Suleiman Kerimov, a senator in the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, is being questioned in France in connection with the alleged laundering of funds amassed in a tax fraud. File photograph: Sergei Rasulov jr/AFP/Getty Images

The Kremlin was battling today to secure the release of a billionaire Russian politician who was detained by French police in Nice early this week on (...)

Jose Mourinho (right) is confident Willian is on his way to Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho expects Tottenham target Willian to sign for Chelsea. Tottenham appeared poised to sign the Anzhi Makhachkala forward after he completed(...)

Willian of FC Anzhi Makhachkala is reportedly a target for Liverpool and Tottenham.  Photograph:  Sergey Rasulov Jr/Epsilon/Getty Images

Andre Villas-Boas has denied reports Tottenham have bid for Willian, although he concedes he is a fan of the Anzhi Makhachkala forward.Tottenham have (...)