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Summary

  1. Sam Allardyce to name England captain on Tuesday
  2. Southampton sign Sofiane Boufal for club-record £16m
  3. West Brom sign Tottenham's Nacer Chadli
  4. Joleon Lescott joins AEK Athens
  5. Jason Gillespie to step down as Yorkshire coach
  6. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

Not long now until the 2016 summer transfer window closes and you can be sure more deals will be confirmed on Tuesday. Sportsday Live will be back at 08:00 BST to bring you the latest - as well as all the news from the England camp as Sam Allardyce prepares to name his captain ahead of his first game in charge.

Many thanks for your company. Enjoy the rest of the day.

Camacho wants to leave Malaga

Football gossip

Ignacio Camacho
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Spanish midfielder Ignacio Camacho has told Malaga owner Abdullah Al Thani he wants to leave the club, report the Birmingham Mail.

West Brom have triggered the £15.35m release clause in the 26-year-old's contract and the clubs are now believed to be working on finer details about how the fee will be paid.

Alcacer close to Barca move

Football

Paco Alcacer
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Barcelona are close to completing a £25m move for Valencia striker Paco Alcacer.

The 22-year-old arrived for a medical with the La Liga champions on Monday and will sign a five-year contract with the Catalan side.

Valencia make Rojo offer

Football gossip

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Valencia have made an offer to sign Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo,report the Daily Mirror.

The Spanish club want to sign the 26-year-old on a season-long loan with a fixed price to sign him permanently next summer.

Countdown to Allardyce's first game

Football

📸 Members of the #ThreeLions squad check in at @StGeorgesPark ahead of this weekend's trip to Slovakia
📸 Members of the #ThreeLions squad check in at @StGeorgesPark ahead of this weekend's trip to Slovakia
📸 Members of the #ThreeLions squad check in at @StGeorgesPark ahead of this weekend's trip to Slovakia
📸 Members of the #ThreeLions squad check in at @StGeorgesPark ahead of this weekend's trip to Slovakia

📸 Members of the #ThreeLions squad check in at @StGeorgesPark ahead of this weekend's trip to Slovakia

'Chadli will improve our squad'

Football

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis on signing Nacer Chadli: "He’s a top, top player and I’m delighted we’ve got him.

"I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad – and Nacer does precisely that."

Chadli on signing for West Brom: "I feel very good to be here. It came very quickly but I spoke to the club and they have a good team, a good manager and I am very pleased to be here.

“My ambitions? I just want to help the team win as many games as possible."

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BreakingWest Brom sign Chadli

Football

West Bromwich Albion announce the signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Nacer Chadli on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Albion have signed @NChadli from @SpursOfficial for an undisclosed fee tinyurl.com/hdzwc4b #WBA

Albion have signed @NChadli from @SpursOfficial for an undisclosed fee tinyurl.com/hdzwc4b #WBA

'England right to tour Bangladesh'

Cricket

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Fomrer England one-day batsman Mal Loye understands security concerns over England's Bangladesh tour next month - but would travel if he was playing.

Loye, 43, left his role as high performance head coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Board in October 2015 amid security "worries".

In July an attack targeted at foreigners killed 20 people in a cafe in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital.

"ECB security has done a good job in the past," said Loye.

Full story here.

N'Zogbia to return to Premier League?

Football gossip

Charles N'Zogbia
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Winger Charles N'Zogbia could return to the Premier League as Burnley and Middlesbrough consider moving for the 30-year-old ahead of Wednesday's transfer deadline, report the Daily Mirror.

The midfield player – who has been capped twice by France – is available on a free transfer after he was released by Aston Villa at the end of last season.

Aguero 'injured'

Football

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, 28, is ruled out of Argentina's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers due to a calf injury, according to the Argentina's football association.

Argentina are at home to Uruguay on Friday before travelling to face Venezuela on 7 September.

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Posh place Alnwick on transfer list

Football

League One Peterborough United place goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, 29, on the transfer list for personal reasons. The former Tottenham and England Under-21 stopper has been at Posh since 2014.

Manager Grant McCann says: "We are all disappointed because we gave Ben a new three year deal in the summer, but the reasons behind it I can understand."

ALNWICK LISTED | Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has been placed on the transfer list for personal reasons. #pufc

ALNWICK LISTED | Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has been placed on the transfer list for personal reasons. #pufc

Listen to National League games

Football

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There's a full programme of National League game, with leaders Tranmere Rovers hosting bottom club Guiseley (17:30 BST). Tranmere start the day one point clear at the top of the table.

Dagenham & Redbridge, relegated from League Two last season, are at Sutton United (15:00 BST) while York City, who also dropped down from League Two, are at Wrexham (15:00 BST).

Listen to live radio commentary here.

Marshall close to Hull move

Football gossip

David Marshall
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Cardiff City captain David Marshall's transfer to Hull City is close to being completed with the Scotland goalkeeper undergoing a medical on Monday.

He has agreed terms on a move which could be worth up to £5m, depending on add-on fees.

Man Utd's Poole added to Wales squad

Football

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Manchester United defender Regan Poole has been added to Wales' Under-21 squad for Euro 2017 qualifiers against Denmark and Luxembourg in September.

Former Newport County player Poole, 18, is one of four replacements drafted in by manager Geraint Williams.

Read the full piece

Five EFL things you may have missed

Football

Swindon v Bristol
Rex Features

Glorious summer sunshine and fully-fit footballers raring to go in the early weeks of the new season. A perfect recipe, so what could possibly go wrong?

The English Football League is back into the swing of things and there is optimism aplenty for those leading their respective divisions after four weeks.

BBC Sport takes a look at five things that may have escaped your attention from the EFL action, including a cautionary tale and some mixed injury fortunes.

Head here to read the piece

Hull in for Hendrick

Football gossip

Jeff Hendrick
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Hull are interested in signing Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick,according to Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old has spent his entire professional career at Derby, scoring 22 goals in 196 appearances.

After his impressive displays at Euro 2016 for Republic of Ireland, Hendrick has caught the attention of Premier League clubs including Burnley who had two bids rejected in July.

Celtic close to signing Gamboa

Football gossip

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland

Cristian Gamboa
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Celtic are close to signing West Brom right-back Cristian Gamboa.

BBC Scotland has learned the 26-year-old Costa Rican is having a medical in Glasgow on Monday after both clubs agreed a fee.

Gamboa, who has made more than 160 club appearances, has previously played in Denmark and Norway and has won 47 caps for his country.

Everton in Gabbiadini talks

Football gossip

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Everton are in talks with Napoli to sign Italy forward Manolo Gabbiadini,according to Sky Sports.

The Italian club want £25m for the 24-year-old and the Toffees have already had a £19.6m offer rejected.

Two from two for Barca

Football

Ivan Rakitic
EPA

Barcelona made it two wins from their opening two La Liga games as Ivan Rakitic's first-half header earned them victory at Athletic Bilbao.

The Croatian scored in the 21st minute when he arrived at pace to power in Arda Turan's cross from the left.

Read the full piece

Fiji coach gifted land after win

Rugby Sevens

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English coach Ben Ryan has been given three acres of land in Fiji after helping the Pacific nation to their first Olympic medal.

Ryan led Fiji's rugby sevens side to gold with a 43-7 win over Great Britain in the final at the Rio Olympics.

The Fiji sevens team tweeted that Ryan had been given the land and a "chiefly name" at a ceremony in Serua.

Read the full piece

Boro agree Chambers loan

Football gossip

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Middlesbrough have agreed a season-long loan deal for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, report Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old joined the Gunners from Southampton for £16m in July 2014 and has played 59 times for Arsene Wenger's side.

Fabregas denies Conte bust-up

Football

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has rejected suggestions of a bust-up with manager Antonio Conte.

The manager was reported to be open to allowing 29-year-old Fabregas to leave before the transfer deadline.

Fabregas, however, has posted on social media that the pair have a "good relationship" and that he is "fully committed" to the club.

Read the full story

Scotland's Gareth Bale?

Football

Clive Lindsay

BBC Scotland Sport

Oliver Burke
Rex Features

He's been compared to Gareth Bale, fast-tracked into the national squad, and was linked with a transfer to some of the top clubs in Europe before becoming the most expensive ever Scottish player - all after only 13 starts for his club.

But, swift of foot and imposing in stature, Oliver Burke is not only far from your stereotypical winger, he is no ordinary 19-year-old footballer.

Head here for five things you should know about the teenager tipped to be the football superstar for which Scotland has long been yearning.  

Pulis 'desperate' for signings

Football

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he is "desperate" to make signings before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Albion, booed off after a 0-0 Premier League home draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday, have signed two players this summer - Matt Phillips from QPR and Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton.

But Pulis believes further arrivals will lift morale.

"We need those players. There are no problems with the boardroom, they know my feelings," Pulis said.

Read the full piece

Hamilton recovers to finish third

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer at Spa-Francorchamps

Lewis Hamilton
BBC

Lewis Hamilton recovered from the back row of the grid to finish third at the Belgian Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg won a dramatic race.

The German's victory from pole position in a race punctuated by a violent crash for Renault's Kevin Magnussen reduces his points deficit to Hamilton to nine.

Magnussen was taken to hospital with an injury to his left ankle after a huge crash at 180mph at Raidillon.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second, holding off a late Hamilton charge.

Man Utd sign Spurs man

Football gossip

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Tottenham under-18s coach Kieran McKenna has joined Manchester United, according to ESPN.

The 30-year-old will work in United's under-23 side and started at Carrington on Thursday.

On this day

1895: Rugby league can trace its origins back to this day as the Northern league was formed from a meeting of 21 Yorkshire and Lancashire clubs in Huddersfield.

2012: Andrew Strauss stepped down as England Test captain and also retired from professional cricket. Alastair Cook was announced as his successor.

2015: Mo Farah completed a hat-trick of long-distance doubles as he retained his 5,000m titles in Beijing.

Andrew Strauss announces his retirement from professional cricket in 2012.
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Leeds Rhinos president dies

Rugby League

Harry Jepson
Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos president Harry Jepson has died at the age of 96.

Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington said: "Harry had a wonderful life and touched the lives of so many others. 

"He knew people who had been involved in the formation of the game in 1895.  He was a Rugby League legend, despite never playing the game and his passing is so sad."  

Hull seal Challenge Cup win

Rugby League

Watch the best of the action as Hull FC come from behind to snatch a 12-10 win over Warrington Wolves and lift the Challenge Cup for the first time at Wembley Stadium.

Challenge Cup final: Hull FC 12-10 Warrington Wolves

Pellegrini back in the game

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has become the latest big name to join the Chinese Super League after being confirmed as the new manager of Hebei China Fortune.

The Chilean replaces Li Tie, who got the club promoted last season. They are currently fifth with seven games of the season remaining. Pellegrini has been out of the game since his contract with City expired at the end of last season.

He won a Premier League title and two League Cups during his three years at the Etihad Stadium. Pellegrini joins former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in the 16-team Chinese Super League.

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Gyan having Reading medical

Football gossip

John Bennett

BBC World Service

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One of Asamoah Gyan's representatives tells me that the Ghana captain and former Sunderland striker is currently having a medical at the Championship club Reading.

If all goes well it will be a season long loan from the Chinese side Shanghai SIPG.

Gyan scored 10 Premier League goals for Sunderland before moving to UAE club Al Ain in 2012.

He joined Shanghai SIPG in 2015 and - at the time - became one of the highest paid footballers in the world.

'Very, very happy'

Football

Sofiane Boufal.
Southampton

More on the news of Southampton's club-record £16m signing of Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal.

The 22-year-old said: “I’m very, very happy to sign for Southampton and I am really excited to play in St Mary’s Stadium in front of the fans.

“Southampton showed big interest in signing me, and I can see that this club is the best place for me to continue my progression as a footballer."

BreakingSaints break transfer record

Football

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Southampton have broken their transfer record to sign Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal from French side Lille for £16 million.

Boufal, 22, scored 11 goals last season to help Lille finish fifth in Ligue 1 and qualify for the Europa League.

Southampton's previous transfer record was the £15m they paid Roma for forward Dani Osvaldo in 2013.

Boufal is the latest summer arrival as new manager Claude Puel shapes his team following several departures.

Selby wins Paul Hunter Classic

Snooker

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World champion Mark Selby has won his first title of the season with victory in the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany.

The world number one beat fellow Englishman Tom Ford 4-2 to win the event for the third time.

The win was Selby's first since claiming his second world title in May, having not progressed beyond the last 32 in two events so far this season.

Read the full story

Chadli to have West Brom medical

Football gossip

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Nacer Chadli is will have a medical at West Bromwich after Tottenham accepted a £13m bid, report the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old Belgium international needs to agree personal terms.

Spurs bought Chadli from FC Twente for £7m in July 2013 and he has gone on to score 25 goals in 129 games but fallen out of favour this campaign.

Inter sign Mario for £38.4m

Football

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Joao Mario has joined Inter Milan from Sporting Lisbon for £38.4m (45m euros), becoming the most expensive Portuguese player ever sold by a Portuguese club.

The 23-year-old's move beats Sporting's sales of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.24m) and Nani (£25m) to Manchester United.

It is also the second-biggest move out of Portugal, marginally behind the fee Monaco paid Porto for Colombian James Rodriguez in 2013.

PSG lose under Emery

Football

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Paris St-Germain suffered the first defeat of new manager Unai Emery's reign as the French champions were beaten 3-1 at Monaco.

Joao Moutinho put the hosts ahead before reported Manchester United target Fabinho converted a penalty following David Luiz's foul.

Edinson Cavani gave PSG hope, but Monaco were gifted a third though Serge Aurier's own goal.

Sunderland 'agree Iborra fee'

Football gossip

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Sunderland have agreed a £7m fee for Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra, according to Sky Sports.

Iborra, 28, has been part of Sevilla's three successive Europa League triumphs and came on as a late substitute against Liverpool in the 2016 final in Basel. 

He made 47 in total appearances last term, scoring nine goals, including the winner against Barcelona last October.  

'Get players in early'

Football Focus

Dan Walker is joined by Mark Schwarzer and Dion Dublin to discuss transfer deadline day and when is the right time to sign players.  

Football Focus Forum: Dublin - You need to get the players in early and bed them in