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  1. Pogba arrives at Man Utd for medical
  2. West Ham sign Olympiakos left-back Masuaku
  3. Mancini leaves post as Inter Milan boss
  4. Five days until Premier League begins

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

Good night

Well that's the end of Sportsday until 08:00 BST tomorrow. Thanks for joining us today for all the latest football rumours and facts.

We will of course have live Olympics coverage all night so check that out here.

And keep your eye on our football index throughout the evening for any more signings.

Hull may not appoint manager by opening game

Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan could be in charge for Saturday's Premier League opener against champions Leicester.

The 53-year-old took temporary charge of the top-flight newcomers, who only have 13 fit senior players, after Steve Bruce left the club last month.

They were denied the chance to speak to Wales boss Chris Coleman, while Gianfranco Zola has also been interviewed.

"I possibly might be in charge against Leicester but you never know what a day can bring in football," Phelan told the Hull Daily Mail.

Mike Phelan

Get Involved - times you've been embarrassed in sport


Darron Cullen: I was once asked to lend a latecomer my boots as I warmed up as sub, 60 mins into a school rugby match. Boots and I went home!

Nick: Rugby in school. Big lad breaks through halfway line, I'm at full-back. Jump on him and he carries me all the way for a try. 

Jamie Williams: Intra-school cricket match - out early Lbw for 0. Reduced to 10 batters due to injury so came in as no11, run-out for a duck.

Montanier wants Forest in Europe

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier wants to get the Championship side into Europe next season, by winning the EFL Cup.

They face Doncaster in round one on Tuesday.

"It's very important because it is the only way to go into the Europa League," Montanier, who only took charge this summer, told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"I know it's difficult because there are a lot of teams from the Premier League and Championship. It will be a very important game."

Philippe Montanier
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'There's always someone to win over'

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says the arrival of new boss Ronald Koeman is keeping him motivated.

The 35-year-old is preparing for his 20th season in the top flight. He has the record for the most Premier League starts - 573.

"No matter what you have done in your career, there's always someone to win over," Barry told Everton's website.

"Now it's going to be Ronald Koeman.There's always a new experience coming along and now it's the new manager. I'm looking forward to working under him."

Gareth Barry

Somebody let me know how to turn off notifications! Phone has gone crazy! JK

That's right everyone, legendary ex-Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear is on Twitter now. This is like the day Harry Redknapp signed up.

'I loved being better than most of the boys'


Meet talented Arsenal midfielder Leah Williamson, who at the age of 19 has already won the FA Cup twice and captained England at three different age groups.

Massive Arsenal fan Leah is now establishing herself as a key part of their team - and is also aiming to make the England senior squad: “No goal is too high,” she insists.

Watch the video here.

Leah Williamson

Inter midfielder linked to Premier League clubs

Arsenal and Liverpool want Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to Gazzetta World.

The Serie A side value the 23-year-old Croatia international at 30m euro (£25.5m).

Inter are set to appoint Frank de Boer as their new manager after the departure of Roberto Mancini this morning.

Marcelo Brozovic

Get Involved - times you've been embarrassed in sport


On the back of Juan Mata coming on and off yesterday...

Antoine McAteer: Got my head stuck in the net of the obstacle course in primary school sports day. Forever nicknamed powerpod head after this. 

Richard Atherton: Whilst watching an international fencing final I knocked a microphone into the speaker giving the loudest feedback I've heard

Joe Lennon: Came on as a sub for my first Sunday league game a few years back scored in 4 minutes and got subbed back off mid celebration

Premier League Predictor

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If so, it's time to get involved in our new Premier League Predictor game.

Following on from the success of the Euro 2016 Predictor, which was played by more than 380,000 people, we have launched an updated version for the new domestic season.

You can register to play now - and it takes less than a minute to get set up.

Premier League Predictor

'Zabaleta staying at City'

Defender Pablo Zabaleta says he is staying at Manchester City and has been told by Pep Guardiola he is part of the manager's plans.

The 31-year-old Argentina full-back told the Manchester Evening News: "There was a lot of speculation - that came from the media. 

"I don't know how many times I was away to Italy. It was incredible. Every day there was a new club. 

"I had been told by the new manager that I was part of this squad for this season, so I am more than pleased for this because City was my priority."

Pablo Zabaleta
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Carroll finally listens to advice

West Ham striker Andy Carroll says he has finally reined in his combative style of play in training in a bid to stay fit - because he was told to by fiancee Billi Mucklow.

"My missus got on my case," he said after scoring twice in their friendly with Juventus following an injury-free pre-season. 

"It started at home. When she set the ball rolling it was like 'oh yeah, I've got to listen'. 

"And obviously it's worked. There a lot of people who have tried to drill it into my head for three or four years now and I haven't really listened. 

"You know, take it easy in training, because for my second goal I took out about four players, even my own players - and in training I do that as well, so that's not very good for me or for our players. So I just have to listen to people and take it easy."

Andy Carroll
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'Gnabry should play more for Arsenal'

Germany Olympic coach Horst Hrubesch is "annoyed" Arsenal do not play Serge Gnabry more often.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has made nine Premier League appearances, has scored three goals at Rio 2016 in two games.

"He's shown what he can do to everybody," Hrubesch said on "I'm just annoyed that he is never shown this faith by his club."

Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter said: "He's our saviour."

Serge Gnabry

Bale and Ronaldo to miss Super Cup

Real Madrid have left Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo out of their squad for tomorrow's Uefa Super Cup with Sevilla.

Wales forward Bale, Portugal captain Ronaldo and defender Pepe, and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos are all left at home following Euro 2016.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane has included his 18-year-old goalkeeper son Luca in the squad going to Trondheim, Norway.

Gareth Bale
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Oldham sign ex-Liverpool defender

Oldham Athletic have signed Northern Ireland defender Ryan McLaughlin, in the 16th signing since Steve Robinson took charge in July.

The 21-year-old was released by Liverpool this summer.

"Ryan gives us something we haven't got at the moment which is a bit of pace and energy out wide," boss Robinson told the club's official website.

Ryan McLaughlin
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Get Involved - times you've been embarrassed in sport

Have your say on MOTD Facebook page

On the back of Juan Mata coming on and off yesterday...

Alec Parker: When I've been embarrassed? Every time I take to the pitch   

Charlie Bull: Every time our Sunday league team plays!

Callum Ash: I got subbed off literally right after kick off

Nyatanga joins Cobblers

Northampton Town have signed former Wales defender Lewin Nyatanga on a season-long loan from Barnsley.

The 27-year-old cannot face his parent club tomorrow in the EFL Cup first round.

Lewin Nyatanga
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Toney goes to Shrews

Newcastle have loaned 20-year-old forward Ivan Toney to League One side Shrewsbury Town on a half-season deal.

The former Northampton striker played 22 times for Barnsley on loan last season, scoring twice.

He could make his Shrews debut tomorrow in the EFL Cup (the old League Cup) against Huddersfield Town.

Ivan Toney
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Ivan Toney (l) won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and League One play-off final with Barnsley last season

Bristol City want at least £10m for Kodjia

Bristol City will not sell Ivory Coast forward Jonathan Kodjia for less than £10m - and would not even sell him to a Championship club for that fee, says owner Steve Lansdown.

The 26-year-old joined the club for about £2m last summer and scored 20 goals in 48 games in 2015-16.

"It would have to be a mega price to prise him away and it would have to be a Premier League side," Lansdown told BBC Radio Bristol. "People have talked about five or six million - no chance.

"If it's not £10 million-plus, we're not even looking at it. If it's £10 million-plus from a Championship club, we're still not looking at it."

Jonathan Kodjia
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Greenwood to miss rest of 2016 WSL

Liverpool Ladies defender Alex Greenwood is set to miss the rest of the 2016 season with ankle ligament damage.

The 22-year-old England international suffered the injury in training.

Manager Scott Rogers said: “We are really disappointed that Alex has been ruled out for the rest of the season as she has been in outstanding form."

Alex Greenwood
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Get Involved - times you've been embarrassed in sport


On the back of Juan Mata being subbed on and off yesterday...

Anand Krishna: Got beaten by an 11-yr old at a squash tourney (I was 19 and twice his size). Was also first time gf had come to watch me play 

Tom Hardy: brought on as a late sub in a cup game at Dronfield. Game went to ET. Lasted about ten minutes and came off injured. 

Dan Kelly: School sports day, fell over in a three-legged race and got dragged the whole way on my back. I had grass burns on my back 

Cricket headlines

There have been a few cricket stories today. Here are the headlines...

New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of Middlesex's T20 Blast quarter-final against Northamptonshire on Tuesday. Read more here.

Spinner Stephen O'Keefe has been fined by Cricket Australia for "offensive behaviour" while intoxicated. Read more here.

Former South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has been banned for 12 years for his part in a match-fixing scandal. Read more here.

'Pogba will adapt to Mourinho system'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder and MOTD pundit

Along with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored the winner at Wembley on Sunday, Paul Pogba is another superstar of the type you expect to find in the Manchester United team.

That has not always been the case in the past couple of seasons but, with their summer signings and with Jose Mourinho in charge, United will soon have their old fear factor back.

He is overpriced but, with the way the market is, I completely understand why he will cost that much and I know why Mourinho wants him.

For starters he has got more legs than United have got in midfield. 

Pogba is definitely a Mourinho player too, and he will adapt to fit his system. You can tell from the role he plays for Juve and what he does for France that he is very adaptable.

Read more of Murphy's analysis on Pogba here.

How good is Pogba?

Well he seems fairly consistent with his goal tally in Serie A (seven in 2013-14 and eight in each of the last two seasons) since becoming a first-team staple.

However, last season he really upped his assists game, with 12. He had only chipped in with three the previous year. 

The 2011-12 stats are his three substitute appearances for Manchester United before his £1.5m exit.

Read BBC Sport's Simon Stone's thoughts on Pogba's arrival here.

Paul Pogba

Is Pogba world class?

During Euro 2016, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Rio Ferdinand discussed whether Paul Pogba was a world-class player.

Paul Pogba could be "world class"

'You can be kidded by Pogba'

Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness on Sky Sports, speaking about Paul Pogba: “It is too much money. I’m yet to be convinced. 

"I think you can be kidded by him because when he moves he’s like a Rolls Royce, but I’ve never seen him get hold of a game and dominate. 

"I don’t see him changing that many games. It’s not like they’ve bought a Suarez who will get you 50 goals a season.”

'Premier League fighting back'

Sky Sports were discussing the Paul Pogba (impending) deal earlier on today.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville: “It was important United made a statement. They’ve spent quite a lot of money these last few years without getting anywhere - too many static players.

“It is a big fee, but the Premier League was losing players left, right and centre to Spain and couldn’t entice the best players either. 

"We’ve got some of the top managers in the world here, it is important the best players follow – let’s hope this is the start of the Premier League’s fightback against La Liga.”

Not that he's bitter about his brief spell as Valencia boss...

Get Involved

Does anyone remember when Pogs cost 99p a pack? #inflation #Pogback #bbcsportsday

Does anyone remember when Pogs cost 99p a pack? #inflation #Pogback #bbcsportsday

Does anyone remember the Snickers Euro 96 pogs? I loved those.

Other chocolate bars are available.

BBC Radio 5 Live

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "waiting with open arms" for Paul Pogba, with the Juventus midfielder on the verge of a move to Old Trafford. 

Jose Mourinho on the imminent arrival of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

Pogba is in town

Paul Pogba has turned up to Manchester United's training ground Carrington for his medical today, in a convoy of cars. Either that or his driver is just going slow and holding all the locals up.

Paul Pogba
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But could Jese return to Real?

Last week, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirmed that the clubs were in talks, and added that Jese could return to Real next summer.

Although neither club have confirmed a clause today, Real Madrid sometimes put buy-back deals in a contract when they sell players, enabling to purchase them back for a set fee.

Striker Alvaro Morata returned to Real from Juventus under such a clause this summer, which dropped Jese down the list of Madrid forwards.

"I hope that everything goes well for him and that he returns to Real Madrid, which is his home," Zidane said last week.

"Perhaps it will be a year and he then comes back."

PSG sign Real's Jese

Paris St-Germain have signed Real Madrid forward Jese on a five-year contract.

No word yet on the fee for the 23-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in 62 La Liga matches.

"I am delighted to join Paris St-Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs," he said.

"Like Paris St-Germain, I have big ambitions for the coming seasons and it will be a great pleasure to work under the direction of Unai Emery, who has developed an excellent reputation in Spain, and across Europe, for his quality as a coach. 

"I can’t wait to begin this next challenge of my career."

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Rangel extends Swansea stay

Long-serving Swansea defender Angel Rangel has signed a one-year contract extension, committing him to the club until 2018.

The 33-year-old Spaniard has been with the club since 2007, making 346 appearances.

"This is my home now. This contract will take me to 11 years here and I am so pleased with that," he said.

"I am 33 now, but I still feel fresh. That's one of the main reasons why I am still signing contracts."

Angel Rangel
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Angel Rangel's Swansea debut was a 2-1 defeat at Oldham in the third tier in August 2007

Has Pogba landed?

An important passenger has just touched down at the airport. Can anyone guess who it might be?

An important passenger has just touched down at the airport. Can anyone guess who it might be?

Are Manchester Airport 'ITK' or just guessing?

Get Involved - times you've been embarrassed in sport


Joe Bray: I've got sympathy for Mata. I was subbed on at HT of a school game and taken off five minutes later. Devastating.

Kieran: Got subbed off, subbed back on to then be subbed off again

Splodger: Went for a trial for Everton aged 16. On for 9 mins and subbed off... beetroot face, ha ha.

Scottish gossip

And for some Scottish football gossip, where better than the Scottish gossip column?

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson expressed surprise to see Celtic match-winner Scott Sinclair involved in Sunday's game at Tynecastle after the winger signed on Saturday, with the hosts having failed to register defender Krystian Nowak in time. "We were told the SFA shuts at 5pm on a Friday," he said. (Daily Mail)

Rangers chairman Dave King insists manager Mark Warburton will be backed to bring in further new signings before the end of August. (Various)

King is demanding a top two finish on Rangers' return to the top flight, making it clear that European football is a must for next season. (Various)

Dundee will need to negotiate their way out of a 20-year lease if they want to move away from their Dens Park home. (Sun)  


Turkish side Besiktas are willing to either offer £21.1m for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, or take the striker on loan. (Haber7, via Daily Express)

Tottenham will complete the signing of Marseille midfielder Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, 21, this week, with 22-year-old Clinton Njie heading the other way.(La Provence, via HITC)

AC Milan will start a £300m transfer outlay by securing Arsenal target Isco from Real Madrid, but will have to pay £37m for the 22-year-old Spain midfielder. (AS)

For a column filled with this type of gossip, check the, um, gossip column.

Football Daily Podcast

BBC Radio 5 Live

A lot of Paul Pogba and Community Shield chat as you'd expect in today's football podcast. "Zlatan is a winner, that is why Mourinho signed him," says Danny Mills. Download/listen here.