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Champions' main summer deal under threat as Neymar is offered new contract by Santos

Club guide: Chelsea

Title: 7-4 Relegation: 2,000-1 Sack Race: 33-1

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It is an alarming prospect for Premier League defenders; Didier Drogba was not fit as he plundered his way to the golden boot last season, scoring 29 times in 32 games – this season he will be.

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Tottenham opened their pre-season tour of the United States with an exciting but goalless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes.

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Chelsea have have indicated they would want £30m to consider selling Ashley Cole to Real Madrid, unless the player himself makes it clear he wants to leave.

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Sam Wallace: World Cup failure is chance for clubs to start creating adults not just footballers

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Ghana ready to make World Cup history

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the Black Stars are ready to make World Cup history.

The African paradox: Big players, shame about the teams

The Continent's first World Cup has been a disappointment for all but one of its national sides. Their failure has more to do with politics and corruption than lack of talent

James Moore: Losing Streak (25/06/10)

Today's bet: England to win 1-0: 13-2 (Victor Chandler); England 12-1 to win on penalties, Germany 11-1 to win on penalties (Ladbrokes)

We are the world: Meet our global panel of UK fans

In the weeks ahead, supporters of every team in the tournament will comment in our sports section. Here are their own stories...

Chelsea agree deal to keep Anelka until 2013

Chelsea are to follow their decision to release both Joe Cole and Michael Ballack by announcing that they have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Nicolas Anelka.

Essien extends Chelsea contract

Michael Essien has signed a two-year contract extension at Chelsea.

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