Antonio Rudiger rejected new Chelsea offer of over £200,000 a week as he targets summer move

Antonio Rudiger turned down an offer worth more than £200,000 a week to stay at Chelsea, with the defender set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Telegraph Sport understands that Rudiger rejected Chelsea’s huge offer weeks before the sanctions... Read more

Newcastle dancing to Brazilian beat as Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes swat aside Norwich

Times have changed since Newcastle and Norwich last met. Back in November, the former propped up the table, trailing the latter by three. Newcastle were winless, Norwich unbeaten in four. Oh, and Joelinton was a much-maligned record-signing. Attacking flop is... Read more

Emily Scarratt exclusive interview: ‘Whoever’s writing my script, I owe them a drink’

It offers an intriguing insight into Scarratt’s pragmatic character. Days after breaking a leg on the opening day of the Premier 15s season last September, when she was caught awkwardly in a tackle, she was already wheeling herself around on... Read more

The rise of Vladimir Coufal: ‘How I escaped playing for sausages and beer to find my home at West Ham’

There are traces of anger when Vladimir Coufal talks about rejection. As the gatecrashers to Europe’s elite, West Ham’s story has been one of players proving a point to those who told them they would never get to the top. ... Read more

George Russell’s solid start at Mercedes creates Lewis Hamilton intrigue

Mercedes are, of course, acutely aware that the dynamic between their two drivers is under huge scrutiny. They experienced the nuclear fallout between Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2016 as they scrapped bitterly over that year’s title and have no... Read more

Graham Ford exclusive: Meet the coach who fixed Kevin Pietersen’s batting and now wants England job

As Kent director of cricket from 2005-09, Ford worked alongside Key, who was captain from 2007. The two led the club to a successful era, with Kent finishing fifth in Division One of the County Championship in Ford’s first two seasons... Read more

Bruno Fernandes’ Emirates horror show sums up Manchester United’s wider malaise

On one of the worst days of his Manchester United career, it was hard to know where to start with Bruno Fernandes. How about the missed penalty, hitting the post after a comically slow run-up, when United were trailing by... Read more

Jurgen Klopp: Only more titles will earn Liverpool the respect we deserve

And in 2017-18, after a shock FA Cup defeat by West Bromwich Albion, they lost only three games on their way to finishing third in the Premier League and reaching the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Real... Read more

Harlequins boost play-off charge with assured win over table-topping Leicester Tigers

Leicester qualified for the play-offs weeks ago and their selection probably hinted at one eye on Europe where they face Leinster in the Champions Cup quarter-final on 7 May. Stuart Lancaster, the former England head coach, now on the staff... Read more

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes admit ‘championship hopes are over’

Mercedes had high hopes that Hamilton and Russell, starting 13th and 11th respectively, might be able to move forward. But both lost position at the start. Hamilton dropped two places to 15th and Russell one to 12th. They then found... Read more

Manchester United dressing room is ‘just a disaster’ claims Paul Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed that Jesse Lingard told him the club’s dressing room was a “disaster” as the crisis at Old Trafford deepened with a 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick effectively conceded that... Read more

Saudi deal carve-up between Spanish FA chief and Gerard Pique paints grisly picture of greedy elite

When at last the president of the Spanish football association, the RFEF, came to discuss the intriguing arrangement he and Gerard Pique had struck over the distribution of funds from Saudi Arabia for moving the country’s Super Cup to the... Read more

Owen Farrell has all the attributes to one day become England coach

The question is how to progress that desire to become a coach. How he is managed is important because I believe he could one day be England coach. When his playing days draw to a close, it would make sense... Read more

‘Homecoming to remember’: How world reacted to Tyson Fury’s stunning TKO victory over Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury emerged unscathed to cement his place among the greats of heavyweight boxing with a stunning TKO win over Dillian Whyte in what the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ said would be his final bout. Fury entered the ring on Saturday... Read more

If this is the final curtain for Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King did it his way

Fury toys with theories about when he might leave all this vaudeville behind. Even in a more settled frame of mind, he can be wildly contradictory, adamant one moment that this duel with Whyte will be his last, the next... Read more

US retail giant joins race to snap up Ted Baker

The US retail giant behind Reebok and David Beckham’s global brand is mulling a takeover bid for Ted Baker as the race to snap up the upmarket fashion chain hots up. Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a retail and entertainment brands... Read more

Nordic terroir threatens to leave Britain’s wine dreams withering on the vine

Estimates suggest that there are now around 100 vineyards in Denmark over 90 hectares, putting it ahead of Sweden where the number is said to stand at around 40. Both industries may seem minuscule in comparison to countries such as... Read more

As Fortress Russia crumbles, the global economy faces a new world order

Dario Perkins, managing director of global macro at TS Lombard, says: “We always thought this splintering of the global economy into different trade blocs – the US, Asia and Europe in the middle – was going to happen but we’ve... Read more

Tech giants to be forced to tackle Russian disinformation

Tech giants Google and Facebook will be forced to tackle Russian war propaganda and other harmful content online or face multibillion euro fines under new rules unveiled by the EU. Lawmakers in Brussels signed off on tough rules to make... Read more

Revolut scheme for Ukrainian refugees was exploited by customers

Revolut has been forced to overhaul a scheme aimed at helping Ukrainian refugees after customers sought to exploit it for potential payments of up to £250. The banking app has stopped paying referral bonuses to users who point friends in... Read more

Rishi Sunak is down but not out – if only the same could be said for Britain

This may all prove unduly downbeat, but it is nevertheless at this stage quite hard to see why things should turn out much better. Growth heals all things – at least all things economic – but it is in particularly... Read more

Nicola Sturgeon has lost support of Scottish business with social and Covid crusades, says ex-adviser

‘We want whistleblowers [to report breaches] if they believe that there are things happening at the Fringe that are unfair on any front,” says Benny Higgins, chair of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “In principle, volunteering is not a bad... Read more

Britain’s first new coal mine in decades on the verge of approval

Michael Gove is on the cusp of approving Britain’s first coal mine in decades as the Cabinet rallies behind a proposal to wean the country off Russian imports. The Housing Secretary is understood to be supportive of plans to open... Read more