The manager, who had been coaching in the Middle East, was 59
Both West Ham and the Baggies have triggered a release clause in his contract despite his preference to remain with Lille
Reports in France claim West Ham have made a £3m bid for Kalou after he left Chelsea last year to join Lille
French court decides the 64-year-old must stand trial despite prosecutors saying there is not enough evidence
Debuchy has 12 senior international caps
French full-back has joined in £4.7m deal
The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, failed today to free himself of his last remaining accusation of sexual misconduct.
Eden Hazard is happy with his start at Chelsea but admits he was sorry to see the manager who signed him sacked so soon, he tells Sam Wallace in his first English newspaper interview
Police in France are attempting to identify a mystery body, which was discovered last week.
The skeleton of the man is believed to have lain in bed for more than 15 years.
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged Newcastle to use the Europa League as a stepping stone towards sustained success after he did just that at Lille.
Eden Hazard insists he has no fears about playing in England. The Belgium forward made a fine Premier League debut for Chelsea on Sunday with two assists in the first seven minutes of the 2-0 win at Wigan. The Latics resorted to tough measures to stop the £32m signing, with captain Gary Caldwell booked for a late challenge.
Didier Deschamps has warned that the absence from his first France squad of the four players disciplined following the European Championship is an indication of the standards he expects.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was today poised to make a significant transfer breakthrough as he closed in on Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy.
After meeting with the Liverpool coaching staff, Brendan Rodgers has said he is keen to fully assess his entire first team squad.
France full-back Mathieu Debuchy has insisted his club future will be decided after Euro 2012.
Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of midfielder Eden Hazard joining Chelsea and could get a first-hand look at his quality during England's Wembley friendly with Belgium on Saturday.