Trending: Jose Mourinho gives up on Gareth Bale after Super Cup loss
Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has given up on his pursuit for Gareth Bale after the Wales forward started for Real Madrid in their 2-1 UEFA Super Cup win over Manchester United on Tuesday.
- Mourinho said a video review would have ruled out Real Madrid's opening goal and led to extra time in the UEFA Super Cup.
- Nemanja Matic was solid but Paul Pogba disappointed in Musa Okwonga's player ratings.
REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane said his team "remains hungry" after they added a sixth trophy during his less than two years in charge by beating Manchester United to lift the UEFA Super Cup.
- Isco said he is confident that a new deal with Real Madrid is close and "will be done soon" after he helped inspire a 2-1 victory against Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup.
- Isco starred for Real Madrid in Rob Train's player ratings.
- WATCH: Isco, Bale or both? FC pundits are split.
LIVERPOOL: Steven Gerrard has told BT Sport that Philippe Coutinho will have to create "war" if he is to leave Liverpool for Barcelona.
- Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are focused on their opening Premier League fixture against Watford before thinking about the important Champions League qualifying game against Hoffenheim next Tuesday.
- Middlesbrough are closing in on a loan move for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
- Liverpool have used the summer break to make over 70 improvements to Anfield ahead of the start of the 2017-18 season.
- Liverpool have announced that U.S. company Western Union will become their first-ever shirt sleeve sponsor, signing a five-year deal.
BARCELONA: Barcelona believe they have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian put pressure on the Premier League club to let him leave, sources close to the Catalan club told ESPN Deportes' Jordi Blanco.
- Nelson Semedo says he made peace with Neymar before the Brazil international left for Paris Saint-Germain after the two clashed in training last month.
- Borussia Dortmund are willing to enter negotiations with Barcelona over a transfer of winger Ousmane Dembele, according to multiple reports in Germany.
PSG: The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has told L'Equipe he is confident that Neymar will soon be able to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut.
- Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore have raised questions over the cost of the Neymar deal.
CHELSEA: Antonio Conte has conceded that Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United is a "great loss" for Chelsea and reiterated that more signings are required for the Blues to have any hope of defending their Premier League title this season.
- Gary Cahill says that there has been no significant change to Antonio Conte's demeanour in training despite his increasing frustration at Chelsea's difficulties in the transfer market this summer.
ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger has ruled Alexis Sanchez out of Arsenal's Premier League opener with Leicester on Friday due to an abdominal strain.
- Deportivo La Coruna have not given up hope of bringing Arsenal striker Lucas Perez back to the La Liga club this summer.
MLS: Los Angeles FC completed a deal to sign Mexico attacker Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad on Tuesday.
- The Seattle Sounders' attempt to acquire Dynamo Kiev attacker Derlis Gonzalez is unlikely to get done before the close of the Major League Soccer summer transfer window on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN FC.
- Atlanta United has added veteran depth for its playoff push by acquiring defender Bobby Boswell from D.C. United.
AC MILAN: The "majority of Europe's biggest clubs" have asked about AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca, his agent has said.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has told the BBC that games will not be broadcast at 3 p.m. on Saturdays "as a solidarity issue."
LIGUE 1: Lille have asked the French Football League (LFP) to rescind the yellow card shown to forward Anwar El Ghazi in Sunday's Ligue 1 win for removing his shirt to pay tribute to former teammate Abdelhak Nouri.
SWANSEA: Paul Clement is keen for Gylfi Sigurdsson's future to be resolved as quickly as possible after talks over a move to Everton stalled, sources close to the Welsh club have told ESPN FC.
NEWCASTLE: Rafa Benitez says he is "not happy" with Newcastle's transfer business so far this summer as they prepare to make their Premier League return this weekend.
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