John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters has just one year left on Stoke contract. Photograph: PA.

Stoke City have rejected a bid of around €2 million for Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters from Norwich City but it is possible that the 31-ye(...)

There is plenty of colour in Georgia Barnes’s back-pages, and the future looks equally bright. A former footballer with QPR and Arsenal, h(...)

Joey Barton, who was released by QPR at the end of last season, has made no secret of his desire to return to the Premier League. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

West Ham have withdrawn their interest in Joey Barton after their fans made clear their displeasure at any potential deal. The club had been keen to b(...)

Connor Wickham: player has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Crystal Palace have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a five-year deal for what they said was an undisclosed fee. The London club are believ(...)

Shaun Wright-Phillips has joined his younger brother Bradley in the MLS. Photograph: Getty Images

New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, who will link up with his younger brother Bradley(...)

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 (...)

Chelsea captain John Terry believes Petr Cech will be sorely missed should he leave Stamford Bridge and could be worth up to 15 points a season at Arsenal. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Petr Cech’s expected arrival at the Emirates Stadium would take Arsenal another step closer to the Premier League title, according to Bob Wilson. Arse(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry celebrating with the Premier League trophy Photograph: PA

The Champions League may have been dominated by clubs from mainland Europe in recent seasons, but when it comes to money, English football has again c(...)

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: PA

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defen(...)