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  1. Leicester's Jamie Vardy expected to decide on Arsenal move today
  2. Everton and Southampton in talks over Saints boss Ronald Koeman
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By Libby Dawes and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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'England could be Leicester of Euro 2016'


It's goodbye from today's Sportsday but here's a little treat as we say au revoir.

Watch the Match of the Day pundits assess how England might fare at this summer's European Championship in France, where they meet Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B.

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What are England's chances in France?

Murray 'needs rest'


Andy Murray

Andy Murray will prioritise rest and recovery before Wimbledon following a gruelling clay-court season that ended in defeat in the French Open final.

"I have never had a clay-court season like that one, never won that many matches," he said after Sunday's loss to Novak Djokovic in Paris.

"I need to rest and allow my body to recover."

Murray's next tournament is on the grass of Queen's Club, when he defends his title at the Aegon Championships.

The British number one has appeared at the Wimbledon warm-up in London for the past eight years and will be the main draw again when it starts on 13 June.

Peterborough sign Hughes and Tafazolli


Andrew Hughes and Ryan Tafazolli
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Peterborough United have signed Newport left-back Andrew Hughes and Mansfield centre-back Ryan Tafazolli.

Hughes, 24, has agreed a two-year deal after rejecting an offer from the Welsh side, for whom he played 151 games.

Tafazolli, also 24, was also offered a new contract at his previous club, for whom he appeared 118 times, and signed a three-year deal at League One Posh.

Meanwhile, former Derby coach Lee Glover has been named as Grant McCann's assistant manager.

Herbert handed Maldives axe


Football authorities in the Maldives have terminated the contract of former New Zealand defender Ricki Herbert, once of Wolves.

Under Herbert's guidance the Maldives played 19 games and lost 11, including a 4-1 loss to Nepal in the Banglabandu Cup earlier this year, the first in 17 years. 

Lee back at world number one

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei, 33, will jump above China's Chen Long to the top of the world badminton rankings after winning the Indonesia Open title on Sunday. 

England's unusual warm-up


With England's Euro 2016 preparations complete, we take a look back 28 years to when England played Aylesbury before flying out to West Germany to participate in Euro 88. 

Although Gary Lineker and co beat the Beazer Homes League Champions 7-0, they would go on to lose all three games at the championship proper.

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BBC Rewind - England v Aylesbury Euro '88

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England's alternative slogan

Tony Sheehan: one team, one dream. Stranger things have happened...

Dave Wood: One team, one dream, one penalty missing machine

Crookey: One team, one dream, playing for one week only  

Ipswich sign Pompey defender Webster


Adam Webster
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Ipswich have signed Portsmouth defender Adam Webster for a fee believed to be about £750,000, with defender Matt Clarke going the other way.

Webster, 21, made 81 appearances for Pompey, having made his debut in 2012 against West Ham in the Championship.

The fee is a record for a player under Town boss Mick McCarthy and Webster has signed a three-year contract.

Clarke, 19, spent last season on loan at Fratton Park and has now agreed a three-year deal.

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England's alternative slogan

England's team bus adorns the slogan: One team, one dream.

We're asking for your alternative slogans... 

#bbcsportsday One team One dream One Raheem One Manc teen. Two empty wings of green. The weakest defence yet seen. All over on June 16?

Te'o misses England training session

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Rugby league convert Ben Te'o missed training on Monday as England continue to prepare for Saturday's first Test against Australia in Brisbane.

The uncapped Leinster centre, 29, sat out the action with "muscle soreness".

"It was on the advice of the medical department," said England defence coach Paul Gustard. "He's all good and has settled in really well."

New Zealand-born Te'o is competing with Luther Burrell and Owen Farrell to make his debut at inside centre.

'Team on fleek'


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Ellie Downie

Looks like the women of the GB gymnastics squad have been celebrating their European team silver. 

Ellie Downie posted this picture on her Instagram...

(A well deserved night out all of you.... NOW GET BACK IN THE GYM - YOU HAVE RIO TO TRAIN FOR!!!)

Guardiola 'one of the best, if not THE best'


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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has hailed the talents of new manager-elect Pep Guardiola.

"I consider Pep to be one of the best, if not the best, managers today in football," he said.

"He's a winner, he's a proven winner, he has won professionally in every team he has coached, his record at Bayern Munich, his record at Barcelona, I think speaks for itself. 

"I have no doubt that he will transform our team to a whole new level." 

Iceland, The Force Awakens

Iceland have qualified for the European Championship for the first time. BBC World Service's Steve Crossman has visited the small nation and you can listen to his feature by clicking on the below link.

Iceland, The Force Awakens. My @bbcworldservice doc: and feature:
Iceland, The Force Awakens. My @bbcworldservice doc: and feature:
Iceland, The Force Awakens. My @bbcworldservice doc: and feature:
Iceland, The Force Awakens. My @bbcworldservice doc: and feature:

Iceland, The Force Awakens. My @bbcworldservice doc: and feature:

French open wheelchair doubles champion on BBC Radio 5 live

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I'll be live on @bbc5live in ten minutes if you would like to listen. #AfternoonEdition

Poulter honoured by Clarke request


Ian Poulter has been named one of Europe's vice-captains by skipper Darren Clarke for the Ryder Cup after being ruled out of this year's event with injury. He has tweeted... 

Honored to be asked by Darren to assist him at the @RyderCupEurope as vice Captain. I will help in anyway I can for the Team to hold that 🏆

All together now...!

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BBC's Songs of Praise is searching for supporters to sing in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Fans' Choir at Wembley.

A 32-strong choir will be selected from supporters representing clubs in this season's Challenge Cup to sing 'Abide With Me' before the final on 27 August.

Applicants can enter by visiting and have until Sunday, 12 June to do so.

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The serious business starts tomorrow


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So England are now settling into their hotel in Chantilly after a warm welcome from local dignitaries and a brass band - the serious business here in France starts at their training headquarters tomorrow morning.

Manager Roy Hodgson will be finalising any selection issues remaining before Saturday's opener against Russia in Marsellie and another sub-plot he hopes will be resolved is striker Jamie Vardy's potential £22m move from Leicester City to Arsenal.

It is hoped a decision will be made today as Hodgson wants his squad fully focused on Euro 2016 and not external matters now they have landed in France. 

Swindon reject bid for top scorer Ajose


Nicky Ajose
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Swindon Town have rejected a £500,000 bid from an unnamed Championship club for top scorer Nicky Ajose, according to chairman Lee Power.

The 24-year-old striker, who scored 25 goals in all competitions last season, is under contract until 2018.

Head coach Luke Williams has admitted he is planning for life without Ajose and star midfielder Yaser Kasim.

"We did have a bid on Friday for Nicky, £500,000, from a Championship club," Power told BBC Wiltshire.

Euro 2016 painful to watch - Gordon


Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon
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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon admits he will not be watching many games from the Euro 2016 finals - because it still hurts that Scotland missed out.

The tournament kicks off on Friday, when hosts France face Romania.

Asked if he will be watching any of the television coverage, Gordon, 33, said: "Not all of it. Bits and pieces.

"It is annoying not to be there. I don't think I'll watch every match, but I'll probably take in a few now and again."

Copa America 2016: Wrong Uruguay Anthem played


We mentioned that Copa America officials had played the wrong Uruguay national anthem at their match last night.

Well now you can watch the footage as the players look on slightly confused by events. Luis Suarez looks furious in the dugout, some players are left looking each other, but the captain valiantly tries to sing along anyway.

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Copa America 2016: Wrong Uruguay Anthem played

Ali funeral details


Muhammad Ali's funeral is to be held in his home town of Louisville at 14:00 local time (19:00 BST) on Friday. 

The service, at the KFC YUM! Centre in the Kentucky city, will be open to the public and streamed live on the internet for those unable to attend. 

Cross-sport battles should happen more often...


Pic from earlier - @HeatherWatson92 & @JakeBall seeing who's the quickest @TrentBridge #bbctennis #bbccricket

Pic from earlier - @HeatherWatson92 & @JakeBall seeing who's the quickest @TrentBridge #bbctennis #bbccricket

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England's alternative slogan

Tom GeoffreyWe're based in Chantilly and our slogan isn't "One Team, One Dream, One Cream?" I'm outraged!

As am I now you mention it.

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England's alternative slogan

You lot are getting good at these now... keep them coming

Jimmy: One Tea. One sugar. One England.  

MJ Meads: I think we should have gone for Liberté, égalité, défensive fragilité  

Peter Moloney: One team, still no flakes or dandruff  

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A realistic fan?

Christopher Holland: One team, one dream, one win, one draw, one loss.   

A hopeful fan? (Athough I'm not sure this will fit on the side of the bus)

Sean Holder: One Team, One Dream, One Day We'll Hopefully Win Something (or at least beat someone 4-1 and look good for a change!) 

A hungry fan?

Kristian Barford: Just gimme, gimme, gimme fried chicken  

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England's alternative slogan

This one requires an accent...

One Team, One Dream, Juan Mata.... #bbcsportsday

One Team, One Dream, Juan Mata.... #bbcsportsday

Farah focused on medals not records


Britain's new 3,000m record holder Mo Farah says he will concentrate on medals rather than times for the rest of the season.

"You have to be realistic," he says. "It's all one year at a time. This year is all about Rio. 

"Next year is my last track year. I will come out in London (at the World Championships at the Olympic Stadium) and then go on to the road. That is my aim. Records are hard."

Mo Farah

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Billy CarrOne dream, one soul, one prize, one goal...

These would make great lyrics to a song Billy. Quick - someone write a melody

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England's alternative slogan

Martin BardenOne team, one dream, one trophy 50 years ago   


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England's alternative slogan

Andy ChownOne team, one d-ream... Things can only get better?  

Andy's got the idea. More like this, you lot!

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England's alternative slogan

Clayton Ravine: One Team, One Capable Centre Half.  

We have a feeling some of these will be tinged with negativity... Shall we promise to keep them relatively light-hearted...?

Can anyone beat her?


Britain's Lynsey Sharp says there is "nothing anyone can do" to beat dominant South Africa runner Caster Semenya in the 800m at the Olympics.

She has the fastest time of the year with two runs of one minute 56.64 seconds.

Sharp, fourth in the Birmingham Diamond League, said: "I can run faster but I can't control what other people do."

Semenya was cleared to compete in 2010 after being sidelined for 11 months while she went through gender testing.

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Caster Semenya

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England's team bus adorns the slogan:

One team, one dream.

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Mr CareyOne team, one dream, one point in the group stages?   

Ooo harsh!

Any more suggestions for England's alternative team slogan?

Use #bbcsportsday

Federer rubbishes rain rumours


Roger Federer

Roger Federer dismissed suggestions his decision to pull out of the French Open because of a back injury had anything to do with the wet Paris weather. 

The world number three, 35 in August, this week plays on the Stuttgart grass for the first time as prepares for Wimbledon in June-July.

"It's the grass-court season now, that's huge for me," said the seven-time Wimbledon champion, who headlines the Stuttgart event, which switched from clay a year ago.

"That (rain) had nothing to do with it - either you are strong enough or you are not. I knew I made the right decision. 

"After all these years, it's OK to miss a major. It's not all about them anyway: it's about health, it's about feeling good about the rest of the season, my career and my life as well." 

England arrive in France...


...a full brass band greeted them on arrival.

(An unnamed yet reliable source said the band were terrible)

Wayne Rooney
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