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Live Reporting

Thomas Mallows

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    It is time to bring this live page to a close. Thank you for joining me and for all your tweets and texts.

    Don't forget to stick with the BBC Sport website this evening for live text commentary of the EFL Cup and Europa League qualifiers.

    We will be back here tomorrow morning for all the reaction to those games plus a look ahead to this weekend's Premier League action.


  2. Who is Valencia's exciting English teenager Yunus Musah?

    The departure of several key stars has made for a tough summer for Valencia - but one talented English teenager is offering room for optimism at the Mestalla Stadium.

    Former Arsenal academy star Yunus Musah became the first English player to represent the Spanish side when he started their opening 4-2 La Liga win over Levante on 13 September.

    And at 17 years 289 days, it also made England youth international Musah the club's youngest foreign player, as well as putting him in the top 10 youngest overall.

    So, just how did he get here?

    You can find out by heading over here.

    Yunus Musah playing for Valencia
  3. 'It's the end for him'

    Chris Sutton has some strong opinions on Mesut Ozil and his increasingly uncertain future at Arsenal.

    Hear what he has to say by checking out the Football Daily Podcast on BBC Sounds.

    View more on twitter
  4. Get Involved - your superhero takeover

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: Robert The Bruce for Brentford playoffs..... (Try, try and try again after nought from nine attempts sigh) from Frank McLoughlin
    Frank McLoughlin
    SMS Message: Pretty sure Thor's a Hammers fan! from Tim in London
    Tim in London
  5. From Hearts to Bologna...via Loch Ness?

    Teenager defender Aaron Hickey had completed his move from Hearts to Bologna, with the Serie A side producing a, er, unique signing video on Twitter.

    Would love to have been in the production meeting for that one.

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  6. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Re:Harry Redknapp (19:28). Its quite straightforward really. Footballers at every level (and agents) are overpaid. If there is less money in the game, everyone takes a cut, players included for the greater good. If clubs go bust because they can't afford less, or fool them. from Andy in Maidenhead
    Andy in Maidenhead
  7. How Edouard Mendy beat setbacks to succeed

    From the depths of lower league French football to unemployment and a chance to bounce back, it has been quite the journey for Chelsea newboy Edouard Mendy.

    Read all about his story here.

    Edouard Mendy playing for Rennes
  8. Clarets eye Wilson

    Mandeep Sanghera

    BBC Sport

    Burnley are interested in signing Wales international Harry Wilson from Liverpool and have made contact with the Reds about the 23-year-old winger.

    Wilson spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and made 35 appearances, scoring seven goals, for them as they were relegated from the Premier League.

    He had previously been on loan at Derby County, Hull City, and Crewe Alexandra.

    Liverpool are not considering loaning Wilson out again and want any move to be on a permanent basis.

  9. Quiz: Can you name every European Super Cup winner?

    And while we are on the subject of the European Super Cup, why not have a go at our quiz and name the 24 sides to have won the trophy since it began in 1973.

    I'm pretty pleased with my effort (the clues helped a lot, mind).

    You can have a go by heading over here.

    Screenshot of European Super Cup quiz score of 22/24
  10. Fans return for Super Cup

    Bayern Munich v Sevilla (20:00 BST)

    The first major European match to feature fans since the Covid-19 crisis takes place this evening when Bayern Munich face Sevilla in the Super Cup in Budapest.

    The Hungarian government insists it is "safe" for fans to attend the match at the city's Puskas Arena despite opposition saying they will be "experimental rabbits".

    The 67,000-capacity stadium can be a third full with strict hygiene measures in place for those attending the game.

    Both Bayern and Sevilla have been allocated 3,000 tickets for the match but far fewer of their fans will attend, with the majority coming from Hungary.

    Bayern Munich players celebrating with the Champions League trophy
  11. Get Involved - your superhero takeover

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Josh Jones: You never know when @VancityReynolds is going to walk out in front of a packed Racecourse after Wrexham win the Champions league and the Premier league in the same season. See you in 8 Years.

    You heard it here first!

  12. BBC to show both women's FA Cup semi-finals live

    Man City Women celebrating winning the FA Cup at Wembley in 2019

    Live football on the BBC alert!

    Both 2019-20 Women's FA Cup semi-finals will be broadcast live on BBC TV and online next week.

    The first semi-final on Wednesday, 30 September will be live on BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer (19:15 BST kick-off).

    The second match will be live on BBC Two and iPlayer (also 19:15) on Thursday, 1 October. The teams involved in both games are still to be decided.

    Saturday's quarter-final between north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham (17:15) will also be live on BBC Two and iPlayer, with the three remaining quarter-finals to be played on Sunday.

    Head over here for all the details.

  13. Get Involved - your superhero takeover

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: No need for a superHERO in Aston; a superVILLAN would be more appropriate. Can I suggest Mings the Merciless? from Stephen H
    Stephen H
    Tyrone Mings playing for Aston Villa
  14. Gossip: Man Utd trying to drive down Telles fee

    Loads of transfer rumours in the gossip column this morning.

    Here is a taster:

    Brazil left-back Alex Telles, 27, wants to leave Porto for Manchester United, who are trying to drive down the £36.6m asking price. (Telegraph - subscription required)

    Arsenal have renewed their interest in Barcelona and Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28. (Sport - in Spanish)

    Aston Villa are keen to bring in England and Chelsea midfield duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, and Ross Barkley, 26, on loan, but can only choose one because of Premier League rules. (Mail)

    Read those rumours and more in today's gossip column.

    Alex Telles playing for Porto
  15. Get Involved - your superhero takeover

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Mike Lawson: I don't know about taking over Everton, but Spider-Man would make an exceptional Pickford replacement. Great reaction times, strong, and everything just sticks to him.

  16. 'They are the lifeblood of the community'

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    Here is more from former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who told the Today programme that he remains hopeful the Premier League will help their English Football League counterparts with a rescue package to see them through the coronavirus pandemic.

    "I really fear for these clubs but it’s so important we keep them alive," he said. "They are the lifeblood of the community and it would be so sad to see them go out of business this year.

    "Hopefully it will happen, hopefully we are wrong and money will be pushed down the divisions because they must be in such a precarious position it’s scary."

  17. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Would have been nice for you to mention that Morecambe were down to 10 men. from Anon

    Ask and you shall receive!

    Morecambe's Toumani Diagouraga was sent off after 33 minutes against Newcastle, which undoubtedly helped the Magpies' cause.

    Though to be fair they were already 4-0 up at that stage.

    Morecambe's Toumani Diagouraga being shown a red card against Newcastle
  18. How long can football clubs survive without fans?

    "There's a perception that, because of the Premier League, football is awash with money."

    Dover Athletic are just one example of a club struggling to survive without the income from fans attending matches.

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    Video caption: How long can football clubs survive without the return of fans in the stadium?
  19. 'I don’t know how they are going to survive'

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    Former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has been speaking on BBC Radio 4's the Today programme about the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on lower league clubs, with crowds now unlikely to return until next spring.

    Redknapp was asked whether he can see the Premier League helping out their English Football League counterparts.

    "You’d love to see that happen but I don’t know whether it will," he said.

    "We’ve seen great clubs like Bury, a great football club full of tradition, go out of business.

    "They are in an area full of Premier League clubs, where it wouldn’t have taken an awful lot for them to help out, but I don’t think the help was forthcoming.

    "It’s such a difficult situation, I don’t know how they [lower league clubs] are going to survive."

  20. Get Involved - Chelsea sign Mendy

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    SMS Message: A bit torn as to whether Mendy should start against WBA. Good opposition to ease into the league, but it might take a couple of weeks to settle in. Importantly though, he looks like a confident keeper, has plenty of voice and plenty of swagger. from Adam, Sheffield
    Adam, Sheffield