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  1. Man City set to sign Villa's Delph
  2. West Ham sign Juve's Ogbonna
  3. Leicester not commenting on O'Neill reports
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By Emlyn Begley and Matt Parratt

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks

Thanks Sammiee for a positive view on Fabian Delph's expected move. In fact, that is as good a way as any to end Sportsday - on a positive.

We'll be back with more football transfer news on Monday at 08:00 BST. Have a cracking weekend!

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Sammiiee!! Villa will have money to spend and Fabian might be a hit at City plus he's home grown .. Good deal for both clubs...

Priorities, Stoke


Stoke. It is Friday, let's knock this flurry of transfer activity on its head, eh?

Stoke pull out of Shaqiri deal?


According to the Daily Telegraph,Stoke City have scrapped their £12m pursuit of Xherdan Shaqiri after the Inter Milan midfielder failed to respond to the club's deadline.

The newspaper reports that Mark Hughes agreed a fee with Inter for the Switzerland international last month and was hopeful of agreeing a club record deal.

Negotiations had dragged over the past week and Stoke decided to give Shaqiri a deadline of Thursday lunchtime to give them an answer, but there was no response and Stoke have contacted Inter to officially withdraw their offer.

Gray benefits from Djokovic advice

Wimbledon 2015

Jonathan Gray

British teenager Jonathan Gray hopes a

chance meeting with world number one Novak Djokovic will help him improve his game.

The 18-year-old met Djokovic while the Serb was filming a pre-Wimbledon promotional video for one of his sponsors.

"I got a few pearls of wisdom from him. I look up to him and it was a dream come true to have the opportunity to speak to him and hit with him," he told BBC Look North.

Gray lost narrowly in the first round of the boys's singles, losing to Alberto Lim of the Philippines 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (13-11).

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Charles Davis: What on earth is Fabian Delph going to city for, did he not see what happened to Sinclair, Johnson and Rodwell.

Arran: No loyalty left in football. They just care about the money/ glory. #disgraceful.

Anyone got anything positive to say about the move? Anyone?


Andy Murray has lost to Roger Federer 7-5 7-5 6-4 in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Head over to our

live coverage page for all the reaction.

Delph travelling for medical


A tiny update on the Fabian Delph to Manchester City story.

Our man in the midlands, Pat Murphy, says he will undergo a medical at City on Saturday.

Winning momentum key for Sheens

Rugby League

Salford director of rugby Tim Sheens says the club must target a winning mentality as they try to maintain their Super League status for next season.

The Red Devils currently sit 11th and if they remain in the bottom four of the top flight after the next three games will go into the middle-eight. They would play the Championship top four for a 2016 Super League spot.

"If it's top eight, terrific, but with the 10 games we have to win as many as we can," Sheens, 64, said.

BreakingStoke seal Given signing

Shay Given
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Stoke City are busy old bees in the transfer market today, with Shay Given joining the club on a two-year deal.

The experienced goalkeeper had been released from the final year of his deal with Aston Villa, and the move means he will work again with Stoke boss Mark Hughes, having been signed by him when he was in charge of Manchester City.

Does that mean Asmir Begovic's move to Chelsea is only a matter of time?

Federer wins second set


Now then, this is pressure. Two sets down in a Wimbledon semi-final to Roger Federer. If anyone can do it, you'd have to say Andy Murray is the man to pull a five-setter out of the bag. If you want to find out,

our live coverage is right here.

Andy Murray

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A few responses to the news that Fabian Delph is on the verge of joining Manchester City, not all of it positive. Does anyone out there feel it is a good move for him?

Max Baggins-Craig: Delph's time at City, will be just like Sinclair's, no doubt about it - you heard it here first.

Andy Hall: Fabian Delph could be the first of Man City's home grown bench warmers. Save a space for Raheem, Fabian.

Huddersfield sign midfielder Dempsey

Huddersfield Town have

signed Carlisle United midfielder Kyle Dempsey for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

The 19-year-old scored 11 goals in 47 appearances for the League Two side last season.

"He embodies the type of player that fits with the club; someone who can come in and continue to develop," boss Chris Powell

told the club website.

Angel of the North


A late moment of sentimentality here which we'll pass off as commitment to grassroots sport. Miguel Angel Jimenez, fresh from posting a second-round 65 at the Scottish Open, has taken time out to teach some local children all about the game.

No cigar in shot either. Good man, Miguel.

Miguel Angel Jimenez

Beeware row B


Bees at Molineux
Wolverhampton Wanderers

We love a pun now and then, and so do the Twitter maestros over at Molineux, it seems.

So when a swarm of bees congregated on, wait for it, Row B of the Stan Cullis Stand, Wolves couldn't help but break out a couple on social media, tweeting: "We've COMBED through the records and unBEElievably this seat is still free for next season."

And if you had your eye on that particular seat, fear not, the bees have been re-located by a local keeper (not that kind).

Stoke sign van Ginkel


Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Marco van Ginkel on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The Dutch midfielder spent last season at AC Milan.

Potters boss Mark Hughes said Van Ginkel will join his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of Singapore, and added: "Marco is the kind of player we have been looking to bring to the club. He will bring great energy to the side and is capable of scoring goals from midfield."

Marco van Ginkel

Delph set for Man City?


Rumours are beginning to swirl around a possible move for Aston Villa's Fabian Delph to Manchester City, despite the 25-year-old England midfielder

signing a new four-and-a-half-year contract in the summer.

At the time he said: "I am a loyal person and committing my future will hopefully show everybody what type of guy I am."

But his potential departure may not come as a complete surprise to fans. The Bradford-born midfielder has shown his leadership qualities at Villa Park, earning him the captain's armband and making him a useful addition to the England squad to boot.

Fabian Delph

England boss Roy Hodgson may be concerned Delph will face greater competition for first-team football, something his

Villa team-mate Micah Richards has already flagged up.

Cav dedicates win to Martin

Tour de France

Ever the gent, Mark Cavendish has dedicated his stage seven Tour de France win to Tony Martin, who

broke his collarbone in a nasty fall on Thursday as overall leader.

He said: "I'm super happy. It's a shame Tony's not here. I dedicate the win to him."

Mark Cavendish
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Delph set for Man City?


Some awkward timing here. Not long after BBC WM 95.6 tweeted about a possible move for Fabian Delph to Manchester City, Aston Villa's account posted this picture of Delph in the 2015-16 new home kit.

Aston Villa

'London is a special place'


Mo Farah and Usain Bolt
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Usain Bolt has nothing but love for London following the announcement that he will run at the Anniversary Games, which take place on July 24-26. Those three golds at the Olympic Stadium must have helped, I imagine.

The Jamaican sprinter, 28, said: "London is a special place where I love to compete and I am looking forward to the Anniversary Games. I have great memories of competing in the Olympic Stadium in the summer of 2012 and in the previous Grand Prix meets in London."

His inclusion follows Chancellor George Osborne waiving UK income tax for athletes based overseas in this week's Budget.

Skrtel commits to Liverpool


Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel
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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new contract.

The 30-year-old Slovakia international, who would have been out of contract next summer, has made 220 Premier League appearances for the Reds since his 2008 move from Zenit St Petersburg.

The club have not confirmed the length of the deal.

Kilmarnock confirm Carrick


Dale carrick
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Kilmarnock have confirmed the signing of ex-Hearts striker Dale Carrick. Despite a string of injuries and lack of first-team football, his former boss at Tynecastle, Gary Locke, was keen to get him back in the fold along with Scott Robinson and Jamie MacDonald.

He said: "I didn't think Dale would be available but as soon as I found out he was it was important we snapped him up. He is quick and will add pace to our squad, he also has a great eye for a goal."

bbc-coverageFederer takes first set


Early pressure on Andy Murray. Roger Federer has taken the first set 7-5. Could we be on for an epic?

Find out here.

Roger Federer

Delph set for Man City?


Fabian Delph expected to leave #avfc and sign for Manchester City within 24 hours!

QPR sign striker Tyler Blackwood


Championship side Queens Park Rangers have signed striker Tyler Blackwood.

Former Northampton and Barnet youngster Blackwood, 23, has agreed a one-year contract after a successful trial period at Loftus Road.

The London-born forward had spent the previous three years playing for the University of South Florida.

Catalans sign Warrington's Myler

Super League

Richie Myler
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Warrington Wolves scrum-half Richie Myler will

join Catalans Dragons at the end of the Super League season.

The 25-year-old, who won the last of his seven England caps in 2012, has agreed a two-year contract.

"I am eager to join the club, which has big ambitions, and discover French culture with my family," he told the club website.

Palace break record for Cabaye


What a top signing from @CPFC with Yohan Cabaye.

Massive statement set out today by @CPFC. Backing their manager, with his transfer targets. And willing to break the bank for it.

Amazing Maria maintains fine form

Horse racing

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

The 17-2 shot Amazing Maria, trained by David O'Meara and ridden by James Doyle, followed up her recent win in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot with success in today's Newmarket feature, the Group One Falmouth Stakes.

Forlan returns home


Diego Forlan
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Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has joined Penarol in his homeland of Uruguay after leaving Japanese side Cerezo Osaka.

The 36-year-old's father, Pablo, used to play for the club, winning the Libertadores Cup and Intercontinental Cup in the 1960s.

"With a surname linked to the club's history, son of a champion of the Americas and the world with Penarol, Diego will wear the yellow and black as he did when he was a boy and dreamt of being a professional footballer," the club said.

Alderweireld fee was agreed - Reed


BBC Radio Solent sports editor Adam Blackmore also asked Southampton'sexecutive director Les Reed about their failed attempts to secureToby Alderweireldon a permanent deal from Atletico Madrid. The Dutchman signed for Tottenham instead. 

#saintsfc agreed fee with A Madrid for Alderweireld says Les Reed but he got a phone call Monday night saying the player was choosing Spurs

#saintsfc Reed added that they were never in a position to sign Alderweirejd before summer because of terms of loan deal

Road cycling

Road Cycling

Mark Cavendish

Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish wins the seventh stage of the Tour de France, a 190.5-km ride from Livarot.

German Andre Greipel was second, with Slovak Peter Sagan third.

Briton Chris Froome is the overall leader.

Reaction here.

No new Man Utd bid for Schneiderlin


BBC Radio Solent's sports editor Adam Blackmore has been speaking to Southampton executive director Les Reed...

#saintsfc Les Reed confirms no improved bid from #mufc for Morgan Schneiderlin, despite United saying their interest remains in player

#saintsfc Reed adds if United or any club want Schneiderlin they pay the valuation or he'll remain at club, which player is aware of

Bell out after tea


Ian Bell

It's only taken 20 minutes for England to lose a wicket after tea. It belongs to Ian Bell and the perpetrator is one Mitchell Johnson. England now 171-4.

We've got radio and text coverage here.

Yacob signs new Baggies deal


Claudio Yacob
West brom on twitter

West Brom's Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob, 27, has signed a new two-year contract.

Who is Angelo Ogbonna?


A good question, and one that we're happy to answer with a few handy factoids.

Angelo Ogbonna
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  • Age: 27
  • Position: Centre-back
  • Height: 6ft 3in
  • Clubs: Torino (2006-2013, one goal), Crotone (2007-2008, loan), Juventus (2013-2015)
  • Italy caps: 10
  • Notable achievements: Serie A winner, 2014, 2015. Champions League finalist, 2015.

Wickets and records tumble

South Africa v Bangladesh

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada is breaking all kinds of records against Bangladesh - becoming only the second man in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day international cricket.

He joins Bangladesh's Taijul Islam, who achieved the feat against Zimbabwe last December. The 20-year-old pacer later added three wickets to his tally to finish with 6-16, the best ever haul by a debutant.

Kagiso rabada

He is also the first South African to bag six wickets on debut and only the second South African bowler to claim five wickets in his first ODI. Aaaand, breathe out...

Foxes interested in O'Neill?


BREAKING: Sky Sources: Leicester interested in speaking to Martin O'Neill over vacant manager's position #SSNHQ

bbc-coverageMurray v Federer live

Wimbledon 2015

Andy Murray

And now, for the main event. Messrs Murray and Federer have strolled out to rapturous applause on Centre Court for their chance to take on Novak Djokovic on Sunday. If that's of interest to you (and frankly, why wouldn't it be?), then

this is the place to be.

West Ham sign Ogbonna


Angelo Ogbonna
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Ogbonna, who was on the bench for the Champions League final in May, has twice won the Serie A title with Juventus but says he is eager to play under new West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.

"I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London," Ogbonna told "My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United.

"I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure."

Gold error ends up OK in the end


David Gold tweet

When West Ham signed Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang last month, co-owner David Gold tweeted the signing with a picture of Angelo Ogbonna instead. And now they've signed the Italian defender.

We'll probably never know for 100% if West Ham had been planning to sign him anyway.