Messi’s return will be a boost for Barcelona-Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas says having Lionel Messi back fit and rested in the new year could be an ideal situation for Barcelona. Messi has not played since early October, and has spent the last two months back home in Argentina recovering from the string of thigh muscle issues which affected his start

We must take Liverpool seriously-Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that Liverpool's absence from European competition this season means that they must be considered genuine contenders for the Premier League title. Liverpool's seventh-place finish last season denied them a place in Europe, but they are firmly in the domestic title picture now and trail Chelsea by

Liverpool can become Champions-Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Liverpool are genuine contenders to become champions for the first time in 24 years - and not just because of Luis Suarez. Suarez has scored 19 goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season after serving a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in

I'm happy here at Southampton-Lallana

Adam Lallana has condemned talks linking him with a transfer from Southampton, saying he is happy with life at St Mary's. Reports have suggested Manchester United are weighing up a move for Lallana with the winger impressing for Southampton this season. Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino had warned clubs off a move for Lallana, insisting