Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he feels at home at the club

Fernando Torres insists he's ready to stay and fight for a place in the Chelsea team with Radamel Falcao

Spaniard pledges to see out Stamford Bridge contract and warns Colombian of fierce competition at club

Lionel Messi will start in Munich after shaking off an injury

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All omens favour the Germans in tonight's semi-final meeting of European superpowers

Lionel Messi takes part in a training session ahead of Barcelona's Champions League tie with Bayern Munich

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A look ahead to this tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena

Andre Schurrle

Bayer Leverkusen confirm talks with Chelsea over Andre Schurrle

The Germany international looks set for Stamford Bridge

Andre Schurrle

Chelsea on verge of £20m deal for Andre Schurrle - reports

Blues set to hold talks with Bayer Leverkusen over deal for Germany international

Andrea Pirlo and his Juventus team-mates celebrate during their victory over Celtic in the Champions League

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A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Alan Pardew turns Newcastle United attention to Premier League survival

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players to forget about their Europa League heroics and concentrate on the task of dragging themselves to Barclays Premier League safety.

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi to use spirit of Sir Bobby Robson when Newcastle meet Metalist Kharkiv

Newcastle are looking to progress in the Europa League

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Europa League: Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at St James’ Park

Dimitar Berbatov

Fulham's clash with Manchester United will be more than 'the Berbatov show' says Martin Jol

Dimitar Berbatov returns to Old Trafford with Fulham in the FA Cup this weekend

Zenit striker Hulk

Liverpool and Tottenham handed tough ties in the Europa League

Zenit St Petersburg  and Lyon await Liverpool and Tottenham, while Newcastle play Metalist Kharkiv and Chelsea face Sparta Prague.

Reality will bite hard for Abramovich and his fallen European champions

Roman Abramovich in the Europa League. Chelsea on ITV4, not even Channel 5. Today the Champions League exit will hit home hardest. At 10.30 this morning the draw for Europe's elite competition will take place in Nyon. Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will find out what awaits them in the knock-out stage of Europe's top competition.

Chelsea will be keen to avoid big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have Samuel Eto'o among their ranks

Europa League: New challenges ahead for Chelsea in shadow of Champions League elite

Roman Abramovich in the Europa League. Chelsea on ITV4, not even Channel 5. Today the Champions League exit will hit home hardest. At 10.30am the draw for Europe's elite competition will take place in Nyon. Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will find out who awaits them in the knockout stage of Europe's top competition.

Chelsea facing Torres dilemma for Juventus trip

As he went through passport control at Turin airport, it was Fernando Torres from all the Chelsea squad who was singled out by one of the staff and approached for a photograph. The £50m man obliged, putting an arm around the shoulders of his new friend and cracking a rare smile for the picture.

The Chelsea players train at the Juventus Stadium last night

Chelsea: A lack of viable options only thing keeping Torres in team

But Chelsea manager still considers dropping misfiring £50m striker for vital Juventus game

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