Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba during their time at Chelsea together

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Mourinho stresses that he will only bring him back to Stamford Bridge if he can make the team stronger

Troy Deeney celebrates his semi-final winner against Leicester

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Frank Lampard joins New York City FC: Former Chelsea midfielder completes free transfer to MLS side New York City FC

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Jefferson Montero has completed a move to Swansea

Jefferson Montero joins Swansea: Ecuador international completes move to the Swans after he signs four-year deal

Montero arrives after participating in the World Cup for his country and joins from Mexican side Morella

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Spurs target Netherlands star after impressive World Cup campaign

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Arsenal transfer news: Atletico Madrid closing in on Santi Cazorla - reports

Arsenal ace could be set for a surprise return to La Liga with Atletico

Jose Mourinho sent Romelu Lukaku on loan to Everton, where he has scored 12 league goals

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Former West Brom and Everton loanee could be set for the exit

Swansea full-back Ben Davies has been linked with a move to Tottenham

Tottenham transfer news: Ben Davies and Michel Vorm arrive at White Hart Lane as Gylfi Sigurdsson returns to Swansea

Swap deal completed as Davies and Vorm arrive in North London

Thibaut Courtois of Atletico Madrid

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The Blues boss looks set to confine Petr Cech to the bench after a decade in the net with Thibaut Courtois returning from Atletico Madrid

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Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich

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Arsene Wenger is ready to put his faith in England ace, despite smoking row, and cancel moves for Real Madrid and Southampton stars

Ignacio Scocco has left Sunderland as he has joined Newell's Old Boys

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Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Isco among Real Madrid players up for grabs this summer

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Enner Valencia of Ecuador has joined West Ham for £12m

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A look at the players who have arrived at Upton Park this summer and those who have departed

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