Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado in action against AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi during the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Fiorentina and AS Roma. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle is hopeful that Chelsea target Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not leave the Serie A club in January.The Colombia(...)

GasanMagomedov, a 20-year-old midfielder with Russian side Anzhi Machachkala, has been shot dead in his car. The club said Magomedov died from his inj(...)

 Alan Pardew left Newcastle United to manage Crystal Palace.  Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Alan Pardew wants to restore the spirit of his playing days after coming “home” to take over as Crystal Palace manager.Pardew was released from his Ne(...)

Fernando Torres’ Chelsea career is officially over after the Premier League leaders announced he is to make his loan move to AC Milan permanent next month. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Spain forward Fernando Torres’ loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan will become a permanent transfer next month, the English Premier League club said on(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Southampton   with team-mates Ashley Young (right) and Ander Herrera   at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal and his flexible system may enhance his squad’s Premier League hopes but an ever-growing injury list and the lack of European football(...)

Celtic’s coach Ronny Deila must take his side to the San Siro in February. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Inpho

Celtic were handed a fearsome Europa League last-32 draw against Inter Milan while Liverpool will return to Istanbul, the scene of their memorable (...)

  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to get back on track with a win over Newcastle United. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is “not a politician” worrying about popularity in opinion polls and his only concern is “to win football ga(...)

 Everton’s Luke Garbutt during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Roberto Martinez felt Everton’s youngsters seized their chance to impress despite a 1-0 defeat by Krasnodar in the Europa League. With the Toffees alr(...)

Players and officials looks on as play is suspended following a floodlight failure for a second time during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Besiktas JK and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures that disrupted Tottenham’s Europa League clash with Besiktas. Spurs were usu(...)

The crowd in the Attaturk Stadium in Istanbul  lights up after the floodlights failed during Tottenham’s  Europa League group C  match against  Besiktas. Photograph: Sedat Suna /EPA

Besiktas 1 Tottenham 0 First the lights went out at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium and then on Tottenham’s hopes of topping their Europa League (...)