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Brazilian star Kaka should make summer move to United States, says his brother

Brazilian star Kaka dreaming of summer move to United States, says his brother

PUBLISHED:

20:13 GMT, 28 February 2013

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UPDATED:

20:43 GMT, 28 February 2013

Real Madrid outcast Kaka has set his sights on a move to America, according to his brother Digao.

The former AC Milan playmaker has
been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer after the
Rossoneri failed to re-sign him in the January transfer window due to
financial reasons.

American dream: Real Madrid's Kaka could be on his way to MLS

American dream: Real Madrid's Kaka could be on his way to MLS

Kaka has expressed interest in moving to the MLS and younger brother Digao, a defender with the New York Red Bulls, has been taking steps to persuade him to join him.

'It's hard to say. Football changes very rapidly. It is a dream that he has, to come and play in the USA, and hopefully it will come true soon,' Digao told Goal.com.

'I think he's been very curious about football in the United States and New York and about my experience living here.

'I've been relaying good things to him. He's expressed his interest in one day playing in the United States.'

Richard Dunne is set to make the transfer from Aston Villa to New York Red Bulls

Dunne deal! New York Red Bulls hoping to wrap up signing of Villa defender

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UPDATED:

10:35 GMT, 30 December 2012

Richard Dunne looks set to join New York Red Bulls in the new year, provided he can overcome his ongoing groin injury.

The MLS side have said that they want the Republic of Ireland international’s transfer from Aston Villa wrapped up by the end of January, report the Sunday People.

Dunne has been out of action for Ireland since their last Euro 2012 game against Italy, and underwent a third operation on his groin in Philadelphia last week.

Richard Dunne is set to move to New York Red Bulls

Free transfer: There is a 50,000-a-week salary on offer when the defender's contract with Aston Villa expires

Richard Dunne is set to move to New York Red Bulls

Injured: The 33-year-old underwent a third operation on his groin last week

It is thought he will be back to full fitness within six weeks and will rejoin Ireland as they face Sweden and Austria in March.

With a 50,000-a-week salary on offer, the Villa defender is keen to cross the Atlantic and settle in the Big Apple.

His contract with Villa Park set to
expire and the 33-year-old will be available to the American club on a
free transfer, meaning the deal could be nailed down within two weeks.

Thierry Henry will not join Arsenal on loan, says Gerard Houllier

Henry unlikely to join Arsenal on loan in January, says New York Red Bulls adviser Houllier

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UPDATED:

12:23 GMT, 17 December 2012

In doubt: Henry may not join Arsenal in January

In doubt: Henry may not join Arsenal in January

New York Red Bulls global adviser Gerard Houllier has surprisingly cast doubt over Thierry Henry’s proposed move to Arsenal in January.

The French striker is expected to return on loan from the MLS club but former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Houllier said he believes Henry will prefer to rest with his family over Christmas after his partner gave birth to a baby boy in August.

Speaking to French TV station Canal Plus, Houllier said: ‘I find it strange what we hear in the media. If Arsene needed him, he would have called me or sporting director Andy Roxburgh, but this is not the case.

‘I do not think both parties need to have this second comeback. Moreover, he became a dad. I think he will want to enjoy the holidays.’

Third time lucky: Henry has already had two separate spells at Arsenal

Third time lucky: Henry has already had two separate spells at Arsenal

Henry spent two months on loan with Arsenal last January, scoring two goals in seven appearances.

Arsenal intend to bring in another striker in January with Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Demba Ba among their targets while they also maintain strong interest in Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez and Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace.

Sunderland and QPR eye former Everton striker Tim Cahill

Sunderland and QPR want ex-Everton striker Cahill to bolster their strike force

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UPDATED:

23:08 GMT, 14 December 2012

Sunderland and QPR are among the clubs showing interest in New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill.

The Australian, 33, is ready to return to England on a two-month loan and had been hopeful of joining former club Everton.

For hire: Red Bulls striker Tim Cahill

For hire: Red Bulls striker Tim Cahill

Manager David Moyes said: 'We have not made a decision yet but, if you are asking today, it wouldn't be what we are doing.'

Sunderland need to bolster their strike force and may struggle to sell to help finance recruits. They are keen on Manchester City's John Guidetti, also on an initial loan deal.

QPR are looking for similar deals and manager Harry Redknapp is an admirer of Cahill's all-action style.

Nottingham Forest are close to tying up a 100,000 deal for Derry winger Stephen McLaughlin, 22.

We need Thierry Henry to coach at Arsenal, says shareholder Alisher Usmanov

We need Henry to coach at Arsenal, says shareholder Usmanov

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UPDATED:

22:47 GMT, 13 December 2012

Billionaire shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, has insisted Thierry Henry should join Arsenal's coaching staff.

It comes following the club's
shameful quarter-final exit of the Capital One Cup at the hands of
League Two Bradford on Tuesday.

Dream team: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Gunners legend Thierry Henry

Dream team: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Gunners legend Thierry Henry

Wenger is contracted to the Gunners until 2014 and is under no danger of losing his job after being handed the full backing of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and the board.

But Sportsmail highlighted the growing tensions between Wenger and assistant manager Steve Bould over their working relationship.

And Usmanov, who owns a 29 per cent stake in the club and is still fighting for a place on the Arsenal board, is known to think Wenger needs more help within his coaching set-up.

The Russian, 59, says French striker Henry has a 'more important role' than just to return as a player when he comes to the club on loan from New York Red Bulls next month. He said: 'I don't have any powers in terms of decisions at the club but there are a few players with whom I am in contact.

Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls

'My favourite is probably Thierry Henry. Thierry should be involved at the club but not as a player. He has another role to play, a more important role.

'Take Patrick Vieira at Manchester City. He is also a symbol of Arsenal but he is helping another club.

We have to avoid that with Thierry. The presence of a champion can radically change the soul of a team.

'That is what Thierry showed last year when he came back to Arsenal but I think that comebacks only succeed once. That's why I think the decision to come back belongs only to Thierry.'

Tim Cahill wanted on loan by Sunderland, QPR, Tottenham and Newcastle

Premier League clubs queue up to sign Red Bulls star Cahill on-loan in January

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UPDATED:

12:42 GMT, 10 December 2012

A number of Barclays Premier League clubs are in the hunt to sign former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill on loan from New York Red Bulls in January.

Last month the 33-year-old said he was keen to come back to England on a short-term deal when the Major League Soccer season had ended.

A return to Goodison Park seemed his most likely destination but Sunderland, Newcastle, Tottenham and QPR are also interested in signing the Australia international.

Star in New York: Tim Cahill moved to the Red Bulls in the summer

Star in New York: Tim Cahill moved to the Red Bulls in the summer

Cahill had huge success at Everton after signing from Millwall in 2004, scoring 56 goals in 226 games, before leaving this summer to join the Red Bulls.

He played 14 matches, scoring once, as the MLS club finished third in the Eastern Conference to reach the play-offs, where they were knocked out by DC United.

Wanted man: Cahill was a key player for Everton during his years at Goodison Park

Wanted man: Cahill was a key player for Everton during his years at Goodison Park

If he returns to the Premier League Cahill will be following the likes of Los Angeles Galaxy stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who have spent time on loan at Everton (twice) and Aston Villa respectively, and Red Bulls team-mate Thierry Henry who went back to Arsenal last year.

David Beckham: I wear No 23 because Michael Jordan was my hero… now he gives me restaurant tips

Beckham: I wear No 23 because Jordan was my hero… now he gives me restaurant tips

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UPDATED:

13:37 GMT, 30 November 2012

David Beckham has revealed one of the perks of being famous in America: Getting restaurant tips from Michael Jordan.

About to leave the MLS after six
seasons, Beckham has always worn the 23 shirt that Jordan wore for the
Chicago Bulls basketball team.

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Ready for action: Galaxy team-mates David Beckham and Robbie Keane

Ready for action: Galaxy team-mates David Beckham and Robbie Keane

Leading the way: David Beckham in training for the 2012 MLS Cup

Leading the way: David Beckham in training for the 2012 MLS Cup

Now – in an interview with ESPN – the former England captain has admitted that he has begun to use the friendship to his advantage.

'I actually spoke to him the other day,' said Beckham.

'I was at their party and he said: “You know let’s just exchange numbers and we’ll speak to each other”.

'And then I called him up, I think I was in Washington, and I said: ‘I know you’ve spent a bit of time here, I need a restaurant. Can you tell me a nice Italian restaurant’

'And he told me a great Italian restaurant.

'My friend was like: “C’mon really Really Usually you call a directory for a restaurant. Now you are calling Michael Jordan”.

'It’s funny.'

Beckham wore the number seven for many years at Manchester United but switched to the number 23 when he moved to Real.

Plenty to ponder: Beckham has had many offers

Plenty to ponder: Beckham has had many offers

David Beckham at a LA Galaxy

David Beckham at a LA Galaxy

'I chose the number 23 because of Michael Jordan,' Beckham admitted.

'When I first joined Real Madrid, I’d worn number 7 for many years for Manchester United.

Hero: Michael Jordan

Hero: Michael Jordan

'And when I moved to Real Madrid, Raul wore number 7 so there was no way that I was even think about taking it off of him and I don’t think it would have been accepted very well if I had even asked that question.

'So 23 was available and I’d always been a huge fan of Michael Jordan and I’ve loved him as a player and a person.

'Everything that he represented. Everything that he did in his career. I was a huge fan so yeah it was a no brainer. And then when I moved over here…it was just kind of a number that I wanted to keep because I’ve been successful with it with Real Madrid, and like I said being a fan of Michael Jordan.'

As he prepares to move his family back from America and accept a new football challenge, Beckham has paid tribute to his wife Victoria.

He said: 'My wife’s amazing.

'She’s really understanding.

'The other halves always go through difficult times because we’re always away, we’re always playing in different countries and different parts of the world and it’s difficult, so my wife she just wants what makes me happy and she knows that playing this game makes me happy.

'And she’s always left those playing decisions down to me.

'Family decisions we’ve done as a couple always.

'Whatever’s the best for our children, you know that’s always our first priority.

'But with my playing side, she’s always helped me out with the decision but it’s always down to me.'

ESPN will have live coverage of the MLS Cup on Saturday at 9:45pm. The full interview with Beckham will air on ESPNFC Press Pass: Beckham’s Goodbye to Hollywood on Friday at 10pm

VIDEO: Beckham talks about his future ahead of his last MLS match…

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David Beckham: Beckham: I wear No 23 because Michael Jordan was my hero… now he gives me restaurant tips

Beckham: I wear No 23 because Jordan was my hero… now he gives me restaurant tips

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UPDATED:

00:15 GMT, 30 November 2012

David Beckham has revealed one of the perks of being famous in America: Getting restaurant tips from Michael Jordan.

About to leave the MLS after six
seasons, Beckham has always worn the 23 shirt that Jordan wore for the
Chicago Bulls basketball team.

Ready for action: Galaxy team-mates David Beckham and Robbie Keane

Ready for action: Galaxy team-mates David Beckham and Robbie Keane

Leading the way: David Beckham in training for the 2012 MLS Cup

Leading the way: David Beckham in training for the 2012 MLS Cup

Now – in an interview with ESPN – the former England captain has admitted that he has begun to use the friendship to his advantage.

'I actually spoke to him the other day,' said Beckham.

'I was at their party and he said: “You know let’s just exchange numbers and we’ll speak to each other”.

'And then I called him up, I think I was in Washington, and I said: ‘I know you’ve spent a bit of time here, I need a restaurant. Can you tell me a nice Italian restaurant’

'And he told me a great Italian restaurant.

'My friend was like: “C’mon really Really Usually you call a directory for a restaurant. Now you are calling Michael Jordan”.

'It’s funny.'

Beckham wore the number seven for many years at Manchester United but switched to the number 23 when he moved to Real.

Plenty to ponder: Beckham has had many offers

Plenty to ponder: Beckham has had many offers

David Beckham at a LA Galaxy

David Beckham at a LA Galaxy

'I chose the number 23 because of Michael Jordan,' Beckham admitted.

'When I first joined Real Madrid, I’d worn number 7 for many years for Manchester United.

'And when I moved to Real Madrid, Raul wore number 7 so there was no way that I was even think about taking it off of him and I don’t think it would have been accepted very well if I had even asked that question.

'So 23 was available and I’d always been a huge fan of Michael Jordan and I’ve loved him as a player and a person.

'Everything that he represented. Everything that he did in his career. I was a huge fan so yeah it was a no brainer. And then when I moved over here…it was just kind of a number that I wanted to keep because I’ve been successful with it with Real Madrid, and like I said being a fan of Michael Jordan.'

As he prepares to move his family back from America and accept a new football challenge, Beckham has paid tribute to his wife Victoria.

He said: 'My wife’s amazing.

'She’s really understanding.

'The other halves always go through difficult times because we’re always away, we’re always playing in different countries and different parts of the world and it’s difficult, so my wife she just wants what makes me happy and she knows that playing this game makes me happy.

'And she’s always left those playing decisions down to me.

'Family decisions we’ve done as a couple always.

'Whatever’s the best for our children, you know that’s always our first priority.

'But with my playing side, she’s always helped me out with the decision but it’s always down to me.'

ESPN will have live coverage of the MLS Cup on Saturday at 9:45pm. The full interview with Beckham will air on ESPNFC Press Pass: Beckham’s Goodbye to Hollywood on Friday at 10pm

Thierry Henry set for Arsenal return

Thierry gives you hope, says Wenger as Arsenal manager eyes another loan deal

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UPDATED:

23:08 GMT, 20 November 2012

Arsene Wenger may bring Thierry Henry back to Arsenal for a third spell.

The club's all-time leading goalscorer has been training with the Gunners during the MLS off-season and Wenger said: 'Will I sign him in January I don't rule it out. I don't know if he would be interested. He is sharp. He has practised with us three times.'

The New York Red Bulls striker, 35, scored twice during his seven-game loan spell last season, including a storybook winner against Leeds United in January in the FA Cup on his return to the club he served from 1999 to 2007.

Fancy seeing you here: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with former Arsenal player Thierry Henry before the Tottenham derby

Fancy seeing you here: Wenger has refused to rule out re-signing Henry

Henry is currently on holiday after returning to London to see his family and watch Arsenal's 5-2 victory over Tottenham.

Wenger said he would make a decision in January but admitted it was a tempting prospect given Henry's qualities and the fact Arsenal will be 'short' of strikers in the new year owing to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Arsenal manager said: 'You know what Thierry gives you: he gives you hope, especially when he comes on (as a substitute). That is the most important thing.

All smiles: The Arsenal boss appeared in relaxed spirits ahead of his side's clash with Montpellier

All smiles: The Arsenal boss appeared in relaxed spirits ahead of his side's clash with Montpellier

'He is a communicator, an extrovert and very intelligent. I had always resisted (bringing him back). Last year I did it because we lost Gervinho. This year we lose Gervinho again as they are playing the Africa Cup of Nations two years in a row. So we will be confronted with a shortage – particularly if (Marouane) Chamakh should go. Then we will be short.'

David Beckham, who will play his final game for LA Galaxy on December 1, has trained with Arsenal before but Wenger ruled out a move for the former England captain.

'To sign Beckham, Thierry Henry and Sol Campbell' said the Arsenal boss. 'We had a staff game today: they could have played with us!'

Ho holding back: Thierry Henry had an impressive season at New York Red Bulls

No holding back: Henry is training with Arsenal during the MLS off-season

Wenger was in an upbeat mood, buoyed by Saturday's result against Tottenham and the return of Gervinho and Kieran Gibbs, who have recovered from ankle and thigh injuries respectively, for tonight's Champions League match against Montpellier.

Theo Walcott, however, is unavailable after straining his shoulder at the weekend, while Andre Santos is out with an abdominal injury.

Arsenal cannot afford to drop more points at home having already lost 2-0 to Schalke this season.

Montpellier are bottom of the group with just one point from four games.

In training: Jack Wilshere leads the Arsenal squad as they prepare for Wednesday night's clash

In training: Jack Wilshere leads the Arsenal squad as they prepare for Wednesday night's clash

Welcome back: Gervinho has returned to the Arsenal squad after missing the Tottenham game through injury

Welcome back: Gervinho has returned to the Arsenal squad after missing the Tottenham game through injury

Defender Per Mertesacker said: 'We have to get good results now – there is no space for weak games or for another home defeat. 'We have to qualify for the next stage as Arsenal have done in previous years.'

Mertesacker, 28, admitted he found his first season with Arsenal 'difficult' as he struggled to get used to the physicality of English football, but insisted he has now got used to playing in the Premier League.

The German said: 'Now I feel much more comfortable with the situation, the season and opponents and with our team as well; with the game we play.'

Tim Cahill wants Everton return

Cahill plots January return to Everton after New York Red Bulls' season comes to an end

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UPDATED:

09:48 GMT, 20 November 2012

Tim Cahill wants to return to Everton on loan in January.

The Australian left Goodison Park in the summer to join MLS side New York Red Bulls but the forward is keen to stay active after the Bulls' season came to an end following defeat to DC United in the play-offs.

And the 32-year-old has made no secret of his desire to move back to the Premier League with the Toffees.

Move: Tim Cahill (left) joined the New York Red Bulls in the summer

Move: Tim Cahill (left) joined the New York Red Bulls in the summer

'I know I have a lot more to offer,' he said.

'The main thing is that I get to enjoy to MLS but I also get the chance of joining back up in the Premier League and playing in the best league in the world.

'There is no shadow of a doubt, I am eager to come back.

'Hopefully something can be done (with Everton). It would be nice but it is not down to me.

'I have to respect that sometimes the ship has sailed.'

Blast from the past: Cahill hopes to rejoin Everton in the January window

Blast from the past: Cahill hopes to rejoin Everton in the January window

Cahill has scored just once in 12 games for his new side and admits to keeping an eye on Everton's progress this season.

'I am so happy for Everton and nobody more than the chairman and manager whose rewards are starting to show,” he added. 'The biggest thing I miss is the derby.

'There are two great teams in one city and when I watch the derby it gives me goosebumps.'