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By Laura Savvas

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  1. Goodbye!

    What a busy day that was!

    Here are the top transfer stories from the day so far.

    Thanks for joining me, and, you guessed it, I'll be back from the same time tomorrow morning!

    See you at 07:00 BST.

    Wayne Rooney
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    Ed Hunter: To be perfectly honest, #bbcfootball, now that Spurs have a modern, terrific, bigger stadium, we can look forward to even better players coming in. Ndombele has joined, I want both Fernandes and Lo Celso join him. Unfortunately, we are probably going to lose Eriksen.

  3. Club-by-club guide to the 2019-20 Premier League season

    Club record signings, a number of managerial changes and the introduction of video assistant referees (VAR) - the new Premier League season is almost upon us.

    Will Manchester City become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to win the title three years in a row?

    Will European champions Liverpool be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990 after going so close last season?

    Chelsea have a new manager - as well as a transfer ban - while newly promoted Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are looking to establish themselves.

    Here, BBC Sport assesses each side's preparations...

    Sergio Aguero
  4. 'We will Koscielny all the best for the future'


    A statement from the Gunners said:

    "The centre back has made 353 appearances for us since signing from Lorient in 2010. He was part of our Emirates FA Cup-winning squads in 2014, 2015 and 2017."Laurent, who started his career in the French second division at Guingamp in 2004, has played 51 matches for France and was entering the final year of his current contract with us. We decided to sanction his move to Bordeaux once we agreed acceptable transfer terms."We thank Laurent for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future."The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

    Laurent Koscielny
  5. A stepping stone towards management?

    Rooney suggested recently that he was thinking about moving into coaching.

    Speaking about his managerial aspirations at last week's MLS All-Stars match, he said: "It's something which I want to stay involved in; [my coaching badges] are going well.

    "I'm obviously still a player and I want to continue to play. When the time is right I can go into coaching or management."

    His move to Derby, albeit alongside continuing his playing career, means he is the sixth member of England's Euro 2004 squad to take their first steps in coaching or management in the past 15 months.

    Steven Gerrard has made a good start to his managerial career with Rangers, while midfield partner Lampard took the Rams to the play-off final last season before taking over at Chelsea last month.

    Sol Campbell saved Macclesfield Town from relegation to the National League but Paul Scholes' spell at hometown club Oldham Athletic lasted just 31 days.

    John Terry moved into coaching with Aston Villa last October 2018 and helped the club back to the Premier League with victory over Lampard's Rams at Wembley.

    Wayne Rooney
  6. Gossip: Middlesbrough reject £8m Burnley bid for Fry

    Sky Sports claim Middlesbrough have rejected an £8m bid from Burnley for England Under-21 defender Dael Fry, 21.

    Dael Fry
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    Jonathan Crowley: United fans showing why they're so disliked across the globe again with claims that their signings will bump them from 6th to 1st. Get a grip boys #bbcfootball

  8. 'I can only imagine the buzz this will generate' - Morris

    Wayne Rooney joins Derby County

    Derby County’s Executive Chairman, Mel Morris CBE, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that Wayne Rooney will be joining Derby County.

    “This is clearly an exciting signing for us, and Wayne’s presence will further enhance the club’s standing and its ability to perform both on and off the pitch.

    “To have Wayne Rooney as a player, and equally as an aspiring coach, is incredible and I can only imagine the buzz this will generate amongst our supporters at home and internationally.

    “First and foremost, Wayne is joining us as a player but he will also have coaching responsibilities too, particularly around the development of our younger players progressing towards the first-team from our Academy, as he looks to gain his relevant qualifications for a future coaching and management career.

    “I would like to express a sincere thanks to DC United for their professionalism throughout this process. We wish them every success for the remainder of their season.”

    Wayne Rooney
  9. 'His credentials speak for themselves' - Cocu

    Wayne Rooney joins Derby County

    Rams manager Phillip Cocu said: “Wayne Rooney is an extremely talented and top-class footballer.

    “It is an exciting prospect for him to be joining Derby County and he can bring so much to this squad, both on and off the pitch. He has enjoyed a wonderful career, both in club football and for England, and he still has so much to give as well.

    “His credentials speak for themselves. But to have a player with his leadership, skill, experience, character and work ethic will be huge for us. He knows what it takes to succeed as a player and I have no doubt he will have a positive impact right across the club.

    “The inspiration and motivation this can generate is massive for all of our players from the first team right through to the youngsters in the Academy. It is entirely in keeping with, and in support of, the club’s philosophy and approach.

    “I am looking forward to working with Wayne from the start of next year and welcoming him to the club.”

    Wayne Rooney
  10. BreakingGossip: Coutinho heading to Arsenal on loan

    French paper L'Equipe is reporting that Philippe Coutinho is set to join Arsenal on loan.

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  11. 'I am sure I can make a big contribution'

    Here's what Rooney had to say about joining the Championship side:

    “I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with.

    “I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January. I am sure I can make a big contribution and can’t wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters.

    “I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and Academy.

    “I must also take this opportunity to thank DC United, their owners, executives and supporters who have been superb to work with. I want them to know that I will give my all in support of our push for the play-offs.”

    Wayne Rooney
  12. 'This is the best decision for all parties'

    "After speaking to Wayne and understanding his difficult situation of being so far away from his family, we have accepted that this is the best decision for all parties," DC United co-chairmen Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien said.

    "Our main focus now is the 2019 MLS Season and ensuring we make a push towards the playoffs with the ultimate goal of bringing an MLS Cup back to the District.

    "Wayne is an exceptional leader and one of the most iconic players to play the game so we look forward to his continued contributions to the team this season."

    Wayne Rooney
  13. 'Opportunity to go back home and start my career in coaching made my mind up'

    Wayne Rooney joins Derby County as player-coach

    “I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field," Rooney said.

    "My time in Major League Soccer is something I will always be proud of. The supporters in the Screaming Eagles, Barra Brava and District Ultras have made my time in America so enjoyable.

    "While the decision to move home was a tough one, family is everything to us and we make this change to be closer to the ones we love back in England. The opportunity to go back home and start the next step of my career in coaching was the factor that made my mind up.

    "I would like to thank everyone at D.C. United for the incredible support my family and I have received over my two seasons at the club.”

  14. Rooney to become club ambassador for DC United

    "D.C. United have announced that following the conclusion of the 2019 MLS season, star forward Wayne Rooney will be departing the club to continue his career in England in order to be closer to family.

    "It was announced today that, with the consent of D.C. United, Rooney completed negotiations to become a player-coach for Derby County in the English Championship in 2020.

    "Terms of the deal with Derby County are undisclosed. Rooney will become a club ambassador for D.C. United."

  15. BreakingWayne Rooney: Derby County sign former England captain from DC United

    Championship side Derby County have signed former England captain Wayne Rooney on an initial 18-month player-coach deal from MLS side DC United.

    Updates here.

    Wayne Rooney
  16. Gossip: Fernandinho confirms centre-back role

    Manchester City

    Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 34, has confirmed he will be used at centre-back in some games this season, following the arrival of 23-year-old Spaniard Rodri from Atletico Madrid, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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