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  1. Goodbye

    That is everything from today's Sportsday Live. Don't forget to catch our football live text commentaries over the weekend for all the news as it happens.

    Sportsday will be back on Monday at 08:00 BST. Thanks for joining us and bye for now.

  2. 'Swansea is the perfect club for me'


    Some quotes from 20-year-old Ginacarlo Gallifuoco, who has joined Swansea on a one-year deal.

    The Australia-born midfielder was released by Tottenham in the summer after his contract expired.

    "I'm very excited," he said. "It's the perfect club for me to take the next step in my career and I can't wait to get started. I had a brief chat with Garry Monk and he said that there are opportunities at this club if I work hard and that's what I intend to do."

  3. Swansea signing


    Swansea sign midfielder Giancarlo Gallifuoco on a one-year contract.

  4. Football

    Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Arsene Wenger
  5. Premier League team news

    Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Leicester could hand a debut to former Inter Milan and Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso if he receives international clearance in time. Definitely unavailable for the Foxes are midfielder Matty James and Matthew Upson, who have shin and foot injuries respectively.

    Arsenal are without injured trio Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud. The game may come too soon for David Ospina but Aaron Ramsey returns after serving a one-game European ban.

  6. Other sports headlines

    Rohit Sharma

    Cricket: India batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out for the rest of his side's tour of England with a broken finger.

    Equestrian: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro win their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in France.

    Formula 1: A group of ex-Caterham employees have issued employment tribunal proceedings against the team claiming unfair dismissal, their lawyer says.

    Rowing: Great Britain win silver and bronze in the non-Olympic class events on day six of the World Rowing Championships.

  7. Football

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

    Jordan Henderson
  8. Premier League team news

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to recall the senior players who were rested in Thursday's Europa League win against AEL Limassol. Spurs will assess Roberto Soldado, who was unavailable in midweek because of neck and back problems, while new signing Federico Fazio is available.

    Liverpool could hand debuts to Mario Balotelli and Adam Lallana. The Reds will assess injured defenders Glen Johnson, Alberto Moreno, Martin Skrtel and Jose Enrique.

  9. Premier League team news

    Aston Villa v Hull City (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

    Aston Villa defenders Ron Vlaar and Aly Cissokho return for Sunday's visit of Hull, having missed the midweek League Cup defeat by Leyton Orient because of minor injuries. Jores Okore is still sidelined with a knee injury but should be fit after the international break.

    Hull's new signing Michael Dawson could make his debut in place of James Chester, who is suspended. Manager Steve Bruce has no new reported injury concerns.

  10. Premier League team news

    Everton v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

    Everton striker Samuel Eto'o could make his debut against his former club if he can prove his fitness in training. Fellow former Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku may feature despite picking up an injury against Arsenal, but Steven Pienaar is out with a groin problem.

    Didier Drogba is on standby to start for Chelsea because Diego Costa is nursing a minor hamstring injury suffered in training. Forward Andre Schurrle is available after overcoming a foot problem.

  11. Middlesbrough sign Chelsea striker


    Patrick Bamford

    Middlesbrough FC on Twitter: The club has completed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan deal.

  12. Premier League team news

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

    West Ham could be without six first-team players, with midweek goalscorer Diafra Sakho potentially among them because of a back complaint. Matt Jarvis, Carl Jenkinson and James Collins have all joined long-term injury absentees Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan.

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has a near fully fit squad available to him. The only likely absentee is midfielder Lloyd Isgrove, who lasted just 30 minutes against Millwall on Tuesday.

  13. Get involved



    Thomas Bartley: For the Boro Juninho in 1995 was best and worst was Afonso Alves.

    Who are the best and worst transfer deals made by your club? Keep them coming to #bestbuyworstbuy.

  14. Premier League team news

    Swansea v West Brom (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Defender Federico Fernandez made his Swansea debut against Rotherham on Tuesday and could replace Jordi Amat against West Brom. Knee injuries have sidelined Marvin Emnes and Leon Britton, with the latter out for at least three more weeks.

    West Brom defender Joleon Lescott is training again after a knee injury but will not face Swansea. Fellow new arrivals Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela are lacking match fitness and will not play.

  15. Premier League team news

    QPR v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    QPR's Alejandro Faurlin has suffered his third anterior cruciate ligament injury in the last three years and will be sidelined for much of the season. New signing Eduardo Vargas is again unavailable as he is still awaiting a work permit, but Charlie Austin could return after a hamstring strain.

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has a fully fit squad available. A host of players are set to return after sitting out the midweek League Cup win over Birmingham.

  16. Football

    Newcastle v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Neil Warnock

    Neil Warnock managed Crystal Palace from October 2007 to March 2010 and returned to the club this week.

  17. Premier League team news

    Newcastle v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Newcastle will again be without midfielder Cheick Tiote and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who have hamstring and ankle problems respectively. Summer signing Siem de Jong is in line for his first start at St James' Park.

    Wilfried Zaha is expected to play for Crystal Palace after returning to the club on a season-long loan deal. Jason Puncheon returns after a one-match ban but Scott Dann remains doubtful with a hip problem and Joe Ledley is out with a groin strain.

  18. Premier League team news

    Manchester City v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko has recovered from a thigh injury sustained against Liverpool on Monday. Central defender Eliaquim Mangala is not ready to play.

    Stoke forward Bojan Krkic should be involved, having returned to training on Thursday following a rib injury. Phil Bardsley is a doubt with a knee problem and fellow defender Geoff Cameron could be out for a two weeks because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Burnley v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:45 BST)

    Manchester United
  20. Premier League team news

    Burnley v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:45 BST)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche will restore a host of players rested for the League Cup defeat by Sheffield Wednesday. Apart from Sam Vokes, Dyche should have a fully fit squad available to him.

    Midfielder Angel Di Maria is set to make his debut for Manchester United following his £59.7m British transfer record signing from Real Madrid. Fellow new recruit Marcos Rojo is still awaiting clearance on a work permit so will have to wait until after the international break to make his first appearance for Louis van Gaal's side.

  21. Joshua in series of fights


    Anthony Joshua

    The next step in the development of British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has been plotted.

    The 2012 Olympic champion will face Russia's Denis Bakhtov for the WBC international heavyweight title in London on 11 October as a follow-on fight from his 13 September meeting with Konstantin Airich in Manchester.

    "I believe that the time is right for Anthony to step up and fight for his first title," says promoted Eddie Hearn. Bakhtov has won 27 of his 28 fights.

  22. Barton shows support for team-mate


    After the news QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury for the third time and will be out for between six and nine months, team-mate Joey Barton says on Twitter: "Devastated for @alefaurlin know how hard he has worked to get back from his injury.

    "Words fail to capture my feelings for him right now. We are all with him and have the utmost confidence that a man with his strength of personality and character will get through this.

    "As a team and club it's important we rally round him and support him at this difficult time. Puts things in perspective."

  23. Get involved


    Andriy Shevchenko

    Craig Palmer: Why is everyone saying Ronaldo is best buy, what about Bale bought for £7m sold for £85m.

    Forrest Johnson: Best? Arsenal's £500k for Fabregas. Worst? Chelsea's £30m for Shevchenko. He flopped and upset Mourinho/Roman relations.

    All day we have been asking you for your best and worst transfers. Our vote highlighted Andy Carroll as the worst and Thierry Henry as the best. Keep your views coming to #bestbuyworstbuy though.

  24. Live long and prosper


    Prosper Utseva

    A week is a long time in cricket - especially if you're Zimbabwe off-spinner Prosper Utseya.

    Last Friday, he was reported to the International Cricket Council for a suspected illegal bowling action - one of a number of international off-spinners to be reported during 2014.

    Today, he has become only the second Zimbabwe bowler to take a one-day international hat-trick and finished with a career-best 5-36 from 10 overs as South Africa were bowled out for 231 in the latest game in their ODI tri-series which also involves Australia.

    It was not enough however as Ryan McLaren and Dale Steyn took three wickets apiece to bowl Zimbabwe out for 170 in 38.3 overs.

    Utseva is waiting for his action to be analysed but is allowed to bowl until it is.

  25. Al Fayed and Magath bicker


    Ex-Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has hit back at claims by current manager Felix Magath that he is to blame for their relegation last season.

    Al Fayed sold the club to American billionaire Shahid Khan last summer after 16 years in charge of the Whites.

    "The problem we had was that the owner before had not spent money," Magath, 61, told the Evening Standard.

    But 84-year-old Al Fayed, writing in the same newspaper, said: "To be blamed for that failure is absurd."

  26. Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)


    Aaron Ramsey
  27. Team effort


    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on transfers: "Of course I shall say what players I want and what players are better to leave and Ed Woodward is doing the transfer market so I don't interfere in that process. I am on the sportive side, he is the side to sell or to buy."

  28. Another Van Gaal showcase

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at Manchester United's training ground

    Louis van Gaal

    "Louis van Gaal was on top form, animated and passionate in expressing his desire to succeed at Manchester United. He repeatedly pleaded for time, pointing out that even remembering to drive his car on the other side of the road won't be easy.

    "His interaction with journalists is fascinating - there's a real energy in the room when he outlines his philosophy, aims and expectations. On that last point, Van Gaal said he's targeting a top-four finish this season, the Premier League title as his next step and then after that winning the Champions League."

  29. Not for me


    Notts County manager Shaun Derry has been speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham about the vacant assistant manager's role at Crystal Palace.

    "Would I be interested? No, no, I wouldn't really," he says. "To be involved at Premier League level is a dream, of course it is. But I feel this job has just started, I've only just arrived."

    Derry played under new Palace boss Neil Warnock at Queens Park Rangers.

  30. Vote result


    Andy Carroll

    Our vote on the worst ever Premier League signing is now closed and we have a unanimous winner - or indeed loser depending on your viewpoint.

    Andy Carroll came out top of the pops with 34% of your votes while the man he replaced at Liverpool - Fernando Torres - is second on 26%

    Manchester United's Eric Djemba-Djemba was third with 10%. Thank you for all your interaction.

  31. Leicester "used" our player - Rosler


    Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler believes Leicester City "used" the club's midfielder James McArthur.

    A fee was agreed for McArthur, 26, to join the Foxes, only for the newly promoted side to sign free-agent Esteban Cambiasso late on Thursday.

    "We didn't accept the pay structure and then Leicester left James in limbo," says Rosler. "I feel sorry for James. He got used in a way and we and he have to live with that. It's unusual. I've never experienced that where a club agree a fee and then make no contact over pay structure.

    "Now we have to make sure we get James right again. I feel for the lad because he had already said goodbye to everybody at the club."

  32. QPR close to signing goalkeeper


    Tony Husband

    BBC South Today sports editor

    "Reading FC goalkeeper Alex McCarthy set to complete transfer to QPR by the end of the day. Deal believed to be worth around £3m."

  33. Football

    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)

    Louis van Gaal
  34. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Burnley v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:45 BST)

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been speaking to the media.

    On Saturday's opponents Burnley, Van Gaal says: "It will be a fantastic atmosphere. They'll play with a lot of passion and long balls. We have to fight against that. It shall be a very difficult game but we have to show we can play football."

    On his side's poor start to the season, he adds: "I am confident I will succeed here but I need time. We are building up a new team. I have said many times that I need time. It always takes three months. Players are used to other philosophies."

  35. Long-term plan


    Jon Flanagan
  36. I need to play in the Premier League - Cambiasso

    Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    BBC Radio Leicester's Jason Bourne at the Leicester City news conference: Esteban Cambiasso says: "I need to play in the Premier League. We hope the future will bring great history. I choose to come. I am happy with my choice." Asked whether he is fit enough to face Arsenal, Cambiasso said: "I don't know. It's up to the coach."

  37. Pochettino banter


    Tottenham full-back Danny Rose was the target of a cruel joke by his manager before learning the news of his first England call up.

    Danny Rose

    "The manager texted me at 10 past nine on Wednesday morning and he said 'can you come to my office?' I was thinking 'what have I done?'," says Rose.

    "So I went to his office and he sat me down and said 'I've got something to tell you - we've accepted a bid, we're selling you'. I said 'no you're not'.

    "But then after that he told me that he was at the Milton Keynes game the night before, against Man United, and he heard a rumour that I might have a chance of being selected. Then later on the England manager called me and he verified it."

  38. Mario show


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport at Melwood

    Mario Balotelli

    "Brendan Rodgers was, as you would expect, asked about Mario Balotelli. A lot.

    "This is what he had to say: 'He is fine. He has settled down very well and has looked fantastic in training. He is a good lad. He has done very well. He is top drawer, a real class act. His concentration is on his football, he is moving to Merseyside. But this is not the Mario Balotelli show. He has got a look of work to do.'"

  39. Liverpool news conference


    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tells his weekly news conference he expects more movement out of the club than inward during the final three days of the transfer window.

    "There are offers in for players to go," he says.

    Rodgers could give recently acquired Mario Balotelli his first appearance on Saturday when Liverpool visit Spurs and is keen to play down scrutiny of the Italian.

    "It's not the Mario Balotelli show, but we've got a number of top class players. The star of this team is always the team," he adds.

  40. Liverpool news conference


    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Glen Johnson is likely to miss their trip to Tottenham on Saturday.

    The full-back limped off during the Reds' 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Monday, as did new signing Alberto Moreno.

    "Moreno is recovering well but Glen Johnson is probably the one that will struggle to make the Spurs game," says Rodgers.

  41. Europa League fixtures


    The dates for the Europa League fixtures have been released. The games involving British sides are:


    18 September: Partizan Belgrade v Tottenham, Red Bull Salzburg v Celtic, Everton v Wolfsburg.

    2 October: Tottenham v Besiktas, Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb, Krasnodar v Everton.

    23 October: Tottenham v Asteras Tripolis, Celtic v Astra Giurgiu, Lille v Everton.

    6 November: Asteras Tripolis v Tottenham, Astra Giurgiu v Celtic, Everton v Lille

    27 November: Tottenham v Partizan Belgrade, Celtic v Red Bull Salzburg, Wolfsburg v Everton.

    11 December: Besiktas v Tottenham, Dinamo Zagreb v Celtic, Everton v Krasnodar.

  42. Question of Sport answer

    Earlier, our good friends at Question of Sport asked you: Since 2000, which five non-Americans have won the US Open Women's Singles Title?

    The answer: Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur.

    Well done if you got it right.

  43. Get involved


    Tugay and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Rafael: Cristiano Ronaldo for £12.24m and sold for £80m has to be the Premeir League's best buy. Worst- Andy Carroll for £30m.

    Elliot Barker: Blackburn's Corrado Grabbi - £7m for a striker who scored two goals in three seasons, Tugay £1m from Rangers, club legend.

    Who are your best and worst signings? Tweet #bestbuyworstbuy and vote on the right hand side of this page.

  44. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he has been given no indication Fernando Torres wants to leave the club.

    "What we have clear as a club is that we need three strikers to face this season," says Mourinho.

    "He is one of them. I like him as a person, I like him as a player so that if he wants to leave, it would be something he didn't say to me until this moment. Our belief for a long time is that the squad is closed."

    Torres, who joined Chelsea for £50m, has been linked with a move to AC Milan.

  45. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces the media at a news conference.

    On striker Diego Costa, Mourinho says: "We are trying everything for him to play tomorrow. He didn't train for the last two days. Today is the last day. He is a big doubt, let's see. Everyone else is fit. "

  46. Excitement at Melwood

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool fans

    "There are dozens of fans waiting outside Liverpool's Melwood training ground as Brendan Rodgers prepares for his weekly press conference.

    "Raheem Sterling has just been driven out of the gates but no sign yet of the man they've all come to see - Mario Balotelli. He has, according to most around the training ground, settled very quickly, however but whether he is ready to start against Spurs on Sunday remains to be seen."

  47. Best signing in Premier League history


    We asked you to vote for the best signing in the history of the Premier League.

    The votes have been counted and there is a clear winner.

    You think Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is the best Premier League transfer of all time with 35% of the vote.

    Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger

    Second was Manchester United's purchase of Cristiano Ronaldo with 22% and another United legend, Eric Cantona, was third with 19% of the vote.

    Now its time for the worst signing since the Premier League began. Vote to the right side of the page and you have until 14.45 to do so.

  48. Rosberg apologises to Hamilton and F1 fans

    Formula 1

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg posts a message on Facebook apologising for deliberately crashing into team-mate Lewis Hamilton at last week's Belgian Grand Prix.

    "I have already expressed my regret about the incident but I wish to go a step further and describe it as an error of judgement on my part," says Rosberg.

    "The number one rule for us as team-mates is that we must not collide but that is exactly what happened. For that error of judgement, I apologise to Lewis and the team. I also want to say sorry to the fans who were deprived of our battle for the lead in Belgium."

  49. Get involved


    Some reaction on Twitter to the Europa League draw (12:40 BST).

    Europa League

    John Pierce: Mega confident Everton will top our Europa League group, it's a long way to qualify for the Champions League though.

    Matthew Coote: Not the easiest Europa League draw for Spurs or Everton. Expect Tottenham to progress though. Everton lack experience.

    Mike Allen: As a Liverpool fan, it's great to see tough groups for both Spurs and Everton. It puts a strain on both squads.

    John McEnerney: Not the worst group for Celtic, big danger RB Salzburg home and away, the other two beatable, could sneak it.

  50. Money, money, money


    The transfer window may still have four days to run, but a record amount of £725m has already been spent by Premier League clubs.

    A report by accountancy firm Deloitte discovered top-flight clubs have spent nearly three quarters of a billion pounds in the window since it reopened at the end of last season.

    That figure smashes last year's record spend of £630m. This year's transfer window closes on Monday, 1 September.

  51. Air miles


    Looking at the Europa League draw for the three British interests, Tottenham have been handed the toughest draw in terms of travel.

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Their trips to Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade and Asteras Tripolis will sum up to over 10,000 miles of travel.

    Everton will clock around 7,200 while Celtic meet Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb and Romanians FC Astra - opponents which will require around 9,400 miles of travel.

    There could be some tired bodies in the days following Europa League exploits it seems.

  52. Pellegrini's Europe push


    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is confident his side will improve in the Champions League after losing to Barcelona in the last 16 in 2013-14.

    Pellegrini said he was targeting a better performance in Europe's elite competition this year ahead of the start of his side's Premier League campaign and hopes "more experience" will help their push.

    Yaya Toure

    "I am absolutely sure we are going to keep improving," says Pellegrini, whose side face Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

    "Last year in our best moment we only won 1-0 - I am sure they will come here to make a tough game for us and we will have to play very well to win."

  53. Other sports headlines

    Formula 1: Mercedes take disciplinary action against Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

    Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

    Disability sport: Britain's para-equestrian dressage riders retain their world team title to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

    Horse racing: Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin racing operation close down one of their smaller Newmarket stables.

    Tennis: Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are through to the third round of the US Open after both secured straight-sets victories.

  54. World Rowing Championships


    BBC Sport's Lawrence Barretto in Amsterdam: "Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are New Zealand's answer to British rowing legends Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent. The duo came together as a pair after the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and have not lost a race since. That's 18 consecutive titles, 54 race victories and six years of utter domination.

    "But they're putting it all on the line this week by doubling up and racing in the coxed pair - alongside their pair event because they felt they needed a new challenge. 'We wouldn't be racing if we didn't think we were capable of winning both,' says Murray. Based on their form in the heats this week, it's going to take a mighty effort to stop them."

  55. Rams sign Liverpool youngster


    Derby County sign Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe on loan, reports BBC Radio Derby.

    The 18-year-old joined the Reds from Wycombe in January 2012 and has made three first-team appearances.

  56. Rosberg under fire

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport

    "Mercedes have taken disciplinary action against Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

    "Rosberg has accepted responsibility for the collision, the team said in a statement.

    "The team met both drivers on Friday to discuss the consequences of the incident and have agreed to let them continue to race free for the world title. But the drivers have been warned that another similar incident 'will not be tolerated'."

  57. Get involved

    You can now vote for your best Premier League signing of all-time by clicking on the right hand side of this page. We will have results by the end of the hour and then ask you for your worst buy.

    Thanks as ever for all your interaction.

  58. Get involved


    You have had plenty to say on our bet buy and worst buy debate. Who are your golden signings and head-in-hands buys? Tweet #bestbuyworstbuy.

    Michael Owen and Alan Shearer

    Fred Holker: £5m for Berbatov bought world-class football for Fulham. £12m for Mitroglou bought embarrassment and relegation.

    Chris Taylor: Best - Shearer £15m 206 goals in 395 apps! Worst - Owen £17m and we still have his imprint on the physio table.

  59. Question of Sport Teaser

    Today's Question of Sport teaser: Since 2000, which five non-Americans have won the US Open Women's Singles Title?

    Good luck. Answer here later.

  60. India injury blow


    India opener Rohit Sharma is to miss the remainder of the Royal London Series against England with a broken finger, and will be replaced by Murali Vijay.

    Rohit hurt his right middle finger while fielding in India's 133-run victory over England in Cardiff two days ago. India lead 1-0 after two matches, with the third one-day international taking place at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

  61. World Rowing Championships latest


    Bosbaan rowing lake

    BBC Sport's Lawrence Barretto in Amsterdam: "The Bosbaan rowing lake is basking in glorious sunshine ahead of a packed day of racing which will see eight non-Olympic-class medals dished out.

    "Britain have interest in three of them - the men's coxed pair, the lightweight men's pair and the lightweight women's four. Can they add to the gold and silver the GB para-rowers won yesterday?"

  62. Football

    Manchester City v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Manchester City
  63. Full Europa League draw (groups G-L)


    Group G: Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyenoord, Rijeka

    Group H: Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar

    Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava

    Group J: Dynamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave, Aalborg

    Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK Salonika, Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk

    Group L: Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, KSC Lokeren

  64. Manuel Pellegrini news conference


    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is sat before the media for his weekly news conference.

    Manuel Pellegrini

    He starts by saying Sergio Aguero is fit to face Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday but new signing Eliaquim Mangala is "not ready".

    The Premier League champions beat last year's runners-up Liverpool 3-1 on Monday with Aguero scoring with his first touch as a substitute.

  65. Full Europa League draw (groups A-F)


    Group A: Villarreal, Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Zurich, Apollon Limassol

    Group B: FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino, HJK Helsinki

    Group C:Tottenham, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade, Asteras Tripolis

    Group D: Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, Astra Giurgiu

    Group E: PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos, Estoril Praia, Dinamo Moscow

    Group F: Inter Milan, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Saint-Etienne, Qarabag

  66. Europa League draw


    Here are the final groups for the British sides in the Europa League.

    Group C:Tottenham, Besiktas (Turkey), Partizan Belgrade (Serbia), Asteras Tripolis (Greece).

    Group D: Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), Astra Giurgiu (Romania).

    Group H: Lille (France), Wolfsburg (Germany), Everton, Krasnodar (Russia)

  67. Tottenham face Turkish test


    Dimitar Berbatov for Tottenham
  68. Europa League draw so far (groups G-L)


    Group G: Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyenoord

    Group H: Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton

    Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys

    Group J: Dynamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave

    Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK Salonika, Guingamp

    Group L: Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw

  69. Europa League draw so far (groups A-F)


    Group A: Villarreal, Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Zurich

    Group B: FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Torino

    Group C: Tottenham, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade

    Group D: FC Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb

    Group E: PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos, Estoril Praia

    Group F: Inter Milan, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Saint-Etienne

  70. Trophy hunt

    Everton celebrate
  71. Europa League draw


    It will be new opponents for Everton, They have been drawn in Group H with Lille and Wolfsburg, both sides the Toffees have never played before.

  72. Europa League draw so far (groups G-L)


    Group G: Sevilla, Standard Leige

    Group H: Lille, Wolfsburg

    Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague

    Group J: Dynamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest

    Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK Salonika

    Group L: Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor

  73. Europa League draw so far (groups A-F)


    Group A: Villarreal, Borussia Monchengladbach

    Group B: FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge

    Group C: Tottenham, Besiktas

    Group D: FC Salzburg, Celtic

    Group E: PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos

    Group F: Inter Milan, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

  74. Austrian opponents


    Celtic celebrate
  75. Europa League draw


    Besiktas lost to Arsenal in the Champions League play-off round and the Turkish side will have another trip to north London as they are in the same group as Tottenham.

    Celtic are in the same group as Red Bull Salzburg of Austria.

  76. Europa League draw


    Former France striker Youri Djorkaeff and ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek are helping conduct the Europa League draw.

    This year the teams will be taking the competition that little bit more seriously.

    Iker Casillas with the Champions League trophy
  77. Torres Milan bound?


    Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport leads with 'Torres says yes to Milan.'

    The Chelsea striker has been frozen out at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and there have been widespread reports AC Milan see him as a replacement for Mario Balotelli.

    The paper says a three-year deal is in place.

    Corriere dello sport
  78. No Torres, Mata or Pique for Spain


    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has rung the changes in his first squad list since their World Cup humiliation, bringing in five uncapped players among eight new faces.

    Among those left out of the 23-man squad for the start of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign are Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata.

    The uncapped quintet of Dani Carvajal, Raul Garcia, Kiko Casilla, Mikel San Jose and Paco Alcacer are included, while Isco, Marc Bartra and Ander Iturraspe are recalled.

    The 2010 World Cup winners were dumped out in the group stages of this year's tournament.

  79. Europa League draw


    Tottenham, Everton and Celtic will soon find out their opponents in the Europa League. Will Celtic be drawn against either of the English sides?

    The Bhoys could also face Legia Warsaw, the side who beat them in the Champions League third qualifying round, but were then thrown out of that competition after fielding an ineligible player.

    Legia's supporters showed what they thought of Uefa's decision to disqualify them from the Champions League during last night's Europa League play-off match against FK Aktobe.

    Legia Warsaw
  80. Saints to miss Spurs ace


    Southampton are resigned to missing out on signing Tottenham's Andros Townsend, according to boss Ronald Koeman.

    Saints had set their sights on the England winger after the sale of a number of attacking players and the influential Adam Lallana this summer.

    "It's difficult because it's one of the players on our list, but it's very difficult and I don't expect good news about that," Koeman says.

  81. Best video clips

    Diamond League

    Athletics: Queen Harrison of the United States falls heavily during the women's 100m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

    Tennis: Andy Murray says he will watch video footage of his US Open third round opponent Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov to "try to understand" his game, having never played him before.

    Cricket: The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy tours Scotland with some of the Scottish players who will be vying for a place in the team to travel to New Zealand and Australia next year.

    Football: Cristiano Ronaldo says he expects a "tough" reception at Anfield after his Real Madrid side were drawn with Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.

    Cristiano Ronaldo
  82. Masch backs Di Maria success


    Barcelona's Javier Mascherano says Angel Di Maria will succeed at Manchester United and is a loss to Real Madrid.

    Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano

    The pair formed part of the Argentina side which reached this year's' World Cup final before Di Maria completed a British record £59.7m move from Real to Old Trafford.

    "He's a player who I like a lot," says Mascherano. "He's among the 10 best in the world. "As well as unsettling opponents, he's able to defend and covers a lot of ground. You can use him in many positions."

  83. Europa League draw (12:00 BST)


    Graham Roberts

    Tottenham won the UEFA Cup in 1972 and 1984 and also lost in the 1974 final.

  84. McGregor signs on at Celtic


    Callum McGregor signs a new five-year contract with Celtic.

    The 21-year-old has been a regular since Ronny Deila took charge of the Scottish champions, scoring four goals so far this season.

  85. Post update

    Inside the Europa League draw in Monaco

    Everton take to Twitter: The excitement is mounting in Monaco. Not long now!

  86. Europa League draw (12:00 BST)


    Tottenham, Celtic and Everton will find out their Europa League draws from 12:00 BST today. Each of the 48 teams in the draw have been placed in one of four pots. There will be 12 groups, with one team from each pot in each group. Sides from the same country cannot be drawn together.

    Pot one: Sevilla, Inter Milan, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Villarreal, Fiorentina, Salzburg, Metalist Kharkiv, Lille, FC Copenhagen.

    Pot two: Steaua Bucharest, Standard Liege, PAOK Salonika, Celtic, Besiktas, Wolfsburg, Club Brugge, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Trabzonspor, Panathinaikos, Sparta Prague, Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Pot three:Everton, Young Boys, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Zurich, Estoril Praia, Legia Warsaw, Partizan Belgrade, Torino, Feyenoord, Saint-Etienne, Guingamp, Rio Ave.

    Pot four: Dinamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Rijeka, KSC Lokeren, Asteras Tripolis, Slovan Bratislava, Apollon Limassol, Qarabag, HJK Helsinki, Astra Giurgiu, Dinamo Minsk, Aalborg.

  87. Otto hot in Italy


    South African Hennie Otto is burning up the Italian Open.

    He has shot nine under through 13 holes with seven birdies and an eagle to lead by four shots on 14 under par.

    Austrian Bernd Wiesberger - so impressive at the US PGA Championship - is second.

    Scotland's Stephen Gallacher can nab the final qualifying place for the European Ryder Cup team with a top-two finish but he is way adrift on level par. Graeme McDowell will ensure a place on Paul McGinely's team if Gallacher cannot muster heroics.

  88. Alonso deal complete


    Xabi Alonso completes his move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich and signs a two-year deal.

    The Spaniard won the Champions League with each of his last two clubs. Will Bayern Munich - drawn in Manchester City's group - be the next to profit from his presence?

  89. Get involved


    Some highs and lows at Manchester United from you in our best and worst signings debate. Send us your picks to #bestbuyworstbuy or comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page. We will be putting suggestions into a vote shortly.

    Peter Schmeichel

    Rob Mckay: Igor Stepanovs to Arsenal! Possibly one of the worst defenders ever to grace the Premier League.

    Ryan English: Worst buys Andy Carroll, Robbie Keane, Downing to Liverpool, best buy Vidic to Man Utd.

    Lee Connolly: Manchester United best buy has to be Peter Schmeichel. Best goalie in my lifetime. Worst has to be William Prunier. Two games, was awful and never played again.

    William Prunier
  90. German squad announced for Scotland


    Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany's World Cup-winning campaign through injury, return to the squad for next month's friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland.

    Fiorentina striker Gomez won his most recent of 59 caps in August 2013, while Reus missed the tournament in Brazil after sustaining an ankle injury in Germany's final warm-up game.

  91. Other sports headlines

    Cricket: Graeme Swann believes the one-day captaincy is a "poisoned chalice" for Alastair Cook but insists he is not conducting a witch-hunt against his former England team-mate, who he recently criticised.

    Cycling: South Africa's Daryl Impey has been cleared of doping and hopes to race in September's World Championships.

    Daryl Impey

    Rowing: Great Britain's para-rowing team won a gold and silver on day five of the World Championships in Amsterdam.

    Tennis: Andy Murray moved into the third round of the US Open after beating German qualifier Matthias Bachinger 6-3 6-3 6-4.

    Youth Olympics: British athletes have shown they are an "extraordinary generation" by winning a record 24 medals at the Youth Olympics in China, says Lord Coe.

  92. Leicester sign a legend


    More now on Leicester's capture of Inter Milan legend Esteban Cambiasso, who could make his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.

    He won the treble - including the Champions League - under manager Jose Mourinho at Inter in 2010, earning five league titles in all and four Italian Cups during is spell with the club.

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Not a bad bit of business then for the promoted side as they bid to build a squad strong enough to survive in the Premier League.

    Cambiasso, 34, also scored one of the great World Cup goals when he rounded off a 24-pass move for Argentina against Serbia in 2006 and you can watch that goal on the BBC Sport website.

  93. New Palace deal


    Crystal Palace announce Yannick Bolasie signs a new three-year deal. The 25-year-old was due to be out of contract at Selhurst Park next summer.

  94. Get involved


    Paul Mcgrath

    Jordon Legendre: John Toshack 1978 - Free transfer to Swansea. Brought 25 goals and first division football!

    Adam Birchall: Paul McGrath - true legend - cost £400,000. Bosko Balaban cost £6m and made eight apps (seven as sub) 0 goals in two-and-a-half years.

    Who are your best and worst football signings? Tweet #bestbuyworstbuy.

  95. Next man at Leeds


    Rolando Maran is the bookies' favourite to become the new Leeds united manager following the sacking of Dave Hockaday on Thursday.

    Hockaday only joined the club in June but becomes their third managerial casualty since February 2012.

    As for Maran, 51, he has managed a host of clubs in Italy and most recently had two spells in charge of Catania. He was sacked in 2013, re-joined in January of this year and dismissed again in April.

  96. Mental test is only Chambers concern

    Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Arsene Wenger backs defender Calum Chambers after the defender received his first England call-up on Thursday.

    Chambers, 19, signed for Arsenal from Southampton this summer and has impressed during his early appearances for the club.

    "He has the quality to be where he is. The only danger is psychological," says Wenger, who discussed Chambers' inclusion with England boss Roy Hodgson on the eve of the squad announcement.

  97. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger raises supporters' hope of new signings at the club, stating he will be "actively involved" on transfer deadline day.

    "I will be on alert until the last minute," says the Frenchman, who lost striker Olivier Giroud to injury until at least Christmas this week. "We have shown in the last two seasons that if there are players to buy we will do it."

    Wenger says Mikel Arteta and Kieran Gibbs are unlikely to be fit to face Leicester on Sunday.

  98. Wenger coming up


    So we have just heard from QPR boss Harry Redknapp, the next Premier League manager to speak today is Arsenal's Arsene Wenger.

  99. Redknapp to sign new deal


    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says he may sign a contract extension "today or tomorrow".

    "Tony Fernandes has offered me an extension of two years. I'll sign it and won't even read it," says Redknapp.

    "He's been asking me for a little while, I have just not got round to doing it. Maybe today, if they put it in front of me I'll sign it."

  100. Harry Redknapp news conference

    QPR v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp looks like he will be typically busy in the closing days of the transfer window.

    "I think one or two might go," says Redknapp. "If people come in I'd like to freshen it up. Seven of the team who played against Burton were here when we got relegated. I'd like to change one or two around but we will have to see what happens."

    Redknapp adds that he is "hopeful" of sealing a deal for Reading's 24-year-old goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and that Crystal Palace have made an offer for left-back Armand Traore.

    "It's up to Armand really. It's his decision if he wants to go," says the R's boss.

  101. Football

    QPR v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Harry Redknapp
  102. Harry Redknapp news conference

    QPR v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Harry Redknapp is sat in front of the media and says he is still confident QPR will avoid relegation from the Premier League despite losing their first two Premier League games.

    The Rangers boss says his side were behind in their pre-season work and need more time to hit their best form, with the forthcoming international break arriving at the right time.

    "I'm very confident you will see a different QPR team after this break," he says. "We need a little bit of quality in one or two positions and if we get the players in that I want I'm confident we will be OK."

  103. Shaw weight worry


    The Sun go big on the Champions League draw but also feature the quirky headline 'Hodg 1 Podge 0'.

    Like other papers, they highlight Roy Hodgson's fitness concerns for Manchester United's teenage left-back Luke Shaw.

    Hodgson admits Shaw's weight battle was mentioned to the 19-year-old during the World Cup.

    The Sun back page
  104. And we wait...


    Still no sign of Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp. Both were due in the media chair at their respective clubs at 09:15 BST. Come on gents, people are waiting...

  105. Gossip


    Alex Song

    With just three days until Transfer Deadline Day our gossip column in booming. Check out news of big moves afoot. Here are a selection:

    Another Galactico: Real Madrid have completed a £20m deal to sign forward Radamel Falcao, 28, from Monaco.

    Anfield Song: Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, is hoping to return to the Premier League with Liverpool after being frozen out at Barcelona.

    Clever Villa: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has made an £8m bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25.

  106. GB record at Diamond League


    Britain's women broke the national 4x100m relay record for the second time in 11 days with a time of 42.21 seconds at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

    Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Anyika Onuora and Desiree Henry won the race and beat the 42.24 the team ran to become European champions.

    You can watch it back on the BBC Sport website as well as James Dasaolu clocking 10.06 secs to finish third in the 100m as Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole went sub-10.

  107. Money to be raised at Rangers


    Rangers announce plans to try to raise £4m via an 'open offer' with new shares being made available for purchase to existing shareholders.

    In an announcement to the Stock Exchange, the club say funds raised will help the club re-establish itself as a "stable, sustainable and successful business.."

  108. Injury rocks QPR


    Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has sustained a third anterior cruciate ligament injury in as many seasons and will be ruled out for between six and nine months.

    "We're all desperately saddened and disappointed for Ale," says Rangers manager Harry Redknapp. "We will, of course, do everything we can to support him and help him back on the road to recovery."

    Faurlin, 27, had played in both of QPR's Premier League matches so far this season.

  109. Curle wants Palace role


    Keith Curle and Neil Warnock

    Former Manchester City captain Keith Curle says he would join Neil Warnock's backroom staff at Crystal Palace "in a heartbeat."

    The 50-year-old worked with Warnock at Queens Park Rangers and in his previous spell at Palace between 2007 and 2010.

    Curle tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast: "The thing with Neil is not what you see on the side of the pitch, it's what he does behind the scenes. He generates the football club and gets everyone involved which can all be worth points."

  110. Get involved


    And on news of a transfer, we will kick off our big debate.

    Who is your clubs best or worst signing? Tell us which one stands above all others as a mark of genius and who flops miserably.

    We will take your best shouts and open up a vote before lunch so give us names and reasons on #bestbuyworstbuy.

    I'll go for Jimmy Case as one of the great signings. Just £500 from South Liverpool, he won four league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool. Bargain bucket.

    Jimmy Case
  111. Alonso agreement reached


    Real Madrid announce they have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the sale of Xabi Alonso.

    The midfielder, 32, leaves the Spanish capital after five years in which he won the Champions League, the La Liga title and two Spanish cups.

  112. New striker at Celtic Park


    Celtic agree to sign Serbia striker Stefan Scepovic from Spanish second tier club Sporting Gijon.

    The 24-year-old, who has penned a four-year deal, will join the Scottish champions subject to a successful medical and work permit being granted.

    Celtic will pay around £2.3m for Scepovic, while Gijon will have a sell-on clause in the contract.

  113. Murray through at US Open


    Andy Murray made short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger to cruise into the last 32 of the US Open.

    The Briton, 27, struggled with cramp in the previous round but there was no such trouble as he progressed 6-3 6-3 6-4.

    "I felt fine the last couple days and had no problems on the Tuesday or Wednesday. I practised well and didn't have any problem. Tonight was fine, too," said Murray.

    The 2012 champions faces Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov next.

  114. Champions League draw


    Results of a poll show BBC sport readers think Manchester City have the toughest Champions League draw of English sides

    Manchester City - champions of England and in pot two for yesterday's Champions League draw - were theoretically meant to get a relatively kind draw.

    Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Roma represent anything but.

    Elsewhere, Liverpool will take on Real Madrid, Basle and Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad. Arsenal take on Borussia Dortmund for the second season in a row and also meet Galatasaray and Anderlecht.

    Chelsea, winners in 2012, are drawn against Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.

  115. Another day, another draw


    Everton fc tweet to preview the Europa League draw

    Everton are clearly excited about the Europa League draw later today and take to Twitter to remind fans of what could prove a significant day in their season.

    We will bring you news of every ball drawn as the Blues, Tottenham and Celtic await their fate.

    Spurs are in pot one, Celtic two and Everton three, meaning the Merseyside club should get the toughest draw. But does it always work out like that?

  116. No European tour for Hull City


    Hull City were unable to share Tottenham's European joy as they crashed out of the Europa League in the final qualifying round.

    Robbie Brady scored either side of the Belgian side's crucial away goal which ensured their progress after a 2-2 aggregate finish.

    Hull manager Steve Bruce said afterwards: "To go out the way we did is the worst, on away goals, but that's what playing in Europe is like. It's a totally different ball game and we didn't get to grips with it.

    "We've won the match and gone out on the rule, but if we're being honest we didn't play to the levels I expect."

  117. Spurs ease through


    The Daily Mirror leads on Tottenham's progress into the last 32 of the Europa League.

    Harry Kane missed an early penalty but later calmly stroked in the opening goal in a 3-0 win over AEL Limassol to seal a 5-1 aggregate passage. Spurs will learn their next opponents when the draw takes place in Monaco today.

    Daily Mirror back page

    And Manchester United cannot be kept off the back pages. Several papers highlight Louis van Gaal's desire to bring in new faces by Monday's transfer deadline day, with some of United's current crop frozen out.

  118. Not forgetting the others


    Esteban Cambiasso

    Not to be viewed as lesser men, we will also have lines from Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, Gus Poyet at Sunderland and Nigel Pearson at Leicester.

    The latter should be chipper. Last night he tied up a deal to bring Inter Milan legend Esteban Cambiasso to the club. More on that story to come.

  119. Welcome to a busy day

    Good morning and welcome to Friday's Sportsday.

    Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers, Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini

    With Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers, Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini all set to face the media, there should be headlines aplenty.

    There is also the Europa League draw live and a great debate lined up.

    Thanks for joining us.