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Gary Cahill watches his new Chelsea team-mates in action from the stands on Saturday

Cahill finally completes £7m switch to Chelsea

The England centre-back Gary Cahill completed his move from Bolton to Chelsea yesterday. The 26-year-old joins for a fee of £7m after two weeks of negotiation over personal terms. Cahill, who would have been out of contract at the end of the season, was thrilled to have joined Andre Villas-Boas's side, who lie fourth in the Premier League. "Chelsea is a massive club, it is a club that looks to win trophies season-in season-out and it is a big opportunity for me to be a part of that," he said yesterday. "Opportunities like this you can't turn down."

Fabio Capello says England play better away from Wembley

England coach Fabio Capello believes playing away from Wembley can have its advantages.

Ritual dancing on Rila mountain - in pictures

Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood gathered on the top of the Rila Mountain, near Babreka lake, some 100 km south of Sofia on today to perform ritual dances.

Fulham and Stoke learn Europa League fate

Stoke's first Europa League tie will see them face Croatian giants Hajduk Split in the third qualifying round.

Switzerland must be beaten if Capello is to quell the dissent

Manager faces uneasy summer if England fail to record victory in Euro 2012 qualifier

Outside Edge: Sniffer dogs with noses in front

It was in Romford, not Barking, where they couldn't keep their dogs in the lead. There was an unprecedented three-way dead heat at the greyhound track in Essex last week – a photo-finish couldn't split Killishan Masai, Ayamzagirl and Droopys Djokovic.

Dear Santa... New book reveals strange requests to Father Christmas

Some of the hundreds of thousands of letters sent to Father Christmas each year have been published in a new book which reveals that, far from being selfish demands, many Christmas wishes are generous and heart-wrenching and, frequently, funny.

48 Hours In: Sofia

For anyone seeking a budget city break with some tempting skiing attached, Bulgaria's capital is a surprisingly elegant solution.

Matthaus wants Berbatov talks over retirement

New Bulgaria coach Lothar Matthaus is facing an uphill battle to persuade Dimitar Berbatov to return to the international fold.

Toshack resigns as Wales manager

John Toshack today resigned as Wales manager.

Blackpool sign four

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has bolstered his squad just three days before the start of the club's maiden Barclays Premier League season with a quartet of signings - his first of the summer.

Sharp ends Quins stay

Hull have started their recruitment for the 2011 season by signing Harlequins winger Will Sharp on a two-year deal.

Berbatov quits international football

Bulgaria captain Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from international football.

My Life In Travel: William Orbit, musician and record producer

'In Sofia, they had to hose ice off the plane'

Gera gets the nod to grab Europa lifeline for Fulham

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