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(...)

 Didier Drogba has signed for another term with his old club Chelsea. He has agreed a one year deal. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Didier Drogba will begin his second spell at Chelsea next season after agreeing a one-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side. The 36-year-old striker and(...)

 Cesare Prandelli and Andrea Pirlo (embrace having arrived at Malpensa Airport after being knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Galatasaray have appointed former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach.The Istanbul outfit, who had held an “exchange of ideas” with for(...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)

Ajax Amsterdam coach Frank de Boer has expressed an interest in the Tottenham position.

Tottenham have denied making an approach to Ajax for Frank de Boer amid claims they are to part company with manager Tim Sherwood. It is reported to b(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho says his side is among the top eight in the world.   Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

José Mourinho claimed Chelsea were back “among the best eight clubs in the world” after last season’s Europa League winners eased beyond Galat(...)

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba attends a club training session at Stamford Bridge, London. Chelsea play against the Turkish side in the last 16 second-leg match this evening. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Jose Mourinho has claimed Ramires’ ugly foul and red card in Saturday’s Premier League defeat at Aston Villa was largely borne of frustration at re(...)

Alan Pardew has responded angrily to suggestions that his head-butt at Hull City should have resulted in his sacking. The Newcastle Unite(...)

 Semih Kaya (R) of Galatasaray vies for the ball with Samuel Eto’o (L)   during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match. Kerim Okten.

Samuel Eto’o has laughed off the leaked remarks from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho questioning his age, joking that if he can manage a hat-tri(...)

 Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini.

They were not buying Jose Mourinho’s familiar assertion, delivered this time on the banks of the Bosphorus, t(...)