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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Arsene Wenger talks to Gervinho

Transfer news: Arsenal forward Gervinho close to Roma switch

Lyon also reportedly interested in the Ivory Coast international

Transfer latest: Manchester City reported to be considering a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Report in French press suggest that Edinson Cavani deal to PSG could result in City bid for the Swedish captain

Edinson Cavani

Is Edinson Cavani really worth £54m?

The Uruguay international has also been a target for Chelsea this summer

Jordi Alba of Spain (right) cannot bear to watch during the shootout during the Confederations Cup semi-final between Spain and Italy

Confederations Cup 2013: Why Spain v Brazil is the dream final

The World Cup holders play the five-time champions

Edinson Cavani

Chelsea yet to agree £49.3m deal with Napoli for Edinson Cavani - but talks set to begin

The west London club have moved ahead of Manchester City and Real Madrid in the hunt for the striker's services

Udinese's fans at the Friuli Stadium. Udinese were one of the 18 Serie A clubs raided

Top Italian football clubs raided by finance police investigating tax-dodging and money laundering

Latest scandal to shake nation's sport turns focus on Juventus, Inter, AC Milan and Lazio

The Last Word: From film star to director, Pirlo is the legend with a living legacy

He is unlikely to match Zanetti for longevity but his look implies virility

Edinson Cavani

Chelsea 'interested in Edinson Cavani' according to Napoli

The Uruguay international is one of the most coveted strikers in Europe

Genaro Gattuso

Genaro Gattuso joins Palermo - but how long will he last?

The former AC Milan midfielder has been appointed by a president notorious for firing managers

Former Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez excited by Napoli challenge

Rafael Benitez paid tribute to the Napoli fans after he was confirmed as the club's new manager.

21 December 2009: Roberto Mancini is unveiled as the Manchester City manager, replacing Mark Hughes. The team won his first four games in charge (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Factfile: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini axed

A closer look at the Italian manager

Mario Balotelli was one of three players who had abuse aimed at him

Roma racist chanting against AC Milan earns fine and Sepp Blatter rebuke

Mario Balotelli was targeted by the abuse

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

Roma fined for racist abuse aimed at AC Milan players

Mario Balotelli was one of those targeted

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans
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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing