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Portuguese winger bags two-goals in pre-season friendly against Crewe after he was linked with a move to AS Monaco

Ronaldo laughs off Rooney comments

Cristiano Ronaldo said he believed his former Manchester United colleague Wayne Rooney was joking when he said he would be pleased if Portugal failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Rooney: Let's hope Ronaldo misses the World Cup

No love lost as striker admits he would like to see Portugal fail to qualify and hopes to replace old team-mate as world's best player

Terry: England lose out because we are too honest to dive

Captain claims home-grown players miss out on decisions because they try to stay on their feet. Sam Wallace reports

Murphy signs new Fulham contract

Fulham captain Danny Murphy has signed an extension to his contract which commits him to the club until the summer of 2011.

Fulham 0 Chelsea 2

Chelsea climbed to second place in the Barclays Premier League as they preserved their 100 per cent start to the season with an easy win over Fulham in the south-west London derby at Craven Cottage.

Ballack will not face action

Michael Ballack will face no further action for his off-the-ball challenge on Patrice Evra during yesterday's Community Shield at Wembley.

Ballack makes Evra admission

Michael Ballack admits he "blocked" Patrice Evra in the build-up to Chelsea's controversial second goal during their Community Shield victory over Manchester United at Wembley.

Ferguson backs Foster after Shield shocker

Sir Alex Ferguson maintains he has "no worries" over the ability of goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Foster fails with Capello looking on

United goalkeeper's poor display at Wembley throws England start into doubt

Sam Wallace: Roman cannot complain if 'Mr Chelsea' leaves

Abramovich took big wages to a new level. Someone else has now picked up the baton

Hughes in pursuit of Lescott

Manchester City are seeking two central defenders to resolve a weakness which was their undoing last season, with the prospect of future bids, for John Terry and £20m for Joleon Lescott, a real one.

Terry to have crucial talks on Chelsea future today

Defender doubts club's potential after failure to land major transfer targets

Inter baulk at Carvalho and Deco price tags

Italian champions Inter Milan are not prepared to meet Chelsea's asking price for centre back Ricardo Carvalho and Portuguese compatriot Deco.

Carvalho eyes Chelsea exit

Inter Milan target Ricardo Carvalho is ready to leave Chelsea this summer but will only consider a move to another top European club.

Terry will be at Chelsea forever insists Ancelotti

New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti today insisted that John Terry is to remain at Stamford Bridge amid continued speculation over a move to Manchester City.

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