Luiz, Vermaelen on Barcelona radar

Luiz, Vermaelen on Barcelona radar

Published Jun. 7, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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UEFA chief Michel Platini has taken a bizarre stance over the explosive Euro 2012 race issue.

Patrice Evra reckons Roy Hodgson boosted France by dumping Rio Ferdinand for Euro 2012.


John Terry faces a race against time to be fit for England's opening Euro 2012 clash.

Manchester City could be facing a battle to hold on to Roberto Mancini with Italy ready to come calling.

Roberto Di Matteo is closing in on the permanent manager's job at Chelsea.

Arsenal's hopes of off-loading Andrey Arshavin to Zenit St Petersburg have been dented by a poor loan spell.

Clint Hill is close to signing a new one-year deal at QPR.

Steve Clarke will take over as boss at West Brom.

Steve Bruce is expected to be named as Hull's new manager today.

Chris Hughton will replace Paul Lambert in the Norwich hotseat.


Chelsea have told Roberto Di Matteo they would like him to remain as manager; with sources at Stamford Bridge increasingly confident the Italian will still be in charge at the start of the new season.

Black players face disciplinary action if they leave the pitch over racist abuse during Euro 2012.

Paul Lambert has been assured he will not have to sell £24million striker Darren Bent to fund his revamp of Villa Park.

Tottenham midfielder Niko Krancjar is close to a £5.7million move to Dynamo Kiev.

Chelsea's David Luiz and Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen remain on Barcelona's list of targets in their search for a central defender.

QPR have emerged as shock contenders to sign France striker Olivier Giroud.

Southampton are to offer £3.5million for England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Yossi Benayoun is expected to announce his departure from Chelsea this week, with West Ham, Ajax and Maccabi Haifa all keen.

West Ham are interested in Argentina midfielder Claudio Yacob, 24, a free agent after leaving Racing.

Pavel Pogrebnyak has yet to agree a deal with Fulham.


John Terry is battling to be fit for England's Euro kick-off in another devastating blow to Roy Hodgson's plans.

Manchester United are ready to test Tottenham's resolve to keep Luka Modric - with a £22million bid.

Carlos Tevez is staying at Manchester City - forcing Edin Dzeko out of the exit.

Aston Villa's bitter row with Norwich is set to intensify with Paul Lambert poised to raid his old club.

Roman Abramovich is ready to take his spending to the £100m mark with a £20m swoop for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Steve Clarke is the front runner for the West Brom job after leaving Liverpool yesterday.


Wayne Rooney arrived at Euro 2012 last night promising that England will show the desire required to avoid a repeat of his infamous four-letter outburst at the fans in Cape Town.

Carlos Tevez has reiterated his wish to stay at Manchester City - and that could lead to a summer exit for Edin Dzeko.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is unsure whether he will be at the club next season.

Tim Cahill is considering leaving Everton for a new challenge in the Middle East.


England's footballers roared into Poland yesterday, and hit a new race storm.

Wayne Rooney jetted off to the Euros yesterday insisting: We're going all out to win it.

John Terry could be crocked for the whole of Euro 2012 - if boss Roy Hodgson plays him against France on Monday.

Jay Rodriguez is set to seal his £7million switch to Premier League Southampton today in a deal that take Richard Chaplow back to Burnley.

Darren Bent will not be sold in Paul Lambert's new Aston Villa revolution.


Roy Hodgson and his England players arrived in Krakow with the Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, insisting Rio Ferdinand's grievances were now a "historical, extraneous issue" but no sign of the controversy relenting as another anti-racism group questioned the defender's treatment.

Michel Platini has warned players they will be booked if they walk off the pitch at Euro 2012 in protest at being racially abused, though the Uefa president has empowered referees to halt matches if the issue flares up during the tournament.


Stewart Regan insisted SFA president Campbell Ogilvie has no case to answer over the Rangers EBT scandal.