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Jose Mourinho: Another new signing needed "as soon as possible"


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign a third player of the summer "as soon as possible" after seeing his title rivals strengthen their squads.

Pep Guardiola targets three defenders as Aleksandar Kolarov told he can leave


Aleksandar Kolarov 'is one step away' from joining Roma, leaving Pep Guardiola in need of "two or three" new defenders before the transfer window closes.

Jurgen Klopp labels RB Leipzig "lucky" over Naby Keita saga


Jurgen Klopp claims that RB Leipzig are fortunate as they do not need to sell their star players to operate, much like he did during his time with Borussia Dortmund.

Jose Mourinho "very happy" with preparations for new campaign


Jose Mourinho is "happy" with the way Manchester United's preparations for the new campaign are panning out, having overcome Man City to make it three wins in a row.

Top Stories in last day


Mercedes, Red Bull slam 'Halo' decision


Mercedes and Red Bull bosses hit out at the FIA's decision to impose the controversial 'Halo' frontal protection concept for 2018.


Transfer Talk Daily Update: Chris Samba, Marko Arnautovic, Ross Barkley


Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.


Live Commentary: Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City - as it happened


Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.


Wolfsburg eyeing Anthony Martial loan deal?


Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are linked with a loan move for Manchester United's Anthony Martial.


Inter Milan chief: 'Manchester United yet to meet Ivan Perisic valuation'


Inter Milan claim that Manchester United are yet to meet the valuation of winger Ivan Perisic.


Tottenham Hotspur 'cool interest in Juan Foyth'


Tottenham Hotspur reportedly end their pursuit of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth.


Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu: 'Paris Saint-Germain won't sign Neymar'


Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insists that Paris Saint-Germain cannot afford to sign Neymar, despite allegedly indicating a willingness to meet his release clause.


West Ham United confirm Javier Hernandez agreement


West Ham United confirm that they have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of Javier Hernandez.


Arsene Wenger backs Wojciech Szczesny to replace Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that offloading Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus is good news for all three parties, with the transfer fee rumoured to be £13.5m.

Report: Manchester City's £44.5m Benjamin Mendy bid rejected


A report claims that AS Monaco have told Manchester City to hand over £54m to sign full-back Benjamin Mendy, while Chelsea are also weighing up an offer.


Luciano Spalletti vows to use Ivan Perisic on pre-season tour


Luciano Spalletti intends to give Manchester United-linked winger Ivan Perisic extended playing time against the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Asia.

Marcus Rashford: 'Romelu Lukaku has joined Manchester United at perfect time'


Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford aims to learn from Romelu Lukaku when linking up with his new teammate, much in the same way as he did from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Marco Verratti linked with Manchester United after changing agent


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has hired Mino Raiola as his new agent, reportedly giving Manchester United hope of landing the rumoured Barcelona target.

Guillem Balague: 'Alvaro Morata was Antonio Conte's top choice'


Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claims that Chelsea were happy to see Romelu Lukaku join Manchester United as Alvaro Morata was always their top summer target.

AC Milan finalise deal for defender Leonardo Bonucci


AC Milan sign Leonardo Bonucci from rivals Juventus on a five-year deal, as they strengthen their position as European football's biggest spenders of the summer.

Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea, Liverpool have lost their advantage'


Jose Mourinho believes that title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool "face a different situation" this season as they attempt to juggle the demands of European football.

Thursday, Jul 20

Chelsea set £44m asking price for Diego Costa?


Chelsea reportedly tell Atletico Madrid that they will have to pay £44m in order to sign forward Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho: 'Alvaro Morata will be good for Chelsea'


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that Alvaro Morata - a former target for the Portuguese - will be a "very good" signing for Chelsea.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Result: Celtic brush Linfield aside to set up meeting with Rosenborg


Celtic defeat Linfield 4-0 at Parkhead to progress to the next Champions League qualifying round 6-0 on aggregate.

Pep Guardiola reiterates no-sale stance on striker Sergio Aguero


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola makes clear that he has no intention of selling Sergio Aguero, three days after the striker was linked with a shock move to Chelsea.

Graeme Souness blasts "pathetic" Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge


Graeme Souness questions Daniel Sturridge's attitude, accusing the Liverpool striker of lacking the right attitude to be a success at Anfield.

Ross Barkley 'wants to be paid more than Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur'


Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is reportedly demanding higher wages than Harry Kane in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Antonio Conte signs new two-year contract at Chelsea


Antonio Conte signs a new two-year contract with Premier League champions Chelsea, ending talk of the Italian reportedly being unhappy with life at Stamford Bridge.

Ander Herrera: Romelu Lukaku arrival "massive" for Manchester United


Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera hopes that the addition of Romelu Lukaku to the squad will make a telling difference in next season's title race.

Manchester United give up on signing midfielder Eric Dier?


Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea after being told that Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier is not for sale.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has "no idea" if Ivan Perisic deal is close


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that he has "no idea" if a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic is close to completion.

Monday, Jul 17

Alvaro Morata 'is Chelsea's main target despite reports of Sergio Aguero pursuit'


Chelsea reportedly have Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata at the top of their transfer wishlist.

Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata prefers AC Milan switch over Chelsea move?


Real Madrid attacker Alvaro Morata is reportedly ready to turn down Chelsea in favour of a transfer to AC Milan.

Neymar 'advised to leave Barcelona'


Neymar is reportedly advised to leave Barcelona in this summer's transfer window in order to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow.

Manchester United 'making progress for Ivan Perisic'


Manchester United reportedly move closer to signing Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic after the Italians open talks with Lazio over Keita Balde Diao.

Sunday, Jul 16

Tiemoue Bakayoko happy to join "biggest English club"


New Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko believes that he has joined the "perfect" club after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal in West London.

Result: Roger Federer lands a record eighth Wimbledon title


Roger Federer wins a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title after a 6-3 6-1 6-4 victory over Marin Cilic on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho disappointed to miss out on Alvaro Morata signing


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho suggests that his side are no longer interested in signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid as the clubs could not reach an agreement.

Jose Mourinho: 'Signing Cristiano Ronaldo an impossible mission'


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho acknowledges that he was never likely to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.