Button and wife Jessica GASSED as they slept before burglars stole her £250,000 diamond engagement ring while they were out cold in St Tropez

Jenson Button and wife Jessica gassed as burglars steal £300k worth of belongings

Jenson Button was gassed by burglars before having £300,000 worth of belongings stolen from his house in the south of France. Criminals pumped anaesthetic gas into air conditioning vents and then broke into the F1 star's holiday villa while he and his wife Jessica were out cold. The burglars took Jessica Michibata's £250,000 engagement ring as well as a number of other possessions that totalled over £300,000.

Gary Neville set to miss the start of season as he and Phil fly to Australia after father suffers heart attack

LEIGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville holds the microphone ahead of the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village on January 26, 2015 in Leigh, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

Gary Neville is to miss the start of the Barclays Premier League season for Sky after his father, Neville, suffered a heart attack on his way to Australia.

Pelle and Mane on target as Saints cruise through to Europa League play-off with victory in Holland

Football - Vitesse Arnhem v Southampton - UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg - GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands - 6/8/15
 Southampton's Graziano Pelle scores their first goal
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VITESSE 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON (agg: 0-5) - SAM CUNNINGHAM: Southampton eased into the Europa League play-off as Ronald Koeman's side finished the job they started last week.

Murray to become a dad next February after he and Kim tell their family they are expecting their first child

British tennis star Andy Murray and new wife Kim Sears are expecting a baby. The couple, who married in April, have told friends and family they are delighted at the prospect of their first child.

City target Godin and could trigger Atletico defender's £28m clause

SIMON JONES -TRANSFER NEWS COLUMN: Manchester City have identified Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin as the man who can help alleviate their pre-season malaise.

West Ham made to pay for fielding second string as Billic suffers embarrassing European exit

Football - FC Astra v West Ham United - UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg - Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu, Romania - 6/8/15
 West Ham's Kevin Nolan looks dejected
 Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Alan Walter

ASTRA GIURGIU 2-1 WEST HAM (agg 4-3) - SAMI MOKBEL IN ROMANIA: It was nice while it lasted. The dream of European football for the final ever season at the Boleyn Ground is over.

Pogba set to reject Premier League interest and stay at Juventus having landed the prestigious No 10 shirt

Juventus' Paul Pogba (2nd R) attends a training session with his team mates ahead of the Italian Super Cup soccer match against Lazio, at a stadium in Shanghai, China, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Juventus' in demand star Paul Pogba has given the biggest hint yet he will remain at the Serie A club after accepting the famous No 10 shirt for the upcoming season.

Spurs to launch bid for £15m-rated Austin as move for Berahino hits wall

Charlie Austin of QPR

Tottenham are considering a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin as their plans to land a new forward drag on. Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to land a new centre forward.

Was this the day England won the Ashes? After Australia were bowled out for 60, Root hits stunning century to build 214-run lead

Stuart Broad skittles Australia for 60 before Joe Root century puts England in control on

PAUL NEWMAN AT TRENT BRIDGE: There have been some classic Ashes Trent Bridge moments in modern memory, from Gary Pratt running out Ricky Ponting in 2005 to Ashton Agar making a name for himself here two years ago before Jimmy Anderson hauled England home. But there has never been anything quite like this.

Walcott and Gibbs pay tribute to Broad as Arsenal pair copy Ashes star's reaction to Stokes' catch

Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs pay tribute to Stuart Broad as Arsenal pair copy Ashes

Stuart Broad celebrated with a look of sheer amazement etched across his face after Ben Stokes flung himself to his right and dismissed Adam Voges with an incredible one-handed catch during a whirlwind first session at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The Nottinghamshire bowler later took to Twitter and expressed his delight at the day's play as England seized control of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia and Broad proclaimed: 'Not sure I could do that face again if I tried.'

MARTIN SAMUEL: Australia innings could be detailed in just 140 characters... this is Twitter era cricket 

Australia innnings

MARTIN SAMUEL: Short attention spans, minimal engagement and investment, instant gratification, or goodbye. What Australia needed was one of those innings that demand time.

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Root is leading runscorer in series as Broad records best Ashes figures by seamer

Cricket - England v Australia - Investec Ashes Test Series Fourth Test - Trent Bridge - 6/8/15
 England's Stuart Broad reacts after dismissing Australia's Michael Clarke (not pictured) 
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LAWRENCE BOOTH: England raced into a lead of 214 runs on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test thanks to an impressive bowling and batting display by Stuart Broad and Joe Root respectively.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Australia's batting techniques were exposed... sometimes you just have to score ugly

Sometimes there is no substitute for carving out ugly runs, and the performance of Australia's batsmen suggested this is something of a dying art. Let us be clear: they faced a perfect storm.

Broad hails Ashes demolition of Australia as his greatest day

LAWRENCE BOOTH AT TRENT BRIDGE: Stuart Broad hailed the greatest moment of his career as England took a giant step towards reclaiming the Ashes on a day for the ages in Nottingham.

Kevin Pietersen to tone it all down as he brings out another book in October

CHARLES SALE: There has been no talk of Kevin Pietersen with England poised to regain the Ashes without missing a batsman whose banishment overshadowed cricket for over a year.

Aberdeen suffer Europa League exit as Kazakhs edge through at sold-out Pittodrie

Aberdeen 1-1 Kairat Almaty (agg 2-3): Dons suffer Europa League exit as Kazakhs edge

ABERDEEN 1-1 KAIRAT ALMATY (agg 2-3) - BRIAN MARJORIBANKS AT PITTODRIE: Aberdeen were knocked out of the Europa League in the third qualifying stage with a 3-2 aggregate defeat by Kairat Almaty. In front of a full house at Pittodrie, the Dons could only claim a 1-1 draw to end their hopes of progressing to the play-offs.

Farewell, Angel... PSG unveil £44m United flop Di Maria

Angel di Maria transfer confirmed by PSG as Manchester United flop finally completes £44m

Angel di Maria has finally been confirmed as a Paris Saint-Germain player after the French giants bid the the Argentine winger 'bienvenido' (welcome).

Wenger confirms Wilshere faces 'few weeks out' with fractured fibula

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury set back, having picked up a hairline crack in his left fibula to rule him out of the Premier League opener

Chelsea misfit Salah completes Roma loan with option of permanent switch

Mohamed Salah

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has joined Roma on a season-long loan, the Barclays Premier League side have announced. He scored twice in 19 appearances for the Blues but found more joy on loan

Stoke City captain Shawcross out for two months with back surgery

Brentford's Konstantin Kerschbaumer and Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross and Stoke City's Steve Sidwell during the pre season match at Griffin Park, London.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is to undergo back surgery and will be out for at least two months. He will have the operation next week having suffered a recurrence of a back problem.

Southampton fans arrested after violence breaks out before Europa League clash

Southampton fans arrested after violence breaks out in Arnhem city centre before Europa

The lead-up to Southampton's Europa League qualifier second leg against Vitesse Arnhem in Holland was marred by violence. A large section of the Arnhem town square had been transformed into a Southampton fan zone and for most of the afternoon the travelling support were enjoying the hot weather and mingling with Vitesse fans.However, later the situation turned ugly at Korenmarkt when fighting broke out and bottles and chairs were thrown.

BUMBLE: England were absolutely awesome... now I wonder how many more curry houses I can visit before the end of this Test!

Aug 6th 2015 - Nottingham, UK - ASHES TRENT BRIDGE -
David Lloyd with fake £50
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The Grand Slam of Naan is well and truly under way in Nottingham. First on my list of curry houses was Cumin on Maid Marian Way and what a good feed it was.

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Impatient Australia fall to magic from Broad in 'Twitter age' Ashes Test 

Nothing summed up Australia's performance at Trent Bridge this morning better than the tweet which captured their innings in all its glory.

FIVE OF THE BEST: After England's demolition of Australia this morning, re-live more of the craziest sessions

The morning of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge ranks as one of the most extraordinary in history. Wisden editor Lawrence Booth chooses the five other craziest sessions he has witnessed.

THE SENSATIONAL STATS: How the records tumbled as England ran riot

Records tumbled this morning as Stuart Broad and England tore in Australia's batting in an astonishing start to the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Warne shocked by record-breaking batting collapse at Trent Bridge

England bowler Stuart Broad leaves the pitch for a break after taking eight Australian wickets on the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on August 6, 2015.

Australian great Shane Warne and former captain Ricky Ponting lamented technical failings and mental approach as their countrymen were shot out for a humiliating 60 by England.

Bit tired, Alexis? Arsenal star finally returns after summer break... and Wenger refuses to rule him out of opener against West Ham

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule Alexis Sanchez out of West Ham opener as Chile

Alexis Sanchez could play some part in Arsenal's first Premier League game of the season against West Ham after returning to London Colney. The former Barcelona forward, who netted 16 Premier League goals during his debut campaign, was back in training for the first time on Thursday after enjoying an extended break following his Copa America success with hosts Chile last month. Sanchez was pictured being put through his paces by fitness coaches Craig Gant and Tony Colbert as he looks to make a speedy return to Arsene Wenger's first-team.

Ouch! McIlroy posts pictures of injured ankle as world No 1 says 'I've come long way' in fitness bid

Rory McIlroy is back swinging as he shows fans that he's closing in on a full recovery

Rory McIlroy has given fans a glimpse of how his ankle is recovering as he bids to be fit for next week's US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Whose side is Lord Coe on? He should help to clean up his sport, not attack whistleblowers

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: A declaration of war on my sport, Lord Coe called it. Well if it's war, your lordship, we need to know whose side you are on.

FA clamp down on the cheats as players caught feigning injury to get opponents sent off risk ban

The FA have signalled their intent to stamp out simulation as players perceived to be faking injury to get an opponent sent off face a three-match ban, which is included in a raft of changes.

Mourinho It only takes me 10 minutes to work out if kids can cut it at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho claims it takes him just 10 minutes to work out whether a youngster is ready to cut it at Chelsea. He claims it only takes a short time to work out whether they are mentally prepared.

Chelsea are favourites for the title but stuttered through pre-season... here's five key questions facing Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has challenged his Chelsea side to be even better than last season and retain the Premier League title. Here are five quandaries facing Stamford Bridge in their bid for repeated success.

Falcao praises 'friendly' Chelsea team-mates for helping him find a new home as he settles into London

Radamel Falcao believes the good atmosphere within the Chelsea dressing room has helped him adjust to his new surroundings quickly after joining the champions on loan.

Messi's moment of madness: Barcelona star headbutts Roma rival in 'friendly' match at Nou Camp before grabbing him by throat

Barcelona 3-0 Roma: Lionel Messi headbutts Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa before scoring just seven

Lionel Messi narrowly escaped being sent-off after headbutting Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa as Barcelona's friendly with Roma became anything but friendly. Roma knew they were in for a frustrating evening at the Nou Camp chasing the shadows of the European champions but it was Messi who lost his cool in the end.

CHAMPIONSHIP LOWDOWN: Clement can take Derby up but Birmingham could be in trouble

JOE RIDGE: The opening weekend of the Championship season takes place on Saturday with all 24 teams optimistic of what the following 46 matches will bring. Sportsmail provides our guide to the division.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Mourinho is a fool if he thinks Arsenal are negative

Arsene Wenger endured a barren run as Arsenal manager but has recently led them to back-to-back FA Cups

THE DEBATE: Are Arsenal the new Chelsea? Mourinho would have us believe so and once again his words have caused a bit of a stir. Here's what you lot had to say.

Charlton fans still without season tickets TWO DAYS before first game

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04:  A general view of the ground ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Birmingham City at The Valley on October 4, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Charlton Athletic have moved to alleviate fans fear after season ticket delay sees some still waiting just days before their Championship opener.

MARTIN KEOWN puts Hazard, Sanchez and Koscielny in his MailOnline Fantasy Football team. Pick yours here

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny celebrate after the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown has revealed the 15 players he has chosen for his MailOnline Fantasy Football team. Sign up if you think you can do better.

NEIL ASHTON selects Aguero, Ramsey and Mata in his MailOnline Fantasy Football team... can you beat him?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Juan Mata of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on August 5, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Sportsmail reporter Neil Ashton has revealed the 15 players he has chosen for his MailOnline Fantasy Football team. Sign up if you think you can do better.

Australia name strong team with Hooper, Pocock and Giteau to face New Zealand in crunch test ahead of the World Cup

Michael Hooper, David Pocock and Matt Giteau all start as Australia name strong side to

Openside flankers Michael Hooper and David Pocock will start a Test match together for the first time as Australia coach Michael Cheika reshuffled his side for their Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday. Hooper will assume the specialist openside role while Pocock will shift to the back of the scrum at No 8 for the clash, which also doubles as the first game of the Bledisloe Cup.

Sunderland snap up French international M'Vila from Russian side Rubin Kazan on season-long loan

Sunderland snap up French international Yann M'Vila from Russian side Rubin Kazan 

Sunderland have completed the signing of French international Yann M'Vila on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old arrives from Russian side Rubin Kazan and becomes Dick Advocaat's fifth signing of the summer.

With Pedro next on hitlist, is this how Manchester United will line-up next season as they eye title charge?

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Manchester United are moving closer to signing Barcelona forward Pedro after meeting the £22million release clause in his contract. But how would they line up with him in the team?

Gotze's future remains up in the air as he hints it may not be his choice

Mario Gotze's future at Bayern Munich remains a mystery after he once again failed to rule out leaving the record German champions this summer but maintained he is happy at the Allianz Arena.

Chelsea boss Mourinho admits young winger Traore could play left-back

5 August 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Chelsea v Fiorentina - John Terry of Chelsea speaks with Bertrand Traore - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho appears to be considering fielding prodigious youngster Bertrand Traore at left-back due to his lack of defensive options.

Mayweather is 1-180 favourite for ring finale win... so why is the Money Man fighting Berto and not Khan?

JEFF POWELL: Floyd Mayweather has been given odds of 1-180 to beat Andre Berto in Las Vegas next month. Why has the Money Man chosen such a lowly opponent in his last fight?

Khan 'disappointed' with Mayweather snub as Money Man chooses to fight Berto for potential final bout instead 

Amir Khan has lamented Floyd Mayweather's latest snub after the pound-for-pound king opted to face Andre Berto in what could be his final bout on September 12.

Premier League WAGS: How the finest other halves in football line up ahead of season

Premier League WAGS: How English football's finest other halves line up ahead of the

Just as a new Premier League season heralds the arrival of new players to boost a clubs fortunes comes a crop of new beautiful women who keep their spirits high. The current crop of top-flight wives and girlfriends have a range of strings to their bow, with many of them stars in their own right from former world No 1 tennis player in Ana Ivanovic, Manchester United signing Bastian Schweinsteiger's girlfriend, to the traditional models, actresses and TV presenters.

Newcastle new boy Toney eyes Premier League chance after leaving Northampton

Newcastle new boy Ivan Toney eyes Premier League breakthrough

Ivan Toney has set his sights on making a Premier League breakthrough after joining Newcastle United from League Two Northampton Town.

Aston Villa in talks with Tottenham over £5m deal for Lennon as Sherwood eyes Townsend reunion

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wants to bring in some British signings after his flurry of foreign arrivals to maintain a balance in the squad and dressing room.

Coloccini signs contract extension at Newcastle until 2017

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Fabricio Coloccini (R) poses for a photo with manager Steve McClaren (L) after being appointed Captain for the 2015/16 season during a Newcastle United Training session at The Newcastle United Training Centre on August 6, 2015, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Fabricio Coloccini has signed a new contract at Newcastle United. The club captain has penned a one-year extension that will keep him on Tyneside until the summer of 2017

Leicester face competition from West Ham and Schalke in bid to sign Inler

NAPLES, ITALY - MAY 31:  Gokan Inler of Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and SS Lazio at Stadio San Paolo on May 31, 2015 in Naples, Italy.  (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Leicester are continuing discussions with Swiss international Gokhan Inler over a potential move from Napoli. However, his agent Dino Lamberti has also fielded enquiries from West Ham and Schalke.

West Ham will have goalposts and corner flags paid for by taxpayer when they move into Olympic Stadium

The taxpayer will meet many of the running costs of the Olympic Stadium when West Ham make it their new home in the summer of 2016 following a £272m reconstruction project.

BT cry foul over Sky's £18m a year La Liga deal after previously being in driving seat to show Real and Barca  

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi look on during the Spanish league "Clasico" football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain.  

 AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN        (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

CHARLES SALE: The fierce rivalry between Sky and BT will only intensify after a bizarre tender for Spanish football's La Liga rights ended with Sky being awarded a three-year contract.

Peaty seals third gold for Britain with 4x100m mixed medley win in Russia

Adam Peaty won his second and third gold medals of the FINA Aquatics World Championships in Russia during another successful day for Great Britain in the swimming pool.

Pellegrini is 'absolutely sure' City can bring back the Premier League title

Manuel Pellegrini is certain Manchester City will win back the Premier League title this season and the manager has not ruled out making more signings to strengthen his squad in the summer.

River Plate end 19-year wait to win the Libertadores Cup by beating Tigres

River Plate 3-0 Tigres: Marcelo Gallardo's side secure first Libertadores Cup triumph in

Argentina's River Plate completed the most remarkable transformation in the team's history on Wednesday when they beat Mexican club Tigres 3-0 to guarantee their third-ever Libertadores Cup triumph.



POMICIDE! Aussie newspapers tear into their Ashes flops... and the fans join in with brilliant images mocking batting collapse

Ashes 2015: Australian newspapers and fans tear into Michael Clarke's side

Australia have received a hammering in their national press after collapsing in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday. So quick was the collapse that Australia's newspapers were able to cover it in their Friday editions despite Sydney, for example, being nine hours ahead of the UK. Former players, fans and celebrities also had their say on Twitter as Australia were subjected to a whole host of jibes.

Clarke concedes the end of his career is looming but insists he's ready to keep Ashes dream alive

Australia captain Michael Clarke concedes the end of his career is looming but insists

Going into the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge facing a 2-1 deficit, his own form was the hottest subject as he faces a match that could be make or break for him as far as his tenure is concerned.

NASSER HUSSAIN: He's our big game hunter... it's time we appreciated just how good Stuart Broad is

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Stuart Broad of England in action during a nets session ahead of the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 4, 2015 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Stuart Broad stands just one wicket away from 300 in Test cricket and will lead the attack for his country today on his home ground - but he remains an under-appreciated cricketer.

BUMBLE'S GUIDE TO TRENT BRIDGE: This is the curry capital of the cricket circuit... but the trumpets are outlawed

Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott listens to Barmy Army trumpeter Billy Cooper during day two of the second Test match between New Zealand and England at Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.  

(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

DAVID LLOYD: David 'Bumble' Lloyd tells you everything you need to know about Trent Bridge ahead of the first day of the fourth Ashes Test on Thursday.

England turn to Jayawardene in batting consultancy role for autumn

England appear poised to appoint Mahela Jayawardene as a batting consultant for their autumn trip to play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The appointment is understood to be on a part-time basis.

Should Jose be worried? Late crunching Zouma foul leaves bad taste as champions Chelsea end pre-season without single win

Chelsea 0-1 Fiorentina: Jose Mourinho's side lose final pre-season match as Gonzalo

CHELSEA 0-1 FIORENTINA - OLIVER TODD AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Five games, three losses, no wins. It's hardly the form of champions but Jose Mourinho is playing down Chelsea's stuttering preparation for the new campaign. Gonzalo Rodriguez scored the winner as Fiorentina recorded an unlikely win against a much-changed Blues side, for whom Kurt Zouma was fortunate not to be sent off for a ludicrous chest-high challenge late on.

Meet 'Ben 10': Afobe outgunned Kane last year with 32 goals... now English star wants to be Wolves' superhero in promotion push

Wolves ace Benik Afobe targeting repeat performance that outgunned Harry Kane in bid for

Benik Afobe spotted a familiar face as he arrived at the Czech hotel hosting the England Under 21s this summer. Called up late by Gareth Southgate to the European Championship as a replacement for the injured Saido Berahino, another young English striker shouted his name. 'It was eight o'clock and they were all eating,' says Afobe. 'As soon as I walked into the dinner hall, Harry said to me, "Ah, you beat me by one!"'

Drogba watches on as his new side Montreal Impact hold New York Red Bulls to a draw in MLS 

Didier Drogba watches on as Montreal Impact hold New York Red Bulls in MLS 

MONTREAL IMPACT 1-1 NEW YORK RED BULLS: New signing Didier Drogba watched from the stands as his new club Montreal Impact held the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.

Crystal Palace have toughest start to season but we won't add further to the squad, says Pardew

Football - Dagenham & Redbridge v Crystal Palace - Pre Season Friendly - Victoria Road - 3/8/15
 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew
 Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Matthew Childs

Alan Pardew fears Crystal Palace have been dealt the toughest opening fixtures of all the Premier League clubs but said he is highly unlikely to call in any more reinforcements after his summer haul.

Swansea goalkeeper Fabianski pens four-year contract at Liberty Stadium

Swansea's Lukasz Fabianski during the Pre-Season Friendly match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 1, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read: Paul Harding/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new four-year contract.

Who's in the hat for Manchester United's Champions League draw?

Manchester United are within touching distance of the Champions League group stages, but first must negotiate a two-legged play-off. Here Sportsmail looks at the five teams they could be drawn against.

Premier League fans Q&A;: Transfer dealings, predictions and brand new kits... we've got all the answers

The Premier League season is almost upon us and Sportsmail has spoken to fans of every top-flight club to get their verdict on the campaign ahead.

'I'm surprised he's not fit': Mourinho fears for crocked Blues striker Costa

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Chelsea's Diego Costa during a Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on 5th August 2015 in London, England.

Jose Mourinho has admitted Diego Costa's injury gripes are becoming a concern for Chelsea ahead of what the Blues boss believes could be the tightest Premier League season yet.

Arsenal youngster Gnabry to join West Brom on loan for season

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28:  Serge Gnabry 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)

Arsenal striker Serge Gnabry will join West Brom on loan. Gnabry's first team chances have been limited at Arsenal and the move to the Hawthorns will give him the chance to play first team football

Watch out, Cristiano... now your mates are using that tip-toes trick in your photos!

Cristiano Ronaldo watches Audi Cup final at home with family... as his best friend strikes

Cristiano Ronaldo may have missed the Audi Cup pre-season tournament, but he was still keeping a close eye on Real Madrid's progress in Munich. The Portuguese forward shared an image of Instagram on Wednesday night as he watched his Real Madrid lose to hosts Bayern Munich in the final. Ronaldo posed alongside his older brother Hugo, his son and best friend - who striked the forward's familiar tip-toe stance. 

Celtic are through to Champions League play-off after battling to draw with Qarabag in Azerbaijan

Qarabag 0-0 Celtic (agg 0-1): Ronny Deila's Bhoys edge into Champions League play-off

QARABAG 0-0 CELTIC - STEPHEN MCGOWAN: For Celtic this was a nondescript Champions League stalemate to savour. In European football's equivalent of the Wild West, Scotland's champions produced a result and performance as disciplined and welcome as the identical aggregate score against Sweden's Elfsborg two years ago.

Aston Villa defender Clark signs new five-year contract with Sherwood's side

Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark signs new five-year contract with Tim Sherwood's side

Ciaran Clark has committed his long-term future to Aston Villa by signing a new five-year contract with the Premier League club. The 25-year-old defender ascended through Villa's youth-team ranks to become a key member of the first team. He said on the club's official website: 'I'm absolutely thrilled to sign a new contract. I've been at Aston Villa since I was a kid and I want to continue to play for this fantastic football club.

De Bruyne refuses to rule out City move: 'I am not the one telling the people I am definitely going to stay'

Wolfburg's Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium gestures to the referee during the German Supercup final soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Kevin De Bruyne has added fuel to transfer speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City after admitting 'I am not the one telling the people I am definitely going to stay'.

England face battle for Ibe as Nigeria look to call-up Liverpool winger

Jordon Ibe of Liverpool  during a Liverpool FC training session at Melwood Training Ground on July 30, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Nigeria have made an attempt to convince Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe to pledge his international future to them rather than to the England national team.

Standard of refereeing dipped last season, admits officials chief Riley

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Former referee Mike Riley watches during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on January 31, 2015 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Referees' chief Mike Riley admitted that the standard of Premier League officiating had declined over the past year. The news comes as a blow to the elite group of referees.

McInnes insists Aberdeen must play with their heads, not their hearts to progress in Europa League 

Passionate European nights at Pittodrie have been rare for those long-suffering Aberdeen fans whose thirst for glory is sated only by memories of the past.

Flores says Watford diversity is an advantage with 22 countries in squad

Quique Flores manager of Watford and Unai Emery manager of Seville

Quique Flores claimed having the footballing equivalent of the United Nations in one dressing room will help Watford remain in the Premier League.

Fiorentina in talks with Liverpool over £6m move for Italian striker Borini

Jan 24th 2015 - Liverpool, UK; FA CUP, 4th ROUND: - LIVERPOOL 0 V BOLTON 0: 

Liverpool's Fabio Borini

PIcture by Ian Hodgson/Daily Mail

Fiorentina are discussing a £6million move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini. The Italy international is keen on a return to Serie A after becoming a peripheral figure at Anfield.

Depay, Firmino, Afellay... which new Premier League star will prove to be an instant hit?

Memphis Depay, Roberto Firmino, Ibrahim Afellay... which Premier League new boy will prove

Remember Ruud van Nistelrooy's debut season at Manchester United in 2001? - 23 Premier League goals, 10 in the Champions League and the PFA Player of the Year award. Not bad. It's always difficult for players to hit the ground running in a new country: some shine, some flounder. Here Sportsmail gives you the lowdown on 10 summer arrivals you might not be familiar with but who have the potential to be instant hits in their debut season in the Barclays Premier League.

TV GUIDE: Sky, BT, or terrestrial? Where to watch all the live football

A television camera is positioned to film the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KC Stadium in Hull, north-east England on February 10, 2015.  

England's Premier League announced February 10 a record new domestic television rights deal worth over 5 billion GBP (7.6 billion USD) after a ferocious bidding war for the 2016-2019 period.   

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The battle between television companies this season promises to be just as intense as the ones on the pitch. Ahead of the new campaign, Sportsmail outlines where you can watch the live action.

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.

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

MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 04: The team of Tottenham Hotspur line up before the Audi Cup 2015 match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Arena on August 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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.

England's Rugby World Cup hopefuls enjoy star-studded 'Carry Them Home' gala before Lancaster reveals his final squad on Friday

England squad attend 'Carry Them Home' dinner in London ahead of Friday's big squad

As preparations intensify ahead of the forthcoming World Cup, Stuart Lancaster's squad took some time out from the training paddock to attend the official England rugby dinner on Wednesday night. Chris Robshaw and the rest of his team-mates were in attendance for the celebration dinner at Grosvenor House in what will prove to be a seismic week for several players in the squad. On Friday, Head coach Lancaster is set to axe up to nine players from his 45-man squad following their high-altitude training camp in Colorado.

They really are the All Blacks! New Zealand will live up to their name with new boots for the Rugby World Cup

All Blacks set to live up to their nickname at the Rugby World Cup with new adidas boots

Colourful boots have become a regular spectacle throughout rugby and football in recent years but New Zealand have taken a stand against the bright creations. The All Blacks will instead live up to their nickname this season after collaborating with adidas to create the 'Blackout' range of boots - meaning entire team will be head-to-toe in black at the upcoming World Cup 2015 tournament

Parling: World Cup countdown has focused the minds of England squad 

Geoff Parling insists the competition within England's World Cup training squad has escalated as Friday's deadline for the second round of player cuts approaches.

Gatland hails medical student turned Wales World Cup prospect Amos

Medical student Hallam Amos could be just what the doctor ordered from Wales boss Warren Gatland's perspective. The 20-year-old is in line to face Ireland at the Millennium on Saturday.

Healy battles neck problem but Ireland prop set for return to action this month

Simon Easterby admits it is not ideal that Cian Healy could arrive at the World Cup without full match fitness as the Ireland prop battles neck trouble.

Hunt hits the heights: British star grabs gold glory in front stunning Kazan vista

Gary Hunt claims gold medal for Great Britain at the FINA Aquatics World Championships in

Gary Hunt of Britain swept to victory in the final of the high diving at the World Championships. Hunt, the silver medalist two years ago, held on to his lead from Monday's first three rounds to take the gold medal with a total score of 629.30 points. Jonathan Paredes of Mexico was second on 596.45, while Artyom Silchenko of Russia pleased the home crowd on the banks of the Kazanka River, winning the bronze with 593.45.

Pakistan legend Akram caught up in Karachi shooting scare as police search for gunman after alleged 'road rage' incident

Gunman opens fire on former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram in Karachi

A gunman has opened fire on Pakistan's legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road rage in the southern city of Karachi. Senior police officer Munir Sheikh said the incident took place when the left-arm fast bowler was on his way to coach a training camp at the city's National Stadium. 'It is apparently an incident of road rage,' he said, adding that police were searching for the gunman.

GB still struggling to find venue to stage Davis Cup semi against Australia

MIKE DICKSON: British tennis officials are still scrambling for a venue to host the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia barely six weeks before the tie takes place.

Points make prizes at Barracuda Championship but Tiger misses out

High points totals rather than low scores will be the order of the day in this week's Barracuda Championship. The tournament allocates points based on the number of strokes taken.

Aussie Hewitt defeated in three sets by Lopez at his last ever Citi Open outing

Feliciano Lopez ended Lleyton Hewitt's last appearance in the Citi Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory Wednesday over the two-time major champion.

SAM TURNER'S RACING TIPS: All the best bets for Thursday, August 6 

The presence of Melodica and Ainslie may ensure fans of SANDS CHORUS (Wolverhampton, nap, 4.00) gain some value about James Given's charge in an ordinary Class 5 handicap.

Kauto feud continues as owner Smith delivers further snub to trainer Nicholls

The acrimony following Kauto Star's death shows no signs of abating, with the legendary chaser's former owner Clive Smith delivering another snub to trainer Paul Nicholls.

He's one of football's most colourful characters, but with just days until the new season, why has no-one signed Barton?

What has happened to Joey Barton? Former QPR star remains on the hunt for a club with the

Joey Barton has a detailed way of introducing himself on his personal website: 'Footballer. Question Time guest. Philosophy student. Future coach. Fluent French speaker. What has become of me?' Forgetting for a moment the diversity of his character, he poses an interesting question. What has happened to Joey Barton? When will he resurface?

He's spent £70m to take Liverpool back into top four... so, can Rodgers defy the bookies who think he's first out?

Liverpool must progress under Brendan Rodgers after £70m spree

MIKE KEEGAN: There is a view that when Liverpool came so close to winning the Premier League in 2013-14 it was down to a Scouse alignment of the stars. Forget the work of Brendan Rodgers, they had an on-fire Luis Suarez (signed by Kenny Dalglish), the miracle of an injury-free Daniel Sturridge, and no pesky midweek Euro trips to shift attention from their Stevie G led obsession with winning the trophy that matters the most at Anfield.

Bournemouth to finish 20th? No chance... here's why minnows will finish in top half of Premier League

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JOE RIDGE: The promoted team will finish in top half of the Premier League. Now that seems like quite a statement. But focus on tangibles that actually earn a team points.

TACKLE KEOWN: Arsenal players can lean on Cech to help them win the title... and Mourinho is in a panic

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Petr Cech of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on August 6, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Martin Keown answered YOUR questions ahead of the 2015-16 Premier League season. The Arsenal legend had his say on the title race and more.

ADRIAN DURHAM: United are short up front... they look anything but serious about winning the Premier League

CHICAGO, UNITED STATES - JULY 29:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United during the International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Soldier Field on July 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

I'm surprised Man United's squad looks so unbalanced with the season about to get under way. They have a big leap to make to overhaul Chelsea this year.