Sport Norwich City players celebrate after Ryan Bennett scored a late winner against Hull City

Defender strikes in the closing minutes to see off 10-man Hull and earn a crucial three points in bid for survival

Rickie Lambert trains in front of manager Roy Hodgson

Comment: Shrinking pool of English talent in the Premier League risks leaving Roy Hodgson to run aground ahead of the 2014 World Cup

The team with the lowest proportion of English players was Newcastle with one. He was sent off

Andre Schurrle is brought on from the bench by Jose Mourinho in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull

How new Chelsea signings, including £18m Andre Schurrle, fared against Hull at Stamford Bridge

How the new signings got on for Jose Mourinho and Steve Bruce

Stuck in the middle: Gareth Bale has become embroiled in a game of brinkmanship between Tottenham and his suitors Real Madrid

Spurs plan to move to 'next level' without Gareth Bale

That's the reason for £58m transfer spree, says defender Michael Dawson

Andre Villas-Boas is preparing for his second season with the same club for the first time in his career

Andre Villas-Boas admits he turned down chance to leave Tottenham during the summer to stay with the club he says are 'on the verge of something big'

Portuguese manager will start his second season with the same club for the first time in his career and believes that Spurs are in a stronger position than ever before

Jose Mourinho is back at Chelsea for a second spell as the club's manager

Premier League: Chelsea v Hull match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Etienne Capoue signed for Tottenham from Toulouse today

Transfer news: Tottenham sign French international Etienne Capoue in £9m deal

Midfielder moves to White Hart Lane from Ligue 1 side Toulouse

Paolo Di Canio motivates his Sunderland players in Hong Kong

Transfer news: Di Canio set to continue spending despite bringing in nine new faces already

The Italian wants to add an English midfielder of very good quality

Scott Parker

Transfer news: West Ham want Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker to take wage cut ahead of possible return

Former midfielder is being linked with a return but must reduce his £70,000-a-week wage if he is to complete deal.

Clint Dempsey of Tottenhan Hotspur is tackled by Wes Brown of Sunderland during the Barclays Asia Trophy semi final

Tottenham 1 Sunderland 3 match report: Gareth Bale absent as Wes Brown scores on return

Paolo Di Canio's side likely to play Manchester City in Saturday's final

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for PSG
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal

Today's transfer talk round-up: Chelsea 'confident of signing Rooney'; Arsenal 'could trigger clause' to bring back Cesc Fabregas; Manchester City 'in for Cristiano Ronaldo'

Who’s the next big signing for your club? Here are today's main transfer stories plus click the links at the bottom of the article to find out the latest rumours...

Gino Peruzzi

Gino Peruzzi on verge of sealing move to Sunderland

Paolo Di Canio has been very active in the transfer market

Tottenham transfer news: Spurs tie up £17m deal for Paulinho

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho for £17million.

Paulinho

Brazil midfielder Paulinho says he will join Tottenham following £17m offer

The 24-year-old is currently playing in the Confederations Cup

Gary Cahill: Put in some of those sliding tackles which energise the crowd and was usually tidy enough on the ball. 5

Five things we learned about England: Wayne Rooney remains key and Roy Hodgson is a Gary Cahill fan

What did the draws with Brazil and Republic of Ireland tell us?

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Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen