Michael Essien

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 Maurizio Sarri looks set to return to Italy to take over as manager of Juventus. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Juventus and Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to allow Maurizio Sarri to return to Italy, although negotiations over a compensation fee (...)

Jose Mourinho makes a point of applauding the fans after the 3-0 home defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

“From a tactical point of view, we didn’t lose,” said José Mourinho, which must have come as a tremendous relief to the thousands of Manchester United(...)

Andrew Ayew is to join Swansea City on a free transfer after his contract at Marseille ran out. Photograph: Getty

Ghana forward Andre Ayew has joined Swansea on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance. The 25-year-old was out of contract at Marseille (...)

 Thomas Müller works on his basketball skills before the Germany squad started  practice at Castelo Stadium in Fortaleza ahead of their World Cup Group G match against Ghana. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

His side was Europe’s most prolific in qualifying and if Joachim Löw was ever concerned about the fact they also conceded more than other group win(...)

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann signs autographs for fans: Ghana have been the USA’s nemesis in the last two tournaments. Photo: Kevin C Cox/Getty

While Portugal taking on Germany is Group G’s undoubted marquee game, the USA’s match against Ghana is what the US coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, has cal(...)

AC Milan have sacked Clarence Seedorf and appointed Inzaghi as the club’s new manager. Photograph: EPA

AC Milan have fired coach Clarence Seedorf after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team boss Filippo Inzaghi, a move that ha(...)

Manager: Kwesi Appiah Best finish: Quarter-finals (2010) World Cup record: Played 12, Won 4, Drawn 3, Lost 5 History They didn’t q(...)

Jerry Akaminko of Ghana receives treatment  during the match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam failed to make the final cut as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on S(...)

 Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic fails to get a touch to Oscar’s match-winning free-kick during the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Stoke 0: In the end Chelsea’s progress and a box office trip to play Man City in the FA Cup fifth round was secured at a stroll, the dismiss(...)

 Chelsea’s Juan Mata in action against Southampton in the Premier League game at St Mary’s. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Manager Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata and Michael Essien that his door is open if they want to leave Chelsea.Mata reacted furiously to being substi(...)

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