Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is congratulated by teammates as he pauses on the ground with a bloody nose after scoring during the second half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mo(...)

Bayern Munich Arturo Vidal poses for the media following his transfer from Juventus. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Juventus. The German champions have confirmed that Vidal has signed a four(...)

 Aston Villa have once again raided France’s Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Photograph: Getty Images

Aston Villa have signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park after leavi(...)

Tony Pulis and James McClean have spoken about his national anthem snub. Photograph: Alex Menendez/Getty Images

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has told James McClean that he must protect his reputation after his snub of the English national anthem. McClean (...)

Ron Vlaar faces four months out with injury following surgery Photograph: PA

Former Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar will be out of action for another three to four months after the free agent defender revealed he had gone under t(...)

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa for striker Christian Benteke. Photograph: PA

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the €46.8m transfer of Christian Benteke. A bid to trigger the Belgiu(...)

Fabian Delph has undergone a medical at Manchester City. Photograph: PA

Fabian Delph has performed a surprising second U-turn in a week by joining Manchester City from Aston Villa after all. The midfielder, who signed a ne(...)

New Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling gestures to supporters as he arrives at the club’s Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini believes Raheem Sterling’s speed and versatility hold the key to him making a success of his big-money move to Manchester City. (...)

 Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke with  team-mate Jack Grealish. Striker Benteke has made it clear to the Birmingham-based club he wants to leave.  Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Liverpool are set to step up their pursuit of Christian Benteke in the wake of Raheem Sterling’s departure to Manchester City. But Aston Villa remain (...)

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill will be allowed to leave for Leicester City. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The FAI insists that they have received no approach from Leicester City regarding Martin O’Neill and maintain that a suggestion made in the British me(...)