Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho clash on the sideline during Arsenal’s visit to Stamford Bridge last October. The managers have rarely seen eye to eye since the Portuguese first came to England in 2004. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

It was one of those typical Arsène Wenger throwaway lines, delivered with a faint smile playing across his lips but instantly revealing his true feel(...)

José Mourinho has rejected Arsène Wenger’s suggestion that it is “easy to defend”. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

José Mourinho has dismissed Arsène Wenger’s suggestion it is “easy to defend” and moved to justify Chelsea’s switch from an expansive to a more pragm(...)

Main striker? Daniel Sturridge is substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers in the FA Cup quarter-final replay against  Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on April 8th. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has cast doubt on Daniel Sturridge’s status as Liverpool’s first-choice striker by admitting that the club must sign a goalscorer thi(...)

Special game, but Barcelona are  strongest, says Bayern  manager Pep Guardiola. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Pep Guardiola faces an emotional return to Barcelona after his current club, Bayern Munich, were drawn to face them in the semi-final of the Champion(...)

David Silva is available for Manchester City after recovering from a head injury picked up against West Ham last weekend. Photograph: Afp

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Southampton (7) v Tottenham (6) (12.45)Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is confident of being able to call upon Toby Alde(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Marouane Fellaini to keep his focus on his return to Goodison Park on Sunday. Photograph: Epa

Louis van Gaal has spoken to Marouane Fellaini about maintaining his focus during Sunday’s return to his former club Everton.Fellaini has emerged as a(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for a third game in a row. Photo: John Walton/PA

(...) recovered from a hip injury to face West Brom.The English striker has already missed much of the season with(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants the club to be forceful in the transfer market this summer. Photo: Andy Rain/EPA

Brendan Rodgers has claimed he is the manager best suited to Fenway Sports Group’s strategy for Liverpool but needs the club to be “forceful” in the t(...)

Jordan Henderson has signed a new deal at Liverpool worth €140,000 a week. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Henderson has ended months of contract negotiations with Liverpool by signing a new five-year deal at Anfield worth a basic €140,000 a week.The(...)

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans to give former captain Cesc Fabregas a respectful welcome when he returns to the Emirates with Chelsea on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

English football needs, to know that Arsenal against Chelsea is a big game and is not about the(...)