Kevin Strootman, Mats Hummels, Gonzalo Higuain and Nathanial Clyne
Lionel Messi signs autographs outside the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday

Transfer news and rumours - LIVE: Lionel Messi latest, plus talk on Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Tuesday 13 January

Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Morgan Schnederlin and Mario Balotelli
Palace will be looking for more goals like this – against Borussia Dortmund – if they sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan

Yaya Sanogo joins Crystal Palace: Arsenal striker goes on loan

The French player will spend the rest of the season at Selhurst Park

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

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, Morgan Schneiderlin, Aymeric Laporte and Wilfried Bony
Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action during a pre-season friendly soccer match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund

Rickie Lambert to Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew admits defeat in bid to sign Liverpool striker during January transfer window

Pardew oversaw a 2-1 win over Tottenham in his first Premier League match in charge of Palace

Jason Puncheon strikes home the winning goal

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham player ratings: Who scored highest for high-flying Eagles - Jason Puncheon, Dwight Gayle or Joe Ledley?

Alan Pardew was able to celebrate in his first match in charge at Selhurst Park

Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring the winner against Spurs

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham match report: Jason Pucheon powers Alan Pardew's Eagles to superb comeback victory over Spurs

Crystal Palace 2 Tottenham 1: Harry Kane put Spurs ahead but a Dwight Gayle penalty and a late Puncheon winner gives Alan Pardew a winning start to life at Palace

Crystal Palace v Tottenham live

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham team news: Alan Pardew turns to Glenn Murray to lift Eagles as Mousa Dembele returns for Spurs

Benjamin Stambouli also returns for Spurs with Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb absent

Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are heading in right direction

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes third is possible for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur boss says only top two places are certain

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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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing