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John Terry: Aston Villa expect wait for decision from ex-Chelsea captain

John Terry won his fifth Premier League title in his final season as a Chelsea player Aston Villa do not expect progress in their bid to sign John Terry until next week after making a contract offer to the former England captain. The Championship club have offered a lucrative package …

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Celtic host Hearts on Scottish Premiership opening day

Rangers will host the first Old Firm derby of the season in September Celtic will begin their title defence at home to Hearts when the 2017-18 Scottish Premiership season kicks off on 5 August. Rangers travel to Motherwell on the opening day while newly promoted Hibernian host Partick Thistle. Kilmarnock …

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£119m for Mbappe? It’s Friday’s gossip column

For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Paris St-Germain have offered Monaco a world record £119m for 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror) But Arsenal are preparing a new bid …

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England U21s: Injury worries for Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has made one Premier League start for the Blues England Under-21 pair Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah will be assessed on Friday to see if they have a chance of playing in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final. Southampton forward Redmond and Chelsea midfielder Chalobah were both replaced …

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Sanchez becomes Chile’s leading scorer in Germany stalemate

Sanchez’s goal was his 38th for Chile in 113 appearances as he overtook the previous record held by Marcelo Salas Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time top scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday’s draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. Sanchez capitalised on a mistake by Gunners …

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Peter Crouch: Stoke City’s former England striker still hungry for goals at the age of 36

Peter Crouch’s winner at former club Southampton in May was the 193rd goal of his career Stoke City striker Peter Crouch insists he still has a big role to play at the age of 36. The former England international, who will turn 37 halfway through next season, is the oldest …

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Mexicans Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera sign for Rangers

Carlos Pena (left), who is relishing the prospect of playing football in Europe, joins Rangers at the same time as compatriot Eduardo Herrera, who has been on loan at Veracruz Rangers have signed Mexico internationals Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera on three-year deals, increasing their summer intake to eight players. …

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Leyton Orient: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins CEO completes takeover

Nigel Travis became chief executive of Dunkin Brands in 2009 A consortium led by Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts chief executive Nigel Travis has completed its takeover of Leyton Orient. Details of the amount paid by the consortium and the total stake acquired have not been disclosed. The takeover ends …

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Champions League: Celtic and Linfield agree new date for potential clash

Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew lifts the Gibson Cup after the Premiership title was secured Celtic’s potential Champions League qualifier with Irish Premiership champions Linfield has been pencilled in for Friday 14 July at Windsor Park. The traditional Tuesday and Wednesday slot used by Uefa will be set aside as the …

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Everton close in on Malaga striker Ramirez

Sandro (left) joined Barcelona as a 14-year-old before leaving the Nou Camp last summer Everton are set to complete the signing of Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez after meeting his £5.2m buy-out clause. The 21-year-old scored 14 goals in La Liga last season, having joined Malaga from Barcelona in July 2016. …

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