Get Schneiderlin sorted before our US tour: Van Gaal's message to Man United chiefs as talks resume over £20m Southampton star

Manchester United head back to Southampton to get Morgan Schneiderlin deal done before US

MIKE KEEGAN: Manchester United have re-entered into negotiations with Southampton over Morgan Schneiderlin. Sportsmail understands a representative of the Old Trafford club travelled to the south coast on Wednesday in a bid to thrash out a deal for the France international. United are thought to have tabled an offer of £20million for Schneiderlin last month which was dismissed by Saints boss Ronald Koeman as 'not serious'.

Is Van Persie off to Turkey? Fenerbahce grow increasingly confident that they will land unsettled Man United striker

Fenerbahce hope to reach agreement for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie

Fenerbahce are hopeful they can reach agreement with Manchester United for Robin van Persie after further talks on Wednesday. The Turkish club had initially offered £4.7million for the 31-year-old striker who has been offered a three-year contract with the option of an extra year. United value Van Persie, who has one year left on his contract, at £10m. The club insisted no deal was in place at the weekend but Van Persie is understood to be considering the move rather than risk being on the periphery of United's squad next season.

EXCLUSIVE: Berahino splits with Sterling's controversial agent Ward as West Brom star becomes disillusioned  

Saido Berahino celebrates with Darren Fletcher after scoring the first goal for West Bromwich Albion.

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West Brom striker Saido Berahino has parted company with Aidy Ward, the controversial football agent behind Raheem Sterling's transfer fiasco with Liverpool.

Rebel Raheem calls in sick for training after telling Liverpool boss Rodgers he would not go on pre-season tour

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 06:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Raheem Sterling on the ball as Liverpool players return for pre-season training at Melwood Training Ground on July 6, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling has failed to report for training at Melwood today after he phoned in this morning claiming he is sick. The winger has also told Brendan Rodgers he does not want to go on tour.

Richards reveals he REJECTED a move to Inter Milan in favour of Villa

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New signing Micah Richards of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on July 03, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Micah Richards has revealed he turned down a move to Inter Milan to join Aston Villa this summer. Inter first made their interest known in January and made another bid at the end of the season.

Palace set to pip Tottenham to £13m PSG star Cabaye in huge signing that reunites midfielder with boss Pardew

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Yohan Cabaye will have a medical on Thursday ahead of what will be a club record deal for Palace, who will pay £10m upfront and another £3m in add-ons.

DONE DEAL: United seal £14.4m deal to sign Torino defender Darmian

SOFIA, BULGARIA - MARCH 28:  Matteo Darmian of Italy during the Euro 2016 Qualifier match between Bulgaria and Italy at Vasil Levski National Stadium on March 28, 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Matteo Darmian has agreed to sign for Manchester United after agreeing a four-your contract. United are have agreed a fee of £12.7m with Torino, which could rise to £14.4m.

Murray puts in an A-list performance in front of Prince William, Beckham and Co on Centre Court as he beats Pospisil to set-up semi-final showdown against rival Federer

Andy Murray will face Roger Federer in Wimbledon semi-finals after straight sets win over

MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray set up a classic Friday teatime battle with Roger Federer after seeing off the game challenge of Canadian outsider Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday. Watched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box, and David Beckham in the 'cheaper' seats, Murray made it through to his sixth Wimbledon semi-final with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory that was twice interrupted by rain.

Federer cruises into semi-final with highly impressive victory over battling Simon

Roger Federer cruises into the Wimbledon 2015 semi-final with an impressive victory over

Roger Federer beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals. The Swiss was rarely troubled by Simon, from France, and will face the winner of Andy Murray and Vasek Pospisil.  The duo were held up by two rain delays on court one, but it did not derail Federer's authoritative display. 

Welbeck facing race to be fit for the start of Premier League season after being ruled out of tour to Singapore

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Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss the club's tour of Singapore after suffering a setback from the knee injury that ruled him out of the final weeks of last season.

Baby joy for Rooney as star reveals wife Coleen is expecting child No 3

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England captain Wayne Rooney is expecting a third child in January with his wife Coleen to join their two sons Kai, five, and two-year-old Klay. The couple announced the news on Twitter.

Predrag 'Preki' Radosavljevic emerges as shock contender to replace Pearson as new Leicester manager

Former Everton and Portsmouth player Predrag Radosavljevic has emerged as a surprise contender to replace Nigel Pearson as manager of Leicester City

Soldado looking to quit Tottenham this summer in search of first team football

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Roberto Soldado of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and ACF Fiorentina at White Hart Lane on February 19, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

Roberto Soldado has told Tottenham he is keen to leave this summer in search of more regular football. Soldado has two years left on his contract at Spurs and is popular inside the club.

Wilshere believes 'absurd' fitness levels are needed to survive at top

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 08: (L-R) Jack Wilshere and Dan Crowley of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney  on July 8, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere has described the fitness levels needed to survive in the Premier League as 'absurd' as the Arsenal star hopes for an upcoming injury-free campaign.

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE TEST: All this pomp is a flaming waste of time. Masterful Root provided the fireworks we all wanted

Joe Root provides the real fireworks with a dominant display in first Ashes 2015 Test on a

MARTIN SAMUEL, CHIEF SPORTS WRITER, IN CARDIFF: Joe Root taught England a valuable lesson: the virtue of getting the hell on with it. Root's century in 118 balls was the fastest in a first Ashes Test and inside the top six for an Englishman in any Ashes series. That he came in with his team floundering on 43 for three made it more impressive, although it is hard to conclude they were anything but architects of their own downfall early on.

Bell in danger of regressing with England... his next innings will be biggest of his career

Ian Bell is in danger of regressing with England... his next few Ashes innings could be

TOP SPIN - ASHES SPECIAL: One of the most curious features of the build-up to this Ashes, during which everyone who was anyone was being quoted to within an inch of their media-trained lives, was the relative silence of Ian Bell. It's not that we were expecting Bell to provide a slew of lurid headlines.

It didn't start well but century from Root saves England from disaster on thrilling first day of Ashes

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PAUL NEWMAN AT THE SWALEC STADIUM: Just when it seemed the ghosts of recent Ashes past had returned to haunt England, Joe Root and Ben Stokes showed Australia things might be a little different.

Hero Root admits to riding his luck after being dropped early before ton

CARDIFF, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Joe Root of England raises his bat as he leaves the field after being dismissed for 134 runs by Mitchell Starc of Australia during day one of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 8, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

England batsman Joe Root admitted he was lucky to escape an early Australian onslaught before pushing on to score a century on the first day of the new Ashes series.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Ballance shows he has the guts to succeed when his technique is tested

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Amid all the pressure of the opening day of the Ashes, to score 61 and help drag England out of trouble told us a lot about Gary Ballance's temperament.

BUMBLE: Slow pitch doesn't help England, and neither did the pomp and circumstance of opening ceremony

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Bumble, David Lloyd wears a hat to stop him getting mobbed by fans

Sportsmail columnist and Sky Sports pundit DAVID LLOYD looks back at the Ashes opener, on a day when he has been wandering around Cardiff in a disguise...

Tottenham announce they will share new stadium - featuring retractable grass field - with NFL teams as new plans are unveiled

Tottenham confirm deal to host NFL games in new stadium as pictures are released of arena

Tottenham have announced a deal with the NFL  that will see them host a minimum of two games per season in their new stadium once it opens in the summer of 2018. The Premier League club's 61,000-seater arena will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that will be used for NFL games.

It's not quite Madame Tussauds! Ronaldo stars alongside dodgy looking 3D silicon clone in weird Japanese advert

Cristiano Ronaldo stars alongside dodgy looking 3D silicone clone in another weird

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo never misses a chance to rake in the cash and further enhance his global brand. And the Portuguese international is at it again this week, this time promoting an electric muscle simulator called Sixpad Body Revolution.

Sterling should remember consequences of Van Hooijdonk's decision not to play for Forest


IAN LADYMAN: In suggesting he does not wish to travel on the club's pre-season tour and then calling in sick, Raheem Sterling has made his increasing disinterest in life at Anfield very clear.

Casillas' 25-year career at Real set to end as he closes in on Porto transfer

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Iker Casillas will part company with Real Madrid on Friday if the World Cup winning goalkeeper and the club he has served for 25 years can tie up the loose ends of his move to Porto.

Everything you need to know about Manchester United's new £14.4m flying right-back Darmian


Manchester United have reached agreement with Torino to buy the Italy right-back Matteo Darmian for £14.4m. We have all you need to know about the Old Trafford new boy

Sulking Sterling joins the not so illustrious list of petulant stars who refused to play to force through a move as Liverpool striker bids to complete £50m Man City switch

Raheem Sterling is refusing to play for Liverpool... but he's not the first big name to

Raheem Sterling has refused to travel on Liverpool's pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia as he attempts to force through a £50m transfer to Manchester City. The England winger even failed to report for training at Melwood on Wednesday, claiming to manager Brendan Rodgers that he is sick. But Sterling is by no means the first player to use such tactics to try and get his way. Here's our top 10 rebels and how it all turned out

Crocked McIlroy withdraws from The Open at St Andrews next week as he puts his feet up at home to watch the tennis

Rory McIlroy withdraws from The Open at St Andrews next week due to the ruptured ligament

Rory McIlroy has bowed to the inevitable and officially withdrawn from The Open at St Andrews next week. He will be the first champion not to defend his title since American Ben Hogan elected not to cross the Atlantic in 1954. It's a bitter blow to the world No 1 given it is taking place on his favourite golf course - and also to the many thousands who have bought tickets in the expectation of watching him compete.

Defending champion Djokovic makes light work as world No 1 breezes past Cilic into Wimbledon semi-finals

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT WIMBLEDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a business-like 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Marin Cilic.

Gasquet defeats Wawrinka in epic five-set marathon to reach semi-final

An enthralling five set quarter-final match on No 1 Court saw Richard Gasquet defeat favourite Stan Wawrinka and set up a semi-final with top seed Novak Djokovic

WIMBLEDON 2015: Sportsmail's Mike Dickson and Stuart Fraser share their views on day nine at SW19

Sportsmail duo Mike Dickson and Stuart Fraser give their verdict on another enthralling day of action at Wimbledon, which saw Andy Murray progress to reach the semi-finals.

Chile hero Vidal escapes drink-drive rap as he reaches deal to compensate other driver and give motivational speeches to inmates

Arturo Vidal escapes drink driving trial after reaching deal

Chile's star midfielder Arturo Vidal has reached a deal with prosecutors and will avoid trial after he crashed his Ferrari while driving under the influence of alcohol. Vidal appeared before a Chilean judge Wednesday. He apologised for insulting a police officer, agreed to pay an undisclosed compensation to a driver involved in the crash and to donate sports equipment.

Manchester United youngster Keane signs for Preston North End on loan 

Manchester United youngster Will Keane signs for Preston North End on loan 

Preston North End have signed young Manchester United striker Will Keane on a season-long loan. The 22-year-old forward will spend the campaign at Deepdale in the latest step of his development after spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic.

Gundogan rejected interest from United because Dortmund are 'one of the biggest clubs in Europe'

Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan, second right, runs beside his teammates during the first open training session for the new season in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The new Bundesliga season starts August 14. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he decided to extend his stay at the Bundesliga outfit because 'they are one of the biggest clubs in Europe right now'.

Stoke bid to hijack Middlesbrough's move for released Villa keeper Given

File photo dated 02-05-2015 of Shay Given. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 8, 2015. Middlesbrough are hoping to complete the permanent signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on Wednesday. See PA story SOCCER Given. Photo credit should read Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Stoke City have made an attempt to hijack Middlesbrough's deal for Shay Given with Asmir Begovic poised to leave. Aston Villa keeper Given was due to speak to Boro on Wednesday.

Cillessen aware of reported interest from Man United but has not heard from his agent about potential move

Goalkeeper of Ajax Amsterdam Jasper Cillessen is seen during the international friendly soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Ajax Amsterdam at Qatar Sport Club Stadium in Doha, Qatar on January 10, 2015. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has admitted that he is aware of the reported interest from Manchester United but insists he has not had any contact with his agent about a move.

Sanchez is the main man but Ozil should be Wenger's No 10... he makes Arsenal tick and can lead them to Premier League title glory

Alexis Sanchez is No 1 at Arsenal but Mesut Ozil deserves to be Arsene Wenger's No 10

MATT MORLIDGE: Alexis Sanchez displayed some of his best form last season operating in behind the striker. He is Arsenal's most dangerous weapon, the player Arsene Wenger looks to for individual inspiration. But who will be the man charged with leading the Gunners' Premier League title charge from the No 10 role? Mesut Ozil. And rightly so.

£11.5m Alderweireld signs five-year deal for Tottenham but Southampton ponder legal and FIFA action

Toby Alderweireld signs for Tottenham for £11.5m on five-year deal

Tottenham have announced the signing of defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid on their Twitter account. The Belgium international signs on a five-year deal and joins countrymen Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele at White Hart Lane.

Drogba, Johnson and Vlaar among stars still on the lookout for a new club despite pre-season being underway

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Clubs will be looking to dip into their pockets in order to purchase new players as they look to bolster their options ahead of the new season, however they do not necessarily have to fork out big bucks.

Nani pays tribute to Fergie as he waves goodbye to Manchester United 

Nani has said goodbye to Manchester United and paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson as he prepares to embark on a new chapter with Fenerbahce

Manchester City will hold out for £20m for Roma target Dzeko

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Manchester City want £20million for Edin Dzeko and have yet to receive a formal bid from Roma. The 29-year-old is expected to join the Italians but City insist they must come up with the necessary fee first.

More Tour crash chaos as Cavendish loses out to Greipel in stage five sprint finish

Mark Cavendish loses out to Andre Greipel in the sprint as he continues to struggle in

Mark Cavendish suffered yet another setback at this year's Tour, losing out to Andre Greipel for the second time in the sprint. Out of contact at the end of this season, the British sprinter desperately needs stage wins here after crashing on the opening day in Harrogate 12 months ago. But Cavendish is looking some way short of his best here, soundly beaten once again despite leaving it later than he did on Sunday in his push for the line.

Joshua enjoys day out at Wimbledon as promoter Hearn lines up Wach, Thompson or Cornish as star's next fight opponent

Anthony Joshua takes time out from fight preparations to watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Anthony Joshua took time out from preparations for his next fight to visit Wimbledon on Wednesday. The undefeated heavyweight boxer will return to the ring on September 12 against an unnamed opponent.

Will Cavendish respond with a win? All you need to know about stage six of the Tour from Abbeville to Le Havre

Mark Cavendish must hope to prove the critics wrong after recent disappointments on Le Tour

Mark Cavendish will be looking to respond to losing out to Andre Greipel on Wednesday by winning Thursday's stage six of the Tour de France at the finish line in Le Havre.

Spieth has everything he needs to become the next Tiger, says Azinger

Jordan Spieth had shown enough in his fledgling career to suggest he is capable of emulating Tiger Woods, according to Paul Azinger.

EDDIE HEARN: Quigg vs Martinez could be fight of the year. I'm backing my man to win and fight Frampton next

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EDDIE HEARN: July 18 in Manchester - Judgement Day. I can't wait. Two huge world title fights and two huge opportunities. Ant Crolla and Scott Quigg really have their work cut out.

Beasley 'groggy' after surgery on fractured skull from kick to the head in Wolverhampton fall

Jockey Connor Beasley sustained fractured skull when kicked in the head in his dramatic fall at Wolverhampton on Tuesday. He is recovering from surgery after being air lifted to hospital.

BBC make combined bid with ITV in attempt to keep Six Nations on terrestrial television

The BBC and ITV have teamed up to make a combined bid to keep the Six Nations on terrestrial television. An announcement is expected on Thursday regarding the TV rights.



Rodriguez rat the double on his return but Saints fall short in nine-goal friendly defeat

Southampton 4-5 RB Leipzig: Jay Rodriguez scores twice on comeback as Juanmi and Cedric

RB LEIPZIG 5-4 SOUTHAMPTON: It's been a long year for Jay Rodriguez but he will be delighted to mark his return to action with a double despite Southampton losing at the hands of RB Leipzig. The 25-year-old suffered a devastating anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2014 and was forced to miss the World Cup and last season's Premier League campaign. But he looked in fine form, bagging a brace.

16-year-old Oxford drops to bench and striker Lee starts as Bilic takes charge of first West Ham game against FC Lusitans

Slaven Bilic to take charge of West Ham for the first time with new boss sitting in the

Slaven Bilic will take his place in the West Ham dug-out for the first time against Lusitans on Thursday night. The Croatian sat in the Upton Park directors box for last week's first leg 3-0 win over the Andorrans.

West Brom suffer defeat by Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg in their pre-season opener

Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 West Brom: Tony Pulis' side suffer defeat by Austrian champions in

RED BULL SALZBURG 3-1 WEST BROM: The Baggies began their pre-season preparations with a defeat to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg. Manager Tony Pulis is repeating the pre-season schedule that he undertook with former club Crystal Palace last season. West Brom went behind with 12 minutes of the first half remaining as 22-year-old striker Marco Djuricin fired home with an effort from from 20 yards.

Winning start for new Watford boss Flores as £6m Capoue enjoys run out in pre-season rout in St Albans

Etienne Capoue, who joined the club from Tottenham, had an impressive first run out

Quique Sanchez Flores made his first appearance in the Watford dugout as his new side ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over St Albans City.

Stoke reluctantly accept £7m offer from Sevilla for midfielder Nzonzi  

Stoke City have accepted a £7million bid from Sevilla for Steven Nzonzi and the midfielder will join the La Liga side in the next 48 hours. Nzonzi will travel to Spain on Wednesday in order to complete the deal.

Swansea fans will not pay more than £22 for away tickets next season

Swansea City will cap Premier League ticket prices for away games this season meaning supporters will never pay more than £22 to watch their side on the road.

Sunderland target Lombaerts and Lens as Advocaat eyes up to four more signings ahead of new season

FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 23: Jeremain Lens of FC Dynamo Kyiv in action during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final match between ACF Fiorentina and FC Dynamo Kyiv on April 23, 2015 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Dick Advocaat wants up to four more signings at Sunderland as he looks to bring an end to the club's perennial fight against relegation.

Manquillo leaves Liverpool as two-year loan from Atletico is cancelled

Liverpool's Javier Manquillo in action during a pre-season friendly soccer match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund held at Anfield, Liverpool, Britain, 10 August  2014.  EPA/PETER POWELL


Spanish defender Javier Manquillo has returned to Atletico Madrid after his two-year loan at Liverpool was terminated early. Manquillo initially impressed Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

Ambitious Boro plot move for Uruguay international Stuani from Espanyol

Championship outfit Middlesbrough are chasing Espanyol striker Christian Stuani. The 28-year-old scored 15 goals last season and is valued at around £4million

Stoke eye Johnson on a free despite West Ham interest in ex-Liverpool star

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Stoke City are in talks over a deal for former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson. The 30-year-old rejected a move to Besiktas and has been discussed at West Ham as an alternative for Carl Jenkinson.

Hislop jokes he will 'put son up for adoption' after Gerrard goal comment

Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has joked he will put his son up for adoption after the eight-year-old teased him about former on-pitch nemesis Steven Gerrard during a kick about.

Real Madrid defender Carvajal reveals happiness at signing new deal

Carvajal signs new deal

Real Madrid right back Dani Carvajal has agreed to extend his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2020. The 23-year-old Spain defender joined Madrid's youth academy at the age of 10.

TRANSFERS: Club-by-club guide to all the summer Premier League deals

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manchester United's new signing Memphis Depay poses with his new manager Louis Van Gaal following the completion of his transfer at the Aon Training Complex on June 12, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

With Premier League clubs up and down the country hoping to strengthen their squad and offload dead wood, Sportsmail has every summer move covered with this handy guide.

PRE-SEASON GAMES: Keep track of all your side's fixtures and results

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The big kick-off in the Premier League may still be in August, but the hard work begins long before for top flight clubs across the country.

NEW KITS: The strips your team will be wearing next season...

Manchester City new kit - embargoed till 9am 3/7/15

As Premier League sides unveil their new kits for the 2015-16 season, Sportsmail will keep track of them all as they are released and rate them out of 10.

Alderweireld is the latest to leave Atletico following Turan, Mandzukic and Costa... but club are masters of the transfer market

Toby Alderweireld is the latest big name to leave Atletico Madrid after Arda Turan, Mario

Toby Alderweireld's transfer from Atletico Madrid to Tottenham makes him the third big-name player to depart the Vicente Calderon this summer. Granted, the Belgium international's exit was via a loan spell at Southampton last season and the defender was not expected to return to the heart of Diego Simeone's defence in Spain.  But the deal, worth £11.5million, could be a key pawn in Simeone's strategic restructuring of Atletico's side.

AC Milan get green light for new 48,000-capacity stadium as Serie A side set their sights on new home for 2018-19 campaign

AC Milan get green light for new 48,000-capacity stadium as Serie A side set their sights

AC Milan have cleared a major hurdle in their plans to build a new stadium after their bid to acquire the city's former trade fair grounds was approved by the foundation which owns the land. Milan, who currently share the ageing municipal San Siro stadium with rivals Inter Milan, are planning to build a 48,000-capacity arena in time for the 2018-19 campaign. 'It is the first historic step,' said club director Barbara Berlusconi in a statement published on Milan's website on Tuesday night.

Chelsea sign 'Mini Messi': England women's hero Kirby joins in record-breaking British fee

Chelsea splash out British record fee for England Women's 'Mini Messi' Fran Kirby

Chelsea have paid a British record fee for England international Fran Kirby. Dubbed the 'Mini Messi', 22-year-old Kirby was one of the stars of England's successful Women's World Cup campaign and moves from Reading, where she has played since she was eight. In a statement, Reading said all the money would allow them to keep their team 'progressing in their current manner'.

Ex-Chelsea star Bradbury 'scores £5.5million lottery win' by hitting the jackpot in Saturday's draw 

Terry Bradbury, pictured, who played for the London club between 1957 and 1962, will reportedly be unveiled as the winner at a press conference near his home in Buxton, Derbyshire, later today.

Liverpool Ladies keeper Gibbons targets return to action after brain op

WIDNES, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Danielle Gibbons of Liverpool Ladies during a Liverpool Ladies training session at Select Security Stadium on March 19, 2015 in Widnes, England.  (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Ladies goalkeeper Danielle Gibbons has undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour. The 22-year-old had the operation earlier this week.

Paris Saint-Germain sign Frankfurt goalkeeper Trapp on a five-year deal

BREMEN, GERMANY - MAY 02: Kevin Trapp of Frankfurt reacts during the First Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and  Eintracht Frankfurt  at Weserstadion on May 2, 2015 in Bremen, Germany.  (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain have signed German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt, the Ligue 1 champions announced on Wednesday.

Rivaldo ends retirement to comeback for Mogi Mirim aged 43 (but his team only scored after he went off!)


Rivaldo returned to action at the age of 43 on Tuesday in a bid to kick-start Mogi Mirim's campaign in Brazil's second division. The Brazil legend is also the club's president.

Wijnaldum to discuss terms with Newcastle after agreeing £13m fee PSV

Georginio Wijnaldum of PSV and Jordy Clasie of Feyenoord battle for the ball during the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord Rotterdam held at the Philips Stadion on December 17, 2014 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

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Newcastle will invite Georginio Wijnaldum to Tyneside as they look to close their first piece of summer business. Managing director Lee Charnley held discussions with PSV on Tuesday.

Celtic clinch signing of Bailly as he aims to dislodge Gordon as No 1

GENK, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 1: Logan Bailly of OHL Leuven during the Jupiler League match between KRC Genk and OHL Leuven on December 1, 2013 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Vincent Kalut/Photonews via Getty Images)

Celtic have completed the signing of Belgian keeper Logan Bailly, the club have announced. The former OH Leuven stopper will be expected to push Parkhead No 1 Craig Gordon.

She has an American accent but wonderkid Swan is proud of her British roots after reaching last eight of girl's singles at SW19

Katie Swan proud of her British roots after reaching last eight at Wimbledon

Katie Swan vowed she will 'always be British' after the American-accented teenager powered through to the Wimbledon girls' quarter-finals. Sixteen-year-old Swan moved to Kansas with her family two and a-half years ago when her oil-industry executive father, Richard, relocated for his work.

Nadal is louder than me! Azarenka hits out at questions about her grunting

Victoria Azarenka hits out at questions about her grunting, saying Rafael Nadal is louder

Victoria Azarenka deflected attention on to Rafael Nadal when she reacted angrily to questions about excessive grunting after her defeat in three sets by Serena Williams. Belarusian Azarenka, 25, was downed 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Williams in an engrossing encounter on Centre Court on Tuesday.

TEAM GUIDE: Broad and Hughes run rule over England and Aussie squads

England's cricket team captain Alastair Cook celebrates taking the a run to defeat West Indies during the final day of the second Test cricket match between the West Indies and England at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium in Saint George's on April 25, 2015. England won the match by 9 wickets to gain 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series, with the first one being draw. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

With the Ashes fast approaching, Stuart Broad gives the inside track on his England team-mates while Merv Hughes casts an eye over the tourists' team...

England vs Australia: Key stats and facts about sport's oldest rivalry

England cricket captain Alastair Cook (L) and Australia's cricket captain Michael Clark pose with the Ashes trophy ahead of the Ashes test cricket series at the Swalec stadium in Cardiff on July 7, 2015. Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted his side will play "hard but fair" cricket as they try to win their first away Ashes series in 14 years.

Alastair Cook will be hoping he can lift 11cm Ashes urn above his head in celebration in six weeks' time. Here are some fascinating stats and facts about the oldest rivalry in sport.

WIN a pair of tickets to the Second Ashes Test at Lord's

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18:  The England Mens team pose in the TM Lewin suits during the ECB Team England Player of the Year Awards Dinner at Lords on May 18, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images for ECB)

MailOnline has teamed up with T.M.Lewin to give away a pair of tickets to the Second Investec Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday, July 16.

Cipriani and Robshaw put through their paces as Lancaster prepares to cut squad

England are put through their paces under the watchful eye of Stuart Lancaster as they

Their World Cup opener may be more than two months away, but England are already stepping up their preparations ahead of the tournament. Stuart Lancaster's men are flying to Denver this weekend to begin altitude training as they look to arrive at the home tournament in peak condition. But before then there was some good old-fashioned fitness work at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot.

McGregor offers to bet UFC president White $3m that he beats Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor offers to bet UFC president Dana White $3m that he beats Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor is so confident he will knock out Chad Mendes that he offered UFC president Dana White a $3million (£2m) wager. McGregor takes on Mendes in Las Vegas on Saturday for the interim featherweight belt after champion Jose Aldo pulled out with a rib injury.

Samoa 16-25 New Zealand: World champions edge out plucky hosts

Samoa 16-25 New Zealand: World champions edge out plucky hosts

CHRIS FOY IN SAMOA: The world champions survived a major scare at Apia Park, as they were pounded and pushed to the limit by a fired-up Samoa before holding on for an unexpectedly narrow victory. There was to be no fairy-tale for the home team and their enthralled nation, but the Pacific islanders marked this historic event with a stirring display.

McIlroy does not deserve criticism for injury, says Spieth who reveals he recently spent time catching a SHARK

In this image released Monday July 6, 2015 by world number one golfer Rory Mcilroy shows him as he poses on crutches and with his left leg in a medical support. McIlroy  ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday July 6, 2015 on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can." (Rory McIlroy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth have backed Rory McIlroy's decision to play football shortly before the defence of his Open title, revealing they have done far more dangerous things.

Jones, England's 2005 Ashes keeper, to retire at the end of the season

England's Andrew Flintoff, left, and Geraint Jones celebrate towards the end of the fifth day of the 5th Test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

England's 2005 Ashes-winning wicketkeeper Geraint Jones has relinquished the Gloucestershire captaincy and announced he will retire from cricket at the end of the season.

Wakefield winger Owen to undergo rehab at Sporting Chance Clinic

Richard Owen was left out of the Wakefield team for last Sunday's game at Hull by coach Brian Smith and has been placed on indefinite compassionate leave.

Danny Jones' widow thankful that compulsory cardiac screening will now be carried out across the board

The widow of former Wales half-back Danny Jones has welcomed an announcement that compulsory cardiac screening is to be rolled out to Championship and League 1 players

Boom's cortisol levels 'normal', vindicating decision to let him ride

Lars Boom's cortisol levels have returned to normal according to the Dutch rider's Astana team, who claimed vindication in their decision to allow him to start the Tour de France.

Richards set for Super League return in 2016 after signing for Catalans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06:  Pat Richards of the Wests Tigers looks dejected after defeat during the round 17 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Former Wigan favourite Pat Richards is returning to Super League in 2016 after signing a two-year deal with Catalans Dragons.

Hannon to inspect Newmarket before deciding whether Estidhkaar will race

Trainer Richard Hannon will inspect the Newmarket track before giving favourite Estidhkaar the green light to run in Thursday afternoon's Hastings Direct Sir Henry Cecil Stakes

SAM TURNER'S RACING TIPS: All the best bets for Thursday, July 9

Ahead of Thursday's day of racing, Sportsmail's Sam Turner gives his top tips.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES: QPR start off against Charlton

Jamie Mackie poses on his return to QPR

Take a look at the full breakdown of the Sky Bet Championship fixtures as the likes of Hull, Burnley, Derby and Middlesbrough go in search of promotion.

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES: Hasselbaink kicks off at home to Scunthorpe


Take a look at the full breakdown of the Sky Bet League One fixtures as Sheffield United take on the likes of Wigan, Peterborough and Millwall for promotion.

LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES: Sheringham begins career against Notts County

Teddy Sheringham, West Ham United coach.
Matt Lawless Feature at West Ham.
Pic Andy Hooper

Take a look at the full breakdown of the Sky Bet League Two fixtures as favourites Portsmouth look to beat the likes of Oxford and Leyton Orient to promotion.

With Pogba at the centre of the power battle, who will win the race to rule Barca?

Josep Bartomeu favourite to remain Barcelona president but could Paul Pogba promise sway

What football supporter in the world wouldn't want to be able to pick their own club chairman every five years? Few are actually given the chance to do so and none enjoy the range of choice afforded Barcelona fans who will get to pick from five candidates on July 18. Here's Sportsmail's form-guide ahead of the biggest election in football.

MARTIN SAMUEL: England's Lionesses must improve their technique, or world will pass us by again

England's Lionesses must improve their technique, or the world will pass us by again

MARTIN SAMUEL: Make no mistake, the women had a great tournament. They are in the top eight in the world and finished top three, becoming the best of the European entrants.

Josh McEachran was once the talk of west London... but he'll now be starring for Brentford, not Chelsea

ZILINA, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Pavol Poliacekof MSK Zilina battles with Josh McEachran of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between MSK Zilina and Chelsea at the Pod Dubnom Stadium on September 15, 2010 in Zilina, Slovakia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pavol Poliacek;Josh McEachran

CHARLIE SKILLEN: Josh McEachran was the talk of Stamford Bridge after his thrusting cameo in the Champions League but now he's on his way out and heading for Brentford and the Championship.

New Valencia assistant manager Neville follows rich tradition of British coaches in Spain... but it's not always been plain sailing in the sunshine 

Sometimes it has been an unmitigated success, other times a miserable failure. But one thing that links the British coaches who have tried their luck in Spain is that it was never dull