Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward ‘very close’ to exit – Zinedine Zidane

The Real Madrid and Wales forward has fallen out of favour with head coach Zinedine Zidane and looks set to leave the club.

Eugen Neagoe: Dinamo Bucharest boss taken to hospital during game

Dinamo Bucharest manager Eugen Neagoe is in a stable condition after collapsing on the bench during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Universitatea Craiova.

Football gossip: Bale, Maguire, Koscielny, Zaha, Icardi, Milner

Beijing Guoan lining up record move for Bale, Maguire set for £80m Manchester United move, Koscielny agrees to join Rennes, plus more.

Liverpool 1-2 Sevilla: Yasser Larouci escapes serious injury after red-card tackle

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says left-back Yasser Larouci was “lucky” not to be badly injured by Joris Gnagon’s red-card tackle in their friendly loss to Sevilla.

Premier League: Can Chelsea achieve top-flight success with academy products?

With Chelsea under a transfer embargo, do the stats suggest they have the youngsters ready to step up?

Scottish League Cup: St Johnstone all but out after 2-1 loss to Ross County, Airdrieonians edge Clyde 3-2

Ross County all but guarantee a Scottish League Cup last-16 spot with victory at St Johnstone, while Airdrieonians edge out Clyde.

Juventus 2-3 Tottenham: The pre-season game that had a bit of everything

Harry Kane scored an outrageous goal and a boy sat chatting to Leonardo Bonucci during play – Tottenham versus Juventus had a bit of everything.

Pre-season friendlies: Harry Kane fires stoppage-time winner against Juventus

Harry Kane produces a moment of magic, scoring from the halfway line in injury time to give Tottenham a 3-2 win over Juventus in Singapore.

Lys Mousset: Sheffield United sign Bournemouth striker for club record £10m

Sheffield United sign £10m striker Lys Mousset from Bournemouth, breaking their transfer record for the third time this summer.

Daniel James: ‘My late father is still driving me on,’ says Man Utd winger

Manchester United’s Daniel James says he feels the pain of his father’s death every day but that: “I know he is looking down on me now, still driving me on.”

Liverpool & Man City: Could Reds’ attacking absences derail Premier League bid?

Liverpool are preparing for the new season without their entire first-choice front line, so could it cost them given the title race is again expected to be settled by small margins?

Women’s U19 Euros Highlights: Norway score four first-half goals to thrash Scotland

Watch highlights as Norway score four first-half goals to thrash Scotland 4-0 in the Women’s European Under-19 Championships.

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