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  1. Delph move to Man City back on
  2. Liverpool meet £32.5m Benteke clause
  3. Ramos to stay at Real Madrid - Benitez
  4. Under way at Open after wind and rain delay start
  5. Ashes: Australia start day two on 337-1

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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That is it for another edition of Sportsday but do not fear sports fans there is plenty for you to stay across.

Firstly, you can follow all the latest from England's struggles in the second Ashes Test


Also, the second round of The Open is still in play and you can follow that live



Bayern close to Vidal capture


Arturo Vidal

Bayern Munich are in negotiations to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says a deal is not yet done.

"I've read about it and I'm not going to hide the fact that we are interested in him, but I read that it was all wrapped up and I cannot confirm that," said Rummenigge.

"As I've said, we're interested, but we're not yet so far that we've discussed details and signed contracts, so we need a bit of patience.

"I hope at the end of the day he will come."

Mitrovic to Chelsea... or Newcastle... or Swansea


According to The Daily Star, Chelsea want to sign Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, from Anderlecht for a reported £15m.

The Blues have also been linked with Barcelona's Pedro but Mitrovic is apparently more in line with the sort of young forward boss Jose Mourinho wants as back-up to striker Diego Costa and loan signing Radamel Falcao.

Newcastle and Swansea are also interested.

Aleksandar Mitrovic
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🎓Hats off! Wales' Sam Warburton awarded an honorary degree at Cardiff University. He's not just first class at rugby…

🎓Hats off! Wales' Sam Warburton awarded an honorary degree at Cardiff University. He's not just first class at rugby…

MK Dons signing Real Madrid youngster?


Cristian Benavente
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BBC Three Counties Radio Sports Editor,

Geoff Doyle is reporting that MK Dons, who will be playing in the Championship next season, are being linked with the Real Madrid youngster Cristian Benavente dubbed the 'Peruvian Ronaldinho'.

Benavente was playing for the Madrid B team last season under Zinedine Zidane. West Brom were reportedly interested but it now seems that he's heading towards the land of Concrete Cows. The Spanish-born player is a full international for Peru although he missed out on this summer's Copa America.

Spanish interest in Michu



Spanish clubs Rayo Vallecano and Granada are both interested in Swansea City forward Michu.

The Spaniard, 29, spent last season on loan at Napoli in Italy, but injuries limited him to six games.

"We will always be interested in Michu. Whether we'll be able to make that transfer happen is another thing," said Rayo director Felipe Minambres.

Granada sporting director Juan Carlos Cordero said: "We like Michu a lot. We have spoken to him and with his agent, but there is no agreement nor have we begun negotiations."

Crolla 'overwhelmed' by support


Anthony Crolla (left)

BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester: World title contender Anthony Crolla (pictured left) says he has been 'overwhelmed' by the support he has received after an attack left him fearing for his life.

More than 500 fans cheered Crolla on as he weighed-in for tomorrow's WBA lightweight title fight against Colombian Darleys Perez with a crowd of 14,000 expected at Manchester Arena on Saturday.

"It means the world to me - it was a great turn out," said Crolla, who suffered a fractured skull and broken ankle when he was hit by a concrete slab after he confronted burglars at his neighbours' house in December.

"I've been overwhelmed by people's reactions. I want to thank everyone tomorrow by winning the title - I can't wait."

Davis Cup update


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Great Britain lost their opening match of the Davis Cup quarter-final tie against France but Andy Murray has just levelled the score at 1-1 after beating Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in straight sets.

Follow the reaction here.

Gomez 'will get games"


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Brendan Rodgers has said that teenager Joe Gomez will not be loaned out and will have a chance to make his mark at Liverpool next season.

Rodgers has been impressed by the versatile defender, and is confident he can contribute to his side.

"I always bring them (young palyers) in and over pre-season have a good idea of whether we're going to keep them or not," said Rodgers after his side beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on their tour of Australia.

"Seeing him, in particular close at hand and his personality - he'll be staying"

Football sponsors urged to pull out


Disabled supporters at Hull's KC Stadium
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Peers have been told about Premier League clubs failing to provide enough facilities for disabled fans

Premier League sponsors and broadcasters have been

told to pull out of football unless progress is made in providing facilities for disabled fans.

Lord Holmes of Richmond, Britain's most successful Paralympic swimmer, made the call during the second reading of The Accessible Sports Grounds Bill.

He told the House of Lords: "What we see is nothing short of shambolic."

The move comes after a

BBC Sport investigation found top-flight clubs discriminated against disabled fans.

Lineker switches to golf


Watching the cricket appears to have got too much for BBC Match of the Day presenter GaryLineker...

Bloody hell England! Back to the golf.

Pogba not for sale


Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba
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Juventus insist midfielder Paul Pogba

is not for sale, despite a bid from Barcelona.

Joan Laporta has claimed that he would sign the 22-year-old, who is also reportedly a target of Manchester City and Chelsea, if he is elected as Barca's club president this summer.

Juve director Giuseppe Marotta said: "Whoever is interested needs to talk to us and not with agent Mino Raiola.

"Barca cannot make any signings and Juve does not want to sell."

Ashes update


Talk about things going from bad to worse for England. The hosts have just lost Joe Root and are 30-4 in reply to Australia's 566-8 dec.

Follow all the action

live here.

Martinez rejects Evans link


Man Utd defender Jonny Evans

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has insisted the Merseysiders are not on the brink of signing Jonny Evans from Manchester United.

The 27-year-old Northern Ireland international has been linked with the Toffees but Martinez said: "It's not true, there's nothing (in that).

"I always said I'm not going to be commenting publicly on any of the names that have been shared around but I can tell you clearly that there is nothing true in that story."

So that's a maybe then Roberto?

TDF: Stage 13 - Van Avermaet wins


It was a phenomenal run up to the finishing line but Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Pro cycling has taken the win for the 198.5 km stage in four hours, 43 minutes and 42 seconds.

Greg Van Avermaet
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Chris Froome snuck in a sixth-placed finish. That maintains his lead of 2 mins 52 seconds over Tejay van Garderen in the race for the yellow jersey.

Follow all the reaction here

Quigg expects "toughest fight"


Scott Quigg (right)

BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester: England's Scott Quigg says he is ready for the "toughest fight" of his life as he defends his WBA Super-Bantamweight Championship for a fifth time.

Quigg (pictured right) faces Spain's Kiko Martinez at Manchester Arena on Saturday.

"I feel good and I'm in the best shape of my life - I've trained like a demon and I'm going to go there and do what I have to," said Quigg.

"This is the biggest fight of them all as winning this one will lead me to massive fights so I'm fully focused. It's the toughest test of my career but I know I'm ready for it."

McCarey given ban for failed test


Wolves keeper

Aaron McCarey has been given a suspended four-month ban for failing a drugs test, back-dated to his original suspension on 21 April.

The ban, suspended for two years, means that the 23-year-old is now free to play for the Championship side.

McCarey was banned in April having tested positive for a non-performance enhancing substance.

Ashes 2015: Oh dear, oh dear...


England's reply to Australia's mammoth 566-8 dec. has not started well as opener Adam Lyth has been dismissed after just two balls.

The hosts are 10-1 and you can

follow it live here.

Adam Lyth
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Ben Smith: David Unsworth signed for Villa in the mid 90s then a week later we had to let him go to Everton. Is that an O turn?!

Peter Collins: Don't think can top Kaboul signing for Sunderland seven years after he said he would never join them in an earthquake.

ChelseafanUSA: Chelsea's European campaign after winning the Champions League. Went from winning the CL to failing in the Group Stage.

Bale tries Aussie Rules


Real Madrid are on a pre-season tour in Australia at the moment. 

Welshman Gareth Bale appeared to take to Australian Rules Football with ease...

Probably a little more used to the shape of this ball than some of the other lads 🏉⚽️ #AFL

Probably a little more used to the shape of this ball than some of the other lads 🏉⚽️ #AFL

Gloucestershire 218 & 202-4, Leicestershire 215

County Championship

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt

at Cheltenham:

"Gloucestershire continue to build up a healthy lead at picturesque Cheltenham College.

"Only two wickets have fallen all day and they lead by 205, with Kieran Noema-Barnett (36) and Benny Howell (50) recording their best scores of the season in an unbroken stand of 71."

Baggies release Samaras


Georgios Samaras
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Georgios Samaras has had his contract at West Brom terminated by mutual consent.

Samaras had 12 months remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when he moved to The Hawthorns as a free agent after being released by Scottish champions Celtic.

Boro bring in Kalas


Tomas Kalas

Championship club Middlesbrough have signed defender Tomas Kalas on loan for the 2015-16 season from Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 22-year-old was on loan at Boro for the second half of last season and made 17 appearances.

Kalas was part of the Czech Republic side which played in this summer's European Under-21 Championships.

Open update


Great Britain's Danny Willett had feared the weather would have a negative impact on his game, but the vicar's son from Sheffield has managed to master the conditions to lead the Open Championship at St Andrews.

He is currently on -10 with Zac Johnson close by on -7.

Follow all the action live here.


Tea time at Lord's


Murray 5-5 Tsonga


Anyone else barely recognise Queens Club all decked out in British Racing Green...?


Nothing in it at the moment between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. All is currently going with serve...

Watch live action here.

Real Madrid sign keeper


Kiko Casilla
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Real Madrid have been linked with Manchester United stopper David De Gea this summer and they have signed a keeper but it's not the Old Trafford player.

The Spanish club have agreed a deal to re-sign Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for £4.2m, subject to a medical.

Real had retained 50% ownership of the 28-year-old when he left them for Espanyol in 2007.

Hughes planning on achieving "great things"


Zharnel Hughes
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Anguilla-born British 200m champion Zharnel Hughes believes winning World Championship and Olympic medals may be the only way to silence his critics.

Hughes was only deemed

eligible for Team GB in June, something fellow sprinter Richard Kilty disagreed with and former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton said she was 'not sure' about.

"If I continue to progress I think they will get to like me more," said Hughes, who also adds that he plans on achieving "great things" with Team GB at the World Championships and next year in Rio.

His next competition will be the Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month.

Arsenal in Singapore


Arsenal players have been meeting fans on their tour of Singapore...

PICTURES: The @Arsenal squad entertain supporters at a fan party during #ArsenalSingapore:
PICTURES: The @Arsenal squad entertain supporters at a fan party during #ArsenalSingapore:
PICTURES: The @Arsenal squad entertain supporters at a fan party during #ArsenalSingapore:
PICTURES: The @Arsenal squad entertain supporters at a fan party during #ArsenalSingapore:

PICTURES: The @Arsenal squad entertain supporters at a fan party during #ArsenalSingapore:

Koeman on Vitesse return


Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Southampton play Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in the third qualifying round of the Europa League and the draw will see the south coast outfit's boss Ronald Koeman face the club where he started his managerial career.

"It is nice because it was my first club starting as a head coach, so it is nice to come back," said Koeman.

"But it is okay, it is a good draw, we play against a good team, at least a team who likes to play football, so we will wait to see what happens.

"In the possibilities that we had to draw, maybe it is the worst of that, but it means Europa League football, and we have to show we are a better team than Vitesse and we have two games to do that."

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Can you name a bigger sporting U-turn than Fabian Delph, who now looks like he is on the brink of signing for Manchester City after saying he would stay at Aston Villa just six days ago?

Fabian Delph
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Luis could make Atletico return


Filipe Luis

Chelsea only signed Brazil international Filipe Luis for £15.8m last summer but they are in talks with Atletico Madrid about the left-back returning to the Spanish club.

"There are negotiations in place but I don't know how fruitful they will be," Atletico president Enrique Cerezo told Spanish media. "Filipe Luis is a magnificent player.

"We would be delighted if he comes back and I think that in the end, we will find a solution.

"As always, the financial aspect takes precedence over the sentimental aspect but I believe a deal can be reached."

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Fabian Delph

We assume Paddy is an Aston Villa fan, who has certainly had to ensure his fair share of twits and turns with the will he/won't Fabian Delph to Manchester City saga.

1-0 to France in Davis Cup


Game, set and match in the Davis Cup.

France go 1-0 up at Queens Club

GB's James Ward is beaten 4-6, 4-6, 1-6 by Gilles Simon.

James Ward
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Andy Murray is up next against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.

Follow the live action here or on the BBC Red Button.

Ashes update


Australia batsman Steve Smith has just passed 200 as he continues to inflict more pain on England's toiling bowlers.

The tourists are 509-5 and you can

follow the action live here.

Europa League draw


Southampton will face Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Fellow Premier league side West Ham have been handed a potential tie against Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle should they both progress.

The Hammers hold a slender 1-0 lead over Birkirkara after the first leg against the side from Malta, while Inverness are 1-0 down against FC Astra of Romania.

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Quigg and Crolla weigh-in


Scott Quigg

BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester: "Scott Quigg is making the fifth defence of his WBA world super-bantamweight championship and weighed in slightly heavier than Spanish opponent Kiko Martinez.

"Quigg weighs in at 8st 9lbs 12 oz, with Martinez 2oz lighter. The Bury man says he faces the toughest fight of his career and, like Crolla, received a great reception from his home fans."

Delph's move to Man City back on


Fabian Delph

BBC Sport can confirm Fabian Delph's £8m move from Aston Villa to Manchester City is back on and the 25-year-old England midfielder is currently undergoing a medical.

Sterling has first City training session


Raheem Sterling made a £49m move from Liverpool to Manchester City earlier this week and has been training with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of Australia...

.@sterling31 trains with #mcfc for the first time... Picture special: #cityontour

.@sterling31 trains with #mcfc for the first time... Picture special: #cityontour