A select round-up of transfer news relating to Liverpool…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has spoken to Andre Villas-Boas after the latter's sacking from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners coach has stated that the mercurial German is in need of a rest, but that he will start against the west London outfit.
Out-of-favour Alexander Buttner is being linked with a move to Genoa in the January transfer window.
The temperamental midfielder was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester on Saturday.
Human rights activists have accused Mariah Carey of accepting a $1m (£600,000) fee to play a concert for Angola's "father-daughter kleptocracy".
The late great French film director François Truffaut once declared damningly that the words "British" and "cinema" were incompatible.
As Mark Twain observed: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
The year was dominated by the promise of a sense of renewal thanks to the early announcement of next-generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This month Bloomberg Businessweek magazine's cover showed a range of archaeological objects – a flint arrowhead, a skull – and a BlackBerry handset. The label? "Relic".