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Summary

  1. English transfer window shuts on 9 August
  2. Which clubs still need to make signings?
  3. Gossip: Harry Maguire open to Man Utd move
  4. Get involved - #bbcfootball or text 81111

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By Greg O'Keeffe and Andrew Mullen

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  1. That's all folks

    Thanks for your company and contributions today.

    Plenty to ponder ahead of the new season starting in just 11 days time.

    Below are some of the top stories from today.

    But for now, it's goodbye from me...

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    Manchester City celebrate
    SMS Message: Premier League predictions 18/19 - 1 Man City, 2 Man Utd, 3 Liverpool, 4 Chelsea. Spurs have not capitalised (by winning a trophy) on their significant improvements over the last few seasons and think they can’t assume a top four place now. Surely Chelsea will be better this season too. Liverpool should continue to impress but still probably don't have the depth of squad to be as consistent as required to challenge for the title. Jose Mourinho should work some magic this season and narrow the gap to the champions-elect Man City. from Liam, London
    Liam, London
  3. PSG boss Tuchel surprised by Cavani to Real Madrid reports

    Edinson Cavani

    Thomas Tuchel said it was his "biggest wish" for Edinson Cavani to stay at Paris Saint-Germain after reports linking the Uruguay striker to Real Madrid.

    Tuchel appeared surprised by Real's interest in Cavani, as reported by Spanish media, when he heard about it after a 3-2 friendly win over Atletico Madrid in Singapore.

    "This is my feeling and my biggest wish and I have not heard such a thing," Tuchel said, when asked if he would like to keep Cavani at PSG.

    "I talked to Edinson some days ago, he didn't mention anything. He said he was looking forward to coming back, he said he's looking forward to joining us to achieve all his goals with us and our team. "He's a key player for us and there's no thought about giving him away."

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    Jurgen Klopp

    David Melton: 1) Liverpool, 2) Man City, 3) Tottenham, 4) Arsenal. I can't see any bottling by this year. It’s been steady progress under Jurgen Klopp and he's finally addressed the goalkeeper issue.

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    SMS Message: Liverpool to run away in first position for the first half of the season and a Manchester City to come up swiftly from the rear. Chelsea and Manchester United to have the worst seasons on record? from Elliot
    Elliot
  6. Newcastle keen on Ajax's Tagliafico?

    Newcastle United

    Nicolas Tagliafico

    Newcastle are keen on Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, with manager Rafael Benítez known to be seeking cover for Paul Dummet.

    It is reported the defender, who played in all of Argentina’s games at the World Cup, will cost around £8m.

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    SMS Message: Louis Van Gaal was an improvement on David Moyes, Jose Mourinho is an improvement on Van Gaal. It's a gradual process, get behind your team. Such an air of negativity in English support some times. from Tom, Manchester
    Tom, Manchester
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    Duncan: 1) Man Utd 2) Chelsea 3) Man City. Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal to bottle it again like they have done for the last decade.

    Jamie Savin: 1) Man City 2) Liverpool 3) Tottenham. Arsenal to finish fourth, with Jose Mourhino sacked by end of October and Manchester United finish sixth.

  9. Spurs keen on Valencia’s Kondogbia?

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Geoffrey Kondogbia

    Tottenham are eyeing up a move for Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports.

    Kondogbia only signed a permanent deal with the La Liga side earlier this summer following a successful season-long loan deal from Inter Milan.

    The reports suggest he is now valued at £72m.

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    SMS Message: Top three will be - 1. Man City.2. Arsenal.3. Man Utd. Liverpool always spend big and never win the Premier League. from Paul K
    Paul K
    SMS Message: Top 3 - 1. Man City; 2. Liverpool; 3. Chelsea. I think 92 points will be enough for City to retain the title this season. from A.Gibbon, Cheshire
    A.Gibbon, Cheshire
  11. Rovers sign Chelsea winger Palmer

    Kasey Palmer

    Blackburn have signed Chelsea winger Kasey Palmer on a season-long loan.

    Palmer was also linked with a move to Newcastle.

    “I think once you are told of the interest you just want to get it done and get to the club straight away. I’ve just wanted to get out there and get training with the team," he said.

    “I’m happy to be here and want to be a part of something exciting in the Championship next season. Moving forward I want to achieve something special here.

    “As soon as I spoke to the manager and heard what he wanted to do here, the way he likes to play and having watched a couple of games last season, I felt it is a club heading in the right direction."

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    Jose Mourinho

    Himanshu Singh: Jose Mourinho needs to understand - times have changed. Players crave to play attractive football and not the kind of negativism Mourinho builds.

    Gareth Jones: Although I had immense respect for Jose Mourinho before he signed, I never wanted him as Manchester United manager, however my support for United is unconditional and that means supporting Mourinho. We have improved significantly under Jose, be patient, back the players and back Jose.

  13. Post update

    Sven-Goran Eriksson was linked to the vacant job as national team coach of Iraq.

    "After spending 72 hours, Sven-Goran Eriksson left Yaoundé on Saturday 28 July 2018.

    "The Swedish manager was invited to Cameroon for a discussion in connection with the recruitment of a head coach for the senior national side - the Indomitable Lions.

    "After the interview with Sven-Goran Eriksson and taking into account the other existing offers, Fecafoot will reveal in the next few days its choice of permanent coach for our national team."

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  14. Sven set for Cameroon?

    Sven-Goran Eriksson

    Cameroon have confirmed discussions with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over as coach of the Indomitable Lions.

    The Swede, 70, held positive talks with Cameroon Football Federation officials in Yaounde last week, as they seek to fill the vacant post following the exit of Hugo Broos.

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    SMS Message: I'm a massive Liverpool fan, but I can see us bottling it again and coming fourth! from Tom Haley
    Tom Haley
    SMS Message: Top three next season: 1. Man City 2. Arsenal 3. Man United. Liverpool will flop. from Chris
    Chris
    SMS Message: Top three: 1. Liverpool 2. Man City 3. Tottenham. from Gareth Moored
    Gareth Moored
  16. Middlesbrough reject Wolves' Traore bid?

    Adama Traore.

    Wolves are still keen on boosting their squad ahead of their Premier League return, but reports suggest Middlesbrough have rejected a bid for forward Adama Traore.

    The 22-year-old is believed to have an £18m release clause.

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    David Alaba
    SMS Message: Manchester United have to start playing 4-3-3 formation this season. They should have started testing new formations and styles when the title race was over. Not prepared at all for another season. Sign David Alaba, and an experienced centre back to partner Eric Bailly, and we will win the Premier League. from Harry, Somerset
    Harry, Somerset
  18. Stekelenburg pens new Everton deal

    Everton

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has agreed a new two-year contract.

    The 35-year-old, who is understudy to England international Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park, is now tied to the Toffees until the end of June 2020.

    "I understand my role and I will try to compete with Jordan and push him to continue to get better as well,” said Stekelenburg.

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    Kieran: Top three next season: 1. Man City 2. Liverpool 3. Chelsea/Man Utd depending on how Maurizio Sarri plays out.

    Simon Garrett: 1. Liverpool 2. Man City 3. Someone a very long way behind.

    Geoff Naylor: Top three will be Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea. Fourth place probably going to Tottenham. Jose Mourinho and Unai Emery leave before Christmas.

  20. Only Henderson, Lovren & Mignolet missing for Reds

    Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson, Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet are the only major absentees from Liverpool's 29-man squad training in France this week after their World Cup exploits.

    Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip are included ahead of the friendly against Napoli in Dublin on Saturday, report our colleagues at BBC Merseyside Sport.

    Liverpool squad for France trip: Kelleher, Grabara, Alisson, Karius, Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Phillips, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Matip, Milner, Keita, Fabinho, Grujic, Lallana, Camacho, Wijnaldum, Jones, Sturridge, Ings, Origi, Shaqiri, Salah, Mane, Firmino, Solanke.