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Chelsea winger Marko Marin is keen to stay at Sevilla after his loan spell at the Spanish club expires.

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Serbian midfielder on the verge of rejoining London club

Transfer news: Nemanja Matic close to finalising £25m Chelsea return - reports

Chelsea old boy reportedly having medical with London club today

Alan Pardew will not face charges following his insult towards Manuel Pellegrini

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Alan Pardew will be reminded by the Football Association of his responsibilities towards the game, but the Newcastle United manager will not face charges for calling Manuel Pellegrini a "fucking old cunt" during Manchester City's win at St James' Park on Sunday.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that the best sides in England must secure a top four place before making a title charge

Jose Mourinho pledges future to Chelsea, stating: 'I don't want to have a next move'

The Special One is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge

Adnan Januzaj goes close in United’s win over Swansea

Adnan Januzaj predictability helps Manchester United manager David Moyes sleep easy at night

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Jermain Defoe scores Tottenham’s second against Crystal Palace

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The Spanish striker was on target in the win at the KC Stadium

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on Wayne Rooney interest but confirms two offers made for Kevin De Bruyne

Rooney was the subject of two offers from the Blues in the summer but Mourinho neither confirms nor denies a renewed interest in the England star

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Transfer news: Chelsea rumours refuse to go away despite the insistence of Jose Mourinho that club will not bring in new faces

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FA Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton among fourth round ties selected for TV

The Arsenal match against Coventry will be played on the Friday night

John Obi Mikel celebrates scoring against Derby, but one Blues fan wasn't smiling after Lee Mitchell promised to get the midfielder's name tattooed on his bum if he scored

Chelsea fan has the words 'John Obi Mikel' tattooed on his bum following the Nigerian midfielder's FA Cup goal against Derby

Lee Mitchell made the promise on Twitter hoping that Mikel wouldn't add to his three goals in seven-and-a-half years, with painful consequences

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was reportedly the subject of a £50m offer from Chelsea

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Chelsea's current strikers have failed to produce the goals required to fire them to the top of the Premier League so far this season, with speculation claiming that they launched a staggering bid for the Argentinian

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