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Summary

  1. Depay signs four-year deal with Man Utd
  2. Arsenal charged over Chambers signing
  3. Ex-QPR midfielder Taarabt joins Benfica
  4. Countdown to Euro 2016 qualifiers
  5. Get involved - use #europeanXI

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By Marc Higginson and Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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Have a good evening

Right then, that brings this Sportsday to a close.

But fear not, there's plenty more coming your way this evening.

If cricket's your bag then

head over here for live text commentary as England chase a target of 399 runs against New Zealand at the Oval.

And we'll also be bringing you

live text commentary of Wales' crucial European Championship qualifier at home to Belgium - that one is a 19:45 BST kick-off

Thanks for all your comments today and we'll see you again soon!

Rooney - United's quickest

Football

It's official - Wayne Rooney was the fastest Manchester United player last season - in terms of top speed that is. 

Still perhaps that's slightly surprising? What happened to Chris Smallling?.. 

#mufc's fastest players in 2014/15. Read more: bddy.me/1L37doS

#mufc's fastest players in 2014/15. Read more: bddy.me/1L37doS

Schalke appoint Breitenreiter as boss

Football

Andre Breitenreiter
EPA

German club Schalke appoint Andre Breitenreiter as their new manager.

The former Paderborn boss replaces Roberto Di Matteo, who

resigned at the end of the season having led the the club to sixth in the German table, missing out on a Champions League place.

Breitenreiter won promotion to the Bundelsiga in his first season in charge at Paderborn last year, but this term they were relegated after finishing bottom in the top flight.

Your European XIs

Football

Barcelona players
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And while we're on the subject of European XIs - here's a little reminder that tomorrow on the BBC World Service, Shaka Hislop, Stephane Henchoz and Carsten Ramelow will bediscussing their line-ups made up of players from the continent's top leagues.

You can tune in and see how yours compare from 16:00 BST.

European XIs

Join the debate using #europeanXI

Today we've been asking who you would pick in a team made up of the best players in Europe this season.

@BBCSport Going 4-2-3-1, De Gea, Lichtsteiner, Chiellini, Ramos, Azpilicueta, Matic, Veratti, Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi, Suarez #EuropeanXI

De Gea - Alves - Ramos - Boateng - Chiellini - Rakitic - De Bruyne - Iniesta - Suarez - Messi - Ronaldo #EuropeanXI

Get involved using #europeanXI on Twitter, text us on 81111 in the UK only, or drop us a line on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Wales v Belgium (19:45 BST)

Football

At least some Belgium fans appear to have made it to Cardiff without too much of a problem anyway. 

If you missed it earlier, scroll the page back down to 17:23 for another truly bizarre tale in the 'When Sat-Nav Goes Wrong' chapter...

Belgium fans party in Cardiff city centre ahead of tonight's qualifier against Wales bbc.in/1FP7Ajg

Belgium fans party in Cardiff city centre ahead of tonight's qualifier against Walesbbc.in/1FP7Ajg

Why play in the Faroe Islands?

Football

You may not think the Faroe Islands - situated midway between Iceland and Norway - would be a prestige destination for a footballer looking for his next club. And you'd be right, of course.

But there are still a fair number of foreign players plying there trade up there, around 200 miles north of Scotland.

Owen Amos of BBC News has been out to meet some of them, and ask the question: Why?

From the Senegalese striker part-timing at a bakery, to the Brazilian who's made Torshavn his home,

head over here for some truly intriguing stories.

Sunderland's Brown signs new one-year deal

Football

Wes Brown
Reuters

Wes Brown signs a new one-year deal at Sunderland, with the defender now set to stay at the Stadium of Light until June 2016.

The 35-year-old's previous deal was due to expire at the end of June.

Derby sign goalkeeper Carson

Football

Former England and Wigan goalkeeper Scott Carson joins Championship club Derby for an undisclosed fee.

Carson made 34 league appearances for the Latics last season as they suffered relegation to League One.

The 29-year-old, who won the last of his four England caps in 2011, has signed a two-year deal with the Rams.

"Scott is an experienced goalkeeper who has played at the highest level for a number of years," said new Derby head coach Paul Clement.

No, not that Wales, the other one

Football

Belgium fans
EPA

We've all had problems with sat-nav, but this tale told as told by the Guardian, via Belgian website

HLN.be really does take the biscuit.

Belgium supporters travelling by car to tonight's fixture against Wales in Cardiff wound up in South Yorkshire after inputting their desired destination simply as 'Wales'.

The really sharp ones among you will of course have guessed what the trouble was - and it might come as no surprise that they landed in a village outside Rotherham instead.

The good news? These intrepid Red Devils had at least set off in plenty of time and have apparently made it to the ground for kick-off. The match at Cardiff City Stadium gets under way at 19:45 BST this evening.

Your European XIs

Join the debate using #europeanXI

Today we've been asking who you would pick in a team made up of the best players in Europe this season.

De Gea, Valencia, Hummels, Terry, Sergio Ramos, Iniesta, Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale

Wayne Powell

Which players would make your team? Get involved using  #europeanXI  on Twitter, text us on  81111  in the  UK only , or drop us a line on the  BBC Sport Facebook page.

Dixon guilty of 'fatso' jibe assault

Football

Ex-England footballer Kerry Dixon is

found guilty of punching and kicking a man in a pub who is said to have called him "fatso".

Dixon, 53, had denied assaulting the man in Dunstable in May last year.

But a jury at Luton Crown Court found him guilty and the judge warned him he could face a prison term when he is sentenced.

Dixon, a former Chelsea player, was granted bail and will be sentenced on 19 June.

QPR to sign Emmanuel-Thomas

Football

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
PA

Queens Park Rangers agree a deal to sign Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on a free transfer after the forward's contact with Bristol City expires at the end of June.

The 24-year-old striker scored league nine goals as Steve Cotterill's side won promotion from League One this season.

QPR finished bottom of the Premier League and so will meet Bristol City in next year's Championship.

New Zealand set England record Oval target

Cricket

Ross Taylor
PA

Down at the Oval in south London, New Zealand have finally stopped scoring runs against England - but only because they've run out of time.

The visitors have finished on a record Oval total of 398-5 at the end of their innings, leaving England with it all to do (they need 399 runs from 50 overs at 7.96 an over to win).

Head over here for live text commentary of that one.

Copa America - day two

Football

Up to date with the Copa America so far? Well you should be, it only got going yesterday, but maybe you still fancy watching highlights of yesterday's opening match, when hosts

Chile beat Ecuador 2-0?

Tonight it's the turn of Mexico who face Bolivia in a 00:30 BST kick-off in another Group A fixture.

And of course the go-to man for all things South American football, Tim Vickery, shares his thoughts on this tournament,

over here.

Your European XIs

Join the debate using #europeanXI

Today we've been asking you who would pick in a team made up of the best players in Europe this season.    

Ter Stegen, Boateng, Godin, Miranda, Alves, Rakitic, Matic, Hazard, Messi, Suarez & Ronaldo. #europeanXI

@BBCSport #EuropeanXI GK-Neuer; RB-Danilo CB-Boateng CB-Ramos LB-Azpi; CM-Marchisio CM-Fabregas CAM-De Bruyne; RW-Messi ST-Ronaldo LW-Neymar

Which players would make your team? Get involved using #europeanXI on Twitter, text us on 81111 in the UK only, or drop us a line on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

City's big summer of spend?

Football

Paul Pogba
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What would you do if you were manager of a club with £20bn in the bank? Not that Manchester City can spend it all of course, but still, this summer the club are expected to spend big.

The Citizens have already got the ball rolling with a

£25m bid for England and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, which was turned down, but chairman Al Mubarak still seems optimistic that
fresh and exciting talent is set to arrive.

Kevin De Bruyne? Paul Pogba? Jack Grealish?

Head over here for a look at the players City could be considering, just how it might be financed, and who is likely to be leaving the club to make room.

Carroll out for Northern Ireland

Football

Roy Carroll
PA

Northern Ireland suffer an injury setback ahead of their match against Romania on Saturday, as first choice goalkeeper Roy Carroll has been ruled out.

The former Manchester United keeper, now with Notts County, has been suffering from abdominal pain.

That leaves manager Michael O'Neill with a choice between the uncapped Trevor Carson of Cheltenham Town and Michael McGovern of Scottish club Hamilton Academical. McGovern himself has only played three times at international level...

Watson out for Aussies

Cricket

Shane Watson
Getty Images

They are back under way in Jamaica, where Australia have already lost Shane Watson. The tourists are 269-5 on day two of the second Test against West Indies. Steve Smith is still there on 136 not out. Follow updates

here.

Rafa battles through

Tennis

Rafa Nadal
AP

Rafael Nadal made hard work of progressing to the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open, with the Spaniard struggling to put away Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3.

After scraping to victory in two matches which required a total of almost five hours on the grass, the top seed now finds himself in a Saturday contest with Gael Monfils.

Paterson defends Scotland call-ups

Rugby Union

Chris Paterson
PA

Scotland's most-capped player Chris Paterson has defended head coach Vern Cotter's decision to call up the latest batch of tartan imports.

Glasgow back-rower Josh Strauss and Edinburgh prop WP Nel, both born in South Africa, have been named in Cotter's provisional 46-man World Cup squad despite the fact they will only qualify to wear the Dark Blue jersey through residency rules a matter of days before the tournament kicks off in England.

"It's a law that's there and almost everybody uses it," said Paterson. "Whoever takes the field is going to give everything that they have for their country.

"If you want to progress in any sport, or any walk of life, you have got to work hard for it and if you are determined enough and work hard enough then you will give yourself the opportunity."

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Wondering why there isn't more than Villa interested in Micah Richards? International, home grown & experienced. #bbcsportsday

England under the pump

Cricket

Steven Finn
AFP

New Zealand are on course for an eye-watering score against England at The Oval. They are 307-4 after 41 overs.

Follow all the action here.

De Gea to Real Madrid?

Football

David De Gea
AP

Memphis Depay put on the Manchester United shirt for the first time today, after his move from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven was made official.

But who might be leaving Old Trafford this summer? Will Real Madrid be successful in their pursuit of goalkeeper David De Gea?

Today the Sun newspaper is reporting that De Gea will

hand in a transfer request in order to complete a move to Madrid before the Spanish club embark on a pre-season tour of Australia on 13 July.

Will Victor Valdes be United's number one next year?

Yoda v Buddha

Yoda v Buddha
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Right, we know this isn't anything to do with sport - but we're sure that quite a few of you will enjoy taking the Yoda v Buddha quiz produced by our colleagues at BBC Radio 4.

Seriously. There is such a thing.

Have a look.

'I want to produce a beautiful boxing style'

Boxing

British bantamweight Lee Haskins wants to put on a show in his

interim IBF world title fight against Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa on Saturday.

Haskins, 32, will have home advantage at the Action Indoor Sports Centre in Bristol, with the winner set for a shot at reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero.

"I will try to knock him out in the middle rounds. That will be more entertaining for the fans," the 25-year-old said.

"I'm nervous but excited and I'm looking forward to winning this fight. I try to do the basic boxing skills and I will try to produce a beautiful boxing style to show the British people."

Copa America highlights

Football

Heading off home shortly? Why not make that hot train/tram journey easier by watching some Copa America highlights?

Go on, have a gander.

Ex-cricketer jailed for £100k fraud

Andy Hayhurst
BBC

A former cricketer who stole more than £100,000 meant for young players

has been jailed for two years.

Andy Hayhurst, 52, of Worsley, Greater Manchester spent the money on lavish restaurants and luxury holidays, Manchester Crown Court was told.

The ex-Lancashire, Somerset and Derbyshire all-rounder admitted the fraud while working as a £50,000-a-year Lancashire Cricket Board director.

Sentencing him, Judge John Potter said it was a "spectacular fall from grace".

McCarthy steps up

Rugby League

Ireland international Tyrone McCarthy will stand in as Hull KR captain against Widnes on Sunday as the Robins anxiously wait to discover the extent of Terry Campese's knee injury.

Campese, who has missed only one game so far in an impressive first season in Super League, has been sent to see a specialist after being injured in last week's defeat by Castleford.

Your European XIs

Join the debate using #europeanXI

This Saturday from 16:00 BST on the BBC World Service, Shaka Hislop, Stephane Henchoz and Carsten Ramelow will be discussing their European XIs, made up of the best players from the continent's top leagues.

Charlie Adam
Reuters

For today, though, we'd like to hear your candidates.

Andrew White: Neuer, Hummels, Ramos, Pique, Alaba, Iniesta, Hazard, Alexis Sanchez, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo

Damien Luis Green: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Gibbs, Townsend, Sanchez, Toure, Adam, Aguero and Kane.

What?! All of Europe to choose from and Charlie Adam and Andros Townsend are in? You must be pulling our leg Damien...

Which players would make your team? Get involved using

#europeanXI, text us on 81111 in the UK only, or drop us a line on the
Match of the Day Facebook page.

It's not personal mate, but...

Republic of Ireland v Scotland (Saturday, 17:00 BST)

John O'Shea will not allow friendship to get in the way of precious Euro 2016 qualifying points as he prepares to lock horns with Sunderland team-mate Steven Fletcher.

O'Shea said: "Obviously there won't be too much laughing and joking just before the game, but afterwards, it will be the same. You shake hands and you get on with things whatever the result was.

"But look, you know the player, obviously you get on very well with the player, but ultimately, you want to beat him, that's it."

Wales v Belgium (19:45 BST)

Football

In case you hadn't heard, there is a pretty big game on at the Cardiff City Stadium this evening. 

Paul Dummett won't be there, but the Newcastle defender is still passing on his best to Wales, who face Belgium in a 19:45 BST kick-off.

Gutted I'm injured and not able to play tonight's game @FAWales v Belgium good luck to all the boys #TogetherStronger

And if you haven't already, head over here to read our preview of the match - midfielder Aaron Ramsey's calling it the country's biggest since 2002. 

Hamilton's injuries 'not life-threatening'

Isle of Man TT

Jamie Hamilton
Pacemaker

We have an update from the crash in the Senior TT race in the Isle of Man where Jamie Hamilton's injuries have been described as

"serious, but not life-threatening".

The race was red-flagged after the 24-year-old came off his bike at one of the fastest parts of the 37-mile course.

Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson said the Northern Irishman was taken to hospital by air ambulance where he is being treated.

Slick Gayle

Cricket

Chris Gayle
BBC

I can't decide which is better on this video, Chris Gayle's trousers or his golf skills.

Wondering what I'm on about?

Click here.

Your European XIs

Join the debate using #europeanXI

Today we've been asking  who you would pick in a team made up of the best players in Europe this season.  

Gianluigi Buffon
Getty Images

Buffon, Alves, Bonucci, Silva, Marcelo, Busquets, Iniesta, Pogba, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo

Nabil, London

Which players would make your team? Get involved using #europeanXI on Twitter, text us on 81111 in the UK only, or drop us a line on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Wilshere 'won't change'

Football

Jack Wilshere
Getty Images

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere says he will continue with his all-action displays despite considering a calmer approach to matches following a string of injuries.

During his recovery period Wilshere, whose career has been plagued by persistent injuries, thought about adapting his style following suggestions it would help avoid similar knocks.

"You look at the best dribblers in the world like Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, and when they run with the ball the ball's always close to them," said Wilshere.

"I can work on that. But I definitely won't be changing my game."

Man United complete Depay signing

Football

Memphis Depay and Louis van Gaal
EPA

And here's what Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal has had to say on the club's

new forward Memphis Depay, who has signed a four-year deal.

"I know Memphis well from our time working together in the Netherlands national team. He is a young versatile player who has the ability to play in a number of different positions.

"It will take time for Memphis to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League but I have no doubt that he has the potential to become a great footballer for this club and he is at the right club to continue the good work he has done so far."

Wise words

Football

Luiz Felipe Scolari
AFP

"We will enhance our advantages and improve our shortcomings."

Not our words, but those of Luiz Felipe Scolari who has replaced Marcello Lippi at Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

Big Phil's a bit of a philosopher on the sly.

Man United complete Depay signing

Football

Memphis Depay
EPA

Here's Memphis Depay on what the

move to Manchester United means to him: "This is a dream come true for me. To play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone who I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis van Gaal."

That's a good start from the youngster, no harm in praising the boss on your first day.

Anderson flies home

Cricket

Corey Anderson
Getty Images

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of England with a back injury.

The 24-year-old suffered a stress-related injury to his back during the first Test at Lord's and will now return home.