerves and worrying about things," he said this afternoon.

BBC Radio 5 live
1750: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live sport producer Caroline Short on Twitter: "At 7.45pm - Cardiff v Brighton comm, plus all the other Champ goals as they go in. And David Pleat in the studio."

Breaking news
1743: FOOTBALL - Sky Sports News report that Celtic have secured the services of goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan from Newcastle for another season.

1739: TENNIS - Some results from the Cincinatti Masters, where Andy Murray is set to face David Nalbandian in the second round soon. Seventh seed Mardy Fish (USA) beat Nikolay Davydenko (Russia) 6-0 6-2, while Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-1 6-4.

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1731: CRICKET - LV County Championship division one update: Yorkshire v Sussex at Scarborough on day one of four, the visitors won the toss and decided to bat, they are now 300 for 5 (after 86.0 overs).

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1720: GOLF - Graeme McDowell on Twitter: "Big congratulations to North Coast of Ireland golfers Alan Dunbar and Paul Cutler for making the Walker Cup Team. #goGB&I #bigfutures"

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1712: GOLF - Tom Lewis, the 20-year-old from Welwyn Garden City who led the Open with an amateur record 65 last month, is one of five English players name in the Britain and Ireland side for the Walker Cup match against the United States at Royal Aberdeen on 10-11 September.

1703: FOOTBALL - Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie says he is not trying to negotiate a move away from West Brom, even though he is yet to sign a new deal with the club.

1659: ATHLETICS - World high jump champion Blanka Vlasic could miss the world championships - which start in the South Korean city of Daegu later on this month - because of a hamstring injury, the Croatian announces on her website.

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1652: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "QPR call press conference for 2pm [BST] tomorrow and promise statement regarding ownership in morning"

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1646: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports that Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Samir Nasri from Arsenal. The transfer could be finalised in the next 24 hours, with City paying the Gunners a reported £25m.

1638: ATHLETICS - Men's 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi will not defend his title at the upcoming world championships because of a hamstring injury that will keep him out for the rest of the year. "I need to take this injury seriously so I can be ready for the Olympics next year," said the South African.

1629: CYCLING - Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish will bid to win the road world championships in Denmark next month supported by seven Great Britain team-mates, the International Cycling Union has announced. The Manxman will be aiming to emulate Tom Simpson, who won the rainbow jersey in 1965, with Bradley Wiggins likely to be one of the riders in support.

1620: WINTER SPORTS - Torquay skier Cameron Thomas has finished fourth overall in the British Indoor Grand Prix Series. At the last round of the Series in Castleford, the 13-year-old came third in the under-15 age group. Alongside his podium finish in the series, Thomas took third place in the British Indoor Championship race.

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1612: HORSE RACING - BBC Sport's horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Ebor: Henry Cecil heaped praise on winning jockey Ian Mongan; nice touch as Tom Queally (on Midday) shook Mongan's hand after finish"

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1604: CRICKET - LV County Championship division one update: Lancashire v Worcestershire at Blackpool, on day one of four, where the visitors won the toss and decided to field... the hosts have now made 251 for 5 (after 59.3 overs).

1554: RUGBY UNION: France coach Marc Lievremont has recalled veteran France centre Aurelien Rougerie after a long injury lay-off on Saturday in the World Cup warm-up match with Ireland.

1545: HORSE RACING: Twice Over beats stablemate Midday to give trainer Sir Henry Cecil victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. You can follow all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

1525: FOOTBALL: Football Focus presenter Dan Walker on Twitter: "Mikel Arteta says he is fit for the weekend & he's not interested in leaving the club #EFC"

1518: HORSE RACING: On the opening day of York's Ebor Festival, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Sea Moon is a very impressive winner of the Great Voltigeur Stakes under Richard Hughes, and is now hot favourite for next month's St Leger at Doncaster. You can follow all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

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1515: RUGBY UNION: England scrum-half Danny Care on Twitter: "Absolutely devastated about my injury but in the best hands for my op tomorrow. Wish the lads all the best to hopefully win the world cup!!"

1508: ATHLETICS: Reigning world high jump champion Blanka Vlasic of Croatia says she's doubtful for the upcoming world championships because of injury.Vlasic said on her official website that she has a partially torn muscle in her left leg and that she will make a decision Friday on whether to travel to South Korea.

1500: RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan prop forward Eamon O'Carroll will make his comeback from a career-threatening sternum injury against Bradford on Friday - their last game before the Challenge Cup final.

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1445: RUGBY UNION: Former England captain Will Carling on Twitter: "terrible news for England and @dannycare - thought he was in great form & would have been my start for the RWC. Big loss."

1436: FOOTBALL - Fulham midfielders Simon Davies and Bjorn Helge Riise will not feature in tomorrow's Europa League play-off first leg against Dnipro at Craven Cottage. Davies has a knee injury, while Riise is suffering with a hamstring problem. Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is in contention once again despite a broken hand, which he will wear a protective cast over.

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1419: RUGBY UNION: Ireland team to play France: (15 to 1) Felix Jones (Munster); Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster, capt), Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster), Keith Earls (Munster); Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Tomas O'Leary (Munster); Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), David Wallace (Munster), Sean O'Brien (Leinster); Paul O'Connell (Munster), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster); Mike Ross (Leinster), Rory Best (Ulster), Cian Healy (Leinster) Replacements: Jerry Flannery (Munster), Tom Court (Ulster), Mike McCarthy (Connacht), Stephen Ferris (Ulster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Ronan O'Gara (Munster), Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster)

1409: RUGBY UNION: Brian O'Driscoll will return to captain a Ireland in their World Cup warm-up match against France in Dublin this weekend. The 32-year-old Leinster star will resume his partnership with Gordon D'Arcy in the centre as Ireland attempt to bounce back from their 19-12 loss to the French in Bordeaux last weekend.

1400: FOOTBALL: Hearts manager Paulo Sergio is relishing the challenge posed by Tottenham in Thursday's Europa League play-off first leg at Tynecastle. "The game on paper is one thing - on the pitch is another. Nobody should be thinking we can't win, that we are defeated - we are not. Nobody's going to bet on us, but the guy that's going to bet on us is maybe going to win big money."

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1349: RUGBY UNION: - BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn on Twitter: "All the v best with surgery & recovery @dannycare, was pushing hard to start - time for Wiggleswth/Simpson to step up as back-up for Youngs."

1339: FOOTBALL: - Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that a deal for Newcastle's Fraser Forster has been agreed and he is hopeful of including goalkeeper for the match against Sion on Thursday. "There are a few little snags to overcome but we hope to have him registered in time," he said.

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1333: CRICKET: - Somerset have lost both openers, with Marcus Trescothick and Arul Suppiah departing for 4 and 2 respectively, en route to a score of 20-2 against Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.

1322: RUGBY UNION: - England team manager Martin Johnson, via the RFU's Twitter feed , on Danny Care being ruled out of the World Cup: "We are all hugely disappointed for Danny who has worked extremely hard and has been an important part of the squad."

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1316: RUGBY UNION: - England scrum-half Danny Care is ruled out of the World Cup after injuring his toe joint.

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1314: FOOTBALL: - BBC Sport's Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: "Fraser Forster deal agreed with Celtic. Still a few snags. Neil Lennon hopeful Forster will start against Sion."

1306: NEWS: - Plateau state police commissioner Emmanuel Dipo Ayeni has told the Associated Press that he expects the abduction of Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi's father to be resolved soon. "I'm very hopeful that we'll make progress; we'll make a breakthrough at the end of the day," he said earlier today.

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1254: CYCLING: - German veteran Andreas Kloeden of RadioShack has said he is not aiming for victory in the Tour of Spain, which starts Saturday, after suffering heavy falls on last month's Tour de France. "I don't go for the GC (General Classification) in the Vuelta Espana, the back is better, but not 100 percent," he tweeted.

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1250: FOOTBALL: - West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie on Twitter: "To my dear WBA supporters . I love this club and will leave only to a TOP team which is understandable. Nothing abnormal is going on."

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1236: CRICKET: - Second-placed Lancashire are 50-2 in their Division One LV County Championship match against Worcestershire after being put into bat on the first day at Blackpool.

1226: RUGBY UNION: - Argentina will be captained by Felipe Contepomi in their World Cup warm-up match against Wales on Saturday. Juan Fernandez Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamon are in the back row.

1219: FOOTBALL: - Former Real Madrid striker Raul has not travelled with current club Schalke for their Europa League match away HJK Helsinki. Schalke deny that his absence is related to a possible move to the Premier League after the 34-year-old turned down a move to Blackburn on Tuesday.

1211: FOOTBALL: - Fulham have confirmed on the club's official Twitter feed that defender Carlos Salcido has joined Mexican Primera División team Tigres de la UANL on a season-long loan.

1202: FOOTBALL: - Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that a prospective move for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is out of his hands. "The chairman is talking to Man City about the player. Where they are at, I genuinely don't know," he said.

1158: FOOTBALL: - The opening games of La Liga on Saturday look increasingly likely to be delayed after the Spanish league and players' union failed to agree to a deal to avoid a work-stoppage.

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1148: FOOTBALL: - BBC Sport's Sam Lyon on Twitter: "Not quite the 'marquee signing' many Spurs fans crave, but Adebayor would be a top arrival. Perfect fit in a 4-2-3-1 ahead of Van de Vaart."

1145: RUGBY UNION: - Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph have reported that Matt Giteau has been excluded from Australia's 30-man World Cup squad. The player himself has tweeted: "Really wanna thank everyone for the support! Was a huge honour to get the chance to represent my country as often as I did."

1134: FOOTBALL: - Brazil centre-back Lucio, 33, has signed a two-year contract extension at Inter Milan committing him to the club until 2014.

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1127: FOOTBALL: - Daily Mirror football writer Darren Lewis on Twitter: "Harry Redknapp confirms Daniel Levy negotiating the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City."

1123: FOOTBALL: - Former Arsenal goalkeeper and coach Bob Wilson has defended Arsene Wenger's adherence to a strict wage structure despite the fact he believes that it could cause midfielder Samir Nasri to leave for Manchester City. His interview is available on the BBC 5 Live Football Daily podcast.

1103: FOOTBALL: FIFA has cleared Belize to continue playing in World Cup qualifying next month by lifting the threat of suspension after government interference in the national federation's affairs. Belize's sports ministry has long-standing disagreements with federation president Bertie Chimilio, a member of FIFA's appeals committee, over alleged election wrongdoing. FIFA says the ministry has now promised "unconditional support for the national team in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers."

1059: FOOTBALL: Maxi Rodriguez insists he is pleased by the signings Liverpool have made this summer - even though the task of securing a first-team place has grown tougher as a consequence. "Competition for places is always a positive thing for the club and I think it's great that the signings who have arrived are of such high quality with a great level of skills and technique. "It means the manager has to decide what he thinks is his best 11 but that is something he will decide and we will all be hoping we are in it.

1052: FOOTBALL: Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo has warned that midfielder Lucho Gonzalez will not be allowed to leave the club amid reported interest from Arsenal. Anigo told L'Equipe: "It's not even a debate. We do not want him (Gonzalez) to leave. The transfer window closes in less than 15 days and I don't see how that would be enough time to find a suitable replacement."

1047: CRICKET: Jimmy Anderson has bowled in the nets at the Oval this morning ahead of Thursday's fourth Test against India. "Perhaps not off his full run up, but certainly at pace and without any visible reaction. He then undertook a series of sprints on the outfield watched by the england medical staff," reports BBC Sport's Joe Wilson at the Oval.

1031: FOOTBALL: Rangers boss Ally McCoist has suffered a double injury blow with defensive duo David Weir and Kyle Bartley left out of their squad to face Maribor.

1020: FOOTBALL: Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has blasted fans who staged protests against his chairmanship as "morons", telling them he "ain't going anywhere" in the programme notes from Tuesday night's clash with Hull.

1013: FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna thinks Aaron Ramsey's performance in last night's win over Udinese proves that Arsenal will be able to survive without Cesc Fabregas. "Cesc is a great player,he was one of our best players but that's part of football.I will miss him of course but Aaron Ramsey did very well and he will show he is a great player as well."

1007: FOOTBALL: Non-league sides Ascot United and Wembley FC will kick off this season's FA Cup on Friday night, with the game being streamed to a potential audience of 700 million people. Social networking site Facebook are 'televising' the match.

0959 FOOTBALL: Notts County have agreed a two-year deal for Northern Ireland international midfielder Jeff Hughes.

0954: FOOTBALL: Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson tells BBC Radio Sheffield they threw away the three points in the 2-1 defeat to Bury and he fears for their 'relegation form'.

0946: NEWS: Abductors of the father of Chelsea's Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi have made contact with his family.

0940: BASKETBALL: Watch as Great Britain are beaten 82-60 by France in their opening game of the Olympic test event tournament - the first competition to be held on the Olympic Park. All of the 3,000 tickets on offer sold out as Games organisers test the venue ahead of next summer.

0935: FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands Newcastle United are continuing in their bid to bring in PSV defender Erik Pieters despite reports to the contrary that are linking the club with a loan move for Manchester City's Wayne Bridge.

0930: FOOTBALL: Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti tells Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport that the club are looking to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan and Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez but will not be selling midfielder Wesley Sneijder.

0920: FOOTBALL: Rangers have been dealt a double defensive blow ahead of their Europa League qualifier against Maribor with the news that David Weir and Kyle Bartley have not travelled.


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0915: FOOTBALL: Daily Express football journalist Matt Law on Twitter: "Just to clarify, all journos last night checked with Arsenal and were told to treat the Samir Nasri Facebook quotes as genuine. He will go."

0910: FOOTBALL: Scotland's top transfer gossip column story - Celtic are close to sealing a second season-long loan move for Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster. (Various)

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0854: FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Simon Austin reports on Twitter that: "Talks are ongoing between Tony Fernandes and QPR over the AirAsia owner buying a majority shareholding in the club."

0849: FOOTBALL: Watch as former Arsenal, Manchester City and France midfielder Patrick Vieira joins Dan Walker in the Football Focus studio to chat about his future in the game, Arsenal's struggle to hold on to players, Mario Balotelli and more.

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0838: FOOTBALL: Former Arsenal manager George Graham on Arsene Wenger's possible probe by Uefa for passing messages to the touchline when sat in the stands: "It's all a bit childish, he's been banned and passing messages down to the bench happens all the time. It's a lot of nonsense," Graham told BBC Radio 5 live. He added: "There's a lot a negativity around the club at the moment. It was good to get a victory, but it was not a great performance."

0835: OLYMPICS: Paul Deighton, the chief executive of London 2012's organising committee, tells BBC sport editor David Bond that spectators will be very safe at next year's Olympic Games. Deighton says fans will be subjected to "airport style" security but will feel safe and comfortable.

0830: CRICKET: Northants have signed Scotland and Durham batsman Kyle Coetzer on a season's loan, while wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien has agreed a new two-year deal.

0824: TENNIS: Roger Federer eased through to the third round of the Cincinnati Open with a comfortable victory over Juan Martin Del Potro. The world number three lost to the Argentine in the 2009 US Open final, but there was little danger of a repeat in Ohio as Federer won 6-3 7-5.

0820: FOOTBALL: Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton says he his convinced that new Red Devils keeper David de Gea will prove to be a good signing for the club. "Alex will work his magic and the staff will work their magic, and he will be one of the great players by the end of the season, definitely," said Charlton.

0814: FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger may face further disciplinary action from Uefa after communicating with the Arsenal bench during the 1-0 Champions League play-off first-leg win over Udinese. The Arsenal boss was in the stands serving a one-match touchline ban and was sending messages to assistant Pat Rice via coach Boro Primorac.

0810: FOOTBALL: Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed he did not write disparaging comments about his possible departure from the club on Facebook. Nasri, who is expected to leave for Manchester City before the end of the transfer window, was reported to have written he would soon leave Arsenal with "anger and bitterness". The France international has, however, used his official Twitter page to reveal he does not have a Facebook account.

0800 BST: - Top transfer stories from Wednesday's gossip column:

Championship club West Ham have revived their interest in Newcastle's controversial midfielder Joey Barton. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea target Kevin De Bruyne, a 20-year-old midfielder who plays for Genk, has revealed he is confident that a deal can be struck with the west Londoners before the end of the month. (Inside Futbol)

Tottenham are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Manchester City's unsettled striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Star)



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