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Video: Could Cristiano Jr.'s love of Messi bring the two great rivals closer together?

Chelsea will win the race to sign highly-rated Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, according to reports

Transfer news: Chelsea agree fee with Saint Etienne for Kurt Zouma - reports

Blues could announce third signing of the window

Samuel Eto'o shows his frustration in the 0-0 draw with West Ham

Jose Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing football from the '19th century' - but Sam Allardyce doesn't 'give a s****'

Blues' manager was left furious with West Ham's tactics after draw

Gareth Bale knows boos come with the territory at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale booed by Real Madrid fans - but he's in good company - even Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric were once victims of the Bernabeu boo boys

A Different League: The £86m Welshman will know that this is a club where everything is exaggerated

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no further plans in the January transfer window once the deals for Mohamed Salah and Juan Mata's exit are competed

Tottenham v Manchester City: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims he wants 'City to win' at White Hart Lane

Victory for the away side would help Chelsea open up a gap between themselves and Spurs

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea v West Ham: Jose Mourinho tips Eden Hazard to challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Juan Mata debut: Can the £37m signing live up to the previous wearers of the Manchester United No 8 shirt?

The Spaniard makes his debut against Cardiff City

Jose Mourinho gestures during the FA Cup match between Chelsea and Stoke

Chelsea v West Ham: Jose Mourinho offers a champagne reception, but will the Blues be tasting success at the end of the season

Mourinho fulfilled a promise in supplying champagne for his pre-match press conference in celebration of his 51st birthday

Jose Mourinho gestures from the sidelines during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Stoke

Chelsea v West Ham: Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea will be in a better position to compete for silverware next year

Mourinho may be guilty in playing mind games once again but he believes that this season is more about developing the squad rather than earning silverware

Mohamed Salah scored twice against his new club this season

Chelsea's £15m signing Mohamed Salah is as good as Arjen Robben, claims Branislav Ivanovic

Chelsea beat Liverpool to the winger's signature

Transfer news: Fulham target Sergio Canales from Valencia as they look to avoid relegation - reports

Former Real Madrid man in Rene Meulensteen sights

Jakub Blaszczykowski of Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund ready to change tack and enter January transfer market following injury to Jakub Blaszczykowski

The decision to search for new players during the mid-season window is a change of policy for the club

Thierry Henry in training with Arsenal at their London Colney ground

Thierry Henry: With Mesut Ozil, Arsenal can go on and win the Premier League this season

Legendary striker does not fear a slump in the second half of the season

Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona

Transfer news: Xavi rubbishes Barcelona exit talk

Midfielder insists he is going nowhere

Transfer news: Manchester City reportedly lining up move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

Frenchman could follow well-trodden path to Manchester

David Moyes greets Juan Mata ahead of his proposed £37m transfer from Chelsea

Transfer news: Juan Mata signs for Manchester United – as Wayne Rooney offered new £300,000 per week contract

Spaniard officially signs at Old Trafford as Moyes eyes two further signings and a new Rooney deal

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

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Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
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