Afternoon Ticker: Dortmund warns United over Subotic, Diarra also on the radar and more

Afternoon Ticker: Dortmund warns United over Subotic, Diarra also on the radar and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Dortmund warns United over Subotic, Diarra also on the radar and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Add Manchester United to the long list of teams that will have to wait for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic to become a free agent.

Reports out of Europe claim United is the latest club interested in the blossoming defender, but Dortmund club executive director Hans-Joachim Watzke said the club has no intention of selling Subotic

A former U-20 national team player for the U.S. and current defender for Serbia, Subotic himself has claimed he is not thinking of a move and is enjoying life with Dortmund.

Here are more stories from Wednesday:

United eyeing Diarra

Manchester United spent several years fending off Real Madrid's attempt to land Cristiano Ronaldo before finally giving in. It looks as though Alex Ferguson is ready to return the favor.

Manchester United is reportedly interested in Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra as part of its summer revamping. Diarra has established himself as a key figure for Real Madrid as a central midfield anchor.

Zimbabweans to protest North Korea visit

North Korea is planning to prepare for the World Cup in South Africa by training in bordering Zimbabwe in May.There's one problem: a Zimbabwean opposition group does not want them there.

The opposition group, ZAPU (Zimbabwe Africans Party Union), is against North Korea training in Zimbabwe because of the Asian country's role in the massacre of approximately 40,000 civilians in the 1980s. Despite the hostility towards North Korea, ZAPU does not plan to take any violent action against the team if the team does train there, citing that it's not right to assault a group of young players for what happened in the past.

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Is Subotic destined for a bigger club this summer? Think firing Leonardo is a good choice for AC Milan? Should North Korea train elsewhere?

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