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Summary

  1. Spurs sign £17m striker Janssen from AZ Alkmaar
  2. Bertrand signs new five-year Southampton contract
  3. Henry leaves Arsenal after rejecting coaching role
  4. 'Determined' Allardyce would make good England boss
  5. Celtic & New Saints in Champions League qualifiers

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By Andy Donley, Henry Ditchfield and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Cheers!

So there we have it. We're no closer to knowing who the next England manager will be, but we've all had a good chinwag, and I for one have enjoyed myself.

Make sure you tune in tomorrow as the build-up and anticipation for the Open Championship and Pakistan Test series reach fever pitch. 

See you later!

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And here are your last suggestions. And in-keeping with the theme of last orders at the bar, I think we've come across the kind of ideas that seem good around midnight, not so much in the morning...

Philip Stothers: Ronnie McFall, the ex-longest serving manager in Europe for Portadown. He'd do a job at England I'd say.

Kayleigh Millen: Owen Coyle or Nigel Clough... both born in 1966 - a good year for English football! Omen?

Dietrich Jeffreys: An excel spreadsheet with an algorithm which picks the players based on form. Brian Blessed providing the vocals.

The case for Allardyce

England manager vacancy

Sam Allardyce
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Not everyone might be enamoured with the idea of Sam Allardyce as England manager but there are people putting the case for the Sunderland boss.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold, who worked with him from 2011-15, told BBC Radio 5 live he "would make a very good England manager" and the Guardian's Louise Taylor agrees.

Taylor, who has covered Sunderland for a number of years, writes: "Sunderland’s manager is surely the right man, in the right place, at the right time to not only breathe new life into the England team but challenge all sorts of dubious received wisdoms currently pervading Football Association philosophy."

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Cook wants Howe to stay

England manager vacancy

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe ticks boxes as a potential England boss: young, English, fashionable (in a footballing sense, though there's nothing wrong with his club tracksuit), successful.

But one man who is hoping that he doesn't get that call from the FA is new signing at Goldsands Lewis Cook.

Former Leeds man Cook, 19, told Bournemouth's website: "The manager has done great things here and likes working with young players. 

"You need to look for those managers who want to improve young players and he has the faith in me to try to improve - I’m excited."

I wonder if he's for Bruce or Allardyce?

Bruce? How have we sunk this low? - Telegraph journalist

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As you'll know if you've been keeping us company on this drizzly Tuesday, we've been discussing who the next England manager will be rather extensively. 

Alistair Tweedale, sports data reporter for the Telegraph, has been taking a look into Steve Bruce's claim for the job. 

It's fair to say that it hasn't turned out too well for the big Northumberlander. Take a read here.

Bastian Schweinsteiger marries tennis ace Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic & Bastian Schweinsteiger
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The Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has tied the knot with Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic in a glamorous wedding at Venice City Hall.

The couple have been in a relationship since 2014 and had told friends to keep the dates from July 11 to 13 free for a celebration.

Sorry Ash...

Happy 21st @LukeShaw23, sure I look younger though 😂🎉🎊

Happy 21st @LukeShaw23, sure I look younger though 😂🎉🎊

We mentioned earlier that it's Luke Shaw's 21st birthday today. Here he is with team-mate Ashley Young, who I think it's fair to say does not look 21 any longer...

Villa interested in Bristol City striker Kodjia

Football

Birmingham Mail

Aston Villa are interested in signing Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, 26, who scored 20 goals in 48 appearances last season, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Moving to Ashton Gate for £2 million, Kodjia was a shining light in Bristol City's first season back in the second tier of English football.

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Is Falcao back?

"Never give up. Work hard. Step by step. You can go anywhere."

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The Columbian striker, 30, endured a torrid time in the Premier League, spending one season each at Manchester United and Chelsea.

But could he back? He's scored in three consecutive pre-season games for Monaco, so don't bet against him recapturing the kind of form that made him so prolific at Porto and Atletico Madrid.

Haskell facing six months out injured

Rugby Union

James Haskell
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England and Wasps flanker James Haskell could be out for up to six months with a foot injury.

The 31-year-old, who requires reconstructive surgery on his big toe, is likely to miss England's autumn international series.  

Read more here.

James Haskell

Haskell facing six months out injured

England and Wasps flanker James Haskell could be out for up to six months with a foot injury.

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Wood trains with England after Lions call

Cricket

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Fast bowler Mark Wood is training with England at Lord's after being named in the Lions squad as he steps up his recovery from injury.

Read more here.

Mark Wood

Wood trains with England after Lions call

Fast bowler Mark Wood trains with England at Lord's after being named in the Lions squad as he steps up his recovery from injury.

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Olympics once in a lifetime opportunity - Rose

Golf

Justin Rose
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Justin Rose will be competing for Team GB at the Olympics along with Danny Willett and has been speaking about the number of dropouts.

“It’s clearly disappointing, I’m not going to say it isn’t," he said.

"The Olympics is about the best of the best going head to head no matter what the sport, so golf has been hit quite hard in that respect. I like to think the 10 guys are skipping Rio rather than skipping the Olympics. 

"There are some concerns for some of the guys, especially guys with young families or those hoping to start families. I sympathise with them, but from my point of view I see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity and it’s about being part of something bigger than your sport.

"For one of the top players from the States it is still a massive achievement to win gold, but it wouldn’t change their career as much as others. Maybe some of the top players in the world feel the risk is too great.”

Matthews takes Stage 10

Tour de France

Australian Orica BikeExchange rider Michael Matthews has won Stage 10 of the Tour de France, beating Peter Sagan to the line. 

Keep up with all the reaction here.

Ed Clancy comes clean

Track Cycling

Turns out Olympic track cycling gold medalist Ed Clancy has been looking after his team GB colleague Emma Pooley's wash bag. We've got a feeling she'll let you keep it Ed.

@PooleyEmma be good to see you in Rio. Hope you don't mind I've been using your wash bag for the last 4 years?!

@PooleyEmma be good to see you in Rio. Hope you don't mind I've been using your wash bag for the last 4 years?!

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Ollie Johnston: Last English manager to win England's top tier was Howard Wilkinson with Leeds. Maybe that needs looked at instead of players.

Mark Tolan: Sean Dyche for England. His development of the club, style of play and passion at Burnley have been excellent.

Ben Murray: Left-field choice, but took England to a semi-final with a bunch of confident, relaxed individuals, how about Mark Sampson?

John Ghoti: Rafa Benitez is the ideal England manager, great tactician, not bothered about names, loads of top level experience.

It's exceptional that we're still coming up with new names at this time - good show all round. Give yourselves a pat on the back and maybe treat yourself to an afternoon flapjack. 

It's last orders at the bar to get your suggestions in, so make sharp at #bbcsportsday.

Freedom of town for twin footballers

Football

Footballers' Freedom of Grantown
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Suzanne and Shelley Grant have been given the freedom of... Grantown. 

The footballing twins have represented Scotland at national level, leading to them being honoured by their Highland hometown

Shelley has now stepped back from playing professionally to concentrate on her family, while Suzanne continues to play for Motherwell Ladies.

Read more here.

Vermaelen heading back to London?

Football gossip

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Thomas Vermaelen could be on the verge of ending his spell at Barcelona, with reports in Spanish media suggesting he has been put up for sale.

Roma have reportedly had an offer rejected for the 30-year-old Belgian defender, with West Ham said to be interested.

The former Arsenal captain is valued at €12m (£10.1m).

On this day...

Tennis

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2015: Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (10/12) 6-4 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's singles title.

He didn't follow it up with another win this year however - Andy Murray took that crown...

I knew I was going to win - Watson

Tennis

Heather Watson & Henri Kontinen
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Heather Watson has been reflecting on her Wimbledon mixed doubles win with Henri Kontinen. 

“I’m so happy to win a Wimbledon title and I’ll take it any form - singles, doubles, mixed doubles whatever," she said.

"From when I went to sleep the night before, it was on my mind that I was going to win, and when I woke up, I knew I was not going to leave the court without the trophy.

"I wanted to play with Henri in the French Open but we didn’t make the cut because of our rankings. We jokingly said over lunch one day we should sign up for Wiimbledon, so we did.

"Our personalities gel and we get on well together and are relaxed, which allows us to play our best tennis. Our chemistry was great and we just had fun.”

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier in the day, the committed among you will have noticed that we asked who the four players to score in a European Championship final as a substitute were.

The men to do it were... Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, David Trezeguet and Sylvain Wiltord.

Not a bad little group of goalscorers, eh? 

Get it right? Well done you.

Hope you were all using sunscreen, lads

Tennis

It's been hot work for the Great Britain Davis Cup squad as they prepare for their quarter-final against Serbia, which starts on Friday and is live on the BBC.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has not yet announced whether he'll play, although he said he would travel to Belgrade to support his team-mates if he opted out.

GB are the defending champions.

Day 2 of practise...Dom's session in a cool 46 degree heat! @DavisCup @BritishTennis 🇬🇧👊🎾😎☀️

Day 2 of practise...Dom's session in a cool 46 degree heat! @DavisCup @BritishTennis 🇬🇧👊🎾😎☀️

Mega hot day on the clay! Just the 46 degree heat for @dominglot in Belgrade! #BackTheBrits
Mega hot day on the clay! Just the 46 degree heat for @dominglot in Belgrade! #BackTheBrits

Mega hot day on the clay! Just the 46 degree heat for @dominglot in Belgrade! #BackTheBrits

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Daniel Woods: Van Gaal worked wonders with an average Netherlands side, third at the World Cup. Many people will disagree with me though!

Isla: Who knows English frailties better than the coach who's never lost to them? Step forward Lars Lagerback...  

Simon Forrester: Why appoint another England manager and fail; indeed why enter these tournaments with endless qualifiers that disrupt the season.

Now Simon. Where is your patriotism? Go and listen to 'Three Lions' immediately.

Willett eyes up title tilt at Troon

Golf

Danny Willett
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Danny Willett is working hard to ensure he's in the best shape possible going in to the Open Championship at Royal Troon on Thursday.

Willett, 28, won The Masters in April - his first major - but has been in inconsistent form since.

"You got to go back to basics and realize what got you there in the first place,'' Willett said.

"Are you working out enough? Have you been putting enough time in? Have you been dedicating yourself properly? 

"We've had a couple moments in the last month or so where we're trying to get back on track now, getting back up and working as hard and for longer hours than what we have done in previous months, previous years."

Loew to stay as Germany boss

Football

Joachim Loew says he is staying on as Germany coach through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

The German federation says Loew "clearly told" federation president Reinhard Grindel that he will fulfill his contract with the world champions.

Germany lost to France in the Euro 2016 semi-finals last week. 

Grindel says Loew is "the best coach for this team" and "has our unrestricted confidence".

Joachim Loew
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Root comfortable with batting role switch

Cricket

Joe Root
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Joe Root has no problems with moving to three in England's batting line-up, despite previously stating that he was happy at four.

The 25-year-old has established himself as the key batsman in England's line-up since switching to the middle-order, after mixed form opening and at first drop against the Australians in 2013/14.

He told Sky Sports: "I think the fact I had quite a long time to think about it, and to chat it over with the selectors, it probably made it a bit easier, rather than being thrown into the role.

"The way they've dealt with it has been really good and it's given me time to get my head around it."

England's Aussies

Cricket

England's rugby boss Eddie Jones has been watching England's cricketers today, along with defence coach Steve Borthwick.

Apparently, not only is Jones mates with England Cricket's own Australian supremo Trevor Bayliss, but he's a fair dinkum cricket fan himself.

Great to have Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick from @EnglandRugby watching training today. #ENGvPAK
Great to have Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick from @EnglandRugby watching training today. #ENGvPAK

Great to have Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick from @EnglandRugby watching training today. #ENGvPAK

Sissoko wants out 'as early as possible'

Football

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Moussa Sissoko is hoping for a quick exit from Newcastle despite the club wanting £35m for him.

The 26-year-old France midfielder wants to leave the Magpies after their relegation from Premier League. 

After hearing of Newcastle's valuation, Sissoko told L'Equipe: "For me, it changes nothing. The interested clubs will know how to find common ground. I hope that it will be as early as possible."   

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Lots of love for Mark Warburton out there from Rangers fans after he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2019.

Stuart Hatcher: Sad news for England fans today as Mark Warburton signs extension at Rangers - he'd be perfect a real manager of men.

Matthew Smith: Over the moon Mark Warburton has extended his stay. Been a breath of fresh air for our club.

Ollie Johnston: Absolutely delighted Warburton is staying at Rangers. Standard of football is a lot better than it has been for a while.

Chelsea prepare £34m Mario bid

Football

Chelsea are preparing a £34m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, 23, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Chelsea will go head-to-head with Inter Milan for Euro 2016 winner Mario who has a £51m release clause in his contract. It's thought Sporting Lisbon would be prepared to do business for £34m.

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Women's Super League to switch to winter

Football

Chelsea Ladies
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Chelsea Ladies are the reigning Women's Super League champions

The Women's Super League will be played through the winter in 2017-18, the Football Association has announced.

The WSL, in its sixth year, takes place in the English summer, with the 2016 season having started on 23 March.

The 2017-18 WSL will run from September to May after Euro 2017, moving in line with other divisions in Europe.

The FA says it hopes the changes will help England win the 2023 Women's World Cup, improve player welfare and double both participation and attendances.

A one-off, transitional competition, known as the FA WSL Spring Series, will run from February to June in 2017, alongside the Women's FA Cup, as part of the changes.

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Winning Wimbledon a blur - Hewett

Wimbledon 2016

Wimbledon men's wheelchair doubles champion Alfie Hewett has revealed that he forgot the winning rally of their final.

"I actually had to re-watch the match point because I just couldn't remember what had happened," Hewett told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"One of the players asked what was the rally like at match point and I couldn't answer them, I just couldn't remember what had happened - it was an insane moment."

The 18-year-old won his first Grand Slam title along with Gordon Reid, but when asked if he would rather be a Wimbledon champion or watch his team Norwich City win at Wembley, he opted for the latter "all day long".

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
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Whitlock, Smith & Thomas in Olympic squad

Rio 2016

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Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas
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The London 2012 Olympic medallists Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas have all been named in the Great Britain men's gymnastics team at the Rio Olympics.

Completing the men’s gymnastics line up are Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan – who broke his leg in two places in November.

Missing out are Dan Purvis and Sam Oldham who helped win the team bronze four years ago in London.

The women’s team includes the Downie sisters Becky and Ellie, Commonwealth champion Claudia Fragapane, as well as Amy Tinkler and Ruby Harrold.

Ellie Downie, Fragapane and Harrold are first-time Olympians, as is 16-year-old Tinkler, who will be the youngest member of Team GB at the Rio Olympics - one month younger than Lois Toulson of the diving team.

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Ben Howson: The manager only trains with his players 20 days a year. We need a motivator rather than a wheeler dealer. Ian Holloway for me.

Adzz: Big Sam for England. Has a great style of play and attitude is great. If the team is doing something wrong, he will tell them!

Mark Cosgrove: How about John Beck for England...love to see players like Rooney get a bucket of water thrown over them before a game!

Ah John Beck. Now that is a shout. He's been out of management since a spell with Kettering Town in 2012, but I can't see why that should count against him.

Bertrand signs new Southampton contract

Football

Bertrand, 26, has been a regular at Southampton since making the switch from Chelsea in 2014, initially on loan, before the move was made permanent in February 2015 for a reported £10m.

The left-back, who was part of the England squad at Euro 2016 and played against Slovakia, said he was "very pleased" with the new five-year deal.

"I look forward to many more successful years and really pushing forward as a whole," Bertrand told the Southampton website.

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Bertrand signs new Southampton contract

Football

England left-back Ryan Bertrand has committed his future to Southampton, signing a new five-year contract.

Rio pull-out was a decision I struggled with - Spieth

Open Championship

Jordan Spieth
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While Rory McIlroy is happy with his decision to pull out of Rio 2016, two-time Major champion Jordan Spieth says he "really struggled" with his choice to pull out of the Olympics.

On Monday Spieth became the latest golfer to pull out of Rio due to concerns about the Zika virus. 

“This was a decision I really struggled with, up there with deciding which university to study at and when to turn pro. I’m a huge believer in Olympic golf and representing my country, but this came down to a very personal decision. I still hope to play in four or five Olympics in the future.”

McIlroy will watch Olympic sports 'that matter'

Open Championship

Rory McIlroy
AFP

More from world number four Rory McIlroy, who has defended his decision to pull out of Rio 2016 and said he will watch the Olympic sports "that matter" on TV.

These, apparently, don't include golf.

"I don’t feel like I’ve let the game down at all. I didn’t get into golf to try to grow the game, I tried to get into golf to win championships," he told a pre-Open Championship news conference. 

"I’m very happy with the decision I’ve made, I have no regrets about it. I’ll probably watch the Olympics, but I’m not sure golf will be one of the events I’ll watch."

Asked which events he'd watch, McIlroy replied: "Probably the events that…track and field, swimming, diving, the stuff that matters."

Basketball blunder for Knicks

Basketball

Mindaugas Kuzminskas
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American basketball team New York Knicks have caused a diplomatic issue between the USA and Lithuania by labelling new signing Mindaugas Kuzminskas a Soviet.

Lithuanian star Kuzminskas, 26, made the switch to the Knicks in a multi-million dollar deal this week after honing his craft in domestic and European leagues, the New York Post reports.

But as Lithuanian news portal Zw.lt says, the 6ft 9ins forward's new team caused dismay in his homeland by listing his nationality as the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Union broke up in 1991.

It's an error that's resulted in diplomats becoming involved, with a spokesman for Lithuanian Foreign Minister Kestutis Vaskelevicius saying that Ambassador Rolandas Krisciunas would write to the club to "draw their attention to the error".

Get the full story here.

Just to clarify to everyone - I am Lithuanian:) I am sure @NBA @nyknicks will fix it;)

Just to clarify to everyone - I am Lithuanian:) I am sure @NBA @nyknicks will fix it;)