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Frank Lampard will end his 12-year association with Chelsea in the summer and wants to join a side ‘where he can win more trophies’

Chelsea consider signing back-up to Petr Cech

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar

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Chelsea midfielder was not used in defeat to Corinthians

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<b>JOLEON LESCOTT</b><br/>
Other than one dangerous mis-step just before the break, he stood up well to the threat of Lewandowski. 6/10

Joleon Lescott believes tough qualification campain could be blessing in disguise for England

Joleon Lescott believes England's tough battle to qualify for the 2014 World Cup could stand them in good stead as he looks to form a first-choice centre-back partnership with Phil Jagielka.

Phil Jagielka - As a defender who specialises in defending, he might as well not have been here, but did nothing wrong. 6

Phil Jagielka admits 'mixed emotions' over John Terry's retirement from England

Phil Jagielka admits he has “mixed emotions” over John Terry's retirement from international football as he strives to cement his own spot in the England team.

<b>Rio Ferdinand</b><br/> The 33-year-old Manchester United defender defender was left out of Roy Hodgson’s first England squad. Ferdinand's omission has ended the possibility of Hodgson playing him alongside John Terry. Hodgson dismissed speculation that his selection was affected by potential squad disharmony: “I selected John Terry for footballing reasons and I left out Rio Ferdinand for footballing reasons.”

Anton Ferdinand speaks out over brother Rio's England omission

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has refused to join the condemnation of brother Rio's omission from England's Euro 2012 squad.

<b>16 May 2012</b><br/>
England manager Roy Hodgson announces his squad for Euro 2012. The newly-appointed manager made some hotly debated decisions, such as the exclusion of former captain Rio Ferdinand and the inclusion of Liverpool’s Stewart Downing.

Rio Ferdinand debate 'a smear campaign' against Roy Hodgson says Sven-Goran Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson has described the row over Rio Ferdinand's omission from England's Euro 2012 squad as "a smear campaign" against manager Roy Hodgson

Everton defender Phil Jagielka

Hodgson calls on Jagielka as Barry pulls out of Euros

Roy Hodgson lost the second member of his original 23-man Euro 2012 squad to injury yesterday when Gareth Barry was forced to withdraw after scans revealed the extent of damage in a stomach muscle torn during Saturday's friendly win over Norway.

Gareth Barry suffered a stomach injury against Norway on Saturday

Roy Hodgson calls on Phil Jagielka as Gareth Barry is forced to withdraw from England's Euro 2012 squad

Roy Hodgson lost the second member of his original 23-man Euro 2012 squad to injury yesterday when Gareth Barry was forced to withdraw after scans revealed the extent of damage in a stomach muscle torn during Saturday's friendly win over Norway.

ANXIOUSLY WAITING: Rob Green, Glen Johnson, Micah Richards, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry (pictured), Phil Jagielka, Stewart Downing, Tom Cleverley, Peter Crouch, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe

Roy ready to take Terry but refuses to risk Rio too

Ferdinand the fall guy of Hodgson's belief the pair cannot get on together

England captain Scott Parker eases past Robin van Persie

James Lawton: England have resolution, Dutch have the class

England had a new manager in his interview blazer – and a new captain guaranteed to please a majority of fans happy to trade the remnants of the golden generation that never happened for the odd salt-of-the-earth professional.

Tim Ream will be seen as a replacement for Gary Cahill

Bolton sign US international Tim Ream

Bolton have completed the signing of United States defender Tim Ream from the New York Red Bulls for an undisclosed fee.

Genk and Chelsea close to Kevin de Bruyne deal

Chelsea are in talks with Genk over the signing of Kevin de Bruyne, the Belgian club have confirmed.

Coyle is on the brink, having taken just nine points from 16 games

Bolton take MLS striker Sebastian Le Toux on trial

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has confirmed striker Sebastian Le Toux has joined the club for a week's training.

Davies gave Bolton the lead after just 34 seconds

Coyle backs Bolton after unhappy fans boo negative end

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