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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

What's trending: Chelsea agreed deal with Leicester City to sign N'Golo Kante - reports

Here are the latest stories for Friday.

CHELSEAChelsea have agreed a deal with Leicester City to sign midfielder N'Golo Kante for a fee around £30 million, according to multiple reports.

- 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.

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger will give the Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil a four-week holiday to recover from Euro 2016 -- meaning they are likely to miss the Gunners' Premier League opener.

- 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.

JUVENTUS: Medhi Benatia has completed a move to Juve on a season-long from Bayern, who have an option to buy him for €17 million. 

- The son of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis says widespread reports of Juventus bidding to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain are nothing but "a hoax".

WEST HAM: After Dimitri Payet reportedly said he's committed to staying with West Ham, his agent came out and insisted he never gave such an interview.

MAN CITY: John Stones has met with Everton's hierarchy to inform them of his wish to join Manchester City, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

- 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 UNITEDBefore 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.

Paul Pogba said he still does not know where his future lies or when Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might contact him after he was questioned on the subject by ESPN broadcasters.

LIVERPOOLJordon 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.

PORTUGAL: Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has told ESPN FC that Portugal's win at the European Championship in France has seen Cristiano Ronaldo fulfil all his ambitions.

- Renato Sanches has not been included in Portugal's 17-man squad for the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

LA LIGAChampions 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.

BARCELONAClub 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 MADRIDCristiano 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.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND: The club remain coy about the return of Mario Gotze amid reports in German media that the Bayern Munich midfielder is set to return to his former club this summer.

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."

ENGLANDFormer England international and current LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard expressed confidence that the Three Lions would make the right hire in their search for a new manager. 

PSG: Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert has been appointed director of football at Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions have announced.

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