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  1. Man Utd's Angel Di Maria set to have Paris St-Germain medical
  2. West Ham striker Enner Valencia ruled out for 12 weeks
  3. Striker Wickham moves from Sunderland to Crystal Palace
  4. Great Britain's Adam Peaty wins World gold in the 100m breaststroke
  5. GET INVOLVED: Players who clubs have lost money on #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

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That's it for Sportsday Live for Monday.

It will return on Tuesday at 08:00 BST. Have a good evening.

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BBC Radio 5 live

There's plenty of sporting chat on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening.

From 19:00 BST, it's the Monday Night Club as presenter Kelly Cates is joined by Mark Lawrenson, Shay Given and Danny Mills as they look ahead to the new football season.

Then, at 21:00 the sport switches to cricket and The Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show where Alison Mitchell, Phil Tufnell and Graham Gooch look back at England's win in the third Test.

United close to Pedro deal


The Daily Mirror reports that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is set to tie up a £20m deal for Barcelona winger Pedro in the next 48 hours - and is now being offered Real Madrid defender Pepe.

Pedro has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp but Barcelona are still holding out for the £24m buy-out clause in his contract.

He has been offered a four year deal with a further one-year option and is keen to move to Manchester United to strengthen his Euro 2016 chances.

York sign Frickley striker Thompson


York City have signed striker Reece Thompson from seventh-tier side Frickley Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the League Two team after a successful trial.

Thompson scored 16 goals in 32 games for the Northern Premier League side last season.

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Bought for a fortune, sold for much, much less.

Ged Lynam: Diouf & Diao at Houllier's Liverpool cost something like £18m left for nowt after being loaned out to anyone who'd take them.

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George Gray: Robinho £32.5m to Man City. Average. Sold to AC Milan for much less. Also James Milner (much better buy but a £25m loss).

Pied Piper: Sir Alex Ferguson bought Robin van Persie for £24m and Louis van Gaal sold him to Fenerbache for £5m.

Aluko celebrates Wembley success


Eniola Aluko
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How does a Women's FA Cup winner celebrate Wembley success?

After helping

Chelsea beat Notts County 1-0 on Saturday, striker Eniola Aluko reveals
in her latest BBC column what happened after the final whistle.

Mertesacker believes Arsenal are ready


Per Mertesacker

Defender Per Mertesacker claims Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley shows the squad are ready to provide the answers to questions about their title credentials.

"It was a good test for both teams a week before the season," he said.

"It [the Premier League title] is decided by details, and which team can maintain a good spirit, that level of focus which is vital throughout the season. They (Chelsea) have shown it, and we have to step up and do more than last season, so that is the question for us.

"We asked the question to ourselves and you could see we really want to compete and do the next step."

Nicholl issues funding ban warning


UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl says any British athlete caught up in the latest drugs scandal to hit athletics faces a life ban from receiving funding if doping is proved.

The Sunday Times published

data from 5,000 athletes, which it says reveals an "extraordinary extent of cheating" and Nicholl has expressed concern.

"My thoughts on this is that no matter how unpalatable the revelations are, the truth has got to be told so that the integrity of the sport is protected," she said.

"We have a zero tolerance of doping. Any athlete who has a case to answer is suspended [from the funding programme] and if they are found guilty of a serious doping offence they are banned from receiving the funding for life."

How Peaty won World gold


Ross Murdoch and Adam Peaty

In case you missed it earlier, Britain's Adam Peaty won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia to become GB's first world champion in the event for 40 years.

Peaty edged out South African Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh while fellow GB swimmer Ross Murdoch claimed bronze.

You can watch how Peaty created history

on the BBC Sport website.

Gordon shows musical skill


Craig Gordon

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon might be used to directing matters on the field but his attempt at another type of conducting has met with mixed results.

Ahead of boarding a flight from Glasgow to Baku for Celtic's Champions League qualifier against Qarabag, Gordon seized the chance to

conduct the Scottish National Orchestra in a performance of Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights from the ballet Romeo and Juliet (also known as the theme from The Apprentice).

Does he get fired? You can make up your mind!

Bevington to join Nottingham Forest


Adrian Bevington

The FA's former Club England managing director Adrian Bevington is to join Nottingham Forest, initially as a consultant.

The role will be part-time to start with, though if it goes well, could well be expanded into a permanent, wider role. Bevington worked with England managers such as Sven-Goran Eriksson, Kevin Keegan and Roy Hodgson.

The Reds have been without a chief executive since the resignation of Paul Faulkner, in the wake of manager Stuart Pearce's sacking, in February this year.

Norwich's Mulumbu faces spell on sidelines


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Norwich midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the opening part of the season after suffering a broken metatarsal in the friendly against Brentford on Saturday.

The former West Bromwich Albion midfielder and Democratic Republic of Congo international will undergo an operation on the injury on Monday after picking up the knock in the second half of City's 2-1 win over the Bees at Carrow Road.

City boss Alex Neil said: "Unfortunately Youssouf has a fractured metatarsal which requires immediate surgery. We anticipate his recovery should take several weeks and this is something we will be able to assess further after the operation has taken place."

Defeat for Bedene


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British number two Aljaz Bedene is out of the Generali Open in Austria in the first round.

Bedene was beaten 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 6-1 by Austrian wildcard Dennis Novak who was claiming his first win at ATP level.

The world number 256 will play third seed Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round.

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Want your name on the Sportsday page? Well, it's easy. Just come up with a suggestion for our latest talking point. We are asking for those players that cost a fortune, and left on the cheap.

Tom Armstrong: Darren Bent. Signed by Villa for £24m. Released by Villa at the end of last season.

Meetal Tailor: Manchester United spent a (then) British transfer record £28m on Juan Sebastian Veron to be sold to Chelsea for £15m two years later.

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AMF: Park Chu-Young signed for Arsenal for £5m from Monaco, August 2011. Started one game. Scored once vs Bolton in the League Cup.

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Pogba signs for Partick


Guinea international Mathias Pogba, the older brother of Juventus midfielder Paul, has

signed a one-year contract with Partick Thistle, with the option to extend by a further year.

The 24-year-old striker, older brother of Juventus midfielder Paul, moved to Wrexham in the National Conference in August 2010 and after two seasons there transferred to Crewe and signed for Pescara last summer before joining League One Crawley Town.

Mourinho and Wenger set to meet on Tuesday


Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho will meet for the first time on Tuesday since failing to shake hands in Sunday's Community Shield match at Wembley.

The pair are both due to attend a Premier League managers meeting in London on Tuesday afternoon where rule changes and various other issues will be discussed ahead of the new season.

Morgan to get Middlesex break


Eoin Morgan

Middlesex are to rest England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan for their next four games ahead of his international commitments with Australia.

Morgan will sit out three Royal London One-Day Cup matches and a Championship clash with Sussex ahead of England's fixtures against Australia later in the month with James Franklin taking over.

Benitez expects Bale and Benzema to stay


Gareth Bale
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Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez remains confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will both still be at the Bernabeu this coming season despite ongoing speculation about their futures.

Bale has long been linked with a move to Manchester United while Arsenal are believed to be keen on the French international.

"Gareth is a huge player for us and I know that he's happy. I'm not going to talk about offers. Everything is well and he's going to have a good season with us I'm sure," said Benitez.

On speculation about Benzema, the former Liverpool boss added: "My answer is that I think Benzema is going to stay with us. I'm very happy with him. There's no reason to think that he's going to go."

Poznan sanctioned for racist sign


Polish champions Lech Poznan will be forced to play a match behind closed doors as punishment for a racist sign at a Champions League qualifier.

Uefa took action after the offending banner appeared among Poznan's fans in the 2-0 Champions League second qualifying round first-leg win at Bosnian club FK Sarajevo on 14 July.

The club was also given a £35,000 fine.

Lambert eyes England return


Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert has told the Birmingham Mail that he hopes his move to West Brom from Liverpool can win him back a place in Roy Hodgson's England set-up.

The 33-year-old, who made his debut for his new side on Friday, made the last of his 11 appearances as a substitute in England's 3-1 win at Celtic Park against Scotland in November 2014 after scoring against the same opposition in August 2013 on his debut.

"You have just got to believe in yourself and hopefully if I play like I did in a couple of seasons at Southampton then there's no reason why I can't get back in there,"

he said.

"I scored 15 goals and then 13 goals for Southampton and obviously it is over a year since I did that but I have just got to get back to that now. I've just got to ignore the comments and focus on my football."

O'Connor wins world bronze


Siobhan Marie O'Connor wins bronze in the 200m individual medley at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu took gold in a new world record time of two minutes 6.12 seconds while Japan's Kanako Watanabe claimed silver. O'Connor's GB team-mate Hannah Miley was fifth.

North set to miss warm-up game

Rugby Union

George North
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British and Irish Lions winger George North is

unlikely to play in Wales' first World Cup warm-up match against Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday, 8 August.

The 23-year-old missed the final 10 weeks of last season after suffering his third concussion in a five-month period but he could feature in the return Ireland fixture in Dublin on 29 August.



A stat on Leicester new boy N'Gola Kante which should make Foxes fans feel reassured.

1 - N'Golo Kanté both attempted (178) and won possession with (146) the most tackles in Ligue 1 in 2014/15. Solid. (via @OptaJean)

Young staying put

Football gossip

Despite interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle, Ashley Young is set to stay at Manchester United after signing a three year contract, reports the

Daily Star.

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Having had a poor season under David Moyes in 2013/14 the 30-year-old's future at Old Trafford was in doubt.

However a strong performance in the left wing-back position under Louis Van Gaal's managership has helped secure his new £120,000 per week contract.

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Today's talking point is the expensive players that were sold for less than what they were bought for.

Kieron Dyer
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Andrew Askew: All from Ipswich: Dyer to Newcastle, Kiwomya to Arsenal, Dozzell to Spurs, Great sales but then sold on at huge losses.

Tom Patrick: Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool for £20 million then sold to Fiorentina three years later for £7m after scoring two goals in 28 matches.

Andrew Povah: Who can forget the nightmare that was Massimo Taibi, signed for Manchester United for £4.5m, flopped around in goal for four games and sold for £2.5m.

Johnson in court


England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has appeared before a judge on child sex charges.

The 28-year-old, who has played 12 times for England, appeared at

Durham Crown Court for a hearing ahead of a trial due to take place on 10 February.

The winger has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and another of grooming.

Mr Johnson, from Castle Eden, County Durham, remains on conditional bail.

Rooney gets individual 400m spot


Martyn Rooney
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European champion Martyn Rooney has won a British Athletics appeal and has been given an individual spot in the 400m for the World Championships in Beijing later this month.

Rooney had already been selected in the relay and now joins Jarryd Dunn and Rabah Yousif Bkheit who had already been selected for the 400m last week.

"I'm happy that my appeal was successful," said Rooney. "Now I can focus on preparing for the world championships and representing Great Britain to the best of my ability."

Bad dribbler


Maybe United fans shouldn't be too upset about Angel Di Maria imminent transfer to PSG after all...

37.8% - Ángel Di María beat his opponent with just 37.8% of dribbles in the PL last season, below the league average of 49.1%. Predictable.

Bale to face Tottenham

Audi Cup Tournament

Gareth Bale will face his old club tomorrow as Real Madrid take on Tottenham in the Audi Cup.

The 26-man Real Madrid squad, including Toni Kroos and Lucas Vasquez, has arrived in Germany ahead of the game at the Allianz Arena in Munich (kick-off 17:15 BST).

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

The team are without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, who are injured.

The winner of the game will face either Milan or the hosts, Bayern Munich.

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Some more of those players that cost loads, and went for little.

Face: Jo bought by Man City for £19 million. Loaned out three times, somehow ended up back at City then disappeared on a free.

Paolo Di Canio
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Christian Evans: Sheff Wed signed Paolo Di Canio from Celtic for 4.2m, one shove of the referee later, sold to West Ham for 1.5m.

Alistair Smalley: Anderson, cost United £20+million and left on a free to Internacional.

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Dallas to Leeds


BBC reporter Adam Pope on Twitter on the man expected to become Leeds United's next signing.

I understand Brentford winger Stuart Dallas is likely to complete his move to #lufc as expected however it is unlikely to be today.

Collison to manage Posh youngster


Peterborough United have named former West Ham midfielder Jack Collison

as manager of their Under-21 side.

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The 26-year-old Wales International, who remains registered as a player, will also be in charge of the first team for Tuesday's pre-season friendly against Bishop's Stortford.

Collison was tipped for big things when he burst on to the scene at West Ham but suffered a strong of injuries which badly hampered his progress and led to his release from Upton Park in summer 2014.

Foxes strike again


Some more on Leicester's

second signing of the day - defender Yohan Benalouane.

The 28-year-old, who is 6'2 and wears the number 29 shirt, has joined the Foxes on a four-year deal from Serie A side Atalanta.

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After coming through the ranks at French side Saint-Etienne, Benalouane moved to Italy in 2010, when he signed for newly promoted Cesena in Serie A. He joined Parma in 2012, then Atlanta two years later.

Leicester kick off their season on Saturday against Sunderland.

O'Connor hopes to overthrow the Iron Lady


Siobhan Marie O'Connor

After Adam Peaty's gold and Ross Murdoch's bronze, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor will do battle with 'iron lady' Katinka Hosszu in the 200m individual medley (16:54 BST) hoping for another medal. The Hungarian certainly is the favourite, but don't rule out the Brit.

Before that, keep an eye out too for Commonwealth champion Ben Proud in the 50m fly final (16:17) - any of the eight finalists could challenge for the podium in that one!

Leicester swoop again


It's all going off at Leicester today - the Foxes have made their second signing of the day.

BREAKING: #lcfc complete the signing of defender @YohanBenalouane from @Atalanta_BC. More follows. #WelcomeYohan

BREAKING: #lcfc complete the signing of defender @YohanBenalouane from @Atalanta_BC. More follows. #WelcomeYohan

Earlier they signed midfielder N'Golo Kante from French side Caen for an undisclosed fee.

Claudio Ranieri has clearly been a busy man.

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We are talking about expensive signings, that were sold or let go on the cheap. Here are some more comments.

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Dan: Biggest waste of money - Michael Owen at Newcastle - £16M for 71 appearances, 26 goals (£615k per goal), walks away on a free.

Ollie Johnston: Daniel Prodan - Rangers signed him for £2.5m pre World Cup. He got injured WC'98, never played for Rangers and was released.

Matt: Bolton Wanderers bought Elmander for £8.2m and he was given to Galatasaray on a free.

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Manchester United kit furore


Manchester United kit
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Female fans of Manchester United have come out in support of the new women's replica shirt, which has a different neckline to the men's.

According to the

Manchester Evening News, the club had been accused of sexism after they released a shirt with a plunging neckline.


fans have backed the new kit which was produced as part of the club's £750m deal with sportswear manufacturer adidas.

Headlines at 4

Swimming: British world record holder Adam Peaty

won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships.

Football: Crystal Palace have signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a

five-year deal for an initial fee of £7m.

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Football: The multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has given his agent Jorge Mendes a

Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.

Baseball: A nine-year-old boy has died after being

accidentally hit on the head by a bat during a baseball game in the USA.

Ultimate Football League managers' XI


Remember our debate from earlier? It was name the best players to have managed Football League clubs.

Well, we reckon we have a winner. Thanks to reader David Payne for the team below...

#FLManagersXI Shilton-Burley-Butcher-Southgate-Pearce-Keane-O'Neill-Hoddle-Davids-Charlton-Keegan. Subs Francis, Ball, Adams. Sorted.

White supports umpire's call


Hampshire director of cricket Giles White has

told BBC Radio Solent that the umpires made the right choice to abandon their One-Day Cup match against Glamorgan over fears of "a dangerous pitch".

Sunday's match in Cardiff was called off after Hampshire openers Michael Carberry and Jimmy Adams were both hit on the helmet by deliveries from fast bowler Michael Hogan.