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

Platini attacks 'cheats' United and Chelsea

Michel Platini, the Uefa president and most powerful man in European football, has launched an extraordinary attack on British football, accusing heavily indebted Chelsea and Manchester United of being "cheats" who win tournaments on the back of their debt.

Chelsea cling to pursuit of Ancelotti in face of denials

Chelsea have not completely given up hope that they could make Carlo Ancelotti their manager this summer even though the Italian announced last night that he was not interested in leaving Milan. Ancelotti was sounded out by the London club this week and, under pressure to clarify his position yesterday, he made an informal announcement at the Milan training ground that he would not be leaving.

Sam Wallace: Grant just a pawn in fickle and ruthless world of Abramovich

This episode tells you the owner will do anything he likes without fear or shame

Grant claims 'influenced' referees helped United

Avram Grant has fired the first shots in the battle of wills before next Wednesday's Champions League final by suggesting that Manchester United were helped by referees in their Premier League triumph this season. In a rare moment of controversy, the Chelsea manager said that some English referees had been subject to "influence" and that he was glad the final in Moscow would be refereed by a foreigner.

Chelsea have more to say on Evra fracas

The title race is not yet over and the Champions League final is 13 days away, but today the battle over what happened between Manchester United's players and Chelsea's groundstaff on 26 April at Stamford Bridge commences. Chelsea will file their report which, sources at the club say, includes more incidents involving United players than those which have already been reported.

United claim Evra was called 'immigrant' in Chelsea scuffle

Manchester United's statements to the Football Association on the Stamford Bridge fracas between their players and members of Chelsea's ground staff will detail allegations that Patrice Evra was racially abused.

Eric Baker: Premier player in online ticket trading takes on his critics

A Day in the Life: Eric Baker's Viagogo aims to bring safety and certainty to an often murky marketplace,but he has to work hard to defend his industry

The Nick Townsend column: World looks on in disbelief as sport is hijacked again

Blue Peter badges of shame all round while elite athletes are made to carry a torch for oppressive political regime

Chinese ambassador pulls out of torch relay

China's ambassador to Britain has pulled out of running in this weekend's Olympic torch relay ceremony in the first indication that growing international concern at the country's recent actions in Tibet is starting to become a major source of embarrassment for Beijing.

Malaysia set to ease Israeli ban for Grant

Malaysia may relax its ban on Israeli citizens to allow Chelsea's pre-season tour to go ahead. Chelsea have pencilled in a match against the Malaysian national side as part of a mini Asian tour in July but have said the club's Israeli coach Avram Grant and defender Tal Ben Haim would have to be allowed into the country. Now deputy prime minister Najib Tun Razak has said the ban may be lifted for the Chelsea pair.

Time to beat one of the big four, admits Grant

Chelsea's manager feels pressure to claim a major scalp but victory over Arsenal today puts the title up for grabs

Chelsea climb into top five of world's richest

Chelsea's income leapt an impressive 28 per cent last season to £190.5m to propel them into top five richest clubs in the world by income, according to a financial survey published yesterday. The latest edition of Deloitte's annual review uses figures from the 2006-07 season and puts Real Madrid top, followed by Manchester United (closing the gap), Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Leading article: Liberal voices can still overcome the power of prejudice and intolerance

Progress for reactionaries and and forces of ignorance do not mean that Britain has become a small-minded country

Geronimo's family call on Bush to help return his skeleton

The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the big chief in the White House to help recover the remains of his famous relative - purportedly stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of students - including the President's grandfather.

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