Chelsea made the first move towards a reconciliation with referee Mark Clattenburg when the club's chairman, Bruce Buck, paid him a personal visit yesterday.
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The Durham-based official will resume refereeing duties next Wednesday when he takes charge of the Premier League game between Southampton and Norwich.
Select referees' group set to discuss possible action against club at meeting on Monday
Mark Clattenburg returned to training with the top-flight Select Group of referees today for the first time since Chelsea's complaint against the match official.
Mark Clattenburg is not expected to be named on the referees' list for next weekend's fixtures when it is released by the body that oversees officials today.
Mark Clattenburg is still yet to be invited to speak to Football Association investigators about his role in the events of Chelsea's game against Manchester United nine days ago, part of the thinking behind him being kept off the referees' roster for a second weekend.
Last year's winner Yaya Toure heads a list of candidates for the African Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced next month, the Confederation of African Football has said.
Two Nigerian soldiers who kidnapped Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father one point demanded a $4bn (£2.4bn) ransom they considered "chicken change" for the team.
John Obi Mikel's father has been released by the kidnappers who abducted him 11 days ago, the Chelsea midfielder's agent confirmed last night. Local police said five suspects had been arrested.
A "sizeable" ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers of John Obi Mikel's father, the Chelsea midfielder's representatives confirmed today.
Contact has been made with the kidnappers of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father, according to reports in Nigeria.
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