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Summary

  1. John Terry joins Aston Villa on one-year-deal
  2. Seven Brits in action on day one of Wimbledon 2017 including Murray and Konta
  3. Everton hope to complete £25m Keane signing
  4. Arsenal 'close to announcing Mahrez deal'
  5. Germany win Confederations Cup amid VAR controversy
  6. GOSSIP: Chelsea's Conte wants to pay £100m for Lukaku
  7. Get involved using #bbcsportsday or text 81111

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By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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Another Monday done and dusted, and the best part is, you can head home and pop the tennis on the telly or phone/laptop/tablet, or all four if you can't decide which match to watch...

Thanks for joining us today on Sportsday. Same again tomorrow from 08:00 BST.

Who knows, we may be gifted with another inventive transfer announcement...

Here's hoping.

Lehmann heading back to Arsenal?

Latest gossip

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The Daily Mirror's Darren Lewis is reporting that Arsenal are considering bringing former 'keeper Jens Lehmann back to the club as part of the coaching set-up.

The German played 200 times for Arsenal between 2003 and 2008.

West Ham confident of Giroud deal?

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We told you earlier on that Everton are considering a move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud but Goal.com say West Ham are confident of signing the Frenchman.

They apparently value the Frenchman at £20m.

Andy Carroll and Olivier Giroud up front. Magnifique...

Peter Sagan wins stage three of the Tour de France

Road cycling

Some may call it 'maternity leave'...

...Serena Williams calls it, 'more practice time'.

By our calculations, she is around eight months pregnant but Williams doesn't look like she is keen to put her feet up just yet.

"Wimbledon got me like: Easy standing drills this morning. Go easy" she says...

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What is more, even while growing a human, she makes it look easy. What a woman.

The art of transfer announcements

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Ian Bett: Make them announce transfers using a "guess who" type board. Does this person currently play in red etc.

Yes, Ian! The best suggestion so far. Can we beat it? We're on to something here people.

guess who game
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Now this is sportsmanship...

Tennis

World number one Andy Murray may have knocked him out of Wimbledon in straight sets earlier, but 20-year-old lucky loser Alexander Bublik has thanked his opponent in an adorable post on Instagram:

"Thanks Sir Andy Murray and Wimbledon for an amazing experience, best day of my life so far, thanks for all support. ❤️ "

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The Tour is finally in France

Road Cycling

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The riders have finally made it into France.

Audun Le Tiche is the town on the border and the riders are zipping through at a furious pace - around 52km/h or 30mp/h if you prefer.

The lead is still around 90 seconds but there are two little hills to negotiate.

The Cote de Villers-la-Montagne is the first. A category four climb. The finish is up the category three Cote des Religieuses in Longwy.

Follow the stage here.

The art of transfer announcements

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Inside The Far Post: If any club signs Mbappe this summer, they have to announce it by hiring Hanson for a one-off one-song concert.

MMMbappe!

Everton sign Sandro

Football

Strangely enough, we are talking about how football clubs choose to announce new signing...

This is how Everton told us Sandro was their player:

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All I'm saying is, there is a lucky so-and-so who works at Everton, who got to fly in a private jet holding a video camera just for that thumbs up.

If that's not a jammy job, then I don't know what is...

Sandro completes Everton deal

Football

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Sandro had a superb season with Malaga, scoring 14 goals in La Liga having joined them from Barcelona last summer.

"This is a big step in my career," Sandro told EvertonTV. "Everton is the ideal club for me, I've got the ideal manager who is going to keep giving me the confidence to improve my game."

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BreakingEverton sign Sandro

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Everton have completed the signing of Sandro Ramirez from Malaga on a four-year deal.

Ronald Koeman's side have met the £5.2m buy-out clause for the Spain Under-21 international.

King wary of Spurs move?

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Joshua King scored 16 goals for Bournemouth last season and is in demand but things may not be as simple as pack up your things and move to a Champions League club.

The Norwegian is reportedly unsure about joining Tottenham as he doesn't want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.

Fair enough, I say!

'Take a bow!' Verdasco lobs 6ft 8in Anderson

Wimbledon 2017

6ft 8in Kevin Anderson approaching the net?

No problem for Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Watch this for a stunning lob at Wimbledon.

Follow all the results here.

Fernando Verdasco hits a stunning lob in his match against Kevin Anderson.

And that victory for Venus (whose full name I have just found out is Venus Ebony Starr Williams) means Rafael Nadal is out on Court One.

Fresh from winning a 10th French Open last month, the Spaniard has already broken his opponent John Millman's serve.

Williams through at SW19

Wimbledon 2017

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Venus Williams is through to the second round of Wimbledon following a 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 victory over Elise Mertens.

The five-time champion, 37, needed five set points before taking the first set tie-break against the 21-year-old Belgian, playing her first Wimbledon.

A rain delay on Court One then halted the progress of the American 10th seed as she led 5-3 in the second set.

Mertens held serve after the resumption but Williams produced an emphatic service game to secure victory.

And Murray isn't the only big name into round two...

BreakingGame, set and match: Andy Murray eases into Wimbledon second round

*Murray 6-1 6-4 5-2 Bublik

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It took him an hour and 44 minutes (not including an hour and 45 minutes of rain delays) and Andy Murray is through to the second round of Wimbledon.

The World number one beat lucky loser Alexander Bublik 6-1 6-4 6-2 and will face Dustin Brown in the second round.

The art of announcing a transfer

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Ed Allen: Transfer announcements should be done in the style of catchphrase or say what you see pics like on big fat quiz of the year.

Excellent suggestion Ed. You get even better marks if you create us an example of a past or future transfer?

I think club's should start revealing their signings A Question of Sport's Mystery Guest style. The transfer is only completed if the fans guess correctly.

GB's curling skip Murdoch retires

Winter Sports

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Olympic medallist David Murdoch is retiring from competition to take up a coaching role at British Curling.

The 39-year-old skipped Great Britain to silver at Sochi 2014 and was disappointed to be overlooked for next year's Winter Games in South Korea.

Murdoch is a two-time world champion with Scotland and won three European titles.

"After the announcement regarding Pyeongchang I had to think about what would come next," he said.

On this day...

Tennis

In 2005, number one seed Roger Federer won his third Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 in the men's singles final.

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Tour de France: Less than 60 km to go...

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There are less than 60 kilimetres to go in the third stage of the Tour de France...

The pace has been lifted a little in the peloton and the leaders are just a minute clear.

Keep across the stage in detail with our live page here.

The art of announcing a transfer

Football

If you thought the announcement of John Terry signing for Aston Villa through a mocked up WhatsApp message was inventive (see 12:48 BST), it is nothing compared to this.

When Roma announced the signature Lorenzo Pellegrini last week they did so with the player playing - and scoring - as himself on a video game.

I wonder how long it took him to manage it?

Just where will these announcement end? Can anyone come up with any better ideas? Feel free to let us know if so.

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Alex Scott signs new Arsenal contract

Football

Alex Scott: England international signs new Arsenal Ladies contract
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England defender Alex Scott has signed a new contract with Arsenal Ladies.

The 32-year-old right-back has been with Arsenal since the age of eight and has won nine league titles during her time at the club.

Coach Pedro Martinez Losa said: "We are very pleased that Alex has signed a new contract with us. Alex is a true leader who brings so much to our team.

"She shows professionalism on and off the pitch, providing a great role model for our younger players to look up to."

We would not "risk cheating" - Team Sky

Road Cycling

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Team Sky said they would not "risk cheating" after claims their jerseys were illegally designed for the opening time trial of the Tour de France.

The British team had four riders in the top eight on Saturday, with Geraint Thomas taking the yellow jersey.

'Bubble pads' - small raised dots - featured on the upper arms of several Sky riders' jerseys - see close up below.

Race jury president Philippe Marien said: "It is an actual part of the jersey."

International Cycling Union (UCI) regulations state that garments must not be adapted in any way beyond their use purely as clothing. The addition of any non-essential element or device to clothing is prohibited.

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Ryan Whelan: VAR needs a small group of 3 ex refs who all review the footage quickly and vote on the decision

This is the second suggestion we've had today of a referee vote to decide on incidents. It is an interesting suggestion. I think I'm a fan.

Grayson to go after two former players?

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Sunderland took Preston North End's manager Simon Grayson last week and now reports are suggesting they could be in for two of their players.

The Northern Echo says striker Jordan Hugill and winger Aiden McGeady could both be reunited with Grayson.

Gregory appointed Chennaiyin FC boss

Football

Gregory appointed Chennaiyin FC boss
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Now it's time for the niche managerial appointment of the day...

Former Aston Villa, Queen's Park Rangers and Crawley Town boss John Gregory has been appointed manager of Chennaiyin FC who play in the Hero Indian Super League.

He takes over from Italian Marco Materazzi - the man on the receiving end of "that" head butt...

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Oink oink!

Wimbledon 2017

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After losing in the first round at Queen's Andy Murray said it didn't mean he couldn't go on and do well at Wimbledon.

He also said hopefully he'd get the chance to catch up on a bit of Peppa Pig with his daughter...

So our colleagues at Radio 4 asked Peppa to make a rather unique good luck message for the tennis champ.

Peppa Pig has a rather unique good luck message for Andy Murray

And so far it is working. The Scot currently leads 6-1 6-4 6-1 against Alexander Bublik.

Follow it here. The players are just back out following a rain delay.

On this day...

Tennis

In 2011, Novak Djokovic beat Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's title for the first time.

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'What Do You Mean' a Justin Bieber gig in Hyde Park isn't the perfect Wimbledon preparation?

That's where fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki was on Sunday.

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Conte wants to pay £100m for Lukaku?

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If Chelsea are to sign Romelu Lukaku - a player they sold just three years ago - this summer then it could be quite pricey.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club to re-sign Lukaku, 24, at any price this summer - even if it means meeting Everton's £100m valuation.

£28m Chelsea sold him to Everton for. You do the maths...

RFL offering support over Culcheth tragedy

Rugby League

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Rugby Football League officials are offering support to the family of Adam Cooper, the Culcheth Eagles player who died during Saturday's game at Runcorn.

Cooper had been substituted and was on the side of the pitch when he began to feel unwell at the start of the second-half.

A first aider was present at the time and an ambulance was subsequently called but paramedics were unable to save the 31-year-old, who had recently got engaged and had three young children.

Culcheth's junior sides played as normal yesterday, with all matches preceded by a minute's applause.

No decision has been made about whether the planned open age league match at Cadishead Rhinos on Saturday will go ahead as planned.

"It is awful," said Culcheth Rangers' vice-chairman Jo Eland.

"Adam was just a young lad going out to play the game he loved."

Cooper was a long standing member of the club and returned from Leigh East to play with them when they re-established their open age team in 2010.

Fred Perry - Tennis Legend

Wimbledon 2017

BBC World Service

In the 1930s, Fred Perry won three Wimbledon tennis championships in a row, becoming a global celebrity.

Simon Watts tells his story using BBC archive interviews with Perry and other players from a golden era of tennis.

Listen here.

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We'd still love to hear your thoughts on video assistant referees. Why are we talking about it? Its use was less than smooth in the Confederations Cup final yesterday.

Neil Jenkins: Why don't they get some of the rugby VAR team to come & manage it then hand over when it's working smoothly? Don't get it

Richard Rangel: VAR can and should work. What this has shown is there needs to be a clamp down on player behaviour and gamesmanship

Joshua Frost: VAR works in loads of sports, football has always been resistant but also needs to streamline what VAR is used for

Liverpool's Wisdom completes Derby County move

Football

Andre Wisdom has today completed a permanent transfer to Derby County: lfc.tv/ASPA

Andre Wisdom has today completed a permanent transfer to Derby County: lfc.tv/ASPA

This one has been in the offing for some time but Championship Derby County have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.

The 24-year-old joins on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Derby and made 22 appearances at Liverpool.

Lennon pictured at Everton training

Football

This is good to see.

Everton winger Aaron Lennon can be seen in pictures on the club website of the squad returning to training today.

Lennon received treatment for a stress-related illness in May.

Fantastic to see Aaron Lennon back at Finch Farm

Fantastic to see Aaron Lennon back at Finch Farm

Ki to miss start of the season

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Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will miss the start of the new season with a knee injury.

Ki has had surgery in his native South Korea and will remain there until the club's pre-season tour to America.

No date has been given for the midfielder's return but the injury "is not expected to keep him out long-term".

John Terry's first game for Aston Villa could be against Hull City - Steve Bruce's former club of course - on the opening day of the Championship season.

What odds on Villa drawing Chelsea in the FA/League Cup?

Signing Terry a 'statement of intent'

Football

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: "Of course it was difficult (to sign Terry). I had conversations two months ago asking 'can we make it happen?'

"We had to beat off competition but the main thing was John's will to play. He wants to play

"I reiterated that you are long time retired and I think he still has a lot to offer. It sends out a message of intent."