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Summary

  1. Sigurdsson passes Everton medical
  2. Stoke City sign PSG forward Rodriguez on loan
  3. Stoke forward Joselu joins Newcastle
  4. No progress on Sanchez contract - Wenger
  5. Pick your all-time Premier League XI
  6. Get involved using #bbcsportsday

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it for Wednesday's edition of Sportsday.

    We'll be back with more of the same tomorrow - by which time Everton hope to have confirmed Gylfi Sigurdsson's £45m move from Swansea City.

    Will Thursday bring any new developments on the futures of Philippe Coutinho and Diego Costa?

  2. Koeman back transfer window changes

    Everton

    More from Everton manager Ronald Koeman, who is backing proposals to close the Premier League and English Football League summer transfer windows before the start of the season next year.

    "I think it's a good thing," says Koeman. "I will support that idea for sure."

  3. 'Saints want Hoedt'

    Southampton

    Southampton are interested in Lazio's Netherlands defender Wesley Hoedt, Press Association Sport is reporting.

    Hoedt, 23, is reportedly the subject of a £15.46m bid from Mauricio Pellegrino's men.

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  4. Bournemouth's Green on the move

    Some transfer news from League Two featuring a Premier League club.

    Yeovil Town have signed versatile forward Jordan Green on a free transfer from Bournemouth. The 22-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Huish Park outfit.

    Read more about this here.

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  5. 'I told him to take the free-kicks' - Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will not take credit for Trent Alexander-Arnold's goal against Hoffenheim but admits he told the 18-year-old to take free-kicks.

    Alexander-Arnold scored on his European debut for his boyhood club as Liverpool won 2-1 at Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off first leg.

  6. 'Long season for Swansea;

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    Maze: Irrespective of the crazy prices involved in this year's transfers I believe £45m is way over-priced for Sigurdsson.

    Ian W: Good for Everton, bad for Swansea. It's going to be a long season for them I fear.

    Woody: Did he want to leave or did the owners want the money? If the first - well rid. If the second - a disgrace.

  7. Sigurdsson in numbers

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    7 - Since his Premier League debut, Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored more free-kicks than any other player.

    8 - Provided more assists last season from dead ball situations than any other player in the Premier League.

    34 - With 34 goals he is Swansea's top scorer in the Premier League.

    29 - With 29 assists he is Swansea's most prolific creator of goals in the Premier League.

    433 - Covered more distance (kilometres) in the Premier League than any other player last season.

    Read more about Everton's proposed new signing here.

  8. Sigurdsson to face Man City?

    Everton

    Just to recap on what Ronald Koeman has told the media.

    Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson has passed a medical at Everton and is close to completing a £45m move to Goodison Park. He will not be involved in Thursday's Europa League game with Hajduk Split but could feature at Manchester City in the Premier League on Monday (20:00 BST).

    Also Ross Barkley, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham, has suffered a suspected hamstring injury and has not trained for several days.

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  9. Koeman on Barkley

    Everton

    Ronald Koeman says he does not know whether Ross Barkley's suspected hamstring injury will impact on him leaving Everton during the summer transfer window.

    Koeman adds: "There is no update about his situation."

    Asked if Barkley was in his plans this season, Koeman added: "I will wait until the end of August."

  10. More signings at Everton?

    Everton

    More from Ronald Koeman on Everton's transfer plans before the deadline later this month.

    "It's not done and everyone knows why. We want to make the squad even stronger," added Koeman.

  11. Barkley injured

    Everton

    Ronald Koeman says Ross Barkley has suffered a suspected hamstring injury and has not trained for several days.

    "He stopped training last Monday. It looks like a hamstring injury but he need to do more tests today and tomorrow to know exactly what the injury is."

    Koeman said he did not know how long Barkley would be out for.

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  12. Sigurdsson passes medical

    Everton

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has passed a medical and is set to complete a £45m move to the Toffees.

    "I have seen him in blue but I don't know if all the paperwork is done," adds Koeman.

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  13. Post update

    Everton

    Just a reminder that Everton boss Ronald Koeman is set to hold a news conference shortly. Expect questions on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ross Barkley.

    We'll bring you all the best updates.

  14. Calderwood battling Alzheimer's

    Some sad news to bring you.

    Former Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood has revealed he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 62-year-old was diagnosed two years ago and has decided to go public to help raise awareness of the illness.

    "Right now I am still fine, except for being a bit forgetful with some names but I am determined to continue enjoying my life," said Calderwood.

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  15. Man Utd's Perisic problem

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    An air of pessimism has descended on Manchester United's pursuit of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.

    Jose Mourinho was hopeful of securing Perisic as his fourth signing of the summer.

    The United boss feels Perisic has the mental toughness required to help United through the tougher tests of the season.

    However, a well connected source at Old Trafford has told me he doubts whether a deal will be done before the 31 August transfer deadline.

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  16. Bruce unsure on Bury future

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    It's just over two years since Alex Bruce appeared in the Premier League but the former Hull defender say he is enjoying life in League One with Bury.

    Bruce, 32, has signed a short-term deal with the Shakers although he says he would like to stay "long term".

    However, he is unsure on his future.

    Listen to what Bruce has to say here.

  17. Happy 25th birthday Premier League!

    So this week marks the 25th birthday of the Premier League!

    To celebrate, we have decided to give you the chance to pick your all-time Premier League XI...

    Use our team selector and share your side with your friends.

    Warning, the midfield is particularly tricky...

    TOO MANY GREAT NAMES - WHO TO CHOOSE?

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  18. 'Crucial time for Spurs'

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    This is such a crucial time for Tottenham's future and the direction they want to go in after taking such huge strides over the past couple of seasons.

    Their fans, and undoubtedly their players too, just want to feel like they are still moving forwards after finishing third, then second in the Premier League.

    The danger is not that they risk standing still - more that they could fall behind if they don't strengthen properly now or, even worse, keep this group of players together.

    More MOTD analysis here.

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  19. Post update

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham entertain Chelsea on Sunday (16:00 BST) and former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has been having his say about his old club.

    Here's a taster...

  20. Boateng leaves Las Palmas

    Former Tottenham and Portsmouth forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has left Las Palmas - two days before the club starts their La Liga campaign against Valencia.

    Las Palmas cited "irreversible personal reasons" for Boateng's departure.

    He had a contract with La Liga side until 2020 after signing for them a year ago following a six-month absence from the sport after leaving Italy's AC Milan.

    Read more about this story here.

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