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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...


Arsenal have knocked back an initial approach from Chelsea for Emile Smith Rowe.

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has criticised manager Xavi for not starting enough attacking players.

Former Manchester United prospect Adnan Januzaj has emerged as a target for Saudi Arabian club Al Tai.

Leeds have denied claims that Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri made the shock decision to reject a move to the club, with German reports previously suggesting the player turned down the Championship side at the last moment.

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Dharmesh Sheth provides an update as Manchester United make an offer to sign left-back Marc Cucurella from Chelsea

Luton Town fans got their first glimpse at Kenilworth Road's new look, as the Bobbers Stand was opened for the time for their Carabao Cup tie against Gillingham.

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Manchester City are willing to walk away from a deal to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves.

Eden Hazard's proposed return to the Premier League is being hampered by reservations over his fitness and conditioning.

Harry Maguire is likely to stay at Manchester United after a loan move to West Ham failed to materialise.

Manchester City are due to make decisions on James McAtee and Cole Palmer on Wednesday as both are attracting interest from several clubs.

Brentford are considering making a late move for Marseille midfielder Azzedine Ounahi before the transfer window shuts on Friday.

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Nuno Tavares on loan with an option to buy for around £12m.

Manchester United have been given a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday, with Rasmus Hojlund deemed fit enough to make Denmark's squad for the September internationals.

Laura Siegemund was reduced to tears in her post-match press conference at the US Open after a falling out with Coco Gauff during the pair's first-round match.

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Romelu Lukaku waves to the Roma fans as he arrives in Rome ahead of his loan move from Chelsea


Manchester United run the risk of losing Andre Onana for up to five weeks in the new year after the goalkeeper was recalled by Cameroon. Onana has been named in Cameroon's squad for their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burundi on September 12, when the winner will secure their place in the finals.

West Ham United have been approached by a club in the Saudi Pro League about selling Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals.

Next year's T20 Blast could be played in a new group structure as the competition aims to remain relevant alongside The Hundred and the congested global cricket calendar.

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Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino does not rule out more signings in this summer transfer window and says all of the players he has in his squad at the moment are part of his plans


Andy Carroll is reportedly in talks over a move to French outfit Amiens SC.

Man Utd have agreed personal terms in principle with Marc Cucurella.

Daniel Dubois is "distraught" after having his world title dream "stolen from" him in his Polish punch-up with Oleksandr Usyk, according to head coach Don Charles.

Burnley are looking into a transfer for Belgian hitman Divock Origi after he was axed from AC Milan, according to reports.

Michy Batshuayi is reportedly on the verge of a shock Premier League return, with Nottingham Forest lining up a move for the Fenerbahce striker.

Aston Villa are in talks with Barcelona over a move for Clement Lenglet.


The Union of European Clubs, which represents 121 teams from around the continent, has issued a statement urging Luis Rubiales to stand down with immediate effect as president of the Spanish football federation.

Chelsea have been accused of penny-pinching and putting financial strain on supporters after removing a £10 coach subsidy for travel to domestic away games.

Andy Murray has said he asked Wimbledon organisers this year not to schedule him as the final match on Centre Court every day because of concerns over late finishes.

West Ham have stepped up their interest in the Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike and are holding further discussions with Corinthians over a deal for Yuri Alberto.

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Saudi pro League side, Al Ittihad have put Liverpool’s Joe Gomez at the top of their list of defensive targets, and are planning an approach once they have resolved their pursuit of Mo Salah


Jesse Lingard is set to join West Ham on a free transfer, though the Hammers will first prioritise signing a new striker.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has branded Arsenal's decision to sign David Raya "pathetic".

Darwin Nunez has opened up about the impact former Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has had on his game after the forward's brilliant cameo in Liverpool's win over Newcastle.

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Nubaid Haroon takes a look at three midfielders Manchester United could look to sign in the final few days of the transfer window and how they compare to each other

A BBC News segment detailing the Luis Rubiales saga used footage of former Manchester City and West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta in error.

Lionesses striker Beth Mead believes England "peaked" in the Women's World Cup semi-finals before becoming overwhelmed by Spain in the tournament's 1-0 final loss.

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips could finally complete a switch away from Anfield before Friday night's transfer deadline.


Inter Miami defender Jordi Alba is set to step aside from international duty with Spain.

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Wolves are close to signing Paraguayan winger Enso Gonzalez from Club Libertad.

Paul Mullin, Wrexham's goalscoring talisman, has returned to non-contact training, manager Phil Parkinson has revealed.

Mauricio Pochettino is committed to continuing the legacy of Chelsea's academy despite the arrival of a number of big-money signings this summer.

Nottingham Forest are edging closer to completing the signings of defenders Murillo and Nuno Tavares.

Leeds United have formally abandoned their bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri after failed negotiations with the Germany international.

Barcelona defender Eric Garcia has told Xavi he wants to leave on loan to Girona.


Tottenham could miss out on prolific Porto striker Mehdi Taremi as AC Milan close in on a late summer deal.


Manchester United may have to terminate Mason Greenwood's contract before Friday night if he is to have the best chance of securing a move to a leading European league.

England's World Cup plans are set to be disrupted after French air traffic controllers announced plans for industrial action.

British athletes and staff involved in the World Athletics Championships remain stuck in Budapest because of the travel chaos caused by the UK's air traffic control system failure, with some being told they will have to wait until Thursday to board a flight home.

Rangers have been assured they will have safe passage into PSV Eindhoven's Philips Stadium on Wednesday after ugly scenes when the clubs met there one year ago.


Rangers hero Steven Davis has had another operation on his knee, it has been revealed.

Hibernian have made their first move to bring Neil Lennon back as manager.

Celtic have ended their interest in Mathias Kvistgaarden.

Aiden McGeady has hinted that he doesn't think the right standards were being met at Hibs under Lee Johnson.


Alfredo Morelos could be set to reunite with former Rangers pal Ryan Kent with a transfer to Fenerbahce edging closer.

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