Arsene Wenger is to stay with Arsenal after a dramatic day of developments at the Emirates Stadium convinced him his future is in London.
I'm staying in London : Wenger rules out Real Madrid switch
Also: Ricky Ponting launched the ritual pre-Ashes baiting season yesterday by warning England captain Andrew Strauss that he will be singled out for hostile treatment this summer.
Aussie rules: Ponting warns Strauss he's gunning for him
Where will I play next season? Everyone wants Carlos Tevez
Tottenham were reeling last night after being told Liverpool are willing to shell out £50million for Carlos Tevez.
Also: Manchester United were last night sensationally warned: Play a weakened side against Hull and we'll sue you.
Sir Alex Ferguson risks one hell of a row by blooding up to four rookies at Hull on Sunday.
Also: Real Madrid have dangled a £100million-plus war-chest in front of Arsene Wenger in their all-out attempt to entice him from Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger was locked in talks yesterday to decide his Arsenal future.
Also: Kenwyne Jones has warned Sunderland he could quit the club if they are relegated.
Barcelona are poised to make a £20million move to lure Ashley Cole from Chelsea.
Also: David James admits he is taking a calculated risk by putting shoulder surgery ahead of England's looming World Cup qualifiers and opening the door for a rival to stake a claim for his No 1 jersey.
Some of the most famous streets in Rome will be turned into no-go areas next week to protect more than 30,000 Manchester United supporters who are expected to descend on Italy's capital for the Champions League final.
Also: Robert Green's journey from self-styled "England No 6" to the nation'sfirst-choice No 1 is likely to be completed next month.
Manchester United have an exclusive player trading deal with a Brazilian team owned by a company which has interests in scores of footballers on terms similar to the third-party arrangement covering Carlos Tevez.
England 2018 will today attend a crisis meeting with the game's leading black and minority-ethnic figures after the World Cup bid came under attack last night for a lack of awareness on diversity issues.
Also: Arsene Wenger met the Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, yesterday to plan for the close-season and the next campaign as fans of the club rallied around themanager and planed a show of support for him at Sunday's home game against Stoke City.
Fabio Capello is fearful of mass withdrawals from his England squad to face Kazakhstan and Andorra at the end of the season after Aaron Lennon became the latest player to indicate that he will not be available for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Also: Harry Redknapp wants to sign Gareth Barry this summer to give his Tottenham Hotspur team the experience and leadership he believes they have lacked this season.