United to renew Sneijder interest

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said he was "sorry" last night after his side were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League.

Despite a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich, City finished third in the group, the first team to be eliminated at the group stage with 10 points since 2006.

Manchester United are also out of the competition after a shock defeat to Basel, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson's side competing in the Europa League.

Wayne Rooney today won his UEFA appeal that will see his three match ban reduced to two - boosting England's Euro 2012 hopes.

The Manchester United striker will miss crucial games against both France and Sweden, but will return when England face Ukraine.

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Today's transfer news sees reports that Manchester United are preparing a £25m bid for Wesley Sneijder following their Champions League exit.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is attracting interest from Newcastle, QPR and Lokomotiv Moscow.

With Lucas Levia out for the rest of season, Liverpool could move for Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk.

Arsene Wenger is tracking highly talented 18 year old Basel and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

And finally, Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka looks set to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in January.

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