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Summary

  1. Latest gossip: Oxade-Chamberlain to turn down Arsenal's £180,000 a week offer
  2. Manager news conferences, including Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle
  3. Bale back in Wales squad for World Cup qualifiers
  4. Europa League: Everton in Group E and face Lyon, Atalanta, Apollon Limassol
  5. Arsenal in Group H with BATE Borisov, Cologne, Red Star Belgrade

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders and Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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That's all from today's footy news conferences and therefore that's all from us.

Join us tomorrow for all the action from the Premier League.

Ciao for now....

Spurs and Burnley team news...

Tottenham v Burnley (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Tottenham await news on whether record signing Davinson Sanchez will receive clearance in time to play.

The trio of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Erik Lamela and Danny Rose remain on the sidelines.

Burnley forward Jonathan Walters has been ruled out after injuring his ankle against Blackburn on Wednesday.

Manager Sean Dyche must decide whether or not to hand record signing Chris Wood his full debut.

Perisic '99% dead' for Man Utd

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Simon Stone

BBC Sport

I am told Manchester United’s attempt to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan is 99% dead.

The two clubs were close to agreeing a deal at one point this summer but the gap could not be bridged and Perisic has been playing – and scoring for Inter in the opening games of the season.

It would take something extraordinary to happen for that transfer to be concluded now.

Does Jose Mourinho have another option?

Maybe he will tell us when he speaks to the media at 1330BST.

'The team will improve'

Newcastle v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been speaking to the media ahead of tomorrow's home tie against West Ham.

Not the best start for the newly promoted side - so far they have picked up a total of zero points...

"I have confidence the team will improve, if we keep working the way we are now. We are reducing the number of players we have, and we can keep looking for different options in the market."

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He also brings us some team news...

"Florian Lejeune is not ready, DeAndre Yedlin is still not ready and Karl Darlow (keeper) has a knock and will not be on the bench."

Jonjo Shelvey serves the final game of a three-match ban.

Next up is Rafa...

Man City news conference

Bournemouth v Man City (12:30 BST)

Pep brings team news...

"Benjamin Mendy is travelling with us. I don’t know if he will play. Kyle Walker cannot play. Ilkay Gundogan will play with the second team".

Pep also brings thoughts on Alexis Sanchez and other so-called transfer targets...

"Sanchez is an Arsenal player, like Mbappe is Monaco and Jonny Evans is West Brom. You have to ask Alexis. "

So that settled that - sort of.

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Man City news conference

Bournemouth v Man City (12:30 BST)

Pep Guardiola
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Pep Guardiola: "We dropped two points but in general we made good things. I am happy with the performances so far this season.

"Bournemouth are a team who want to play. The manager is so good in those terms. They start with two defeats but sometimes that can happen".

So what of their chances in the Champions League... Just a reminder, they have Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord.

"In UCL you expect the first and second pot to be strong but I think Napoli are one of the three best teams in Europe right now."

And now it's Pep's turn.

What does Guardiola have to say before Manchester City's trip down the M6 to Bournemouth...

No Leicester title repeat - Mourinho

Man Utd v Leicester (Saturday: 17:30 BST)

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho believes Leicester City will not repeat their Premier League title triumph of 2015-16.

The Foxes visit Manchester United on Saturday, and Red Devils boss Mourinho said: "Are they going to be champions again?

"Honestly, I don't think so. The other teams are not all going to fail."

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Ibrahimovic is our 'extra man'

Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be Manchester United's 'extra man' after Christmas, says boss Jose Mourinho.

Ibrahimovic re-joined the Red Devils on Thursday but is not ready to return to action after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury towards the end of last season.

"He won't be ready for the group phase of the Champions League," said Mourinho. "No chance of that. Hopefully he can play in the knockout stage but for that we have to finish in top two.

"I just think he will be extra man for us in the second part of the season."

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Jose's speaking. So we all need to listen.

Not really. You can listen/ read if you want to.

Up to you.

Here are a few words from the Manchester United boss....

Team news

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Everton

Koeman confirmed Davy Klaassen will miss Sunday's game against Chelsea, while Idrissa Gueye and Sandro Ramirez remain a doubt.

The Blues' boss also revealed Everton are on the look-out for another goalscorer...

He said: "We're still looking to bring a striker in. We need more competition. We have a lot of tough fixtures coming up."

Koeman praises new signings

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Everton

Everton manager Ronald Koeman on Gylfi Sigurdsson: "The goal was incredible against Hajduk Split. We know he is a quality player. To score goals like that, you need be clever."

"From the beginning, Jordan Pickford has shown that he is really comfortable. He is young, with a lot of ambition.

"Wayne Rooney's decision to retire is one I respect. He is important both on and off the pitch."

"It's a strong group"

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Everton

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has reacted to their Europa League draw...

He said: "It's a strong group - all in a good part of Europe. Easy to travel. Tough but it's tough for everybody."

Ronald Koeman
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Heeerrre's Ronny....

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•Ben• ಠ_ಠ : Jokes how Everton have a tougher European group than Man Utd.

A reminder - Manchester United will face Benfica, Basel, CSKA Moscow.

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Slowbear: As an Everton fan, I'd be 'Lyon' if I said that Europa League draw was anything other than absolutely 'Apollon'!

Oh dear, Slowbear...

We have got some more reactions from you following that lengthy Europa League draw...

Speaking of Ronald Koeman, he is also speaking to the press.

We will bring you the latest in a mo...

'Koeman has built a really strong team' - Conte

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

And what of Chelsea's opponents on Sunday...

"Ronald Koeman has built a really strong team. This season they improved a lot and we must pay great attention on Sunday.

It's important after a really good win over Tottenham to continue in this way."

Conte also has a quick word on their Champions League group where they will face Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag...

"It's a tough group but when you play these types of competition you must be prepared to face strong teams. It's very difficult to say if it's a good group stage or a bad group stage. It's important to do our best."

No news on Costa...

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

Conte is obviously not in the mood for a chat today.

The Italian passes up the opportunity to speak about potential transfer targets at other clubs and says there is also no more news on that old Diego Costa situation.

"My focus is only on the pitch. The club is working very hard... and we will see what happens at the end of the transfer market. We have to continue to work. If we stay with these players I am very happy."

'Everyone BUT Hazard will be fit' - Conte

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

Eden Hazard
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Antonio Conte says he is surprised the injured Eden Hazard has been called up to the Belgium squad for forthcoming internationals, but respects the decision.

He says everyone BUT Hazard will be fit for Sunday's home tie with Everton.

"He is playing with the Under-23s to continue to improve".

The 26-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this window, fractured his right ankle while on international duty.

Chelsea news conference...

Chelsea v Everton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Antonio has arrived. Let's hear what he has to say...

Team news

Tottenham v Burnley (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Burnley will be without Jon Walters for Sunday's trip to @SpursOfficial.

Jeff Hendrick is another injury concern for Sunday, with a thigh injury that will be assessed over the new few days.

Team news

Tottenham v Burnley (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke about the possibility of signing some more players before the window closes in his press conference today...

He said: "I wanted four players before, I said? One keeper plus four! Maybe three more now."

Do Tottenham have enough time to get three players?

He also confirmed Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (foot), Danny Rose (knee) and Erik Lamela (hip) will all miss the game against Burnley on Sunday.

Carter-Vickers deal done

The 19-year-old has made just four appearances for Tottenham.

Spurs recently signed Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez in a club-record £38.4 million deal.

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We have some transfer news from White Hart Lane as Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract...

And then completed a loan move to Sheffield United.

England Women's Rugby

World Cup final

Sara Orchard

BBC rugby union correspondent

20-year-old Megan Jones will start Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Final at outside centre with Emily Scarratt moving to full-back.

England head coach Simon Middleton has placed his confidence in the 20-year-old centre after concussion ruled Danielle Waterman out of the match with New Zealand.

Bristol's Amy Wilson-Hardy comes onto the bench as reigning champions England defend their title against the Black Ferns, who have never lost a World Cup Final.

There is full commentary of England against New Zealand in the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final on BBC Radio 5Live on Saturday, kick off 7.45pm.

Read more here.

England's Women face New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.

Simon Middleton has named his squad...

Loftus-Cheek & Zaha out

Crystal Palace v Swansea (Sat 15:00 BST)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer on injuries: "Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a groin injury and is out for this week.

"Wilfried Zaha is improving, but he's still in recovery."

"We want a striker"

Crystal Palace v Swansea (Sat 15:00 BST)

Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer has obviously not been informed that West Brom have signed Oliver Burke...

He said: "Oliver Burke is a very interesting player for the future. We've looked at a lot of players, not specifically him.

"We'll be looking at a striker too. Behind Christian Benteke, we don't really have a fit competitive striker."

"We respect our opponents"

Crystal Palace v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer: "Swansea have always been a team I have loved to watch. They have typically always been very organised.

"Every game we start with confidence. We respect the opponent, know their strengths and try to hurt them where we can."

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Frank de Boer spoke to the media ahead of Crystal Palace's game against Swansea on Saturday.

Here's what he had to say...

"A lot of things are possible"

Liverpool v Arsenal (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on transfers: "Until Aug 31st a lot of things are really possible, in and out. Divock Origi wasn't in the squad against Hoffenheim - that shows how big the quality here is."

"Everyone thought: 'Andy Robertson? From Hull? But he showed up against Crystal Palace. James Milner in midfield is like a transfer."

"I'm fine with offence and fine with defence. We've got 3 out of 4 and we should have won the other. We work with what we have."

And on Coutinho: "He's on our injury list - that hasn't changed. No contact with Brazil FA but if they want to check him that's how it is.

"We don't know anything about Maribor"

Liverpool v Arsenal (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp on the Champions League draw: "We watched it after training together. I didn't understand why the draw was interrupted by Ronaldo & all that stuff.

"We remember the final v Sevilla and the quality they have shown in European competitions. Maribor, we don't know anything about."

"Nothing major"

Liverpool v Arsenal (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp on availability: "Only small things, nothing major. Trent Alexander-Arnold has a dead leg, Emre Can had a little twist - shouldn't be too serious.

"I was waiting for the message to say Georginio Wijnaldum's baby had arrived! He will be available for Sunday."

Jurgen Klopp
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Well it has arrived Jurgen! Look at this lovely message...

Awwww....

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Crystal Palace's Frank de Boer have been speaking to the press.

Quotes from both gents coming up....

Wales squad announced - Bale is back

Wales' World Cup qualifiers v Austria & Moldova

Chris Coleman has named his Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Moldova.

And the big news is, Gareth Bale is back.

The Real Madrid forward missed June's draw in Serbia after receiving his second booking of the campaign against the Republic of Ireland in March.

There are plenty of representatives from the Premier League including Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Stoke's Joe Allen.

Liverpool's Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn have also been selected, as well as Everton's Ashley Williams.

Chelsea's 16-year-old Ethan Ampadu is in Chris Coleman's squad for the first time.

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Back to your thoughts on the Europa League draw in a moment but we have to just quickly bring you some more football news...

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Joe Jackson: Jeeze, Uefa couldn't make the Europa League draw anymore boring if they tried. Needs some Rod Stewart input.

Agreed... That was sort of like having to live text a carpet tile....