Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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More than £1billion in 12 years – Roman Abramovich's backing for Chelsea

The massive loan is repayable at 18 months' notice

Jay Rogriguez has signed a new four-year deal with Southampton

Jay Rodriguez contract: Southampton forward ends Liverpool and Tottenham interest as he signs new four-year deal

Rodriguez has agreed a contract extension until 2019 to remain at St Mary's as he nears a return from over 13 months out injured

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas, centre, and Sergio Ramos, right, support the Spanish players’ union against the new TV deal

Barcelona and Real Madrid: The two clubs who are the winners in Spain's new 'more equitable' TV deal

Talking Football: Real Madrid's Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos support the Spanish players' union against the new TV deal last week

Bafetimbi Gomis rises above Laurent Koscielny to head home Swansea’s late winner at the Emirates

Arsenal vs Swansea City match report: Bad luck and a lack of ruthlessness mean Gunners miss routine home win

Arsenal 0 Swansea City 1: How on earth did Arsenal lose this game?

Chelsea vs Liverpool match report: John Terry and Steven Gerrard on target as draw hands Manchester United Champions League football

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: Louis van Gaal's side now six points ahead and with superior goal difference with two games remaining

Graham Taylor has denied claims that he was asked to limit the number of black players in the England team
Former Chelsea executive Paul Smith

Aston Villa takeover: Former Chelsea executive Paul Smith tries to buy club for £150m

The Midlands side have under-performed badly in recent seasons

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is the 'future' of Real Madrid and won't join Manchester United this summer, says agent

Jonathan Barnett denies his client will leave the Bernabeu this summer and says the Wales international is 'very happy' at current club

Jose Mourinho currently earns £8.3m a year and will be expecting to improve on that in his new deal

Jose Mourinho set to extend Chelsea contract until 2019 after winning Premier League title

The Portuguese currently earns around £8.3m a year and will expect an improvement in terms in return for his commitment to the club

Jose Mourinho shakes hands with his father, Mourinho Felix, during the former’s days as Porto coach

Jose Mourinho received an invaluable lesson in the harsh realities of the game from his dad

Mourinho Snr was a good coach. In fact, he was considered for the Portugal job in 1983

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