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The Premier League have released an official list of those out of contract

Abramovich is ready to spend – but is that really good news for Ancelotti?

Chelsea's transfer activity over recent seasons has been abysmal, writes Mark Fleming. It's time the Russian backed his manager

Alan Pardew ready to win over Newcastle fans

Alan Pardew acknowledged he faces a difficult task winning over the Newcastle fans as he was unveiled as manager this afternoon.

Gerrard: 'This last year has been the most difficult since I was 18'

Ahead of today's big game with Chelsea, Steven Gerrard opens up on the turmoil at Anfield and how he hopes that the storm has now been walked through

Israel deny Chelsea's Benayoun claims

The Israel Football Association have disputed Chelsea's claims that midfielder Yossi Benayoun suffered an Achilles tendon tear on international duty.

'Missed' injury costs Benayoun six months out

Yossi Benayoun yesterday said Chelsea's medical staff "missed" the seriousness of the Achilles injury that could rule him out of action until April.

Chelsea lose Benayoun to Achilles injury

Premier League leaders Chelsea could be without Yossi Benayoun for several months after the Israeli Football Association revealed the midfielder has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Benayoun faces several months out

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun could face "several months" on the sidelines due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, according to the Israeli football federation.

Kakuta quickly finds his feet to reward Ancelotti's faith

We have had golden boots, golden goals, and golden balls, but Chelsea's teenager Gaël Kakuta trumps them all, for he is the Golden Player. The footballing experts at Uefa think so anyway, based on his performances at this summer's Under-19 European Championships where he was rated the best player at the tournament, an honour that comes with the dubious title of Golden Player.

Hughton hails Ameobi performance for Newcastle

Chris Hughton hailed two-goal hero Shola Ameobi after Newcastle dumped Chelsea our of the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge.

Ameobi rocks 10-man Chelsea

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Grant's assistant takes control as manager bows out for Yom Kippur

Little-known Serbian coach is thrown in at the deep end as West Ham hope for first point on tricky trip to Stoke

Anelka leads the way as Chelsea's goal spree shows no sign of ending

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Hodgson issues warning to Liverpool players

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has warned players if they have nothing to offer either the current first team or the future of the club then they will be shipped out of Anfield.

Nervous return awaits Liverpool after penalty blunder by Cole

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Chelsea told to pay £29m or miss out on Brazil prodigy

Champions' main summer deal under threat as Neymar is offered new contract by Santos
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003