Diego Costa, who is currently at the World Cup with Spain, is reportedly on the verge of signing for Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho "extremely confident" Chelsea will complete the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

The Chelsea coach believes that the Spain international will sign for the Blues after asking the club's hierarchy to sign him and insists Thibaut Courtois will be at Stamford Bridge next season

Tim Sherwood is the eighth manager to leave Spurs since Daniel Levy became chairman in 2001

Tim Sherwood rejects West Brom: Baggies turn to Alan Irvine

The former Tottenham manager was unable to agree personal terms

Tim Sherwood is the eighth manager to leave Spurs since Daniel Levy became chairman in 2001

Tim Sherwood to West Brom: Talks continue over manager post

The former Tottenham manager is the front-runner for the role

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Aleksandar Kolarov signs new contract: Left back pens three-year deal with Manchester City

Serbian defender, 28, happy to agree deal at a club he calls 'home'

Everton have a record points tally under Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez signs new deal: Everton boss rewarded for fine season with five-year contract

Spaniard signs contract extension at Goodison Park until 2019

Louis van Gaal will bring success back to Manchester United, claims goalkeeper David de Gea

The pair will face each other as manager and goalkeeper when Spain and Netherlands collide in the World Cup but believes he will be a success at Old Trafford

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a five-year-deal at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham players 'don't have to be afraid'

The former Southampton manager has moved to allay fears over his coaching style

Tim Sherwood raises his hand after the 1-0 victory over Stoke

Tim Sherwood in pole position to take West Brom job after holding talks with Baggies chief

Former Spurs boss looks set to replace Pepe Mel at The Hawthorns

Eden Hazard has eased Chelsea fans' fears

Eden Hazard transfer latest: Chelsea contract talks ease fears he will leave for PSG

The 23-year-old insists he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge
Cesc Fabregas could leave Barcelona for £30m

Cesc Fabregas would block paths of Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain if he returns to Arsenal, says Martin Keown

Former defender Martin Keown offers warning over possible return to the Emirates for the Spain international

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel signs new deal with Tottenham

The 43-year-old extends his career for at least another season

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League 2014/15 fixtures: When are they announced?

All the details on the schedule for the new season

Mario Mandzukic transfer latest: Bayern Munich striker puts Premier League clubs on alert after announcing he wants exit

Croatian hitman does not believe Pep's tiki-taka plays to his strengths

Louis van Gaal has surprised United officials with his demands

Louis van Gaal: New Manchester United manager orders club to rip up training ground pitches before his arrival

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