Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he could be tempted into the January sales if "an opportunity turns up".
John Terry was at a loss to explain Chelsea's abject first-half performance after their dream of the greatest comeback in Barclays Premier League title history was crushed by Manchester United.
In the wealthy world of Premier League football, treatment rooms are used to performing minor miracles. But this week the medical staff at Chelsea faced a problem that took them beyond the familiar turf of broken metatarsals and torn hamstrings: the club's star striker, Didier Drogba, was diagnosed with malaria. Even more remarkably, he is expected to be fit in time to play in tonight's derby match against Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba plays tonight for Chelsea against local rivals Fulham despite undergoing treatment for malaria, which the club believe he could have been carrying for months.
Firearms are banned from South African stadiums for the duration of the World Cup. Emily Dugan reports on a growing campaign to extend the ban indefinitely
England's hopes of hosting the 2018 finals have often looked to be fading but, says Nick Harris, the political realities are unchanged
The greatest tournament in sport ignored Africa for much of its history. Steve Bloomfield finds out how times changed
The Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor announced his retirement from international football yesterday, saying he was "still haunted" by the deadly attack on his team at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
The Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller has been arrested after an incident at a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Defender considers handing back England armband to take sting out of revelations over private life
Manager's future in doubt after being left in dark over defender's return to Spurs
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Didier Drogba arrives back at Chelsea today from Africa Cup of Nations duty to a team that has scored 14 goals in three victories since he left. Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, marked the occasion by saying he doubted that Manchester United would cope so well without their own striking talisman, Wayne Rooney.
Stung by World Cup failure, the holders are fired up as the Cup of Nations knock-out stages begin tomorrow. In Lubango, Jonathan Wilson reports
Blues may be forced to look for new midfielder to cover Ghanaian's absence
New Burnley manager is upbeat ahead of Old Trafford trip while Bolton face Arsenal