David Beckham and Ryan Giggs are among 184 of 191 players contacted by the Football Association who have indicated they wish to be considered for the British men's team at the London 2012 Olympics.
Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez says that he is fed up of travelling and that he will not be returning to England because he wants to play for Boca Juniors in January.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson does not want any of his stars playing in both the European Championships and the Olympic Games next summer - but has backed Ryan Giggs for Team GB.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is keen to play at both Euro 2012 and the London Olympics next year, but insisted that he is only concentrating on playing for his club at present.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he was in contention to manage the Great Britain Olympics football team next summer.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his desire for players who take part in Euro 2012 not to be called up to play in the London Olympics next August.
Athletics star Usain Bolt has said that he would like to play football when he retires from his current sport, and showed his trademark confidence by suggesting he is good enough to play for Manchester United.
Manchester United have announced a seven-figure sponsorship deal with leading computer accessory manufacturer Epson.