Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (centre) celebrates with team mates after scoring the equaliser   against Chelsea  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Chelsea 1 Schalke 1Jose Mourinho had offered up a reminder on the eve of this contest that he is very much “part of this tournament’s history”, though(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates his hat-trick goal in the Premier League game against Swansea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Diego Costa hit a hat-trick as Chelsea came from behind to beat Swansea 4-2 and maintain their 100 per cent start to the seas(...)

France’s Loic Remy (right) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Spain  at the Stade de France. Photograph: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

France 1 Spain 0 New Chelsea signing Loic Remy grabbed the only goal as France squeezed past 2010 world champions Spain 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Queens Park Rangers striker  Loic Remy has joined Chelsea on a four-year deal . Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Striker Loic Remy has joined Chelsea from QPR on a four-year deal, the two clubs have announced.Remy becomes a Blues player after they activated a rel(...)

Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City scores the only goal of the Premier League game against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Mame Biram Diouf scored a sensational winner as Stoke claimed a shock 1-0 win over champions Manchester City at the Etihad St(...)

Arsene Wenger: expects to be occupied until ‘final minute’ of deadline day. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal’s hopes this season do not rest on signing a striker before the closure of the transfer window on Monday night, even th(...)

Mario Balotelli. The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, travelled to Merseyside for further talks with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre yesterday after Milan accepted a €20 million bid for the 24-year-old. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Mario Balotelli is poised to make a remarkable return to English football providing he agrees a Liverpool contract with several stringent clauses rega(...)

 Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool are close to a £16m deal with Milan to sign Mario Balotelli having performed a major U-turn on the merits of bringing the problematic str(...)

 Mamadou Sakho  celebrates after Liverpool defeated Manchester City during the International Champions Cup 2014 at Yankee Stadium, New York. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still keen to add to his six summer signings already but he will have to wait to begin work with one of his new (...)