Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association, in relation to comments posted on Twitter.

Ferdinand denied he was being racist after responding to a tweet describing Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole as a 'choc ice' following the John Terry trial.

West Ham United have agreed a £2 million loan fee with Liverpool for Andy Carroll. However, Carroll is expected to reject the chance to move to Upton Park.

Andre Villas-Boas has urged Charlie Adam to apologise to Gareth Bale for a dangerous tackle on the Welsh winger during Tottenham's pre-season friendly with Liverpool.

Bale has since labelled Adam a 'coward', while Villas-Boas has described the challenge as 'nasty'.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany wants to add another six Premier League titles to his collection, after signing a new long-term deal with the club.

The Belgian was instrumental in City's success last season, and hopes to continue in the same fashion for many years to come.

Thierry Henry has outlined Jack Wilshere's importance to the Arsenal cause, as the young midfielder continues to struggle with injury.

Wilshere is not expected to be back until October, having missed the whole of last season with an ankle problem.

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