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Champions League final 2014: Carlo Ancelotti proves he is greatest manager in Europe after Real Madrid's victory

Chelsea's decision to sack Italian appears even more reckless after he becomes only the fifth manager to lift the game's most hallowed trophy with more than one club<p>On his first day as <b>Real Madrid</b> manager Carlo Ancelotti made a bold sales pitch. “When I went to the Santiago Bernabéu trophy room I …

Real Madrid 4 Atlético Madrid 1, Champions League final 2014: match report

Read a full match report of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid at the Stadium of Light, Lisbon, on Saturday, May 24, 2014<p>For Gareth Bale this was the most glorious end to an astonishing season for him in the white of Real Madrid following his world-record £86 million …

UEFA charges Simeone and Alonso

UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso …

The Champions League has surpassed the World Cup as the pinnacle of world football

Courtesy of Flickr/Arturo Miguel<p>Cities across the world will be in the midst of a soccer craze. Throughout June and July, bars and local pubs will …

Chelsea's José Mourinho: Eden Hazard does not sacrifice himself for the team

José Mourinho has lamented Eden Hazard's error in Chelsea's Champions League elimination but has no qualms with the Belgian's comments following the midweek exit to Atlético Madrid. Hazard, one of Chelsea's best players for much of the season, failed to track back to allow Atlético to equalise in …

Manchester City Blog

2 hours ago<p>It has reached the point of this fabulous season from Manchester City where the number of passes matters little, where the amount of …

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho warns Oscar, Eden Hazard and André Schürrle – improve or leave the club

Trio of midfielders told to improve by Portuguese or risk being sold on in the summer transfer window<p>Jose Mourinho has told Oscar, <b>Eden Hazard</b>and André Schürrle that they must improve, with at least one of the expensive trio expected to leave the club this summer. <b>Chelsea</b> anticipate offers for Hazard …

Chelsea: Dear Mourinho, It's not philosophy - it's old math | Sportslens

Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3: Brendan Rodgers admits it is Manchester City's title to lose now

Manchester City can now 'go on and get the job done', says Liverpool's dejected manager Brendan Rodgers after his side conceded a three-goal lead to Crystal Palace<p>Brendan Rodgers has conceded the <b>Premier League</b> title to <b>Manchester City</b> after <b>Liverpool</b> surrendered a three-goal lead to Crystal Palace on …

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Liverpool have defensive deficiencies but remember where they were before this season of brilliant football

After the collapse against Crystal Palace the criticism Liverpool are receiving shows that too many have forgotten how dreadful they have been for so long<p>It’s been tough to work out who is in most distress following Liverpool’s capitulation to Crystal Palace.<p>The players? Luis Suarez’s tears offered …

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Giggs made wise decision - Phelan

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan believes that Ryan Giggs is making a "wise decision" to quit playing and focus fully on his role as assistant to new boss Louis van Gaal.<p>Phelan was Sir Alex Ferguson's right-hand man from 2008 to 2013 and believes that the former Wales winger, …

Martinez pens new Everton deal

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has signed a new five-year contract with the club.<p>Martinez arrived at Goodison Park from Wigan Athletic last summer, …

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PSG have officially signed David Luiz, leaving Chelsea with just 4 members from the 2012 UCL final starting XI http://t.co/QVepDGLvpD

Costa could be the toast of Chelsea

One of the first summer transfer stories to break was Tiago Mendes's move to Chelsea, which was announced right after the Champions League final. The Portuguese midfielder won't be the only Atlético de Madrid man swapping the Calderón for Stamford Bridge over the next couple of months.<p>Costa could …

Diego Costa completes medical ready for £32m move to Chelsea

Diego Costa has completed a medical examination at Chelsea and is poised to seal his £32m transfer from Atlético Madrid. The Brazil-born striker, who is a part of the Spain squad preparing for the World Cup finals, has been identified by José Mourinho as being what Chelsea need to win the Premier …

Liverpool confirm Lambert signing

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of England striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton.<p>Lambert, 32, has penned a contract with the Reds and passed a …

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Southampton want new manager in place before any more transfers

<b>Southampton are not planning to do any more transfer business until they have appointed a new manager.</b><p>Saints sold striker Rickie Lambert, 32, to Liverpool for about £4m less than a week after Mauricio Pochettino resigned to take over as Tottenham boss.<p>Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw have both been the …

Petr Cech Transfer Listed by Chelsea

To the shock of many Blues faithful, Jose Mourinho has decided to transfer list longtime blue goalkeeper, Petr Cech. It was very clear that Mourinho wanted to bring back Thibaut Courtois from his 3 year loan at Atletico Madrid. But just how that would play out with Cech was a mystery until today. …

Chelsea have agreed Fabregas fee, according to reports

Graham Hunter has some "off the record" information that he's sharing<p>Graham Hunter is reporting that Chelsea and Barcelona have a fee agreed for a Cesc Fabregas transfer, but that he's unsure of whether or not the Spanish midfielder would work with Jose Mourinho. Here's the relevant portion of what …

Chelsea to offer Cesc Fabregas chance to return to London from Barcelona

Exclusive: Jose Mourinho wants Spain World Cup midfielder Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard, who has released a statement saying he has officially left Chelsea<p>Chelsea are ready to offer <b>Cesc Fabregas</b> the chance to become Frank Lampard’s long-term successor after Barcelona stepped up their …

Frank Lampard ends 13-year stay at Chelsea and may move to New York City

Midfielder likely to wait until after World Cup to decide where he will play next season, or whether to retire, as Stamford Bridge club line up Cesc Fabregas for return to London<p>Frank Lampard has confirmed he will leave <b>Chelsea</b> as the club line up Cesc Fabregas to be the midfielder’s Stamford Bridge …

Man City not after Cesc Fabregas

Manchester City are not interested in Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and are adamant that Sergio Aguero is not for sale, a source has told ESPN …

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Championship play-off final: QPR win is their season in a nutshell

<b>QPR midfielder Gary O'Neil was standing on his own in the tunnel at Wembley, drinking a cup of tea and watching the final on a small monitor, when Bobby Zamora struck the last-gasp goal.</b><p>The cup of tea promptly disappeared, O'Neil jumping up and down and celebrating on his own, while a short …

Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole on the Premier League's released list

Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are among the players released by Chelsea at the end of their contracts, according to a list published by the Premier League.<p>Chelsea have released both Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, the Premier League's annual list of released and retained players has revealed.<p>Various …

Chelsea want to sign either Paul Pogba, Koke or Paulinho after agreeing £48m deal for David Luiz

Jose Mourinho hopes to reinvest money from Paris St-Germain on a powerful midfielder - and has drawn up a shortlist for owner Roman Abramovich<p><b>Chelsea</b> have agreed to sell David Luiz to Paris St-Germain for a fee of about £48million – a world-record for a defender – and are planning to invest the …

Patrice Evra agrees to sign one-year deal with Manchester United

Frenchman ends uncertainty over his future despite club's pursuit of England left-back Luke Shaw<p>Manchester United captain Patrice Evra has signed a new deal at Old Trafford, keeping him at the club for another season.<p>United confirmed the news after the Premier League's retained list for the …

David Luiz to move to Paris Saint-Germain after Chelsea agree £50 million fee

Chelsea agree fee with PSG for sale of Brazil defender David Luiz, with French champions poised to return after World Cup with bids for Oscar and Eden Hazard<p>Chelsea have agreed to sell David Luiz to Paris St Germain for a fee of just under £50 million, and may make the shaggy-haired Brazilian the …

Ryan Giggs: Manchester United legend ends playing career