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  • 17:48

    THAT'S ALL FOLKS...
    And that's about your lot from Sky Sports Today for this week - a cracking story to end another busy week. Stay tuned to Sky Sports - be it television, apps or website - throughout this evening for more on Drogba and the latest from the Commonwealth Games, where England's Jo Rowsell has just won gold in the velodrome and Jason Kenny is hoping to follow suit. This weekend brings live cricket, golf, boxing, F1 and loads more besides - all the information you need is right here - and we'll be back with you on Monday morning for more of the same. As ever, thanks for reading
  • 17:41

    DROGBA RETURNS
    And to whet your appetites ahead of his return, how about a round-up of Drogba's Champions League highs and lows...

  • 17:35

    TRANSFER LATEST
    No doubt about the day's biggest transfer story, then, but there's some significant news involving Liverpool and Southampton, too, this evening - Sky sources understand a deal has been struck at last and that Lovren is set to become a Liverpool player at some point in the next 24 hours...

  • 17:25

    DROGBA RETURNS - THE STATS
    And if you need any more reason than Messrs Drogba and Mourinho have provided there, scroll down for a few cold, hard facts...
  • 17:20

    DROGBA RETURNS
    Drogba has signed a one-year contract and returns to Stamford Bridge after two years spent between China and Galatasaray of Turkey. Here's the man himself on his reasons for returning...
    It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again.  Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me. My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career.

    ....and Jose Mourinho on his reasons for getting the deal done...

    He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe. I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history


  • 17:12

  • 17:09

    DROGBA DEAL DONE
    Chelsea have now confirmed what we already knew: Didier Drogba has re-signed for the club


  • 17:04

    TOUR DE FRANCE HIGHLIGHTS
    Let's just bring you up to date with the latest from the Tour de France, where VIncenzo Nibali steered clear of a late pile-up on a Stage 19 won by Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas. Highlights here...

  • 17:00

    DROGBA RETURNS
    And we'll leave the last word on Drogba - for now anyway - to one of his former opponents...

  • 16:34

    DROGBA'S RETURN - YOUR VIEW
    So it looks like it's really happening, Chelsea fans - Didier Drogba is on his way back. So let's have your opinions - are you unanimously happy at the return of the man whose penalty kick won the Champions League? Or would Jose Mourinho have been better off looking for a younger man as back-up for Diego Costa? Let us know what you think by tweeting @SkyFootball using the #SST hashtag...
  • 16:29

    DROGBA DEAL CLOSE
    We've been keeping you right up to speed with news of Didier Drogba's possible Chelsea return, and now we can tell you - courtesy of Sky sources - that a deal should be announced this afternoon. Confirmation here when we get it
  • 16:27

    GEALE v GOLOVKIN - JIM WATT'S VERDICT
    Coverage of Geale-Golovkin also includes the undercard fight between Mike Perez and Bryant Jennings, and the programme begins at 1.30am on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday night/Sunday morning. We asked Jim Watt for his pre-fight views, and here's what Sky Sports' resident expert had to say...
  • 16:24

    BOXING ON SKY SPORTS
    And you don't have to wait until August for your next boxing live on Sky Sports - this weekend we've a cracking bill headlined by the fearsome Gennady Golovkin - the WBA's 'super' middleweight champion who is up against Aussie Daniel Geale. Golovkin is unbeaten and has a frightening knockout punch, but Geale is undeterred...
    If you go into the fight worried about what he can do; the big KO punch or he can do this, can do that, you can be beaten before you enter the ring. I’m going in certain if I fight the way I know I can, I can win this. I have a confidence that I can do it.


  • 16:08

    ANTHONY JOSHUA VIDEO
    Plenty of people see the future of the heavyweight division belonging to another fighter altogether - Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua, who will be back in action next month on Sky Sports as part of Matchroom's Dublin bill...

  • 16:04

    HELL HATH NO FURY...
    Tyson Fury and last-minute opponent Alexander Ustinov have been going through the weigh-in motions in Manchester ahead of their fight this Saturday. Ustinov has stepped in following Dereck Chisora's withdrawal, and Fury has told Chisora to forget about rearranging their rematch

  • 15:41

    REGIONAL PAPER TALK
    The Friday afternoon regionals have hit the desks here, and we've trawled the back pages to bring you the best of the football stories. Here are a few of the more eye-catching headlines...
    • Brendan Rodgers says a new contract for Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is a formality this summer - LIVERPOOL ECHO
    • Sunderland are looking to seal a move for Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt within the next 24 hours to finally ease their left-back headache - SUNDERLAND ECHO
    • West Brom today closed in on Costa Rica World Cup star Cristian Gamboa - as they also prepared to push ahead with their move for Aussie defender Jason Davidson - EXPRESS AND STAR
  • 15:29

    HUNGARY ACTION
    It's not just the F1 big boys in action at the Hungaroring. The GP2 drivers have been out on the track - not altogether successfully in the cases of Jolyon Palmer and Johnny Cecotto...

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