Papy Djilobodji of Nantes in action during the french Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes stadium. Photo: John Berry/Getty Images

Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea, Nantes have announced. The Premier League champions made their move for the(...)

Uefa insist they have “strengthened” the FFP regulations but such a claim is hard to square with the fact Manchester City’s net spend this transfer window is €165 million (€227 million). Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger is the only Premier League manager who regularly issues big-picture bulletins on the state of the game. Last week, the man who did mo(...)

Crystal Palaces defender Joel Ward heads home the winning goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 In the end there were examples all over the pitch. Linger on former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney, once(...)

AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko celebrates with his team mates after scoring against Juventus. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Roma picked up their first win of the new season on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Juventus to send the defending champi(...)

After a drawn out transfer saga Kevin De Bruyne has finally completed his move from Wolfsburg to Manchester City. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/PA

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Belgian attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg. The 24-year-old former Chelsea player had b(...)

Jose Mourinho has said Chelsea must do better after their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side’s failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss(...)

Joel Ward’s goal gave Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win(...)

The new dahlia garden in Aras an Uachtarain, which contains several Irish-bed cultivars include Dahlia ‘John Markham’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What does it feel like to have a plant named after you? Someone who knew the answer to that question was the late John Markham, the greatly respect(...)

 Tottenham have announced the signing of forward Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

New Tottenham signing Son Heung-min has vowed to light up White Hart Lane after agreeing a five-year deal with the north London club. Spurs announced (...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)