Jul 21

Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk told to train alone after saying he wants to leave

• Van Dijk declared ‘he is not available to play’, says Mauricio Pellegrino
• Liverpool’s No1 defensive target is not for sale, Southampton insist

Virgil van Dijk has in effect gone on strike at Southampton in an attempt to force a transfer, according to Mauricio Pellegrino. The manager said the defender had told him he wanted to leave and was not available to play for the club. Pellegrino has responded by ordering the Holland international to train alone.

Van Dijk was the subject of a botched move by Liverpool earlier in the summer, with Southampton reporting the Merseyside club to the Premier League for an alleged illegal approach. Liverpool made a public apology to try to defuse the tensions and they promised that their interest in the player had ended, although they have continued to covet him and he remains their sole defensive target. They had been willing to pay £60m.

Related: Liverpool reject £72m Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho: ‘we aren’t a selling club’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/21/virgil-van-dijk-training-alone-southampton-wants-leave-liverpool

Jul 21

Daryl Murphy: Nottingham Forest sign striker from Newcastle United

Nottingham Forest sign striker Daryl Murphy from Premier League side Newcastle United on a three-year deal.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40688457

Jul 21

Chelsea announce signing of Álvaro Morata on a five-year contract

• Spain striker is champions’ third signing of summer at cost of £58m
• ‘It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club,’ says Morata

Chelsea have announced the signing of Álvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year contract. The Spain striker is the Premier League champions’ third major signing of the summer, following the arrival of Antonio Rüdiger from Roma and Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco and reportedly costs in the region of £58m.

Related: Álvaro Morata may need to channel his inner Costa to be Chelsea success | Jonathan Wilson

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/21/chelsea-announce-signing-of-alvaro-morata-five-year-contract-real-madrid

Jul 21

Chelsea complete club record £60m Morata deal

Premier League champions Chelsea sign striker Alvaro Morata from Spanish giants Real Madrid for a club record fee of about £60m.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40667600

Jul 21

Van Dijk training alone and wants move, says Saints boss

Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk is training alone and wants to leave the club, says manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40682751

Jul 21

Video: United’s new third-kit photoshoot

Our video goes backstage as United players pose in the new fan-designed grey adidas strip.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Features/2017/Jul/Video-behind-the-scenes-at-Manchester-United-adidas-third-kit-photoshoot.aspx?newsid=AE9AC8D5-A24C-4DC9-BAC2-FCA47B600E99

Jul 21

Three in action in Dutch win

Sari van Veenedaal, Danielle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema all in action

Permanent link to this article: http://feeds.arsenal.com/~r/arsenal-news/~3/t2WftGqsCAU/three-action-dutch-win

Jul 21

Andrew Robertson: Liverpool sign defender from Hull City for £10m

Liverpool sign Hull’s Andrew Robertson in an initial £8m deal, with midfielder Kevin Stewart going the other way.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40666486

Jul 21

Young Reds in Northern Irish action

United will be involved in the SuperCupNI with two age-groups set to participate.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-And-Staff/The-Academy/Academy-News/2017/Jul/united-kick-off-supercupni-in-northern-ireland-rebranded-milk-cup.aspx?newsid=1AE15908-15B1-48A1-B0A7-EF4E0C44A3F5

Jul 21

Zouma joins Stoke on season-long loan & signs Chelsea contract

Stoke sign Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea, as the French defender signs a new six-year contract with the Blues.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40684771

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