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  1. Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
  2. Costa escapes red card & gets winner
  3. Burnley sign Defour for club record fee
  4. Liverpool reject Palace's £25m bid for Benteke
  5. Ex-Fifa president Havelange dies aged 100
  6. Steaua Bucharest v Man City (19:45 BST)

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us

    That's the end of Sportsday for today.

    Remember Manchester City are in action tonight against Romanian side Steaua Bucharest in their Champions League qualifier first-leg.

    That match kicks-off at 19:45 BST and you can follow it on the BBC Sport website.

    In the mean time you can follow all the action from Rio here.

    Pep Guardiola
  2. Sampdoria sign Fernandes

    Sampdoria have signed Udinese's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes on loan for the season. 

    The 21-year-old made 33 appearances last term, scoring three times and providing four assists.

  3. Barca close to Alcacer signing

    Latest transfer gossip

    According to Spanish paper Sport, Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal with Valencia for Spain striker Paco Alcacer. 

    The deal to sign the 22-year-old could see Barca youngsters Munir El Haddadi and Sergi Samper head in the opposite direction. 

    But both Munir and Samper have several offers from elswhere too, a separate report adds.

  4. Opta's best XI

    The stats don't lie?..

  5. Calleri completes Hammers move


    West Ham United

    Argentina striker Jonathan Calleri has got international clearance and has now joined West Ham.  

    The 22-year-old has scored 39 goals in 90 games over the last two seasons.

    He joins from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado after prolific spells with Argentinean giants Boca Juniors and Brazilian side Sao Paulo,

    More here.

  6. Still Out Of Their League

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    I have been at a screening of the first episode of ‘Still Out Of Their League’ this afternoon.

    The first of a two-part second series following the fortunes of the Class of 92-owned non-league club Salford City will be shown on BBC1 on Thursday, 25 August at 21:00 BST.

    Salford’s owners – Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, plus brothers Gary and Phil Neville – is a talking point tonight, when their club plays FC United of Manchester, set up in 2005 as a protest against the ownership of Manchester United by the Glazer family, in National League North.

    Both sides are unbeaten so far this season to add extra spice to the all-ticket affair, although Salford co-manager Anthony Johnson is playing the rivalry down.

    “Absolutely we are aware of the interest but we are not looking at the politics of either club.

    “We want to kill them – but only in the sense of getting three points. I would imagine their manager and players think exactly the same thing.”

  7. 'Arsenal make Fonte move'

    Latest transfer gossip

    According to ESPN, Arsenal have made an approach to Southampton over their 32-year-old Portugal defender Jose Fonte - who is keen to move to Manchester United. 

    Could this mean the Gunners won't be moving for Valencia's German international Shkodran Mustafi after all?..

    Jose Fonte
  8. "Danke"

    View more on twitter

    Earlier we brought you the news about Bastian Schweinsteiger returning to play one more game for Germany (he retired in late July) - a special friendly on 31 August.     

    Podolski has also retired from international duty but is injured and won't be able to play, so no chance of combining into one extended Auf Wiedersehen. 

    But don't worry. The German FA says it will arrange another special goodbye friendly (sure there's a German compound noun for that?) for him, too. 

  9. When is an unveiling not an unveiling?

    Don't think about that for too long

    Yesterday it was Alvaro Morata, today it's Marco Asensio who's being 'unveiled' as a Real Madrid player. 

    Just like Morata, Asensio's not really a new signing. 

    Morata was re-signed from Juventus in June, while Asensio looks set to step up with the Madrid first team this season after spending two years away on loan.

    They just love an unveiling over there. Love it. 

    View more on twitter
  10. Get Involved


    It would appear I've still got a few people to convince. Not many people are having my shout of Bill Murray as a lookalike for Diego Costa. Costalike, if you will.

    It seems I'm not alone in making dubious connections between faces however.

    Joe Smith: If you squint, there's a bit of Hugh Laurie in Quique Sanchez Flores. Squint a bit harder, John Malkovich in Slaven Bilic...

    John Malkovich
    Image caption: Bang on with the first count Joe, but you've misfired there

    Ammar Farishta: Benedict Cumberbatch had a night to forget in goal for West Ham at Stamford Bridge.  

    Image caption: This one's just too bad

    THIS is brilliant.

  11. Heard of Barak Bakhar?

    Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Liam McLeod

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Barak Bakhar will not be a name familiar to Scottish football's fervent followers. At least not yet.

    Bakhar leads his Hapoel Beer Sheva side to Celtic Park on Wednesday for the first leg of their play-off tie with the sole intention of dragging the unheralded club into their first ever Champions League group stage.

    It is not something he is just hoping to do - he expects to. And that does not appear to be beyond the popular 36-year-old from Haifa.

    Full story.

  12. Lloris ruled out for four weeks

    Tottenham Hotspur

    French goalkeeper Lloris came off 10 minutes before half-time in Spurs' 1-1 draw away to Everton on Saturday.

    "Following further assessment of the hamstring injury sustained by Hugo, we can confirm he's expected to be out of action for around four weeks," the club said.

    Image caption: Michel Vorm came on to replace Lloris at Goodison Park
  13. BreakingLloris ruled out for four weeks

    Tottenham Hotspur

    The hamstring injury suffered by Hugo Lloris on Saturday will keep him our for four weeks, Tottenham announce.

  14. Lovren returns to Croatia squad

    Croatia have named their squad for their World Cup qualification fixture against Turkey on 5 September.

    The top line? Dejan Lovren is in it. The Liverpool defender missed out on the team for Euro 2016, reportedly because he fell out with manager Ante Cacic.

    Goalkeepers: Danijel Subašić (Monaco), Lovre Kalinić (Hajduk), Ivan Vargić (Lazio)

    Defenders: Šime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Ivan Strinić (Napoli), Josip Pivarić (Dinamo), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen)

    Midfielders: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona), Ivan Perišić (Inter), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozović (Inter), Marko Rog (Dinamo), Ante Ćorić (Dinamo)

    Forwards: Marko Pjaca (Juventus), Duje Čop (Sporting Gijon), Mario Mandžukić (Juventus), Nikola Kalinić (Fiorentina), Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim)

    Dejan Lovren
  15. 'Hammers close to Lazaar signing'

    Latest transfer gossip

    West Ham are close to completing the signing of Palermo's Morocco international left-back Achraf Lazaar, according to the Evening Standard.

    The London paper says Serie A club Palermo value the 24-year-old at £2.5m.

  16. No party boys in Russia squad

    Stanislav Cherchesov

    Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov has named his first squad since being appointed to the role last week.

    Notably, there's no Pavel Mamaev or Aleksandr Kokorin - the two players who were punished by their clubs after partying in Monaco following the national team's dismal Euro 2016 exit.

    Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Soslan Dzhanaev (FC Rostov), Stanislav Kritsyuk (FC Krasnodar).

    Defenders: Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (Zenit Saint-Petersburg), Fedor Kudryashov, Ivan Novoseltsev (both – FC Rostov), Roman Neustädter (Fenerbahce), Sergey Petrov (FC Krasnodar), Andrey Semenov (Terek Grozny), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moscow).

    Midfielders: Yury Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov, Magomed Ozdoev (FC Rubin), Alexey Miranchuk, Alexander Samedov, Dmitry Tarasov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Oleg Shatov (Zenit Saint-Petersburg)

    Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Zenit Saint-Petersburg), Dmitry Poloz (FC Rostov), Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar)

    Russia, already qualified for the 2018 World Cup as hosts, play friendly matches against Turkey (31 August, Antalya) and Ghana (6 September, Moscow). 

  17. Goals = smiles

    Burnley striker Andre Gray is fielding fans' questions in a 'takeover' of the club's Twitter page this afternoon. 

    Naturally, his Clarets team-mate James Tarkowski couldn't resist breaking into the #bantz.

  18. Butland's back (nearly)

    Stoke City

    Good news for Stoke fans on that Jack Butland injury...

    Forty-year-old back-up goalkeeper Shay Given started for the Potters against Middlesbrough on Saturday after Butland suffered an ankle injury in training.

    The England keeper hurt the same ankle he broke when playing in the 3-2 friendly win over Germany in March.

    Speaking after the 1-1 draw, manager Mark Hughes said Butland would be out for a "couple of weeks rather than anything more sinister".

    But now it looks like he could be back even sooner - maybe even for the game against Manchester City on Saturday.

  19. Rabiega signs for Bradford

    Bradford City have completed the signing of German-born former Poland youth international Vincent Rabiega.

    The 21-year-old has agreed a one-year deal at Valley Parade and could feature in Tuesday's League One game at MK Dons after getting international clearance.

    Rabiega began his career with Hertha Berlin and moved to RB Leipzig in 2013.


    Full story.