Henry reaches Anfield summit and wipes out debt mountain

Hicks and Gillett withdraw US injunction / New owner pumps £240m into club / Hodgson fears he could be on way out

Roma coach Ranieri dismisses Totti row

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists he has not fallen out with Francesco Totti as some reports have suggested.

Benitez blames finishing for Inter Milan defeat

Frustrated coach Rafael Benitez blamed wasteful finishing for Internazionale's first defeat of the Serie A season at the hands of AS Roma.

A lot has happened in six years, Gérard

Dear Gerard, Welcome back.Your first Premier League match in six years.

Ancelotti wants youth to expand Roman's empire

Chelsea return tonight to the Pod Dubnom Stadium where Roman Abramovich's Russian revolution began seven and a bit years ago. Back in 2003 Claudio Ranieri's hastily compiled team completed a 2-0 victory over MSK Zilina in the first leg of a Champions League qualifier, a game in Slovakia which marked the dawning of the club's Roman empire.

Welcome to the big league: Spurs drawn against the holders Inter

Mourinho faces bumpy ride with Real but English sides are given a good chance to make the knockout stages

James Lawton: Mancini has raised the stakes in the greatest gamble in football history

City would seem to need the highly combustible nature of Balotelli about as much as a recovering alcoholic needs total immersion in a still of single malt whisky

All you need is love... and that's why Joe chose Liverpool

Hodgson's guarantee of regular football swung it for Cole. Mark Fleming reports

Roma insist De Rossi is going nowhere

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has told other clubs to forget about signing Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

Fabregas 'looking good' for comeback

World Cup Countdown: 32 days to go

'After the final whistle I broke down crying'

Five protagonists recall the drama and controversy from Chelsea's many recent epic visits to Liverpool

Ranieri plays down Roma title chances

Claudio Ranieri is refusing to entertain suggestions that his AS Roma side are serious challengers for the Scudetto.

Grant praises players' generosity

Avram Grant revealed yesterday that his Portsmouth club's players and coaching team are paying the wages of four members of the training ground staff. The contrast with Roman Abramovich's bankrolled Chelsea, who Pompey meet at Fratton Park tonight, could not be starker.

Ancelotti confident of Chelsea future

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes he will "definitely" still be in charge of the Blues next season whatever happens in the Barclays Premier League run-in.

Chris McGrath: Risk-free mantra of coach will have France licking lips

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