What's trending: Chelsea agreed deal with Leicester City to sign N'Golo Kante - reports
Here are the latest stories for Friday.
- Before swooping for their best player, incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said Leicester are a "great example" for Chelsea to look to as they try to return to the Champions League. He also said he'll be calling Claudio Ranieri ahead of his maiden Premier League coaching campaign for advice.
- Conte also said John Terry will remain club captain this season regardless of whether he is on the pitch.
BELGIUM: The Belgian FA has announced that Marc Wilmots has left his role as coach of the national side following their Euro 2016 quarterfinal exit.
- Owner Stan Kroenke says that sport "is no fun if you don't win," and hopes his NFL franchise can replicate the Gunners' popularity in Asia after moving to Los Angeles.
- The son of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis says widespread reports of Juventus bidding to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain are nothing but "a hoax".
- Roberto Mancini says Inter Milan are unlikely to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure this summer, despite their previous working relationship at the Etihad.
MAN UNITED: Before a ball has been kicked in the Jose Mourinho era at Old Trafford, the Portuguese boss has a squad dilemma, according to ESPN FC contributor Richard Jolly. Here's a look at which players don't fit the Special One's style and what might happen to them.
LIVERPOOL: Jordon Ibe is headed to Bournemouth on a four-year deal, the two clubs have announced. The deal with the Cherries includes both buy-back and sell-on clauses and Liverpool will have to pay around 15 percent of the fee they received to Ibe's former club Wycombe Wanderers.
- Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered an Achilles injury during preseason, according to multiple newspaper reports. The Liverpool Echo reports Gomez is set to miss the start of the new season, which begins for Liverpool at Arsenal on Aug. 14.
- Renato Sanches has not been included in Portugal's 17-man squad for the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
LA LIGA: Champions Barcelona will begin their defence of the trophy at home to Real Betis on the weekend of Aug. 20-21, with Real Madrid going to Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid hosting newly promoted Alaves in their opening games.
BARCELONA: Club sporting director Robert Fernandez has said that Barcelona want to keep both Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, despite the fact that neither keeper seems happy with the split-time situation they are in under Luis Enrique.
- Cologne sporting director Jorg Schmadtke refuted claims that Barcelona have submitted an offer for Germany international defender Jonas Hector.
REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is the key to Real Madrid's success in recent years, but the club will be fine once he's gone according to Los Blancos legend Raul. "There is definitely life after Ronaldo," Raul said.
LEICESTER: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said he is delighted Jamie Vardy opted to stay with the club, adding that the striker "is a king."
PSG: Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert has been appointed director of football at Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions have announced.
Best of luck for the future, Jordon. �� pic.twitter.com/JnGsIt6voR- Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 14, 2016
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