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  1. Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)
  2. Burnley sign £15m Wood
  3. Man City's Nasri joins Antalyaspor
  4. McClaren joins Maccabi Tel Aviv
  5. EFL Cup 3rd draw to take place in Beijing on Thursday (04:15 BST)
  6. Swansea agree fee for Hull's Clucas
  7. Get involved #bbcsportsday

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By Neil Johnston and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

That is the end of another Sportsday and, as always, thanks for all your comments.

Our live text page for the Manchester City v Everton match will be up from 18:30 BST and you can listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:00 BST.

Sportsday will be back again tomorrow, so, until next time, bye for now.

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Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

Just a reminder that there is live commentary from Etihad Stadium tonight on BBC Radio 5 live as Manchester City take on Everton.

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Man City stronger than last year - Koeman

Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)


Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he is a big fan of Pep Guardiola's style of play at Manchester City.

The two teams meet tonight and Koeman said: "The way he (Guardiola) likes to play is the most difficult way. It's really a pleasure to see his teams playing football.

"They play with a lot of offensive players in the teams. The Premier League is strong physically on set-plays and they try to play with a high defence.

"There is always space behind, we know that, we remember that. When we played City at home we punished them for that but I still think the business they did in the summer, they are stronger than last year."

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Squad strength so important for Man City - Guardiola

Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes the strength of his squad will prove crucial in the Premier League this season and has urged his players to understand he will have to rotate his team.

He said: "Hopefully they will understand that at the big clubs you cannot have 11 players, so they have to compete with each other.

"In that kind of level in the Premier League, the people who are 12, 13, 14 and play in the game, they are so, so important.

"When the game is in the last 15 or 20 minutes, the opponent is tired and we've moved them during the game, and we can put in dynamic players. It's a point where we can win games in the last minutes."

Score a goal, celebrate, out for seven months

It was the celebration that went wrong.

Watch as Hamburg winger Nicolai Muller wheels away after scoring against Augsburg, ruptures a knee ligament while celebrating, and will now miss the next seven months of the season.

When you celebrate in style and it goes terribly wrong...

'A lot of good signs'


Some more quotes from Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who is not too downbeat, despite his side's 1-0 loss at home to West Brom on Saturday.

"I was really pleased with the performance, we want to be flexible with how the team operates and it was a good performance so there are a lot of good signs," added Dyche.

Burnley 'in the market' for more signings - Dyche


Burnley manager Sean Dyche has just been talking to the media and discusses the club's record signing of striker Chris Wood from Leeds in a transfer worth £15m.

"We are really happy to have Chris with us," says Dyche. "He is 25, has a lot of goals in him and it is improving the competition and the quality of the group. Obviously some players have left us and I wanted to strengthen. He has only just got here, but we will see how he gets on over the next few days.

"We are in the market for a number of different positions. I like the squad we have got but if certain situations arrive we will activate on them. We have had some good business done early and I like the shape the group is in at the moment."

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What sporting events have you stayed up late / got up early to watch?

Nikul11: Woke up at 4am to watch the match replay of West Brom v Stoke on Sky last year.

Dan Pinch VIII: LFC 05 CL campaign, watched group matches in Oz, 2nd rnd in NZ, next two games in Thailand and back to U.K. SF and final. Phew.

Nick Ax: Waking up at midnight in Shanghai to watch Brighton take on Arsenal in the cup... Only to see us concede within minutes.

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Team news

Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

Manchester City have no new injuries and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could be involved after eight months out with a knee problem.

The game will come too soon for Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph, though both are close to being available.

Everton are set give record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson his debut even though the Icelander lacks match fitness.

Sandro Ramirez could return after missing Thursday's win over Hajduk Split with a heel problem.

'Enticing prospect'

Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

John Murray

BBC football correspondent

What an enticing prospect this is for Manchester City's first home match.

After a so far fruitful summer transfer window, every time they emerge from their futuristic new circular dressing room at the Etihad Stadium this season they will probably begin as favourites to win.

However, Everton will arrive with a bit of mystery about them, plus new club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.

They've started with four wins out of four in all competitions without conceding a goal, but after this in the league they play Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United.

So we're about to find out what this new-look Everton are made of.

Live commentary of Manchester City v Everton will be on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:00 BST.


Tonight's action

Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

This is how it stands in the Premier League before the last match in the second round of games this season.

Manchester City and Everton meet at Etihad Stadium after both teams made winning starts, against Brighton and Stoke respectively.

Can either of these sides join Manchester United, Huddersfield and West Brom on six points?

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Plymouth sign Celtic's Ciftci on loan

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Plymouth Argyle have signed striker Nadir Ciftci on a season-long loan from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

The 25-year-old, from Turkey, joined Celtic from Dundee United for £1.5m in 2015, but made just 11 starts.

It is the third season in a row that he has left Scotland on loan, with spells at Eskisehirspor, in his home country, and Polish club Pogon Szczecin.

Ciftci last played for Brendan Rodgers' side in February, but has not scored for Celtic since December 2015. He has previously played in England for Portsmouth, scoring once in 19 Championship appearances during the 2010-11 campaign.

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What sporting events have you stayed up late / got up early to watch?

John Borman: During the season, every weekend here in Oz means at least a 3am bed time/wake-up.

Mark Pearce: 1999. Stayed up drinking in Sydney until 5am. Teddy 1-1. Went berserk. Ole 2-1. Pinched myself to check I was still awake.

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International newspapers

A Bola (Portugal)

Portuguese newspaper A Bola says West Ham are close to completing a 38m euros (£34.7m) deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder played in the Euro 2016 final as Portugal beat France 1-0.

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International newspapers

Tuttosport (Italy)

Italian newspaper Tuttosport has the story that Juventus are making an ambitious bid to sign Roma and Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Strootman, 27, signed a new contract with Roma in the summer after his side finished second in Serie A, behind Juventus, who have won the Italian title in all of the past six seasons.


International newspapers

Marca (Spain)

"The champions do not slow down" is the heading on the front page of Spanish newspaper Marca, who focuses on Real Madrid's 3-0 win away at Deportivo La Coruna in the opening weekend of La Liga.

The paper focuses on Wales forward Gareth Bale, who scored one and created another goal in the victory.


Accrington planning cup upset

League Two Accrington Stanley plan a "hostile" welcome for West Brom when the Premier League club visit on Tuesday in the second round of the EFL Cup (19:45 BST).

"We’ve got to make it hostile, show our appetite for the game early on, set the tone with our pressing and get the fans behind us from the first whistle," said Accrington boss John Coleman.

"We hope that our home record means will mean that Tony Pulis and West Brom will be feeling a bit uncomfortable about coming here."

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Defoe to start for Bournemouth


Jermain Defoe will make his first competitive start for Bournemouth in Tuesday's EFL Cup second round tie at Birmingham City (19:45 BST).

Defoe, 34, has started on the substitutes bench for the first two Premier League games of the season.

"I want to see other players in our squad. Jermain will start," said Cherries boss Eddie Howe.

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Reaction to Chris Wood joining Burnley from Leeds United...

DancesWithWolves: Wolves tried to buy Chris Wood several times. He could have made all the difference to a promotion push. How good he will actually be in the PL is up for debate but good luck to him and Burnley.

Berty: Shocking business by Burnley. A striker who is nowhere near Premier League standard. He'll get 4/5 goals and be back in the Championship before long.

Nib: Good target man at Championship level but not convinced he's Premier League standard. I thank him and wish him well.

Vardy to face Blades

Leicester City

Craig Shakespeare says he plans to make changes for Leicester City's EFL Cup second round tie at Championship Sheffield United on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

However, Shakespeare adds that striker Jamie Vardy, who suffered an ankle injury in the win against Brighton at the weekend, will be involved.

"To what extent I'm not sure," added the Foxes boss. "I plan to make changes. I want a competitive group and we’ve got that. There are players that deserve a chance."

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Access all areas at Man City

Man City v Everton (20:00 BST)

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They have been busy at the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Tonight's game against Everton gives Manchester City a chance to show off the improvements they have made to the main stand this summer.

This includes new dressing rooms.

And, having had a tour on Friday, I can confirm if manager Pep Guardiola wants to get his point across, and stands on the City badge shown in the picture, his voice will boom around the room.

And, fans who have shelled out for Tunnel Club hospitality will see the players as they head on to the pitch, and leave it for that matter - pay close attention if someone is unlucky enough to get sent off.

At the end, they will even be able to watch them conducting their post-match TV news conferences.

It is not quite as open as sports events are in the United States but is about as 'access all areas' as you are likely to get in England.

Freedman back at Palace

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More on Dougie Freedman returning to Crystal Palace to take up a new role as sporting director.

Former Palace manager and player Freedman, 43, applied for the vacant head coach role at Hearts earlier this month, saying the Scottish Premiership side's director of football model would play to his strengths.

"I'm delighted that Dougie has agreed to accept the position and look forward to continuing Crystal Palace's progression to become a solid Premier League club with the right infrastructure," said Eagles chairman Steve Parish.

Read more about this here.

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What sporting events have you stayed up late / got up early to watch?

Sarah Robinson: When on holiday in Oz I got up at 2am to listen to Albion-Villa on 5 live. Paul Robinson bullet header to equalise.

Michellecfcgate17: 28 hours of travelling from a holiday in New Zealand, straight to watch Chelsea lose at home to Bournemouth - jet lag 48hrs & no sleep.

Alasdair Stewart: Just the other night to watch Stoke v Arsenal in Australia. Forced myself up at 2.30am to see it. Not worth it even slightly.


Swansea agree Clucas fee

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Swansea City have agreed a fee with Hull City to sign midfielder Sam Clucas, BBC Wales Sport is reporting.

The deal is now dependent on the midfielder agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Last week the Swans had a £12m bid for Clucas rejected by the Tigers but he didn’t play for his club in their defeat at QPR on Saturday, with manager Leonid Slutsky saying he was “preparing to play for another club.”

The Swans are looking for a replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson after the Icelandic International moved to Everton for £45m.

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Nasri transfer up to £3.2m

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A little bit more detail on Samir Nasri's move from Manchester City to Analyaspor in Turkey.

The transfer fee will potentially rise to 3.5m euros (£3.2m), with a sell-on, the size of which is not being released.

Nasri joined City from Arsenal for a reported £25m in 2011.

'I've got goals & dreams'


More from striker Chris Wood, who has joined Burnley from Leeds United for a club record fee believed to be around £15m.

"The manager [Sean Dyche] has given me a lot of confidence and backed me to bring me here, which is what you want," said the 25-year-old.

"I’ve still got a lot of good years ahead of me. I’ve got lots of ambitions to achieve in the future. I’ve got goals and dreams that I want to achieve and it starts here."


Nasri lost his way


Simon Stone

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There was a time when Samir Nasri was one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League.

Manchester United were keen on him, Arsenal wanted to keep him and Manchester City felt it was a bit of a coup when he joined them in 2011.

Nasri was part of City's first title winning team and man of the match when they beat Sunderland in the EFL Cup final in 2014.

It all seems such a long time ago now.

An Achilles injury in November 2015 ruled him out for five months and Pep Guardiola said Nasri was overweight when he returned for pre-season training last summer.

A loan to Sevilla last season and now a permanent move to Turkey all feels a bit of an anti-climax for such a talented player.

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EFL explain draw timing

Earlier, we brought you news that the EFL Cup third round draw will take place in Beijing from 04:15 BST on Thursday.

It's fair to say the timing of the draw has not gone down well with all fans, but an EFL spokesman said: "We understand that not everyone will agree on the timing of this week’s draw.

"But in staging it this way it will give the competition both the maximum exposure in the UK, Chinese and South East Asian markets."

'I want to give this a proper bash'


Club record signing Chris Wood has been talking about his move to Burnley from Leeds United.

"My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years," the 25-year-old tells Burnley's website.

"I’ve had tastes of being in there but I’ve never had the chance to give it a proper bash.

"Coming here I feel I’ve got a proper opportunity to do that. I’ve never started a Premier League game and this what I want to do."

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Burnley sign Leeds United striker Chris Wood for a club record fee thought to be about £15m.

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Freedman returns to Palace

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Some interesting news coming out of Crystal Palace.

Former Eagles player and manager Dougie Freedman has returned to the Premier League club as sporting director.

"I always worked with a sporting director during my time as manager at Ajax and I felt this was a position the club needed, I am looking forward to working with Dougie in this transfer window and beyond," said Palace boss Frank de Boer.

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'Thanks for the memories'

Manchester City have issued a statement following Samir Nasri's departure to Analyaspor.

"Everybody at the club wishes Samir good luck in the next chapter of his career and would like to thank him for some fantastic memories," it says.

Nasri joined City from Arsenal in 2011 and went on to play 176 times for the Blues, scoring 27 goals and winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Community Shield.

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Nasri departs City after six years

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Some more details about Samir Nasri's departure from Manchester City.

The France midfielder, 30, joins Analyaspor on a two-year contract and leaves City after six years and 129 Premier League appearances for City.

Nasri won two Premier League titles and the League Cup at City.

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Nasri joins Antalyaspor

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Antalyaspor, the Turkish club announces.



Chelsea must give '150%' - Courtois


Chelsea may have needed the "wake-up call" of losing to Burnley last week to show them the level of effort required to defend their Premier League title, says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

The 25-year-old admits Antonio Conte's side "started bad" with defeat at home on the opening weekend of the season.

They responded with Sunday's 2-1 victory over Tottenham.

"We don't have the easiest start but this victory is good for the confidence," he said.

"Maybe we needed as a group a little wake-up call and say 'look, we need to give 150% this year and not 100%'."

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'An extraordinary moment for this club'

Huddersfield v Rotherham (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

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Some more quotes from Huddersfield boss David Wagner, whose side are second in the Premier League and begin their League Cup campaign on Wednesday when they entertain League One Rotherham.

"The win against Newcastle was an extraordinary moment for this football club and I'm glad we could perform for our supporters," said Wagner.

"The atmosphere the supporters delivered against Newcastle was incredible.

"I like cup competitions, I like cup games and I love Wembley so we would like to put together a cup run."

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'We have to improve, but we're happy'

Huddersfield v Rotherham (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

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Huddersfield have won both of their first two games in the Premier League, but it is League Cup action for them on Wednesday when they play Rotherham.

Terriers boss David Wagner is speaking to the media right now.

He says: "We have deserved all the points we have achieved in the Premier League so far; it shows we can compete.

"This is only the start; we have to improve and have a lot of work to do but at the minute we are happy."

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Archer and Whittaker get Scotland call

Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer

Some more information on that Scotland squad.

Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer has received his first call-up to the Scotland squad, with Hibernian utility man Steven Whittaker being recalled.

Newcastle United duo Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie also return for World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta, while West Bromwich Albion winger Matt Phillips is back too from injury.

But there is no place again for in-form Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor, while Aberdeen and Rangers are not represented in Gordon Strachan's party.

Scotland, fourth in Group F, play away in Lithuania on Friday, 1 September, before taking on Malta at home on Friday, 4 September.

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Gordon Strachan has named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta.

And here are the 27 men...


International newspapers

L'Equipe (France)

"A great class" is the headline on the front page of French sports newspaper L'Equipe as they focus on Neymar's home debut where he scored twice for Paris St-Germain in their 6-2 victory over Toulouse.

The paper also reports that Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old Monaco forward who has been linked with a £200m move to PSG, has been excluded from training for the last week after "an altercation with a team-mate".