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What the papers say The Independent reports that Real Madrid’s £160million move for Kylian Mbappe could see Gareth Bale sold to Manchester United. Bale has made it known he is only interested in joining United if he leaves the Bernabeu but the move could yet be scuppered by United’s cross-city rivals after Manchester City who were reported to also be in the race to sign Mbappe.

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Roland-Jones to make England Test debut as Wood misses out with heel injury

Roland-Jones to make England Test debut as Wood misses out with heel injury

Toby Roland-Jones will make his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out through injury.

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Yorkshire beat Durham to go clear at the top of NatWest T20 Blast North Group

Yorkshire opened up a two-point lead at the top of the NatWest T20 Blast North Group with a 24-run victory over Durham.

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Ross Barkley’s Everton career over as he looks for new challenge

Midfielder Ross Barkley’s Everton career is over after he told manager Ronald Koeman he wants a new challenge.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson back in first-team training with Swansea

Gylfi Sigurdsson has rejoined training with the Swansea first-team squad after missing the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

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Celtic held at home by Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

Celtic’s bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.

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Adam Peaty lands second gold but Great Britain miss out in mixed medley

Adam Peaty experienced elation and disappointment in the space of an hour at the World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

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Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United’s American tour ended in defeat but Jose Mourinho returns home in a positive mood, having been impressed by his team’s improved second-half display against Barcelona and “special” player Paul Pogba.

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Glasgow 2014 medallist abandons judo return bid amid crash recovery

Commonwealth Games medallist Stephanie Inglis has admitted defeat in her bid to return to competitive judo as she continues her recovery from a horrific motorbike crash in Vietnam.

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Liverpool forward Lazar Markovic holds talks with Fiorentina over move

Liverpool forward Lazar Markovic holds talks with Fiorentina over move

Lazar Markovic has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for friendlies in Germany after holding talks with Fiorentina.

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Joe Root ends disagreement with Michael Vaughan ahead of Oval Test

Joe Root has put a line through his disagreement with Michael Vaughan as England bid to bounce back against South Africa at the Oval.

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Jose Mourinho concerned over ‘dangerous’ transfer market

Jose Mourinho concerned over ‘dangerous’ transfer market

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has voiced his concern about the way clubs are “spending £30million, £40million, £50million in such an easy way.”

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Monaco vice-president insists no deal has been reached to sell Kylian Mbappe

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insists no agreement has been reached with any club for the sale of Kylian Mbappe.

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Chelsea send Kenedy home from pre-season tour after Instagram posts cause anger

Chelsea send Kenedy home from pre-season tour after Instagram posts cause anger

Chelsea have sent defender Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the outrage caused in China by his social media posts, Press Association Sport understands.

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Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 season with elbow problem

Novak Djokovic has announced he will miss the rest of the 2017 season to recover from an elbow injury.

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Adam Peaty surprised himself by cutting almost half a second off world record

Adam Peaty surprised even himself after improving his own 50 metres breaststroke world record by almost half a second in one day at the World Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

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Jose Mourinho looking for two more players but confident situation is in hand

Manchester United are still two signings short this summer, but Jose Mourinho is confident executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has the situation under control.

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SPFL has ‘no legal power’ to probe issues surrounding Rangers tax case

SPFL has ‘no legal power’ to probe issues surrounding Rangers tax case

The Scottish Professional Football League has declared it has “no legal power” to reopen disciplinary action surrounding the Rangers tax case.

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Wigan and Hull to play first Super League game Down Under

Wigan and Hull to play first Super League game Down Under

Wigan and Hull will make history by taking a Super League game to Australia.

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Ulster and Ireland rugby stars to be prosecuted for rape

Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars are to be prosecuted for rape.

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