Didier Drogba has joined Chelsea as a free agent, with his contract at Galatasaray having expired at the end of last season. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Didier Drogba has completed an emotional return to Chelsea on a one-year contract, having been sweet-talked by José Mourinho into ignoring offers from(...)

Filipe Luís: was on standby for Brazil during the recent World Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

José Mourinho’s plan for a full-scale assault on the Premier League title took a step closer to being completed yesterday as Chelsea confirmed the si(...)

David Villa flicks the ball past Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Spain 3 Australia 0A strange day that felt meaningful in a meaningless way; a day of farewells in which a long shadow was cast by those Spanish player(...)

Spain’s Andres Iniesta: “We just have to forget what happened against the Dutch.” Photo: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

The World Cup final is still almost a month away but as far as Spain’s Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres are concerned, they are already facing a fin(...)

Diego Costa, pictured here in Spanish training with Pedro Rodriguez, has confirmed that his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid is imminent. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Spain striker Diego Costa has confirmed he is poised to leave La Liga club Atletico Madrid and join Premier League side Chelsea.“Why did I choose to s(...)

Robin van Persie scores the Netherlands’ opening goal during the World Cup Group B match against Spain  at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Netherlands 5 Spain 1: Redemption for Arjen Robben and the Netherlands arrived in the form of an emphatic reversal of fortunes from the 2010 final and(...)

No European side has ever triumphed at a World Cup held on this side of the Atlantic but the Spanish are used to making history at this stage so maki(...)

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas would ideally like his future to be determined before they begin their World Cup defence against the Netherlands on June 13th.

Chelsea have opened formal negotiations with Barcelona over the potential signing of Cesc Fábregas, and, while no fee has as yet been agreed for the S(...)

Atletico Madrid’s striker Diego Costa next to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard  during their  Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain.

Diego Costa has completed a medical examination at Chelsea and is poised to seal his £32m (€40m) transfer from Atletico Madrid. The Brazil-born str(...)

Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo (left) and team mate Jesus Navas have been left out of the Spains squad to trabvel to Brazil for the World Cup.  Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Diego Costa and Fernando Torres have been included in Spain’s final squad for the World Cup, but the Manchester City pair Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Nav(...)