In the Nick of time! Arsenal flop Bendtner slays Bayern with last minute equaliser AND winning penalty in German Super Cup

Wolfsburg 1-1 Bayern Munich (5-4 on pens): Nicklas Bendtner scores 89th minute equaliser

Nicklas Bendtner became the hero for Wolfsburg in the German Super Cup final by scoring an 89th-minute equaliser before dispatching the winning penalty against Bayern Munich. It had looked straightforward for Pep Guardiola at the Volkswagen Arena after the Bundesliga champions took a 49th-minute lead through Arjen Robben. Yet they underestimated Wolfsburg's secret weapon who, after replacing Bas Dost in the 70th minute, beat his marker to send the game to penalties, before winning it for the underdogs.

Arsenal are too obsessed with selfies and six-packs to challenge for the title, blasts Keane on eve of the season

Arsenal players are too interested in selfies and showing off their six-packs... Chelsea

As a Manchester United player, Roy Keane's rivalry with Arsenal simmered, smouldered and often erupted into a bubbling inferno of pure rage. Ten years since he last engaged on a war footing with the Gunners, in the 2005 FA Cup final, Keane's dislike for the Londoners continues to burn deep. Asked by The Mail on Sunday about Arsenal's Premier League prospects for the new season, which kicks off next Saturday, the Irish assistant manager issued a withering put down.

OLIVER HOLT: The little boy who knows the real meaning of sport

Bailey Matthews' feat was sport in its purest form. No doubts about whether the rider was clean or whether the runner was a cheat. It's about as moving as sport gets.

United still missing the X-factor: Van Gaal reveals why title may be out of reach and his fears about his squad


JOE BERNSTEIN: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has once again reiterated his desire to add pace to his squad in order to compete with the likes of Chelsea.

Sunderland bidding to end M'Vila's Russian hell after midfielder had to buy an AXE to protect himself

WIGAN, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Yann M'Vila of Rubin Kazan in action during the UEFA Europa League Group D match between Wigan Athletic and Rubin Kazan on October 24, 2013 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Sunderland are in talks over a deal to sign Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M'Vila. The 25-year-old has been accused of trashing his rented house while a loan at Dynamo Moscow is finalised.

Wenger: Ozil will prove himself to be one of the greats this season

It is time to deliver for Mesut Ozil; no lesser authority than Arsene Wenger says so. Not that the Arsenal manager thinks that the German midfielder has been lacking.

Athletics hit by fresh crisis as report claims 'at least one third' of distance running medal winners are using drugs

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11:  Mariya Savinova of Russia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the Women's 800m Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Olympic distance running is rife with doping according to experts who have examined the blood profile of elite athletes, with as many as one in three on drugs.

GLENN HODDLE: Sterling is not a £49m player... he should have stayed at Liverpool for another season


The accountants can justify Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City, but at the age of 20 will he be the man to walk into a dressing room of stars and make the difference?

The clock is ticking for Pellegrini at Man City as Guardiola talk grows

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 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
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It's a worrying sign of things to come for Manuel Pellegrini that even before the season has started he cannot escape the shadow of Pep Guardiola and reports of his mooted move to Man City.

Man City suffer horror show as Pellegrini's men concede four to Stuttgart in first half to leave boss with defensive headache

Stuttgart 4-2 Manchester City: Defensive horror show for Manuel Pellegrini's side as they

STUTTGART 4-2 MANCHESTER CITY: Manchester City's final pre-season preparations stalled on Saturday as they were thumped by Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Manuel Pellegrini named a strong side which included Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Vincent Kompany, but the trio were powerless against the Bundesliga side.

PSG 2-0 Lyon: Cavani on target as Blanc's side win French Super Cup

PSG 2-0 Lyon: Edinson Cavani scores in win as Laurent Blanc's side start season with

Manchester United transfer target Edison Cavani scored as PSG beat Lyon to land their second successive Trophee des Champions. PSG, who achieved a domestic treble last season by claiming the French league, League Cup, and French Cup, put on a clinical display. They converted their first chance when Serge Aurier headed home from close range after the Lyon defence failed to clear a free kick with just 11 minutes of the game gone.

New York City 2-3 Montreal Impact: Lampard makes debut from the bench as his side fall to home league defeat


Frank Lampard came off the substitutes' bench in the 69th minute to make his highly anticipated MLS debut but he could not help his side from falling to a 3-2 home defeat. 

Costa fears new signing Cech could make the difference for Arsenal at Wembley and in the title race

It does not matter how many times Jose Mourinho insists it is not an issue, Petr Cech's debut for Arsenal against Chelsea is a delicious amuse-bouche.

West Ham join Newcastle in battle to sign £15m-rated Austin from QPR

Charlie Austin of QPR

West Ham are ready to rival Newcastle in the race to sign Charlie Austin as they look to bolster their depleted forward line following an injury to Enner Valencia.

Liverpool end pre-season on a high as Origi and Coutinho net late on against Helsinki

HJK Helsinki 0-2 Liverpool: Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho score in lacklustre

DOMINIC KING IN HELSINKI: So this, with perhaps one significant tweak, will be how they look when returning to the scene of that crime: but will it be enough? On the basis of what we have witnessed these past three weeks, it is hard to be overly confident. Liverpool's preparations for the new campaign will conclude at Swindon today but for the majority of Brendan Rodgers' squad, pre-season ended in Helsinki. Rodgers has used games in Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Finland to ensure he has a team in prime physical condition for that first trip to the Britannia Stadium, where they were humiliated 6-1 by Stoke on May 24, so they can set about righting the wrongs of the last campaign. 

Campbell dominates Coyle before 10th-round stoppage as classy Hull hero takes unbeaten record to 12 fights

Luke Campbell dominates Tommy Coyle before 10th-round stoppage as classy Hull hero takes

Luke Cambell made the toughest test of his professional career look easy as he dominated Tommy Coyle before he forced the referee to stop the damage in the 10th round.  Coyle was gallant in defeat but totally outclassed throughout with a knock down in the second round and a flurry of body shots in what would be the final stanza. Cambell caught Coyle with fierce body shots and continued to batter an injured left side until he could take no more. 

GLENN HODDLE: Here's what I'm looking forward to this season... including seeing the real Falcao

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With the new season here at last, Sportsmail's columnist looks ahead to the fates of Radamel Falcao, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Petr Cech and Eddie Howe for the new campaign.

No excuses! Wenger insists Arsenal are in their best position for years to challenge for the Premier League title

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney on August 1, 2015 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have no excuses not to challenge for the title. They finished third last season, but their campaign was hindered by the World Cup and injuries.

Soldado ready to end Tottenham misery with cut-price Villarreal move

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 Tottenham's Roberto Soldado looks dejected after a missed chance
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Roberto Soldado wants to join Villarreal and end his two-year spell at Tottenham. The 30-year-old striker joined Spurs from Villarreal's local rivals Valencia in 2013.

TROY DEENEY: Going to prison was the best thing that ever happened to me

Troy Deeney: 'Going to prison was the best thing that ever happened to me'

OLIVER HOLT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: A tombstone is tattooed on Troy Deeney's right arm. The stone bears the name of his father, Paul Anthony Burke. It records the dates of his birth and death. Lower down the arm are images that depict Paul Anthony Burke's battles with light and darkness. Higher up, guarded by an angel, is an imagining of the gates of heaven where Deeney believes his father is now at peace. And where the arm meets the shoulder, the eyes of Paul Anthony Burke stare out. It is a tribute still in progress to a man he loved. In time, the eyes will become a face. Paul Anthony Burke was in and out of prison during much of Deeney's childhood. Deeney does not go into detail about his crimes. He does not see them as something to boast about. And anyway, his father disguised his absences as business trips and holidays when Deeney was young.

Casillas becomes Porto's penalty shootout hero as former Real Madrid goalkeeper leads new side to win against Valencia

Iker Casillas becomes Porto's penalty shootout hero as former Real Madrid goalkeeper leads

PORTO 0-0 VALENCIA (5-4 ON PENS): Iker Casillas was Porto's spot-kick hero on Saturday as he led his new side to victory against Valencia in the Colonia Cup. The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the RheinEnergie Stadion in Cologne before the former Real Madrid goalkeeper stepped up to the plate. Casillas may be 34 years old but he proved he's still one of the best in the world, producing a fine save to stop Joao Cancelo's crucial penalty.

Rosler determined to bring glory days back to Leeds and avoid being Cellino's 44th managerial casualty

JACK GAUGHAN: Those around Leeds, witnesses of their financial struggle, say Uwe Rosler is comfortably the most decisive manager they have seen stride through the club.

Bournemouth's record signing Mings showing drive to thrive as he targets place in England squad

Tyrone Mings of AFC Bournemouth

On a different day, with perhaps a stricter driving-test examiner, Tyrone Mings might never have played professional football. Mings took his driving test four years ago when he was 18.

Leicester agree club record £10.5m fee for Aranguiz but Chile midfielder would prefer to join Bayer Leverkusen

Leicester City have have agreed a £10.5m fee with Internacional for Charles Aranguiz. The Chile midfielder though has made it clear he would prefer a move to Leverkusen

Chelsea 1-0 Notts County: Ji nets winner at Wembley as Blues lift their first FA Cup

Chelsea 1-0 Notts County: Ji So-Yun nets winner at Wembley as Blues claim their first

HARRY SLAVIN AT WEMBLEY: Ji So-Yun fired Chelsea to Women's FA Cup glory after scoring the only goal of the game against Notts County in the first final to be played at Wembley. South Korea international Ji tapped home from close range after 37 minutes after seeing her initial effort saved by County goalkeeper Carly Telford.

Hannover 0-1 Sunderland: Lens opens account as  Pantilimon saves last-gasp penalty

Hannover 0-1 Sunderland: Jeremain Lens opens account for visitors as Costel Pantilimon

Jeremain Lens opened his account for Sunderland as Dick Advocaat's side ended their pre-season campaign with victory over Hannover on Saturday.

Sky Sports surrender La Liga rights, leaving door open for BT to pounce and add yet more live football

Guillem Balague,  Sky Sports Spanish football expert.

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CHARLES SALE: A further sign Sky Sports massively overspent in paying £11m a match for Premier League coverage is the fact they ceded Spanish football contract to rivals BT.

Marseille 2-0 Juventus: Khedira carried off and Lichtsteiner sent off in friendly

Juventus' French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) vies for the ball with Marseille's Ivorian defender Brice Dja Djedje during  the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Trophy football friendly match Olympique de Marseille vs Juventus on August 1, 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISBERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus suffered an injury blow after new signing Sami Khedira was carried off on a stretcher during Saturday's friendly in Marseille. Stephan Lichtsteiner was later shown a red card.

Tottenham to open talks with Stuttgart over Germany Under 19 striker Werner

With Emmanuel Adebayor due to join Aston Villa, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will step up his attempts to land a new centre-forward this month.

McClaren's Newcastle a work in progress as Hazard settles friendly for German visitors

Newcastle 0-1 Borussia Monchengladbach: Thorgan Hazard settles St James' friendly 

NEWCASTLE 0-1 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH - CRAIG HOPE AT ST JAMES' PARK: Steve McClaren will want to see more from his Newcastle United side when they kick off their Premier League campaign next weekend.

Afellay makes debut after signing from Barcelona but can't help Stoke avoid friendly defeat

FC Koln 2-1 Stoke City: Ibrahim Afellay makes debut after signing from Barcelona but can't

FC KOLN 2-1 STOKE: Stoke City new boy Ibrahim Afellay made his first appearance for the club but was unable to help the Premier League side avoid defeat against FC Koln in the Colonia Cup.

McClaren will face a test on the Toon as he prepares to make his Premier League return after nine years away

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 Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected
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CRAIG HOPE: Steve McClaren is set to return to a Premier League dugout for the first time since 2006. Not since leaving Middlesbrough has he managed in top flight.

Middlesbrough step up pursuit of Rhodes with new £14m offer on the cards after Blackburn reject £12m bid 

File Photo: Jordan Rhodes is "unhappy" that he has been refused permission to speak to Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough are lining up an improved £14million bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes. Blackburn have already rejected £12m from Boro but need to sell one more player this summer.

Pedro has already decided to move to Manchester United... reveals the Barcelona forward's mother!

PASADENA, CA - JULY 21: Pedro #7 of Barcelona brings the ball down the wing during the International Champions Cup 2015 match between FC Barcelona and Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl on July 21, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  Barcelona won the match 2-1 (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Manchester United have already convinced Pedro to join them this summer the player's mother has revealed. The revelation was made by the president of his first club, Tenerife.

STUART BROAD: I'm so excited to get the chance to lead the attack to Ashes glory

Stuart Broad: I am excited to get a chance to lead England's attack to Ashes victory at

STUART BROAD: It has a been massive week and if I were a fan with a ticket to Trent Bridge for the fourth Test, I'd be incredibly excited.  What a time to support the England team going into a match which could see us win the Ashes, while if Australia play well they are right back in the series.

Clarke under huge pressure as senior figures believe Smith should be captain

Michael Clarke under immense pressure as senior figures believe Steve Smith should be

The combined effects of another crushing defeat and the damage that the exclusion of Brad Haddin at Edgbaston has done to team spirit threatens to open cracks in the Australian camp so wide that Michael Clarke could soon tumble down them. Clarke is not only fighting at Trent Bridge this week to stop Australia losing the Ashes but is also battling to save a captaincy career that surely could not survive a fourth successive defeat in England in the biggest series of them all.

England players axe time off with their families in bid to win back the Ashes

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 England's Stuart Broad reacts after Australia's Peter Nevill gloves the ball
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EXCLUSIVE: England's players will sacrifice their extra rest day earned in their crushing win over Australia by cramming in additional training at Nottingham Forest in a bid to reclaim the Ashes.

Wood favourite to replace Anderson despite Plunkett and Footitt call-ups to 14-man England squad for Trent Bridge

CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 11:  England bowler Mark Wood celebrates after dismissing Australia batsman Adam Voges during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Mark Wood remains firm favourite to step in for a man who has taken more wickets in Nottingham than any Test bowler, but England have given themselves options.

Anderson keen to play in 2019 Ashes series in Australia as he targets return from injury for fifth Test at The Oval

Jimmy Anderson says he wants to play on until the 2019 Ashes series in Australia after confirming he suffered a 'little tear' during England's superb third Test win at Edgbaston.

Griffiths and Johansen strike to ensure Celtic make perfect start to title defence

Celtic 2-0 Ross County: Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen on target in Bhoys win

CELTIC 2-0 ROSS COUNTY: Celtic got their title defence off to a perfect start as they eased to victory over Ross County in their Scottish Premiership opener. Leigh Griffiths opened the scored at Celtic Park from the penalty spot after just four minutes, and Stefan Johansen then doubled their advantage before half-time as the home side cruised.

Leicester mount second-half comeback as Birmingham squander lead

Birmingham 2-3 Leicester: Claudio Ranieri's men mount second-half comeback as Championship

BIRMINGHAM 2-3 LEICESTER - LAURIE WHITWELL AT ST ANDREW'S: Leicester City came from two goals down to see off Championship side Birmingham City on Saturday. Spectacular efforts from David Cotterill and Demarai Gray within a minute of each other had left the Foxes shell-shocked.

MailOnline Fantasy Football is back... here's the 10 new signings who could light up your season

MailOnline's Fantasy Football game is back and it is better than ever. Here we take a look at ten summer signings who could rake in the points in the upcoming campaign.

Stevenage 0-2 Tottenham XI: Oduwa and Harrison net as Sheringham's side lose to youthful Spurs

Teddy Sheringham, who scored 124 goals in 277 appearances for Spurs, is in his first managerial post with the League Two club and welcomed his former employers for to Stevenage.

Chelsea boss Mourinho keen to follow Ferguson and manage into his 70s  

Mourinho, 52, is relatively middle-aged among the Premier League managers. The Chelsea boss said: 'I see myself going into the 70s. Not for ever and ever, but while I have conditions for it.'

Sinclair grabs hat-trick for Villa but Forest fight back to earn draw in thrilling friendly

Nottingham Forest 3-3 Aston Villa: Scott Sinclair nets hat-trick but Championship side

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3-3 ASTON VILLA: Scott Sinclair netted an impressive hat-trick for Aston Villa but Nottingham Forest came from 3-1 down to steal a draw in the final minutes at the City Ground.



England humble Australia as they win by EIGHT WICKETS inside three days in front of raucous Edgbaston to take Ashes lead

Ian Bell and Joe Root guide England to victory target of 121 as Australia are beaten

PAUL NEWMAN AT EDGBASTON: The chance was simple but one of the safest catchers in world cricket shelled it and allowed Ian Bell to lead England home gloriously in this classic Edgbaston Test. Has Michael Clarke dropped the Ashes? Well, he has certainly handed Alastair Cook a precious advantage in this compelling series.

'I'll keep him out the Walkabout tonight!': Broad's joke at Root's expense

England ban Joe Root from celebrating at Walkabout after third Test victory

Joe Root has been banned from celebrating England's latest Ashes victory in Birmingham's Walkabout bar. Root was punched by David Warner in the city's Antipodean theme bar following England's Edgbaston success over Australia during the 2013 Champions Trophy.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Bell settled nervy England and found cruise control to see Cook's boys home

MARTIN SAMUEL AT EDGBASTON: When England needed him, Ian Bell arrived with the confidence of a man chasing a mediocre total in a Sunday league game.

NASSER HUSSAIN'S RATINGS: England bowling near perfect but Johnson proves he's still Box office

Sportsmail's Nasser Hussain rated the players' performances in the third Test after England hammered Australia by eight wickets to seize a 2-1 Ashes series lead.

Agar still smiling and aiming high as Australia's one-time wonder kid remembers his 2013 Ashes heroics

Australia's Ashton Agar leaves the pitch following his dismissal for 98 runs  during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on July 11, 2013.    
Teenage debutant Ashton Agar frustrated England with a record-breaking innings, as Australia seized an improbable lead on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. At lunch, last man Agar was 69 not out, the 19-year-old breaking a 111-year-old record for the highest score by a No 11 batsman on Test debut of 45 not out set by Australia great Warwick Armstrong against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1902.AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB        (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has moved on from his dream knock as a 19-year-old in 2013 - he's 21 now and and has been playing for Australia A against India A - but still calls it the 'best thing ever'

New United, new kit, new stripes: Old Trafford stars model 2015-16 strip following record £750m deal to launch new adidas era

Manchester United launch new adidas kit following world record £750m deal

Manchester United have gone back to the future with their new adidas shirt. The first jersey made by the German sportswear giants after they signed a £750million world record deal with the club may have some fans harking back to the 80s. That is because the simple design, with a white v-neck and classic three stripes down the sleeve, is not a million miles away from the adidas kits of 30 years ago.

Souare levels for Palace after Pringle opener for Fulham

Fulham 1-1 Crystal Palace: Pape Souare levels for Eagles after Ben Pringle opener 

FULHAM 1-1 CRYSTAL PALACE - JAMES ANDREW AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Alan Pardew may have been busy in the transfer market this summer - but it was the longer serving players who impressed in Crystal Palace's final game before the season starts.

Atletico Madrid star Koke scores direct from corner in win over Sagan Tosu

Atletico Madrid star Koke scores direct from corner during win over Sagan Tosu

Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke showed he is capable of scoring from the tighest of angles by hitting the back of the net direct from a corner. The 23-year-old Spain international defied the odds in the 18th minute by lobbing Sagan Tosu goalkeeper Eisuke Fujishima via an inswinging set-piece. Atletico failed to double the scoring during the friendly encounter in Japan and were made to pay for their failure to kill the game off.

Falcao can play in a front two for Chelsea, insists Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack this season, with Radamel Falcao offering more options after joining on a season-long loan from Monaco.

Rodgers calls on Liverpool to 'put to bed horrendous result at end of last season' ahead of Stoke opener 

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 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
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Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are ready to avenge the most humiliating day of his reign as he targeted an opening weekend win at Stoke.

Leicester continue spending spree with £5.6m signing of Kante from Caen

Caen's French midfielder N'golo Kante runs with the ball during the friendly football match between Lorient and Caen on July 25, 2015 in Inzinzac-Lochrist, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARDJEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City have completed a £5.6million swoop for Caen midfielder N'Golo Kante. The 24-year-old has agreed a four-year deal at the King Power Stadium after leaving the French club.

Scotland No 1 Marshall set to join West Brom in £4.5m deal from Cardiff 

David Marshall of Cardiff City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City at Ewood Park on August 08, 2014 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

West Brom are signing Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall in a £4.5million deal. The Scotland international, 30, was a target for Everton in January but a hernia op delayed the deal.

Swansea 0-0 Deportivo: Monk's side lack cutting edge in goalless draw as Swans end their pre-season unbeaten

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Swansea ended their pre-season campaign unbeaten but struggled to find a cutting edge as they were held at home by Spanish side Deportivo at the Liberty Stadium.

Sherwood admits he's in a race to make his new summer signings gel 

Aston Villa Manager Tim Sherwood gives the thumbs up

Tim Sherwood believes Aston Villa have bought great bargains during a hectic summer spree, but admits that he must act quickly to ensure the newcomers gel.

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


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

Liverpool fans show their support during the match between the Melbourne Victory and Liverpool at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.  

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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...

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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.

Would you pay £77 for Di Maria's replica jersey? United selling Argentine's shirt despite his imminent £45m move to PSG

Manchester United sell Angel di Maria shirts in club megastore... despite winger close to

Angel di Maria seems set for a £45million move to Paris Saint-Germain but that hasn't stopped Manchester United selling his shirts in their club megastore. United unveiled their new adidas-manufactured kits on Saturday as their 13-year sponsorship deal with rival sportswear giants Nike expired at the end of July.

Even when I was fit, I wasn't picked! Jovetic hits out at Man City after completing loan move to Inter Milan

Stevan Jovetic glad his Manchester City troubles are at an end as Inter Milan forward

New Inter Milan signing Stevan Jovetic has fired a parting shot at former club Manchester City, stating that he wasn't the only one to have issues at the Etihad. Jovetic completed an 18-month loan move to Inter on Friday, with the Serie A club inserting a mandatory option to buy the Montenegro forward.

Mowatt and Wood strikes condemn Toffees to defeat at Elland Road

Leeds United 2-0 Everton: Alex Mowatt and Chris Wood strikes condemn Toffees to

LEEDS 2-0 EVERTON: Leeds United capped off their preparations for the new Championship season next week with an impressive win over an under-strength Everton at Elland Road.

Liverpool complete £500,000 signing of Brazilian midfielder Allan from Internacional

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 28:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during a Liverpool FC training session at Melwood Training Ground on July 28, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool have completed the signing of Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional for £500,000. The 18-year-old trained at Melwood on Tuesday.

REVEALED: How Arsenal lured Cech from Chelsea after just one conversation with Wenger had keeper hooked on move

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28:  Petr Cech of Arsenal during the Arsenal Training Session at Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

In the end, it was third time lucky for Arsene Wenger and Petr Cech. The Arsenal boss tried in 2004 and 2013 but this time, Wenger sealed the deal and Jose Mourinho was powerless to prevent it.

Blind: Arsenal tried to sign me as a youngster and Henry was my idol

STANFORD, CA - JULY 27:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Daley Blind of Manchester United signs autographs for fans after a first team training session as part of their pre-season tour of the USA at Stanford University on July 27, 2015 in Stanford, California.  (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Daley Blind has revealed Arsenal tried to sign him when he was 16-years-old. Blind's idol growing up was Gunners legend Thierry Henry.

Newcastle want to keep Coloccini this season despite Crystal Palace interest

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 13: Fabricio Coloccini #2 of the New Castle United runs through some drills during practice at Marquette University Valley Fields on July 13, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Steve McClaren wants Fabricio Coloccini to remain at Newcastle United amid interest from Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace.

United and PSG close to agreeing deal for Di Maria as Pastore admits winger wants to move to French capital

It would appear that Angel di Maria's Manchester United nightmare is nearly at an end, with Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore admitting the player wants to move to the French capital.

Villa complete Gestede signing as Blackburn striker joins in £6m deal  

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede for £6million. The 26-year-old Benin international scored 22 goals for Rovers last season.

Rousey set to defy her mum and humiliate Correia as pair go head-to-head at UFC 190

Ronda Rousey ready to defy her mum and humiliate Bethe Correia at UFC 190 

Ronda Rousey is prepared to defy her mum, and prolong Bethe Correia's punishment for as long as possible on Saturday night. The UFC women's bantamweight champion defends her title for the sixth time in her rival's backyard of Rio de Janeiro. And the American, who is fiercely close to her mum, believes the challenger took the pre-fight hostilities too far when she said she hoped Rousey 'didn't commit suicide' when she lost. 

Hughes misses out on fairytale final ride at Glorious Goodwood as the three-time champion jockey's training career begins

Richard Hughes misses out on fairytale final ride at Glorious Goodwood

Richard Hughes was out of luck at Glorious Goodwood as the three-times champion jockey retired from the saddle to embark on a training career.

Nadal beats Seppi to set up Hamburg Open final against Fognini

Rafael Nadal beats Andreas Seppi to set up Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognini

Rafael Nadal made light work of Italian Andreas Seppi to reach the final of the Hamburg Open on Saturday.  The former world No 1 will now face Fabio Fognini, who is chasing an almost unthinkable third victory over the Spaniard on clay this season.

Cipriani still in the dark over drink-driving charge as he faces potential axe from England's World Cup squad  

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31:  Danny Cipriani of England runs with the ball during the Rugby Union International match between England and the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Sale and England fly-half Danny Cipriani is becoming increasingly frustrated as he waits to find out if he will be charged after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Redgrave fears drugs could be the focal point of Rio 2016 Olympics

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22:  Sir Steve Redgrave poses for a portrait during a Team GB shoot on July 22, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Imagesfor Team GB) *** Local Caption *** Steve Redgrave

Sir Steve Redgrave fears the Olympic Games next year could be overshadowed by a major drugs controversy and has demanded the World Anti-Doping Agency get a grip on the problem.

Edgbaston atmosphere could lead to Birmingham hosting Davis Cup semi

Joe Root of England celebrates hitting the winning ball to seal the win for his team during Day Three of the Third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

CHARLES SALE: After Edgbaston produced easily the best atmosphere of the Ashes, Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final against Australia could be heading to Birmingham as well.

World Rugby defiant after being labelled 'irresponsible' for making misleading concussion claim 

Wales' George North falls to the ground injured following a collision with his team-mate Richard Hibbard during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 06/02/15.

Wales' George North (11) having had a clash of heads with team mate Richard Hibbard (2) (whilst tackling England's Mike Brown 15) falls to the ground apparently concussed. Incident is seen by Assistant Referee: Romain Poite (R). George North was allowed to remain on the pitch until the full-time whistle generating controversy.


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Rugby bosses have denied complacency over the possible risks posed by repeated concussions after a study funded by the sport's world governing body appeared to show a link.

Team GB's new breed of talent can trump the class of London 2012 in Rio

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 15:  Adam Gemili of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrates winning gold in the Men's 200 metres final during day four of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 15, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Team GB can make Olympic history and become the first nation to exceed their medal tally from a home Games at the next one, according to Sir Steve Redgrave.

Wales vs Ireland: WIN tickets to the Rugby World Cup warm-up match

Ireland captain Paul O'Conell (r) leaves the field dejectedly as Wales captain Sam Warburton looks on after the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.  

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MailOnline has teamed up with T.M. Lewin to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the World Cup warm-up match between Wales and Ireland.

Solow holds off Arod to make it eight wins out of eight in the Sussex Stakes

CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Winner of the Qatar Sussex Stakes, Maxime Guyon on horse Solow, on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse on July 29, 2015 in Chichester, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Qatar Goodwood Festival)

It was not quite the solo performance his 2-5 starting price had suggested but Solow won his eighth consecutive race with a half-length of Arod in the Group One Sussex Stakes.

SAM TURNER'S RACING TIPS: All the best bets for Saturday, August 1

TROPICS (Goodwood, 3.45) was agonisingly caught on the line in Group One company on his latest start and can gain compensation by returning to a handicap on Saturday.

'Rooney is a fighter... he punched me in the head once!': Big Dunc on former team-mate as pair are reunited for his testimonial

Duncan Ferguson and Wayne Rooney reunited for Scot's Everton testimonial... can they exact

DOMINIC KING: There is a grimace as Duncan Ferguson remembers the moment a young Wayne Rooney made a lasting impression on him. Ferguson, the Everton icon who will play in his Goodison Park testimonial alongside Rooney on Sunday, enjoys reflecting on how the teenage Rooney would bamboozle defenders with his dancing feet and swaggering talent. But there is another story he wants to tell. Ferguson had a fearsome reputation during his playing career and it was common knowledge on Merseyside that the powerful striker would spend a significant amount of time at Bellefield, Everton's old training ground, pummelling a punch bag in a style that suggested he was not to be messed with.

Courtois or Cech? Arsenal and Tottenham legend Jennings gives his Wembley verdict

Thibaut Courtois vs Petr Cech: Pat Jennings offers his insight on goalkeepers ahead of

Petr Cech will face his former Chelsea team-mates for the first time in an Arsenal shirt on Sunday, with Wembley hosting the Community Shield. And the 33-year-old will also come up against the man who replaced him between the sticks at Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois. Here, former Arsenal and Tottenham goalkeeper PAT JENNINGS shares his views on which stopper dominates each department ahead of the game.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Lancaster has to be true to himself as he leads England at World Cup... he must do it his way

THE DEBATE: Stuart Lancaster talked through many issues during his recent interview with our chief sports writer and provoked plenty of reaction.

TACKLE KEOWN: Phil Jones? I find him unconvincing. He plays like a stuntman... he's so theatrical.

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Former Arsenal and England defender and Sportsmail columnist MARTIN KEOWN returns ahead of the new season to answer YOUR questions on the biggest talking points in football.

Afellay was once one of Europe's brightest prospects... career at Barca stalled but Stoke could revive him

ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 11:  Ibrahim Afellay of Olympiacos in action during the Greek Cup match between Olympiacos Piraeus and AEK Athens at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 11, 2015 in Athens, Greece.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys Photography/Getty Images)

LAURIE WHITWELL: The baby-face of Ibrahim Afellay, now 29, cannot hide those memories of his bold emergence onto the European scene a decade ago. Yes, it has been that long.