Sport Deco during his Chelsea days

The former Portugal international has retired since the positive test

Restoration of Deco's art leaves Cole in the cold

These are worrying times for Joe Cole. Deco started for the third successive game for Chelsea last night, and Cole took what is fast becoming his customary plastic blue seat among the substitutes perched behind manager Carlo Ancelotti. This was not how it was supposed to go one month ago when the England midfielder returned with a fanfare after eight months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

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Aston Villa 2 Chelsea 1: Ancelotti's midfield diamond not allowed to sparkle as Villa use their heads to exploit defensive lapses

Villa add to Chelsea's away-day blues

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Chelsea go top after win against Liverpool

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Mourinho angered by Chelsea transfer conduct

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho believes his former club Chelsea are making it difficult for him to sign Deco and Ricardo Carvalho.

Deco prepared to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Deco is prepared to stay at the club after seeing Inter Milan withdraw their interest in him.

Transfer talk (Friday, 10 July)

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Inter baulk at Carvalho and Deco price tags

Italian champions Inter Milan are not prepared to meet Chelsea's asking price for centre back Ricardo Carvalho and Portuguese compatriot Deco.

Terry will be at Chelsea forever insists Ancelotti

New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti today insisted that John Terry is to remain at Stamford Bridge amid continued speculation over a move to Manchester City.

Chelsea sign Zhirkov and confirm Sturridge move

New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the club have signed Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow.

Chelsea must decide on duo says Mourinho

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho remains coy over the possible arrivals of Chelsea pair Deco and Ricardo Carvalho to the San Siro this summer.

Carvalho keen to be reunited with mentor Mourinho

Chelsea's Ricardo Carvalho has indicated he would relish a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Internazionale, claiming he has not been given the support through injury that he deserved at Stamford Bridge.

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