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Walcott to return to first-team training

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Walcott's return will be a big boost for Arsenal. Credit: PA

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that England winger Theo Walcott will return to first team training next week as he steps up his recovery from a serious knee injury.

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Transfer talk: Cristiano Ronaldo keen on Man Utd return - but Real Madrid won't sell for two years

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Man Utd fans would love to see Ronaldo back in red at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Several reports have suggested recently that Real Madrid's foremost galactico, Cristiano Ronaldo, is unsettled in Spain - particularly after Real sold Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso - and pining for a return to Manchester United.

Sky Sports runs with the storythat this is likely to happen, but not for two years, by which time the Portuguese maestro will be 31 and probably past his world-beating best.

Transfer rumour: Liverpool move for Victor Valdes as Mignolet fails to convince

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Victor Valdes. Credit: PA

Liverpool are set to make a move for 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who is currently a free agent, to put pressure on the club's current No.1 Simon Mignolet.

Mignolet has looked less than convincing so far this season, and manager Brendan Rodgers believes the Spanish keeper's experience could be very valuable at Anfield.

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FA confirm Hull name change ruling in arbitration

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Plenty of Hull City fans are against the proposed name change. Credit: PA

The Football Association has confirmed its decision to reject Hull's name change is currently in arbitration.

A statement read: "The Football Association has agreed with Hull City to clarify the position regarding the club's name change application.

"On Wednesday 9 April 2014, The FA Council rejected Hull City's application to change its playing name to Hull Tigers.

"The club has chosen to commence an arbitration under Rule K of the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association to challenge the decision of The FA Council."

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