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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Barcelona have already seen one of their star name players leave in a world-record transfer deal against their will, and it could be about to happen again.

Tottenham fans during the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at Wembley ( Steven Paston/PA)

Mauricio Pochettino: Wembley was not the problem in Spurs’ defeat

Mauricio Pochettino insisted Tottenham’s temporary Wembley home was not a factor in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea.

Henrik Stenson kisses the trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship (Chuck Burton/AP)

Henrik Stenson claims Wyndham Championship title after flying finish

Henrik Stenson birdied four of the last six holes as he won the Wyndham Championship by one shot with a closing round of 64.

Marcos Alonso scored both Chelsea goals in a 2-1 win over Tottenham (Steven Paston/PA)

Marcos Alonso double sees champions Chelsea sink Tottenham

Chelsea responded from the humiliating opening to their title defence by extending Tottenham’s Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium.

Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy opened the scoring against Newcastle (Danny Lawson/PA)

Huddersfield defeat Newcastle to maintain winning Premier League start

Aaron Mooy’s fine second-half strike maintained Huddersfield’s dream Premier League start as they beat Newcastle 1-0 in their first top flight home game in 45 years.

Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United will handle pressure situations this season (Richard Sellers/PA)

Manchester United ready to cope with pressure – Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United are ready to handle pressure situations after a convincing start to their Premier League campaign.

Arsene Wenger is keen to slim down his Arsenal squad (Mike Egerton/PA)

Arsene Wenger wants to slim down Arsenal squad ahead of signings

Arsene Wenger wants to slim down his Arsenal squad before making any further additions.

Steve McClaren is back in football (Tim Goode/PA)

Steve McClaren returns to football with Maccabi Tel Aviv role

Former England boss Steve McClaren has joined Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv as a coaching consultant.

Toby Flood could be switching allegiance (David Davies/PA)

Toby Flood considering playing for Germany

Former England fly-half Toby Flood is considering switching allegiance to play for Germany.

Chris Froome improved his standing in the Vuelta (PA Wire)

Chris Froome improves Vuelta standing as Adam Blythe finishes third

Adam Blythe finished third on a windy second stage of the Vuelta a Espana as fellow Briton Chris Froome improved his overall standing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic proves his fitness to a possible new deal at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to have put knee problem behind him

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is keen to prove he is fighting fit following his knee injury.

Antonio Conte shows his delight as Chelsea score late to beat Tottenham at Wembley (Steven Paston/PA)

Chelsea’s battling spirit cheers Antonio Conte as they beat Tottenham at Wembley

Head coach Antonio Conte lauded his “fighters” after Chelsea extended Tottenham’s Wembley woe with a 2-1 Premier League win.

Annika Sorenstam is to step down as Europe's Solheim Cup captain (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Annika Sorenstam rules out continuing as Europe’s Solheim Cup captain

Annika Sorenstam ruled out continuing as captain of the Europe team after they lost the Solheim Cup to the United States.

Eric Bailly, right, celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea

Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.

Stuart Broad took three second-innings West Indies wickets (David Davies/PA)

Stuart Broad overtakes Sir Ian Botham as England hammer West Indies

Stuart Broad lent a famous hand as England took a remarkable 19 wickets on day three of this country’s inaugural floodlit Test to inflict a crushing innings-and-209-run defeat on hapless West Indies at Edgbaston.

Manchester City take on Everton in the Monday night game (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Guardiola warns Manchester City squad to fight for right to play

Pep Guardiola is offering no guarantees of a place to any of his expensively-assembled Manchester City squad.

Mo Farah triumphed in his final track race in Britain before switching to the marathon (David Davies/PA)

Mo Farah triumphs in final British track meeting in Birmingham

Sir Mo Farah triumphed at the Diamond League in Birmingham as he signed off with his final track race in Britain.

Huddersfield Town are joint top of the Premier League (Danny Lawson/PA)

Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

Manchester United, West Brom and Huddersfield maintained their perfect starts to the new season as promoted duo Newcastle and Brighton both failed to open their accounts at the second attempt.

The 44-year-old developed feverish symptoms after visiting a park in London (PA)

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in London park

Former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed how he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick.

Stuart Broad has moved to second in the list of England Test wicket takers (David Davies/PA)

Chris Broad hails son Stuart after he eclipses Sir Ian Botham

Chris Broad hailed the “monumental achievement” of son Stuart after he overtook Sir Ian Botham to climb into second place in England’s all-time list of Test wicket-takers.

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