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Angel Di Maria has arrived in Qatar for his medical ahead of his proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain from Manchester United.
Brazilian right-back Rafael has agreed to move to Lyon from Manchester United.
Enner Valencia has handed West Ham a fitness boost by announcing he does not require surgery following a potentially serious injury on Thursday night.
Thiago Silva has said Angel Di Maria will be taking a step up when he leaves Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain.
The trial of England footballer Adam Johnson on child sex charges has been put back to next year.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he has no doubt that Barcelona forward and Manchester United target Pedro can be successful anywhere.
"I'm not afraid to say that I need to score more goals," Oxlade-Chamberlain said.
Leicester City have signed midfielder N'Golo Kante from Caen for an undisclosed fee.
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The Real Madrid singer was best man at his agent's wedding last weekend - and his wedding gift appeared to trump those from everybody else.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has signed for Crystal Palace on a five-year deal.
Henderson was part of the side that capitulated on the final day of last season when Mark Hughes' side humiliated the Reds 6-1 at the Britannia.
Lionel Messi has been criticised by the Human Rights Foundation for showing "enthusiastic support for the dictatorship" during his trip to Gabon.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey paid tribute to new goalkeeper Petr Cech after the summer signing kept old club Chelsea at bay.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has vowed to do all he can to keep in-demand centre-back John Stones.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is prepared to loan out Ojo, 18, so that he can gain valuable first-team experience.
The Football Association accepted Jose Mourinho's criticism of the Wembley pitch during Chelsea's Community Shield loss to Arsenal as a "disaster."
Angel Di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris Saint-Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell for €63 million.
Barcelona's Spain international, who has a £22 million release clause in his contract at the Camp Nou, is a target for United.
"I didn't know what to expect but it was great for me and my kids, to see me once in an Everton shirt. It brought back some good old memories."