Mark Fleming

Mark Fleming is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Reluctant Wenger puts £25m price tag on Nasri

Manager revises his stance on selling midfielder to Premier League rivals, as Clichy completes City move

PSG bid £13m for unsettled Taarabt – but QPR would only get £8m

Paris St-Germain yesterday offered Queens Park Rangers £13.5m for playmaker Adel Taarabt, but the Londoners would only receive £8.1m of the fee, with the rest being owed to Tottenham Hotspur.

Villas-Boas to impose a code of conduct

Andre Villas-Boas began his reign as Chelsea manager yesterday by asserting his authority over the powerful figures within the Stamford Bridge dressing room.

Is Brazilian prodigy Neymar worth £40m or is he an indulgence?

Chelsea may believe teen is the next Messi but wonderkids can lose their way. By Mark Fleming

Di Matteo to be Chelsea assistant

Chelsea are set to appoint former West Bromwich Albion manager Roberto di Matteo as assistant manager to Andre Villas-Boas.

Santos: Neymar price has been met

Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the Brazilian teenage sensation Neymar, amid claims from Santos yesterday that five European clubs have met his contract's €45m (£40m) buy-out clause.

Is Brazilian wonderboy Neymar worth £40m or is he an Abramovich indulgence?

Chelsea may believe teen is the next Messi but prodigies have failed to make grade here in the past

Once-mighty River Plate run dry by hooligans

Decline and fall of Argentina's most successful club sparks violence in Buenos Aires. Mark Fleming reports

Hiddink wrecked Chelsea chance by demanding Wilkins' return

The new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas moved decisively ahead of Guus Hiddink in the race to take charge at Stamford Bridge when the Dutchman said he wanted to bring Ray Wilkins back as his assistant.

Virgin Islands recall their days in the sun under former coach

Andre Villas-Boas has become the most talked-about manager in world football since agreeing to take charge of Chelsea, but when he started his first job as coach of British Virgin Islands 11 years ago the players could not pronounce his name.

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