Ross Barkley in action against Ecuador

World Cup 2014: Frank Lampard compares 'fearless' Ross Barkley to a young Wayne Rooney

The Everton midfielder has been tipped to take the World Cup by storm

Manchester City’s chances of securing Eliaquim Mangala (left) are receding

Eliaquim Mangala transfer latest: Manchester City to miss out on Porto defender who prefers switch to Manchester United or Chelsea

The Frenchman is considered one of the best rising defenders in European football

Cesc Fabregas could leave Barcelona for £30m

Cesc Fabregas transfer: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms interest in Barcelona midfielder

Mourinho has also revealed why Juan Mata is no longer at the club
Cesc Fabregas (left) and Gerard Pique during training as Spain prepare for the World Cup
Diego Costa

Who is Diego Costa? The Brazilian-born Spain striker on his way to Chelsea for £32m

A closer look at the 25-year-old bound for Stamford Bridge

Diego Costa scores from the spot against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second-leg in April

Diego Costa: Atletico Madrid striker passes medical before £32m transfer to Chelsea

The Spain international is set to become the Blues' first major addition of the summer

John Terry retired from international football two years ago

World Cup 2014: John Terry lined up as a replacement for Roy Keane on ITV

Keane left the station this week to concentrate on his coaching commitments

Eden Hazard cannot wait to wear the No 10 shirt for Chelsea next season

Eden Hazard transfer latest: PSG target appears to confirm that he will remain at Chelsea next season

Playmaker will be wearing his desired No 10 shirt for the Blues

Cesc Fabregas pictured with the Spain squad

Cesc Fabregas transfer: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chasing Koke and Paul Pogba ahead of Barcelona midfielder

The Blues boss believes new recruits are needed in different areas to where the former Arsenal player operates, with Eliaquim Mangala among those interesting Mourinho

Frank Lampard will captain England against Ecuador

World Cup 2014: Frank Lampard eyes MLS move after revealing Chelsea exit

Midfielder weighing up his options after 13 years at Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas could leave Barcelona for £30m

Cesc Fabregas transfer latest: Where could the midfielder move to if he leaves Barcelona - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool?

Fabregas has been linked with a return to the Premier League but there are a number of club's rumoured to be interested in his services

Harry Redknapp claims he would not be letting Frank Lampard leave Chelsea

Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea: Harry Redknapp says he wouldn't let Lampard leave if he was Chelsea manager

QPR manager Redknapp believes Blues could regret letting Lampard go but feels he will be solely focused on the World Cup despite talk of New York City FC move

Frank Lampard celebrates after scoring the rebound from his saved penalty

Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea: Blues give 'one of their greatest' a glowing report after midfielder announces departure

England midfielder confirmed on Monday that he has played his last game for the Blues as he is on the lookout for a new club

Frank Lampard has announced he will be leaving Chelsea

Frank Lampard confirms he will be leaving Chelsea after 13 successful years

Lampard has been strongly linked with a move to New York City

David Villa is presented as the first ever signing for New York City FC

New York City transfer news: David Villa becomes the first ever signing for Manchester City-jointly owned MLS club after leaving Atletico Madrid, and Frank Lampard could follow

City and MLB franchise New York Yankees have come together to launch their own MLS club with World Cup winner Villa the first man to be confirmed as part of their squad

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WORLD CUPOPINIONA keeper with no histrionics, defenders who can defend and forwards who are clever running off the ball
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OPINIONAlan Hansen will make one last appearance on Match of the Day after 22 years
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REACTION He wasn't even playing!
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REACTIONOne newspaper didn't even bother to write a headline
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ANALYSISHas any team been so humiliated as Brazil are right now?

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