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Mark Schwarzer

Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer reveals he never gave up on move to elite club - even after transfer to Arsenal fell through

The 40-year-old ran down his contract at Fulham before move to Stamford Bridge

John Terry will get no favours from Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho tells John Terry to show he is worth new Chelsea deal

Mourinho dismisses Higuain signing as Rooney remains priority

Petr Cech on the pre-season tour

Transfer news: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is a 'great player' says Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech

The Blues have made an offer in the region of £20m for Rooney

Wayne Rooney was frustrated for a large part of last season

Analysis: Chelsea make offer for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney - but is he right for the Blues?

There must be doubts that the United forward is capable of scoring the goals Mourinho needs

Lukaku celebrates his goal with Andre Schurrle
John Terry and Jose Mourinho

Singha All-Stars 0 Chelsea 1 match report: Romelu Lukaku ensures winning return for Jose Mourinho

Belgian striker scores from the penalty spot

Stirring the pot: Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho risks infuriating Manchester United by suggesting that Wayne Rooney staying at Old Trafford could be bad for England

Jose Mourinho issued his most provocative observation yet on Wayne Rooney’s situation at Manchester United when he said that it would be bad for the England team if the striker was simply regarded by David Moyes as a back-up option to Robin Van Persie.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes a training session at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Branislav Ivanovic reacts after being bitten by Luis Suarez

Transfer news: Branislav Ivanovic open to Chelsea signing Luis Suarez - despite being bitten by the Liverpool striker

The Blues have been linked with a move for the unsettled Uruguay striker

In Marco van Ginkel, have Chelsea just signed the new Frank Lampard?

The Blues have agreed a deal understood to be around £8m for the 20-year-old

Roman Abramovich's 10-year Chelsea anniversary: Financial fair play to dictate Jose Mourinho's second spell at Chelsea

The Blues owner reaches 10 years in charge today as the club remind Mourinho that academy development is a necessity

Chelsea want to buy midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia from Seville

Chelsea target £10m France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia

Jose Mourinho makes Seville defensive midfielder a key target and warns against over-spending

Justin Rose

US Open 2013: The skies have it – Justin Rose joins Frank Lampard and Lionel Messi in the trend for a pointed celebration

Pointing to the skies in celebration is becoming ever more popular

Mourinho, Rooney and Torres

Jose Mourinho at Chelsea: new manager opens door to Wayne Rooney transfer by telling Manchester United striker to move 'where he will find happiness'

The Chelsea manager claims the unsettled England striker 'is a little bit like me' while giving no assurances over the future of Fernando Torres

Tom Ince trains with the England Under-21s yesterday

Tom Ince: 'If I had a bad game as a kid my dad would spit in my face and worse!'

Blackpool star says his tough upbringing made him stronger as he returns for England after a ban

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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
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Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform