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Live Reporting

Harry Poole

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's all from me today.

    Scroll down for reaction to Saturday's FA Cup final, Eddie Howe's Bournemouth departure, the Scottish Premiership's opening weekend and a look ahead to the return of European football this week!

    You can also read more on the news that Borussia Dortmund have set a 10 August deadline to agree a deal for Jadon Sancho to leave the club over here.

    Goodbye for now and thanks for joining me.

  2. One in, one out for Reds?


    Liverpool have reportedly moved ahead of Paris St-Germain in the race for Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara and are now "very likely" to sign the Spain midfielder.

    Meanwhile, Aston Villa are believed to be targeting a summer move for Liverpool's 25-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi.

    All that and more in today's gossip column.

    Thiago Alcantara
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    James Alex: Spurs need to go back to having 4 recognised strikers. Like Keane, Defoe, Kanoute, Mido. They need Callum Wilson and Troy Deeney to support Kane and Son Heung-Min

  4. FA Cup final most watched game of the season

    Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

    Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup final was the most-watched football match of the 2019-20 season.

    The BBC's coverage from Wembley Stadium was watched by a peak of 8.2m across all platforms, a 46.1% audience share. The match was also shown on BT Sport.

    It eclipses the 7.3m for last month's semi-final at Wembley between Manchester United and Chelsea.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Alan Shearer finally gets to lift the FA Cup trophy..well almost!
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    SMS Message: All this chat about Edouard and yet the stand out player of the weekend was Martin Boyle. Edouard scored 3 tap ins. Boyle - pace, skill and goals. Not bad for a player who predominantly plays on the wing. Scotland should have selected him before Australia. I just hope Hibs don't sell him. from Gareth, Glasgow
    Gareth, Glasgow
  6. Play-off riches to be 'better received than ever before'

    Brentford v Fulham (Tue, 19:45 BST)

    Before European football returns on Wednesday, the Championship play-off final takes place on Tuesday night as Brentford and Fulham go head-to-head for a place on the Premier League.

    The riches for the winners of Tuesday night's Championship play-off final will be "better received than ever before" because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sports finance expert Tim Bridges.

    Victory for Brentford would be worth around £160m over three years, while a Fulham win would earn them £135m.

    Those figures could rise to £265m over five years - if they avoid immediate relegation, according to Deloitte.

    Brentford manager Thomas Frank
  7. Scholes spoken to over lockdown party claims

    Former Manchester United and England footballer Paul Scholes has been spoken to by police over claims he flouted lockdown rules by staging a house party.

    The Sun newspaper reported a party was held at his Oldham home for his son's birthday on Friday evening, the day new rules kicked in in Greater Manchester.

    The restrictions ban social gatherings in people's homes and gardens.

    Scholes, 45, has not commented on the report.

    There's more on that story over here.

  8. Today's top stories

    Here are the top football stories on the BBC Sport website so far today:

  9. Europa League state of play

    Mason Greenwood

    The Europa League quarter-finals will take place 10-11 August:

    1. Wolfsburg/Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt/Basel
    2. LASK/Manchester United v Istanbul Basaksehir/Copenhagen
    3. Inter Milan/Getafe v Rangers/Bayer Leverkusen
    4. Olympiakos/Wolves v Sevilla/Roma

    The semi-final ties will take place 16-17 August:

    Winner of quarter-final four v winner of quarter-final two

    Winner of quarter-final three v winner of quarter-final one

  10. Champions League state of play

    Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane

    The following Champions League quarter-finals will take place 12-15 August:

    1. Real Madrid or Manchester City v Lyon or Juventus
    2. RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid
    3. Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich
    4. Atalanta v Paris St-Germain

    The semi-final matches will then be played on 18-19 August:

    Winner of quarter-final one v winner of quarter-final three

    Winner of quarter-final two v winner of quarter-final four

  11. European last-16 ties up first

    There are four Champions League last-16 second leg ties to be played on Friday and Saturday, before the one-game knockout format gets underway - with eight games at the same stage still to come in the Europa League on Wednesday and Thursday.

    In the Champions League, Manchester City lead Real Madrid 2-1, Juventus trail Lyon 1-0, Bayern Munich are 3-0 up against Chelsea, while Napoli and Barcelona are tied 1-1.

    Remaining Europa League last-16 ties (aggregate scores in brackets):

    • Copenhagen v Istanbul Basaksehir (0-1)
    • Wolves v Olympiakos (1-1)
    • Bayer Leverkusen v Rangers (3-1)
    • Shakhtar Donetsk v Wolfsburg (2-1)
    • Basel v Eintracht Frankfurt (0-3)
    • Manchester United v LASK (5-0)
    • Inter Milan v Getafe (first leg abandoned)
    • Sevilla v Roma (first leg abandoned).
  12. Get Involved - Sancho on the move?

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    SMS Message: The lack of rotation from Ole says it all. We need strength in depth and top quality attacking options that fit our style of play. Sancho suits this perfectly. from Dom, London
    Dom, London
  13. Get Involved - Sancho on the move?

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    Michael Figueiredo: Having someone like Sancho will not only increase squad depth but give more creativity in that final third. He would blend in perfectly with the likes of Greenwood and Rashford too. Man Utd really need him.

  14. Harrogate secure 'fairytale' EFL promotion

    Harrogate Town 3-1 Notts County

    Harrogate Town celebrate promotion to the English Football League

    Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver said promotion to the English Football League is "fairytale stuff" after his side secured their first promotion to the EFL.

    The North Yorkshire side beat Notts County 3-1 on Sunday in the National League promotion final. Harrogate only turned professional for the 2017-18 season, winning promotion to the National League that season.

    "It's a dream come true. It's an unbelievable experience," Weaver told BBC Radio York.

    The club now faces a tight turnaround before the League Two season begins on 12 September, with ripping up their artificial pitch and replacing it with grass - in accordance with EFL regulations - among the things on their to-do list.

  15. Get Involved - FA Cup final reaction

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    Celine Robinson: Winning a final will be massive for this team’s mentality that choked last year in Baku. If we keep Auba—and I think we will—we could win the Europa league next year, and we’ll look back and realize just how watershed this FA Cup was for Arteta

  16. Get Involved - what next for Eddie Howe?

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    SMS Message: Shouts for EH to any club in the top 10 is so blinded, clubs haven't seriously considered him before so how will bad squad management and relegation lead to a top 10 employment?! Am I missing something? from Will, London
    Will, London
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    Manchester United fans - how much do you want your club to press ahead with a deal for Jadon Sancho?

    Or can anyone see Sancho fitting in nicely somewhere else?

    Let me know - #bbcfootball of text 81111 if you're in the UK.

  18. Dortmund set Sancho deadline

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    After finishing runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season, Borussia Dortmund want an undisturbed preparation to the 2020-21 campaign.

    It remains to be seen whether that influences United in their attempts to sign Sancho, who has made rapid progress since joining Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017.

    Having signed Jude Bellingham from Birmingham this summer and Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg, Dortmund have already beaten United to two players they tried hard to lure to Old Trafford.

    However, United will also know what the cost of that duo will be – and the likelihood of Dortmund being able to resist an offer for one of their most marketable players, even if it came after the August deadline, given the actual transfer deadline for international deals is not until 5 October.