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Arsene Wenger willing to sacrifice hefty fee to keep Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger is ready to accept the financial “sacrifice” of keeping Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and admits there has been no progress on a new deal for the forward.

Everton have signed Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a club-record fee (David Davies/PA)

Gylfi Sigurdsson leaves Swansea for Everton in club-record move

Everton have completed the club-record signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea for a fee believed to be around £45million.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is heading for Barcelona, according to the general manager of the Spanish giants (David Davies/Empics)

Barcelona general manager Segura says signings of Coutinho and Dembele ‘close’

Barcelona general manager Pep Segura has said the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are “close” after watching his side lose to arch-rivlas Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been linked with Barcelona and Manchester City (John Walton/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Tottenham are yet to sign anybody during this transfer window, and are instead fending off further interest in their current players.

James Forrest scores Celtic's fourth goal against Astana (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Five-star Celtic on brink of Champions League group stages after routing Astana

Celtic confidently planted one foot into the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 thumping of Astana in the first leg of their play-off at Parkhead.

Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving Southampton in this window (Martin Rickett/PA)

Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” – Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” as keeping the defender is “the statement we need to make” at this juncture.

Mark Stoneman will make his England debut against the West Indies (Nick Potts/PA)

Stoneman to make England debut against West Indies

England Test captain Joe Root has announced opening batsman Mark Stoneman will make his debut against West Indies at Edgbaston.

Mark Sampson has been cleared of any "wrong-doing" following FA investigation (Mike Egerton/PA)

England Women boss Mark Sampson alleged to have made ‘racial’ remark to player

The Football Association has reiterated an investigation found no wrong-doing following claims made by striker Eni Aluko after it emerged England Women boss Mark Sampson was alleged to have made a remark with “racial and prejudicial connotations” towards one of his players.

Joselu has joined Newcasle from Stoke on a three-year contract (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Joselu completes move to Newcastle from Stoke

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez finally received some good news on the transfer front after signing Stoke striker Joselu.

Tony Bellew may face UFC fighter Michael Bisping in a boxing bout (Nick Potts/PA)

UFC fighter Michael Bisping opens door to Tony Bellew bout

Michael Bisping, Briton’s first UFC champion, has opened the door to a potential boxing showdown with former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew.

(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

Gylfi Sigurdsson passes Everton medical and is on verge of completing move

Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the verge of completing his highly anticipated move from Swansea to Everton.

Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea shows Cristiano Ronaldo the red card (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo fails with appeal against five-match ban for pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.

Suzann Pettersen has withdrawn from the Solheim Cup due to injury (Kenny Smith/PA)

Injury rules Suzann Pettersen out of Solheim Cup

Europe’s bid to regain the Solheim Cup has suffered a major blow after Norway’s Suzann Pettersen was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas on August 26 (Scott Heavey/PA)

Robert Byrd to referee bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

American referee Robert Byrd is to oversee the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on August 26.

West Brom defender Jonny Evans has been linked with a move to Manchester City (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Manchester City keen on West Brom defender Jonny Evans

Manchester City have made an initial approach to Premier League rivals West Brom for defender Jonny Evans, Press Association Sport understands.

Gareth Ellis is retiring at the end of the season (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Hull skipper Gareth Ellis eyes Wembley glory after revealing retirement plan

Hull captain Gareth Ellis has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

(Nick Potts/PA)

Dame Laura Davies to compete in European Senior Tour event

Dame Laura Davies will make history as the first woman to compete in a European Senior Tour event in next year’s Shipco Masters in Denmark.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts with shock after being sent off at the Nou Camp (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo labels five-match ban for pushing a referee ‘ridiculous’

Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee “exaggerated and ridiculous” and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring Real Madrid's second goal against Barcelona (Francisco Seco/AP)

Real Madrid dazzle as they finish off poor Barcelona in Supercopa second leg

Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored brilliant first-half goals as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night to register a resounding 5-1 aggregate Supercopa win.

Manu Tuilagi  was sent home from an England training camp for breaching  the code of conduct (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Hartley says Tuilagi and Solomona let England down but will fight to earn recall

Captain Dylan Hartley has tipped Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to force their way back into the England squad despite being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.

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