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Gareth could join Real Madrid

Gareth Bale likely to join Real Madrid, says Harry Redknapp Gareth Bale is likely to leave Tottenham to join Real Madrid, says his former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that the Spanish giants are in talks to sign the 24-year-old Wales star. “I think it’ll be difficult for him not to go now. I think he wants to go if we’re truthful,” Redknapp told BBC Wales’ The Backpage programme. “He doesn’t want to say it, but I hear from different sources that he really wants to go now.” There are reports that Real are preparing a bid in excess of the world record £80m fee they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009, although no formal approach …

Fabregas not for sale-MANU told

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told Manchester United that they will not sell midfielder Cesc Fabregas at any price. United manager David Moyes revealed that the deal was“ongoing” but the Spanish club insist no offer will be accepted for the 26-year-old. Bartomeu said: “United’s interest for Cesc Fabregas is obvious, he’s a great player but it does not bother us. The Premier League champions have failed with two bids for the former Arsenal player, the latest of which is understood to be £30m plus add-ons. Bartomeu was speaking at new manager Gerardo Martino’s first news conference following his appointment as Tito Vilanova’s replacement. “I’m not going to involve myself in the club’s accounts, but considering the club has already rejected …

Am clean-Bolt says

Six-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt insists he is “clean” in the wake of failed drugs tests by fellow Jamaican athletes. Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson recently tested positive, as did American Tyson Gay, the fastest man in the world this year. Bolt, who races at the London Anniversary Games, said: “I’m clean. “I have broken every record there is to break in every event I have ever done” Usain Bolt “But you have to be very careful as an athlete because right now there are a lot of things on the banned list.” The Jamaican added: “You have to keep up to date with this kind of thing. It’s kind of hard, but that’s why you have a team to …

Gov’t announces sports shakeup

The Ministry of education has instituted a five man committee to manage the Uganda Premier League The committee whose members are not yet known will register the clubs to take part in the league and run the competitions to the end Education minister Jessica Alupo says everything is fresh and appeals to the clubs and players to avoid sliding back to the past confusion. The Uganda premier league was formed after talks between leaders of the two worrying factions in the football fraternity. The fresh committee brings to an end the farce of two parallel leagues; the FUFA Super League and Uganda Super League.

Uganda drops again in FIFA rankings

Uganda Cranes

Uganda’s Fifa rankings have continued to drop with the Cranes dropping seven places this month to 92nd position in the world. Africa champions Nigeria also dropped one place to 31st position in the world, while Ivory Coast maintained the top spot on the African continent and sit just two places outside the world’s top 10. World and European champions Spain lead an unchanged top three, with Germany and Argentina in second and third respectively. Brazil are now just the 19th best team in the world.