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Jesse Lingard sees no limit to Manchester United potential this season

Jesse Lingard believes “anything is possible” at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United this season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored Liverpool's first goal in Hoffenheim (Michael Probst/AP)

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 2-1 to edge closer to Champions League group stages

Teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold ensured his European debut was extra special with a brilliant free-kick to set Liverpool on their way to a 2-1 victory in their Champions League play-off first leg against Hoffenheim.

Arsene Wenger says no progress has been made in striking a deal with star striker Alexis Sanchez (Nick Potts/PA)

Arsene Wenger willing to sacrifice hefty fee to keep Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger is ready to accept the financial “sacrifice” of keeping Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and admits there has been no progress on a new deal for the forward.

Jese Rodriguez has joined Stoke from PSG on a season-long loan (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

Stoke clinch Jese Rodriguez signing on season-long loan

Stoke have announced the signing of Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain.

Kei Nishikori has torn a tendon in his right wrist and is out for the rest of the season ( Paul Chiasson/AP)

Kei Nishikori is latest injury victim as wrist problem ends his season

Kei Nishikori has become the latest leading player to announce he will miss the rest of the season because of injury.

Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League qualifier victory in Hoffenheim (Michael Probst/AP)

Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool’s latest defensive lapse after win in Germany

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is happy to be bringing a lead back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim despite another late defensive lapse.

Wales coach Shaun Edwards will work part-time with Cardiff Blues on a consultancy basis (David Davies/PA)

Wales coach Shaun Edwards links up with Cardiff Blues

Wales coach Shaun Edwards will work part-time with Cardiff Blues on a consultancy basis.

Mark Stoneman will make his England debut against the West Indies (Nick Potts/PA)

Stoneman to make England debut against West Indies

England Test captain Joe Root has announced opening batsman Mark Stoneman will make his debut against West Indies at Edgbaston.

The All England Club has secured a £175million loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon's Number One Court (John Walton/PA)

Wimbledon secures £175million loan for retractable roof over Number One Court

The All England Club has secured a £175million loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon’s Number One Court and other ‘Master Plan’ projects.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign PSG right-back Serge Aurier (pictured) as a replacement for Kyle Walker (John Walton/Empics)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say L’Equipe reports Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Paris St Germain right-back Serge Aurier to replace Kyle Walker, but must wait on a court ruling before they can complete the deal.

Tony Bellew may face UFC fighter Michael Bisping in a boxing bout (Nick Potts/PA)

UFC fighter Michael Bisping opens door to Tony Bellew bout

Michael Bisping, Briton’s first UFC champion, has opened the door to a potential boxing showdown with former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew.

Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving Southampton in this window (Martin Rickett/PA)

Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” – Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” as keeping the defender is “the statement we need to make” at this juncture.

Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea shows Cristiano Ronaldo the red card (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo fails with appeal against five-match ban for pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.

Manu Tuilagi  was sent home from an England training camp for breaching  the code of conduct (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Hartley says Tuilagi and Solomona let England down but will fight to earn recall

Captain Dylan Hartley has tipped Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to force their way back into the England squad despite being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.

Suzann Pettersen has withdrawn from the Solheim Cup due to injury (Kenny Smith/PA)

Injury rules Suzann Pettersen out of Solheim Cup

Europe’s bid to regain the Solheim Cup has suffered a major blow after Norway’s Suzann Pettersen was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts with shock after being sent off at the Nou Camp (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo labels five-match ban for pushing a referee ‘ridiculous’

Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee “exaggerated and ridiculous” and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

Gareth Ellis is retiring at the end of the season (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Hull skipper Gareth Ellis eyes Wembley glory after revealing retirement plan

Hull captain Gareth Ellis has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas on August 26 (Scott Heavey/PA)

Robert Byrd to referee bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

American referee Robert Byrd is to oversee the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on August 26.

Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a medical at Everton (Nigel French/PA)

Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move

Everton have agreed a deal worth up to £45million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Joselu has joined Newcasle from Stoke on a three-year contract (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Joselu completes move to Newcastle from Stoke

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez finally received some good news on the transfer front after signing Stoke striker Joselu.

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