Sport David Moyes has said he hopes to know more on the transfer of Cesc Fabregas in the next few days

David Gill has stood aside for group managing director Richard Arnold as well

David Gill has overseen a decade of dominance at Old Trafford since first taking up his role in 2003

After decade in charge, David Gill to step down as Manchester United chief executive

Sir Alex Ferguson offers high praise for departing chief executive

The Swansea players celebrate Michu’s opener
Rio Ferdinand

Fan gang went to Rio's home

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he was confronted by a gang of hooded fans during contract talks with the club eight years ago. The group turned up outside the player's house to demand that he signed a new deal.

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand reveals confrontation with gang of hooded Manchester United fans

'United boys' wanted centre-back to sign new contract

Diary: Foxy's defence – the meeting was pure coincidence – has the ring of verity

Even at this 11th hour and 59th minute, is it too late to save Dr Liam Fox? With the Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell due to report to the PM today on Foxy's friendship with Adam Werritty, pray God someone instantly alerts Sir Gus to this rebuttal of the damaging charge that, in Mr Werritty's company, he met with the American director of a private equity firm with commercial links to the Ministry of Defence. The good doctor insists this pow-wow in a Dubai restaurant came about purely by chance – and before cynics sneer and sneerers sin, there is a compelling precedent for such a defence.

Chelsea: we are 'strong' despite £70m losses in Double season

Club heavily in the red last year but happy to press on with planned multimillion outlay on striker Torres

Sam Wallace: Eight years in and Abramovich has reverted to his original strategy – splashing the cash

Talking Football: When the dust has settled on most of Abramovich's big decisions at Chelsea you can just about see the cold, hard logic. But it is harder this time

Abramovich offers cash backing for Ancelotti

Roman Abramovich has assured Carlo Ancelotti that his job is safe for now in the wake of Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday that has left them with 10 points from the last 11 games. Ancelotti will also have the funds to bid for Benfica defender David Luiz this month.

Ex-Chelsea boss Peter Kenyon wins damages

The former Chelsea FC chief executive Peter Kenyon has accepted £20,000 damages over a claim he had allowed his judgement to be influenced by a "catfight" involving his girlfriend. Mr Kenyon and Chelsea FC plc brought libel proceedings over a story in the Daily Mail in September 2008.

Huang pulls out of takeover as bank's frustrations grow

Kenny Huang, the Hong Kong businessman who led the first and arguably most credible bid to take over Liverpool, last night ended his interest in the club.

Gartside: 'Capello is still right man for England'

Key FA board member gives support to manager who remains keen to stay in job

In search of a polite kind of rebellion

How is the Coalition playing in the Tory shires? Paul Vallely finds out – after a tetchy start

Sam Wallace: A righteous anger that was hitherto absent

Punishing people on the basis of their private lives is a tricky business indeed

Ronaldinho shows Ferguson what he has been missing

Rejuvenated Brazilian was a transfer target the United manager failed to land

Chelsea almost debt free

Roman Abramovich has all but wiped out Chelsea's £340m debt, according to financial figures released by the Barclays Premier League leaders.

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