Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, far right, with the Fifa President Sepp Blatter, centre, and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff after the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil

Behind the scenes at Champions League final, battle begins to replace Sepp Blatter

Whoever succeeds Blatter will have to jump though many more hoops than his predecessor

Sepp Blatter pictured after making his resignation speech

Sepp Blatter quits: 'Smoking gun' led Fifa president to quit, claims FA chairman Greg Dyke

Blatter announced that he was standing down amid the Fifa corruption allegations

Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action during Chelsea's friendly with Sydney FC

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hauled off during Chelsea friendly, 27 minutes after coming on - Jose Mourinho says relationship has 'taken a step back'

Mourinho said Loftus-Cheek's work-rate was 'unacceptable' after claiming he only seemed to be injured when Sydney FC had the ball

Allan Hansen told The Independent that democracy had not always served Fifa well

Fifa corruption: Europe plots to stage an 'alternative World Cup' in place of Russia 2018

Allan Hansen suggests that Uefa's nations withdraw from the 2018 competition and establish an alternative tournament with the best South American teams

James Milner is set to sign for Liverpool this week despite rival interest from Arsenal

Liverpool transfer news: James Milner nearing Anfield switch, but club baulk at £32.5m Christian Benteke release clause

Jürgen Klopp's 'sabbatical' reduces job pressure on Brendan Rodgers

Allan Hansen is proposing a very radical solution to world football’s Sepp Blatter problem

Fifa corruption: Uefa must tell Sepp Blatter – we can boycott the World Cup and we are not afraid to do so

Talking Football: Boycotting the World Cup finals feels like boycotting Christmas, or summer holidays, or pub gardens

Arsene Wenger with the trophy - the 12th in Arsenal's history

Arsenal transfer plans: Arsenal will not compete for Gareth Bale or Paul Pogba due to 'financial reasons', says Arsene Wenger

Cohesion is better than splashing cash, says Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager rules out 'stratospheric' transfer spending this summer after FA Cup triumph

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke to Liverpool or Tottenham: Tim Sherwood tells Aston Villa striker he must sign new contract

Belgium international has been linked with summer move

Danny Ings scored 11 Premier League goals for Burnley last season

Danny Ings: Burnley striker to begin talks with Liverpool, despite Tottenham interest

Striker set to cost Liverpool in region of £5-6m in compensation

Danny Ings prefers a move to Liverpool rather than Tottenham

Ings is available for around £6m in compensation

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