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

Fernando Llorente

Juventus in talks with Manchester City and Arsenal 'target' Fernando Llorente

Athletic Bilbao striker is out of contract at the end of the season

Neil Lennon has worked wonders in the Champions League this year

Celtic manager Neil Lennon looking forward to renewing rivalry with Juventus

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will be relishing another chance to pit his wits against Italian ginats Juventus when they come head-to-head in the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Daniele De Rossi

Roma issue hands off warning over Manchester City 'target' Daniele De Rossi

The Italian midfielder is admired by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Nicklas Bendtner

On-loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner undergoes thigh surgery

Danish international currently on loan with Juventus

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring Barça’s third

Lionel Messi storms to 90 goals by winning shoot-out with Radamel Falcao

Barcelona come from behind to beat Atletico Madrid

Solitary Udinese fan becomes a national hero - after being only supporter to watch his club play away game

A Udinese fan has become the center of Italian media attention as the only away supporter to witness his team's 2-0 victory at Sampdoria in Serie A.

Solitary Udinese fan wins hearts at away game

An Italian football fan who showed up to support his team in an away game has become a national hero - after it turned out he was the only supporter who bothered.

Mario Balotelli in action in the Manchester derby

Mario Balotelli is not for sale insists Roberto Mancini, despite latest rift

Italian striker stormed down tunnel after being substituted against Manchester United

Nigel de Jong

Nigel de Jong to miss rest of season for AC Milan

Netherlands midfielder joined from Manchester City

Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder contract impasse at Inter Milan continues

Netherlands international has been linked with Manchester United

Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United on alert after Inter Milan signal willingness to sell Wesley Sneijder

Netherlands international in contract row

Matija Nastasic holds off Cristiano Ronaldo during Manchester City’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday

The Last Word: Nastasic breaks cover to expose Mancini’s plan

Few have given the City manager credit for a remarkable show of faith

Chelsea on brink after Di Matteo's gamble with Torres backfires

It was only six months since the miracle of Munich, but after the tumult of Turin last night that magical day in the history of Chelsea must feel like a very long time ago for Roberto Di Matteo.

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona

Lionel Messi double keeps Barcelona top of La Liga pile

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 5-0 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten start and remain top of La Liga. David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Xavi completed the rout.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte is currently serving a ten-month ban

Investigation begins into allegations of match fixing at Serie A side Napoli

Napoli face the prospect of heavy sanctions after the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed it is investigating allegations of match-fixing at the Serie A club.

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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
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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
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness