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Live Reporting

Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right that's me done for the day.

    Here are some bits to keep you busy while you're finishing off your lunch:

    Take care and see you all soon.

  2. BreakingFavre returns to Nice

    French club Nice have announced that Lucien Favre has returned to the club as manager to replace Christophe Galtier.

    The Swiss manager previously took charge of the Ligue 1 club from 2016-18 before joining Borussia Dortmund.

    Galtier, is widely expected to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at Paris St-Germain.

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  3. County

    Pre-season training is well under way for Stockport County, who are readying themselves for a return to the EFL.

    The County players were back in last week, as they prepare to face Stevenage in their season opening-match on 6 August.

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  4. Spurs target Richarlison & Gordon from Everton

    Seeing Tottenham are targeting a package deal for Everton players Richarlison and Anthony Gordon pop up on Sky Sports News must come with a health warning for Everton fans.

    Surely not?

  5. Fulham aim to complete double swoop

    Manor Solomon and Joao Palhinha

    Fulham are confident of wrapping up deals for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha this week according to the Daily Mail.

    Israel international Solomon is expected in London soon to complete his £7m move and is seen as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Fabio Carvalho, while Palhinha, who has been capped 14 times by Portugal is expected to cost around £20m

  6. Chelsea leading the way for Demebele?


    As one of the Spanish daily newspapers stressed earlier and we have outlined previously Ousmane Dembele could well be on the move when his Barcelona contract expires this week.

    Barca boss Xavi and club president Joan Laporta are both hopeful the French forward can be persuaded to stay but according to the Daily Star, Chelsea are frontrunners to sign the 25-year-old.

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    Tim: One positive factor in Arsenal pursuing Jesus is that at least Arteta knows him well. It is not like buying someone because they look good on YouTube.

  8. Austin heads to Brisbane

    Charlie Austin has signed for the 10th club of his career after joining A-League side Brisbane Roar.

    Austin was released by QPR at the end of his second permanent spell at the club last term and had been in discussions with the Australian side for a number of weeks.

    The 32-year-old forward has also played for Swindon Town, Burnley, Southampton and West Brom in England.

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    SMS Message: Arsenal made improvements last season and look to be keeping that momentum. Man United are moving the opposite way, Ten Haag needs another £1.3bn to turn it around. from Amalan from Stratford
    Amalan from Stratford
    SMS Message: I understand that some Arsenal fans still think it's 03/04 season & they are a footy superpower & can't handle they are signing a player who won't start at City but trust me, Jesus is class. Gunners should be dancing in the streets at the thought of his arrival. from Simon from Stockport
    Simon from Stockport
  10. Pre-season preparations underway

    Diogo Dalot with a nod to new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

    Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with perhaps one to a prospective new employer after finding himself on the fringes at Anfield?

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  11. Man Utd sign Stevenage youngster Harrison

    Manchester United

    Not the one that Manchester United fans were hoping for to impact on the first team mind.

    United have instead signed 16-year-old goalkeeper Elyh Harrison from League Two Stevenage.

    Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace said: “Our very best wishes go to Elyh, and we will follow his career with interest. This is the fourth young player in four years that has been signed from Stevenage’s Academy to a Premier League club”.

    “We have negotiated all of these transfers outside of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) system and therefore [it] delivers significant funding to the Club, alongside a continued financial interest in their success, justifying our huge investment in the Academy”.

  12. Post update

    New signing done and dusted at Manchester United...

    Frenkie de Jong? Antony? Christian Eriksen....?

  13. Brighton keen to keep Cucurella

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It is understood Pep Guardiola is keen to add Brighton defender Marc Cucurella to his squad to bolster his left-sided options.

    Brighton are aware of the rumours but they are in a very strong bargaining position.

    Cucurella still has four years left on the contract he signed when he joined Graham Potter's men 12 months ago and have already sold Yves Bissouma this summer.

    They have no interest in selling Cucurella, so it would take something pretty sizeable to get him.

  14. Favre to Nice and Galtier heading to PSG?

    Lots of chat around that Paris St-Germain will tie up a deal for Nice boss Christophe Galtier to become their new manager this week.

    Mauricio Pochettino has of course yet to officially depart the Ligue 1 champions but the tweet below suggests that Nice are ready to move on and that Lucien Favre is set to be announced as their manager.

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  15. Kane continues Orient sponsorship

    This is really quite a nice thing to do. Chapeau Harry Kane.

    The England forward enjoyed a loan spell at Leyton Orient back in 2010-11.

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  16. Brentford appoint Ryan to new role


    Ben Ryan

    Brentford have appointed former England and Fiji rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan to a new role of director of elite performance at the club.

    Former Nottingham scrum-half Ryan, 50, who guided Fiji to Olympic sevens gold at Rio 2016, will work alongside head coach Thomas Frank.

    Ryan, who studied at Cambridge and Loughborough universities, was head coach of England Sevens for six years before taking up the same role with Fiji when rugby sevens was introduced to the Olympics for the first time in Rio.

    He was also awarded the highest honour in Fiji - Companion of the Order of Fiji - for his role in helping the country win their first-ever Olympic medal and his face also appears on coins and bank notes in the South Pacific archipelago

  17. 'Honoured, proud, humbled' - Turner signs for Arsenal

    Arsenal's new signing Matt Turner says he is "blessed, grateful, honoured, proud, humbled and every other emotion" as he joins the Gunners from MLS side New England Revolution.

    Turner says he and his family "feel right at home" after making the move.

    “Obviously New Jersey is pretty far from North London but watching Arsenal as a kid, I fell in love with the way the team plays and the values of this club," he said.

    “It felt like a long shot, but why not dream of putting my team’s shirt on one day.

    “So I dedicated my life to working at my game and being the best player and person that I could be. I was able to realise a dream and this is one of the best days of my life.”

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  18. Derby D-Day on Wednesday

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It has been an awful period for Derby County fans but it finally looks as though there is going to be a happy ending with regards to the future of the club.

    Local businessman David Clowes has been given Preferred Bidder status and exclusivity in negotiations with the club's administrators, who have been in place since September.

    Providing there are no hitches, the deal should be completed on Wednesday, which will allow the club to move forward - and temporary boss Liam Rosenior to bring some players in.

    Derby start pre-season training today with five contracted players.

  19. Post update

    It's a tough life being a professional footballer.

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    West Brom players
  20. Lots of noise around Manchester City

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It is another two weeks before Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola gets his players back for the start of pre-season training.

    However, there is plenty of noise around the club at present, both in terms of incoming and outgoing transfers.

    City have agreed a deal with Leeds for Kalvin Phillips, which will cost them £42.3m if it goes through.

    A outline £45m transfer is in place for Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus to join Arsenal, whilst Chelsea are pushing to sign Raheem Sterling, who still has a year left on his City contract and undecided about his future.

    None of these deals are done yet but I would expect movement over the coming days.