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Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Morgan Schnederlin and Mario Balotelli

Arsenal have spent less than QPR, Hull and Crystal Palace since the January transfer window was created in 2003

Arsenal have an average net spend of just £4.3m in the January window

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi transfer news: Barcelona forward brands rumours of £200m move to Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG as 'lies'

Messi was reported to have fallen out with manager Luis Enrique but he has dismissed the reports and says he won;t be leaving Barcelona

Six things we learnt from this weekend's Premier League: Alexis Sanchez shines but a bigger point is made; Manchester United display a worry

Spurs' inconsistency is costing them, Palace and West Brom lifted by new manager syndrome, Chelsea show a touch of class and England enjoy striker face-off

Lionel Messi

Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Lionel Messi discusses Chelsea move; Marco Reus and Juan Cuadrado linked

The latest transfer talk surrounding Stamford Bridge

Lionel Messi, Morgan Schneiderlin, Aymeric Laporte and Wilfried Bony
Kurt Zouma controls the ball

Chelsea no longer playing like Premier League leaders - despite victory over Newcastle

Top of the league, but no longer playing like league leaders. That was the conclusion to be drawn from Chelsea’s defeat of Newcastle on Saturday, a victory achieved despite being outplayed for much of the first half.

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0: Petr Cech proves he is still Stamford Bridge's Mr Reliable

Cech started just second Premier League game of the season and was outstanding

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus

Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Marco Reus and Juan Cuadrado become targets; Lionel Messi £500m deal 'impossible'

A look at the latest rumours and gossip at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Newcastle team news: Thibaut Courtois and Gary Cahill dropped by Jose Mourinho as Petr Cech and Kurt Zouma start

John Carver makes four changes to the Newcastle side that drew with Burnley

Crystal Palace v Tottenham live

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham live: Latest score and Premier League updates; Chelsea beat Newcastle to stay top; Manchester City held

Follow the latest news and updates from the Premier League with Burnley v QPR, Leicester v Aston Villa, Swansea v West Ham, West Brom v Hull and Crystal Palace v Spurs

Transfer news - LIVE: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Friday 9 January

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness