Sport Tom Ince is expected to join a Premier League club

Highly-rated youngster could be on the way to Ligue 1

Fernando Torres missed several good chances for Chelsea

Ryan Bertrand: Chelsea never feared Europa League exit

Full-back Ryan Bertrand never feared Chelsea would crash out of the Europa League last night, despite waiting until the final kick of the game to seal their progress to the last 16.

Petr Cech will face former club Sparta Prague for the first time

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech targets landmark trophy to soften the blow

The Blues are in Europa League action tonight

Maarten Stekelenburg

Maarten Stekelenburg claims loan move to Fulham fell through last night

Netherlands goalkeeper has lost his place in the Roma side

Urby Emanuelson

Fulham complete deal for AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson

Netherlands international joins on loan

Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

Luis Suarez intends to remain at Liverpool for 'a very long time'

Striker has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the summer

Jonathan de Guzman netted a second half double as Swansea warmed up for their midweek cup date against Chelsea

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

Mansfield Town’s chairman has launched an extraordinary attack on Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may quit Premier League warns Damien Comolli

'Victimisation' could see Uruguayan depart

West Brom's goalscorer Romelu Lukaku takes on Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Fulham brimming with confidence says captain Brede Hangeland

The Cottagers beat West Brom on New Years Day

Edgar Davids

Edgar Davids takes full control of Barnet

Joint coach Mark Robson has left the League Two club

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Demba Ba's future in his own hands says Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

Arsenal have been linked with striker

The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Fulham will be 'inventive' in the January transfer market

Manager Martin Jol has some targets in mind

Gareth Bale has been booked twice for diving recently

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale not irreplaceable says Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham record victory without Welsh winger

Jan Vertonghen (third from left) celebrates his winning goal for Tottenham

Victory against Swansea proves Tottenham can flourish without Gareth Bale, insists Jan Vertonghen

Bale has been sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham considering bid for Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen

Dane would prefer move to Barcelona rather than White Hart Lane

Steven Pienaar heads in against Tottenham

Everton are among the upwardly mobile, and real Champions League contenders

Everton rediscovered the knack of turning a draw into a win against Tottenham

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