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Mourinho exclusive: 'I don't panic-buy players'

In this second extract from ITV Sport's exclusive interview with Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager reveals how he waited through two transfer windows until forward Diego Costa and midfielder Cesc Fabregas became available at the right price.

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West Ham striker Carroll models for H&M

Andy Carroll models for H&M's new athletic line. Credit: H&M

Andy Carroll has been conspicuous by his absence on the pitch for West Ham of late, but the striker has scored a big modelling job for high-street chain H&M, his first since signing for Select Models earlier this year.

Carroll modelled the new range, Alexander Wang for H&M, after reportedly beating more than 200 rivals to win the job.

"I had a good chat with Alexander, turns out we both have a keen interest in trainers and he had noticed the ones I was wearing before I did my shoot," Carroll told Vogue UK. "I guess you could say we discussed fashion!"

"I don't think I'm quite ready to take on Becks [David Beckham] yet," he added. "I will leave that to him for the time being! I'm going to concentrate on the day job of scoring goals for West Ham and hopefully England."

Injured Bale misses Anfield trip

Gareth Bale won't grace Anfield on Wednesday night. Credit: PA

As expected, Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's 20-man squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool due to a muscle injury.

The 25-year-old Wales star was an unused substitute in Saturday's Primera Division win over Levante on his return from international duty, having played the full 90 minutes in both of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.

Reports in Spain suggest that Bale will also miss this weekend's Clasico showdown against Barcelona in Madrid.

Mourinho exclusive: 'Fabregas is a better guy than I thought'

Ahead of Chelsea's Champions League group match against Maribor at Stamford Bridge (watch live on ITV at 7.30pm tonight), their outspoken manager Jose Mourinho chatted exclusively to ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke.

In the following extract, Mourinho talks about the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, and admits with a smile that the Spaniard "is a better guy than I thought". He also reveals that he understands now why Fabregas was made Arsenal captain as a teenager.

You can watch more extracts from this interview on our Champions League website

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West Brom mock Man Utd sub Fellaini on Twitter five minutes before he scores

Manchester United's much-maligned midfielder Marouane Fellaini had never scored for the club until last night's Premier League match at West Bromwich Albion. The Belgian came on as a sub and, with United trailing 1-0, equalised to leave whoever runs West Brom's Twitter feed with a red face. (The match finished 2-2.)

The club later apologised for the tweet.

England start Homeless World Cup with 6-1 win over USA

England (white shirts) beat the USA comfortably in the end. Credit: Elaine Livingstone

England's men started their Homeless World Cup campaign in Chile with a 6-1 win over the USA.

However, later in the day they were thrashed 9-3 by Bulgaria. Today they face Russia and the Netherlands in fixtures that will decide their fate in Group C.

Play continues throughout the week. The tournament is being live streamed at homelessworldcup.org.

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