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Summary

  1. Everton agree £30m fee for Sunderland's Pickford
  2. Football: France v England build-up (20:00 BST)
  3. Summer transfer window news
  4. Latest international football news
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcsportsday

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By Neil Johnston and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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That's it for this edition of Sportsday.

Thanks for your company and don't forget we're back on Wednesday with all the reaction as the Premier League fixtures are released.

See you then.

Nantes appoint former Leicester manager

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Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as the new boss of French side Nantes.

The Ligue 1 side received special dispensation from the French league to give the Italian the job as he has reached the manager's age limit of 65.

Ranieri, 65, guided the Foxes to a remarkable Premier League title in 2015-16.

Read more about this here.

Abraham puts talks on hold

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has put talks over his future on hold until after European Under-21 Championships. The 19-year-old is currently in Poland with England preparing for Friday's opening Group A game against Sweden.

Newcastle and Brighton are reportedly keen to take him on loan after he scored 26 goals for Bristol City in a successful loan spell in the Championship last season.

But Abraham is willing to wait until after the tournament to decide his next move.

"As far as I am aware, yeah," he said, when asked if his future was still open. "I haven't spoken with Chelsea yet. I am focusing on this tournament so the discussions will happen after.

"I'm not too sure [about his future]. Hopefully it will be in the Premier League."

England reach final

All over.

England reach the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship after a thrilling 24-22 win over South Africa.

They will face either New Zealand or France in the final on Sunday, 18 June.

England lead

Incredible.

Four minutes to go and England have regained the lead against South Africa in World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final. It's 24-22.

Zach Mercer has just scored his second try.

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Late drama?

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Into the final stages in Georgia and England trail South Africa 22-17 in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final.

Late drama?

Klaassen heading for Everton?

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Everton hope to tie up a deal for forward Davy Klaassen before the end of the week, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees are in advanced talks with Ajax over the transfer of the 24-year-oldNetherlands international.

Ajax are said to be demanding £26m for their captain.

Dettori suffers injury scare

Jockey Frankie Dettori has suffered an injury scare a week before Royal Ascot. The 46-year-old Italian was stood down for the day after a fall before the opening race at Yarmouth.

Dettori was due to partner Tivoli for trainer John Gosden in the six-furlong fillies' maiden when he was unshipped in the parade ring.

Tivoli was withdrawn and Dettori, who appeared to be holding a shoulder, did not take up his only other mount aboard Falak in the following race.

Yarmouth clerk of the course Richard Aldous said of Dettori: "The doctors have told me they have looked at him and how he is and they are happy for him to go home."

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South Africa lead England

South Africa have their noses in front against England in the semi-final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia.

England trail 19-17 with about 20 minutes remaining.

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Milestone for Sangakkara

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Milestone for Kumar Sangakkara as he scores his 100th century as Surrey move to 211-3 from 37.5 overs against Yorkshire in the Royal London One-Day quarter-final.

The Sri Lanka batsman has scored 61 first class hundreds and now 39 in List A limited over matches.

Tremendous achievement.

Follow the action here.

Watson behind in Nottingham

Nottingham Open

Heather Watson's got a fight on her hands at the Nottingham Open.

She's a set down against American Alison Riske. The fourth seed won the opener 6-2 in 39 minutes.

You can follow the British number three's progress via BBC Radio Nottingham on this link.

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Pereira for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur have made Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira their top target to replace Manchester City-bound Kyle Walker, according to the Daily Telegraph.

However, the report says Spurs face strong competition for Pereira, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Nice from Porto.

Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have also shown an interest.

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England lead South Africa

England are in semi-final action at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship and it is good news as they lead South Africa 17-12 at the interval.

Zach Mercer and Alex Mitchell have scored first half tries in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Burnell to lead Great Britain

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Jack Burnell has been selected in a six-strong Great Britain team for the open water events at July's World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, between 15-21 July.

British Swimming announced Burnell will swim the Olympic 10-kilometres distance alongside Caleb Hughes.

Danielle Huskisson and Alice Dearing will represent Britain in the corresponding women's event.

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On the eve of the 2017-18 Premier League fixtures being released, what's your dream opening game and why?

Robbie W: As a Liverpool fan, Man Utd away before Jose Mourinho has had time to practice his bus parking.

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Nottingham Open latest

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British number one Johanna Konta is already through to the Nottingham Open second round. She progressed after compatriot Tara Moore retired injured in the second set.

Now Heather Watson is bidding to make it past the first round. It's not going her way early doors, though. She's a break down against last year's runner-up and fourth seed Alison Riske from the USA.

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Sangakkara half century

Kumar Sangakkara has hits 50 off 61 balls to help Surrey reach 112-3 after 24 overs in their Royal London One-Day quarter-final with Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, Somerset have started well at Taunton after being set a huge target of 430 to beat Nottinghamshire.

The hosts are 33-0 off 3.3 overs.

Follow live text commentary from both games here.

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England 2022 World Cup win 'realistic'

England 2022 World Cup win 'not unrealistic' - U20s boss Simpson

England to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Paul Simpson, who masterminded England's triumph at the Under-20 World Cup, thinks it is a realistic prospect.

'Agent in cuckoo land'

Interesting news from League One where Peterborough United have withdrawn their contract offer to midfielder Jermaine Anderson.

The 21-year-old has one year left on his deal at the ABAX Stadium and is currently sidelined with his second serious knee injury in as many seasons.

"His agent is in cuckoo land. How he expects any club to pay the demands for a player that's hardly played in the last two years I don't know," said Posh director of football Barry Fry.

Read more here.

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Jack Beardwell: Picture it, Diego Costa signs for Man Utd. Man Utd v Chelsea. Diego hat-trick and Antonio Conte crying with grief.

Nkosilathi Makhaza: Man Utd vs Newcastle at Old Trafford - Jose v Rafa on opening day spells nothing but drama.

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Argentina crush Singapore

All over in Singapore where Argentina have coasted to a 6-0 friendly win against their hosts in Jorge Sampaoli's second match in charge.

They led 2-0 at half-time after goals by Tottenham defender Federico Fazio and Sevilla midfielder Joaquin Correa.

Alejandro Gomez made it 3-0 before Roma's Leandro Paredes added another.

Lucas Alario made it 5-0, former Manchester United player Angel Di Maria completing the scoring.

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Defender Alvarez needs chemotherapy

Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has withdrawn from Spain's squad for the European Under-21 Championship because he needs chemotherapy.

Alvarez, 22, underwent surgery in December after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. An abnormality was discovered on Monday during a routine test to monitor the centre-back's recovery from his operation, and he will now need to start a new course of treatment.

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Premier League fixtures set to be released

Tomorrow is the first big day of the 2017-18 season as the Premier League fixtures are released and we'll have all the details from 09:00 BST.

What's your dream opening game and why? Let us know via #bbcsportsday

New role for Stones?

France v England (20:00 BST)

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England defender John Stones may be used in a holding midfield role as manager Gareth Southgate plots a route to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Stones did not feature in Saturday's 2-2 qualifying draw with Scotland.

But the Manchester City player could figure in his familiar centre-back role for Tuesday's friendly against France.

Southgate, who has used the 23-year-old in midfield in training, said: "He has all the attributes and capabilities to play as a holding midfield player."

Dele to do it again?

France v England (20:00 BST)

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The last time England and France met - in November 2015 - Dele Alli scored a wonder goal past his Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris.

Will Dele do it again?

"With Dele, anything is possible," said Lloris.

"It will be another tough game and a fascinating game as I believe England have big, big potential. Hopefully for our English players they will reach the level all the English people expect, but not on this occasion!"

Stag, stag, stag

The Stoke City lads have arrived in Ibiza for Marc Muniesa's stag do...

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Taylor hits 154 in huge Notts total

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Incredible scenes at Taunton where Brendan Taylor hit 154 off just 97 deliveries as Nottingham posted a huge 429-9 off 50 overs in their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Somerset.

Taylor's sublime innings included five sixes and 17 fours.

Somerset claimed three wickets in four balls towards the end of the Nottinghamshire innings.

Follow live text action from this match and Yorkshire against Surey here.

Pickford move bad news for Hart

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The news about Everton’s eye-watering £30m deal for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford is not great for Joe Hart.

The England keeper is looking for a permanent move away from Manchester City and Everton had been viewed as a potential destination.

However, in making Pickford the third most expensive goalkeeper of all time, Everton manager Ronald Koeman is not buying someone for the future.

Pickford is only young but no club pays that amount of money, only to then spend more on someone older.

Wherever Joe Hart ends up, it won’t be Goodison Park.

Spurs' Fazio scores for Argentina

Tottenham defender Federico Fazio has scored in Argentina's friendly away to Singapore. Fazio, 30, spent last season on loan in Italy with Roma.

Jorge Sampaoli's team lead 2-0 at half-time, Sevilla midfielder Joaquin Correa also scoring.

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Usain Bolt realises football dream

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Usain Bolt has finally realised his dream of becoming a footballer. At least in virtual form anyway.

The Olympic champion, who is massive Manchester United fan, will feature in the next installment of Pro Evolution Soccer.

Got to have a Speed rating of 99, surely?

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Pickford as good as Big Nev?

Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno is hopeful that Jordan Pickford, who appears set for a £30m move from Sunderland to Everton, can become a Toffees legend like Neville Southall.

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Taylor hits Notts century

A 69-ball century by Brendan Taylor has put Nottinghamshire on course to post a huge total in their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Somerset.

Notts are 349-3 with nine of their 50 overs still remaining.

Today's other quarter-final between Yorkshire and Surrey starts at 14:00 BST. Surrey have won the toss and will bat.

Follow live text commentary of today's games here.

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Monk to move for Bartley?

New Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk could be set to raid his old club Swansea with a move for Kyle Bartley.

According to Wales Online, Monk is keen to make the defender one of his first signings as he targets an immediate return to the Premier League.

Bartley worked under Monk during a loan spell at Leeds last season.

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Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

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Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax.

The prosecutor's office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player.

He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.

The world's highest-paid sports star had previously said he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.

On this occasion he is accused of knowingly using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights.

In December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts.

He denied the allegations.

Roy set to be dropped

England are set to drop opener Jason Roy for Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan in Cardiff.

South Africa-born Roy, 26, has made just 51 runs in his past eight one-day international innings.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew says Roy did not bat in Tuesday's net session, with Jonny Bairstow - his likely replacement - in first.

Captain Eoin Morgan backed Roy, but the Surrey batsman was out second ball in the win over Australia on Sunday.

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Memorial service for Tiote

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Friends and former team-mates of ex-Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote attended a memorial service held for the player by his club Beijing Enterprises.

The 30-year-old, who joined the second-tier Chinese side in February after seven years at Newcastle, collapsed during training and died in hospital last week.

"I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he's gone," Tiote's former Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse said at the memorial.

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Man Utd's 'very important' Morata offer

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Manchester United have made a 'very important offer' for Alvaro Morata, according to the Real Madrid striker's agent.

United have been linked with the 24-year-old Spain international as they look to bolster their attacking options following the loss of last season's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"It [United] is a club with a lot charm, a very interesting option," said Morata's representative. "I can say that there's a very important offer and the decision now rests with Real."

Griezmann apologises for 'misunderstanding'

Antoine Griezmann has apologised for any "misunderstanding" after the forward - heavily linked with Manchester United - extended his contract with Atletico Madrid.

"The first thing that I want to do is apologise to the people who misunderstood my statements," said the forward after signing until 2022.

"Maybe I expressed myself badly or someone wanted to make news where there weren’t any, but since I came, I have given my all for my club, my team-mates and my coaching staff, and I’m very happy to live one more season with all of you."

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Brazil ease to victory

Australia 0-4 Brazil

All over in Australia where Brazil have won 4-0 in an international friendly.

Diego Souza bookended the win with the opener after 11 seconds and a 90th minute fourth.