Liverpool's star striker Fernando Torres has given his strongest hint yet that he will remain loyal to the Reds and new manager Roy Hodgson this summer.
The 26-year-old Spain World Cup winner has been linked with both Manchester City and Chelsea, but insists that he is more than happy to stay put and work with Hodgson.
He told the club's official website: "I really appreciated the fact that Roy Hodgson came out to see me while I was on my holidays. He told me about his plans for the club and what he wanted from me and I appreciated that.
"I hope he will be the right man to reach the targets of Liverpool Football Club and I am really looking forward to working with him.
"My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead."
Meanwhile, Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has confirmed that several bids have been made for the Premier League club, following reports of interest from Chinese businessman Kenny Huang.
Huang, the chief executive of Chinese sports investment company QSL, is believed to have lodged an official bid to buy the Reds from current owners, American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
West Ham United manager Avram Grant has ruled out allowing England striker Carlton Cole to leave the club this summer.
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with Stoke City, but Grant has no interest in letting one of his key players move on, especially having decided to adopt a 4-3-3 formation this season.
CSKA Moscow's Serbia international winger Milos Krasic is moving closer to joining Juventus, having definitely decided against trying his luck in England with Manchester City.
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will play no cricket this season as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.
The 32-year-old Lancastrian had been due to play in his county's second-string game against Yorkshire this week, but will now be rested for the remainder of 2010.
A statement on the Red Rose county's official website read: "Following consultation with Andrew Flintoff, (his surgeon) Andy Williams and our own medical team, Lancashire County Cricket Club has confirmed that Flintoff will not be returning to competitive cricket for the remainder of the 2010 season."
In cycling, Alberto Contador has signed a two-year deal with Team Saxo Bank after deciding to leave Astana.
The three-time Tour de France winner has spent the last three years with Astana after previously riding for the Discovery Channel team.