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Ampadu keen to return to Chelsea at end of Leipzig stay

The Wales international impressed for Leipzig against Tottenham in the Champions League

How football became broken beyond repair

The game is going through an unprecedented period of financial and competitive imbalance. Miguel Delaney investigates how we got here and – crucially – whether the dominance of the mega-rich is here to stay

What to expect in the transfer window before tonight’s 11pm deadline

Several Premier League clubs have outstanding business to take care of, and for most a goalscorer would be top of the list

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Barcelona’s £85m bid rejected as Man United make late Rakitic move

A number of late moves look to be accelerating ahead of Friday’s deadline with Bruno Fernandes set to be unveiled at Old Trafford

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All Monday's transfer news, rumours and gossip

Review all the day's transfer news, rumours and gossip

Where would Lemar to Wolves rank in strangest transfers in football?

With the news that Wolves are close to signing Lemar and Tottenham are mulling over a move for Christian Benteke, we take a look at some of the strangest transfers in the history of football

Premier League Boxing Day TV fixture schedule confirmed

The full schedule for the 2019/20 festive period has finally been confirmed

Ashley Cole was nobody’s hero but he deserves to be celebrated

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. The curiously unloved English full back is at No 46