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Former Man Utd boss will attract British players to La Liga - Loren

Moyes has done well in Spain. Credit: PA

Real Sociedad sporting director Loren believes having David Moyes as manager will help attract British players to the La Liga club.

The former Manchester United boss has led Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth in the standings with 10 games of the season remaining.

Sociedad will look to bolster their squad in the summer and have been linked with the likes of Burnley striker Danny Ings. Loren says Moyes will attract such players from England.

"It's difficult to bring players from England, unless you have something that can attract the players," Loren said.

"With Moyes here, the task of bringing players from there (England) can be made easier."

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Man City defender eyes return to Italy

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov admits he would like to return to Italy at some point.

The Serbian has bee linked with a return to former club Lazio, but doubts he will be allowed to leave Manchester for Serie A.

Aleksandar Kolarov Credit: PA

"I'd like to return to Italy, but it's difficult," he told Sky Italia.

"I'm happy for Mihajlovic; he's doing very well, as are Lazio.

"They're having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place."

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Man United defender relaxed over new deal talks

Chris Smalling is happy to wait until the summer to begin negotiations over a new contract at Manchester United.

Smalling's current deal expires at the end of next season and he is keen to stay at Old Trafford.

The England defender is enjoying life under Louis van Gaal, who has selected him in United's last five games.

Chris Smalling will be staying in Manchester. Credit: PA

And he does not see himself joining another club any time soon.

"Yes, I do," Smalling said when asked if he wanted to stay at United long term.

"I am enjoying it. I always have, and if I can contribute then I am happy to stay for as long as they want me."

Second gold for Super Sarah

Sarah's one of the UK's most successful Paralympians.

Manchester's Dame Sarah Storey has won her second gold medal of the Para-Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands.

Sarah sealed victory in the C5 pursuit, catching Poland's Anna Harkowska in just five laps.

The Olympic Gold medal winner

Sarah's clinched two golds in the competition.

Thousands expected at the Liverpool half marathon

Runners at the Pier Head during last year's half-marathon.

Liverpool is set to welcome over 6,200 runners from across the world this weekend for the city's annual half marathon.

The 22rd Liverpool half marathon starts at 9am, with the 13.1-mile race taking in many of the city’s key landmarks along the route.

The race starts and finishes at the Pier Head on Liverpool's waterfront.

“Being able to start and finish the race on a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a major attraction for runners, especially for those taking part for the first time or travelling from around the world.

"As the runners turn onto the home straight and head towards the finish – under the gaze of the iconic Liver Birds – that is one of the most special feelings that runners will ever experience in a race.”

– Alan Rothwell, BTR Race Director

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Celebrations as Glossop North End secure a trip to Wembley for the FA Vase final

Glossop North End are heading to Wembley.

The side, which plays in the North West Counties League, lost 0-1 at today's semi final, second leg to St Austell, but go through on aggregate 2-1.

The team will take on North Shields in the final on May 9.

Anfield charity match attracts all-star players

Gerrard's squad

Brad Jones, Glen Johnson, Kevin Nolan, Scott Dann, Ashley Williams, John Arne Riise, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Rickie Lambert, Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry, Charlie Adam, Ryan Babel, Jay Spearing, John Terry, Stephen Warnock, Anthony Gerrard, Joao Carlos Teixeira.

Carragher squad

Jose Enrique, Luis Garcia, Didier Drogba, Craig Noone, Harry Kewell, Alvaro Arbeloa, Alberto Moreno, Stewart Downing, Lucas Leiva, Gael Clichy, Jamie Carragher, Pepe Reina, Fabio Borini, Peter Gulacsi, Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Kelly, Jon Flanagan, Craig Bellamy, Mario Balotelli, Jerome Sinclair.

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