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  1. Premier League news conferences: Liverpool, Swansea, Burnley
  2. Also Watford, Brighton, Southampton, West Ham
  3. City have £18m Evans bid rejected
  4. Everton sign Sigurdsson, Stoke bring in Jese
  5. Get involved using #bbcsportsday

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Europa League play-off

Everton v Hajduk Split (20:05 BST, live text coverage)

We will have live text coverage of that match later on the website.


Fleetwood sign Cherries defender

Baily Cargill
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League One side Fleetwood Town have signed Bournemouth defender Baily Cargill on a season-long loan.

The 22-year-old made his Premier League debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford last season.

Fleetwood coach Uwe Rosler told the club website: "He is a player that we have had on our radar for some time and we have followed his progress very closely.

"He is a left-sided centre half and will provide great balance to our team in a position that we have been looking to fill."

Brighton trio sign new deals

Brighton & Hove Albion

Anthony Knockaert
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Good news for Brighton fans.

Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert signed new contracts.

Defender Dunk and French winger Knockaert have signed new five-year contracts, and Duffy has signed a four-year deal.

Here's manager Chris Hughton:

"Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season."

Fifa announces women's coach of 2017 candidates

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Four PL managers shortlisted for Fifa coach of the year

Antonio Conte
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Chelsea's Antonio Conte, Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Manchester United's Jose Mourinho have all been shortlisted for the Fifa coach of the year award.

Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, Bayern Munich's Carlo Ancelotti, ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, Monaco's Leonardo Jardim, Germany coach Joachim Low, Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone, Brazil's Tite and Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane also make the list.

Suarez out for four to five weeks

Luis Suarez
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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is out for four to five weeks with a knee injury, according to the Uruguay football association.

The former Liverpool player suffered the problem during the second leg of Barca's Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

He will miss Uruguay's forthcoming matches against Argentina on 31 August and Paraguay on 5 September.

And he is set to miss Barcelona's games against Real Betis, Alaves, Espanyol and Getafe.

'Van Dijk will not play against Hammers'

Southampton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)


Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino
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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino: "When I first met the Saints chiefs they said they want to keep the best players at the club. Chairman Ralph Krueger and vice-chairman Les Reed were clear.

"To progress as a team and a club we have to keep the best players. If we have the fortune to bring in another player then this would be good."

Will defender Virgil van Dijk, who handed in a transfer request, play against West Ham?

"The Virgil situation nothing has changed. I have nothing to say. He is OK right now [he doesn't have a virus]. He won't be available to play."

Saints have been linked with Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt:

"I know Wesley Hoedt. But I will not talk about the market. Right now we have to think about the player ready to help us in the back four."

'We shall see on Carvalho'

Southampton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

On potential £30m signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho:

"I don’t know we are going to see. We will see what happens with ins and out. I have left it to the board and the chairman. I am concentrating on our game against Southampton."

'We crumbled'

Southampton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic on 4-0 thumping by Manchester United:

"I had a feeling in my stomach, we should have done better. Especially the last few minutes. We didn’t give up individually but we crumbled.

"We looked good this week in training. We want to approach the game against Southampton in a positive mood."

Duo back for Hammers

Southampton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and striker Andy Carroll are back in training for West Ham, but midfielder Manuel Lanzini is working separately from the rest of the squad.


Here is Paulinho at his Barca unveiling...

...trying to do kick-ups.

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Barcelona unveil Paulinho

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The Brazil midfielder, and former Tottenham player, has been shown off to the world following his £36.4m move from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Injury worries for Brighton

Leicester v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton will be without forwards Izzy Brown and Sam Baldock and midfielder Biram Kayal for Saturday's trip to Leicester.

Repercussions of Coutinho move?

Southampton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

Slaven Bilic

BBC Radio 5 live's George Cummins: "At West Ham’s training ground in Rush Green awaiting Slaven Bilic, ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton.

"Is the clubs record move for William Carvalho on the brink of collapse? And is Bilic worried Liverpool will move for midfielder Manuel Lanzini if Philippe Coutinho heads to Barcelona?

"We will find out shortly. It is due to start at 14:00 BST, although these things rarely run on time."

Watford team news

Bournemouth v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)


Striker Troy Deeney (groin) has returned to full training. Fellow forward Mauro Zarate (knee) is also training with the first team."

Dyche in

Burnley v West Brom (sat, 15:00 BST)


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'We did not want to risk Sigurdsson injury'

Swansea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 BST)


Swansea manager Paul Clement talking about Gylfi Sigurdsson's transfer to Everton:

"Gylfi did not come to America on the tour because he was convinced the deal would go through the weekend we went away.

"We've never had a disciplinary issue with Gylfi. When he rejoined after the tour we decided that he doesn't take part in the other games. If he got injured then the deal might have fallen through."

On future transfers:

"There is potential for two or three players, which would strengthen the squad. I'm not going to talk about individual players."

On Saturday's match against Manchester United:

"We go into the United game confident. Our club record against them is encouraging."

That is all your lot from Jurgen Klopp.

In summary, nothing has changed regarding Phillipe Coutinho. He remains a Liverpool player.

As you were.

'It is a good team'

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)


On potential signings: "The whole market is difficult. When I am not on the pitch or am not thinking about training, I am thinking about what we can do. If the transfer window ended yesterday, we would have a team which I like and which we can play football with. It is a good team in this moment. We will see what we can do.

'Not easy to tell 100% the truth'

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)


On Coutinho's attitude:

"When I asked the medical department how Coutinho has been doing then no complaints. It's a very difficult situation, but we have nothing new to say. It's not always easy to say the 100% truth."

'Coutinho is not available'


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "Daniel Sturridge is available this weekend. He was part of a complete training session. Coutinho is not available. I think it's still the back problem.

On Barcelona general manager Pep Segura saying that the Coutinho signing is "very close":

"I have no reaction. I don't know why anybody has said this. I have never met Segura."

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is in the chair and has an update on Philippe Coutinho...

Nicholson first managerial casualty

Kevin Nicholson
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Torquay United player-manager Kevin Nicholson has left the National League club after almost two years in charge.

He is the first boss in England's top five divisions to depart from his position this season.


Tottenham are not expected to entertain offers from Chelsea for full-back Danny Rose, 27, with the Blues ready to double his salary. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea have not given up on signing Alex Sandro, 26, from Juventus, but are relying on the Brazilian left-back handing in a transfer request. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona have offered Liverpool £118m for 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (, in Spanish)

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Grade your team's transfer activity

David Melton: Liverpool. Klopp's had 4 transfer windows and still has no answer for defence + GK. Keep getting same question wrong = Fail

Bertie Tulley: Have to give a straight A to Norwich, lots of young and hungry players coming in, and the big earners gone for good prices

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Grade your team's transfer activity

Simon Oakley: Ipswich-B. Brought in some good players up front. Just an experienced CB needed now for our push for the top 6....

Paul: Spurs - A*. We can't afford players who would walk in to our first team and haven't panic bought overpriced rubbish.

Trio sign new deals

Brighton & Hove Albion

Anthony Knockaert
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Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert have signed new long-term deals with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Defender Dunk and French winger Knockaert, both 25, have signed five-year contracts with the Seagulls to keep them at the club until June 2022.

Republic of Ireland defender Duffy, 25, has signed a four-year deal.

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Grade your team's transfer activity...

Michael Owen: Swansea F, Last season we failed to replace Williams and Ayew and made profit, this season we made profit before Siggy sale.

Moon Quddus‏: D for LFC. Tapped up a player. Spent months chasing 2 players who arent for sale. All weve done is improved our strongest area.

Andrew Kemp; Chelsea to get a D. Not only lacking in numbers, but too late in the day for the start of the season.

Barcelona inferior to Real - Pique

Gerard Pique
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he felt "inferior" to Real Madrid for the first time after being thrashed by their rivals in the Spanish Super Cup.

La Liga and European champions Madrid won 2-0 on Wednesday night to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Pique, 30, who has been at Barca for nine years, said: "We are not in the best moment, as a team or a club.

"This a long process and there is room for improvement, We must stay as close as possible and keep moving forwards."

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Grade your team's transfer activity...

Sam B: Stoke-B, Upgrading players while making profits but not reinvesting the money towards more important positions like wingbacks!

Jack Beardwell: Burnley are getting a D- , selling our 2 best players and replacing them with journeymen like Walters and Bardsley, buy class!

Ant McCurdy‏: I would give a B- to Reading. One more striker really needed. Anymore signings than that would be a bonus.

Celtic in control of Champions League tie

Scott Sinclair
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Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg.

Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net.

Scott Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after the break.

James Forrest fired the fourth before Leigh Griffiths' shot deflected in off Igor Shitov for number five.

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Champions of Stoke

Stoke completed the loan signing of forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St-Germain.

Remarkably, it took their tally of Champions Leagues in the squad to five, more than any other Premier League side.

Stoke CL winners
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Hellworld99: C for Liverpool. Good signings in Salah and Solanke. Don't know about Robertson. But missing 1 thing. THEY NEED DEFENDERS.

Sir Fabian Pavez‏: My team Man United. Lukaku A, Nemanja Matic A+, Victor Lindelof C. Title in one hand.

Jonathan Kaye‏: Huddersfield A+. Mounie could be surprise player of the year

And here's A-level support from the champions...

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Today is A-Level results day, so time to do a little grading of your own.

What mark would you give your club for its business in the transfer window so far?

A for Watford for bringing in Nathaniel Chalobah? D for Spurs?

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The Times

And The Times goes big on Manchester City's shock move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans.

The Times
The Times

The Sun

The Sun leads with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy saying the club will not sell midfielder Dele Alli, even for £150m.

The Sun
The Sun

The Guardian

The Guardian says Ronald Koeman's £130m spending spree at Everton is not over yet after completing the £45m signing of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea.

The Guardian
The Guardian

The Daily Express

The Daily Express leads with Arsene Wenger saying he does not want to sell forward Alexis Sanchez, but the decision may be made on the Chilean from those above him at Arsenal.

Daily Express
Daily Express