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Arsenal face Bayern in group stage

Arsenal are drawn against Bayern Munich as English clubs find out who they will face in the Champions League group stage - draw details, stats and reaction.

De Bruyne offered 'astonishing' wage

Manchester City make an "astonishing" wage offer to winger Kevin de Bruyne, Wolfsburg's director of sport says.

FC Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton (agg 2-1)

Southampton lose 1-0 to Midtjylland in their Europa League play-off second leg and miss out on the group stage.

Stones transfer request rejected

Everton reject a transfer request from defender and Chelsea target John Stones, says chairman Bill Kenwright.

West Brom rule out Berahino sale

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace tells striker Saido Berahino he will not be allowed to leave during this transfer window.

Burnley sign Barton on one-year deal

Burnley sign former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton on a one-year deal.

I'm no longer a kid - Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli says he cannot make any more mistakes in his career after rejoining AC Milan on loan.

Celtic to host Raith in League Cup

Celtic are at home to Raith Rovers in the third round of the League Cup, while Aberdeen travel to Hibernian.

Man Utd fans held in Bruges clash

Fifty-seven Manchester United fans are arrested in Bruges following the team's Champions League win in Belgium.

Hull sign Maloney from Chicago Fire

Scotland international Shaun Maloney joins Hull City from Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire on a two-year deal.

Sandro must fight for place at QPR

Sandro will not go straight back into the QPR first team after resolving his visa issues, says manager Chris Ramsey.

Pogrebnyak leaves Reading for Dynamo

Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak leaves Reading for Russian club Dynamo Moscow after three years at the club.

Captain Nolan leaves West Ham

Captain Kevin Nolan leaves West Ham United by mutual consent after four years at the Premier League club.

Yaya Toure asks for Ivory Coast rest

Manchester City's Yaya Toure asks not to be included in Ivory Coast's squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Sunderland run down to 'complacency'

Sunderland Ladies boss Carlton Fairweather says complacency has played a part in their run of poor results.

Police investigate chanting at player

A Hampshire police investigation is under way after a formal complaint is received over chanting at Tuesday's Portsmouth v Reading League Cup game.

Video technology coming - Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes video technology will be used in competitive matches to assist the offside rule.

Walters feels not 'valued' by Stoke

Stoke striker Jon Walters, a transfer target for Norwich, reveals his dissatisfaction at the Potters' contract offer.

Carroll close to Hammers return

West Ham striker Andy Carroll could return against Newcastle next month after recommencing first-team training.

Footballers unite for Neville funeral

Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham attend the funeral of Neville Neville, the father of ex-Manchester United defenders Gary and Phil.

Adomah submits Boro transfer request

Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah hands in a transfer request but boss Aitor Karanka does not know why, BBC Tees reports.

Tonev leaves Villa for Frosinone

Aston Villa's Bulgarian forward Aleksandar Tonev joins Italian Serie A side Frosinone on a permanent deal.

Charlton coach ponders Pennant deal

Charlton head coach Guy Luzon is considering offering a deal to former Liverpool and Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant.

VIDEO: De Bruyne, Berahino & Stones latest

BBC Sport's David Ornstein runs the rule over the latest transfer gossip ahead of Tuesday's 18:00 BST transfer deadline.

VIDEO: Wenger calls for offside technology

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger calls for video technology to be used in Premier League football matches to help officials determine offside decisions

VIDEO: Amazing Premier League impressions

Comedian Darren Farley predicts what will happen this season via the voices of Rooney, Rodgers and others.

VIDEO: Injury concerns for NI manager O'Neill

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is sweating over the fitness of five players ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Hungary.

VIDEO: Van Gaal sees Fellaini as striker

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal revealed on the eve of their Uefa Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge that he intends to use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season.

VIDEO: Fear not a factor for Celtic - Commons

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons disagrees with manager Ronny Deila's assessment that the team looked "scared" in their Champions League play-off loss to Malmo.

VIDEO: The 'dark art' of man-to-man marking

BBC Sport's Pat Nevin looks at the "dark art" of man-to-man marking, and asks whether managers are increasingly adopting such tactics in the Premier League.

VIDEO: Barca stars on show for Pedro farewell

New Chelsea signing Pedro admits that he never thought he would leave Barcelona but has been given the best welcome ever by his new team-mates.

VIDEO: Van Dijk unsure on Celtic future

Virgil van Dijk fields questions on his Celtic future and admits the Champions League play-off loss to Malmo could be his last match for the club.

VIDEO: Cech was man of the match - Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech for a "man of the match" display in their 0-0 Premier League draw.

VIDEO: Wenger criticises referee after draw

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticises referee Michael Oliver for disallowing a "regular goal" as his side draw 0-0 against Liverpool at the Emirates.

VIDEO: WSL goals: Houghton & Dowie's doubles

Watch a round-up of the best action from the weekend's Women's Super League fixtures.

Who will win race for top Fifa job?

After his exclusive interview with Sepp Blatter, Richard Conway analyses the potential candidates for Fifa's top job.

Maracana to FA Cup preliminary round

After sharing the Maracana pitch with his legendary Brazilian namesake, Ryan-Zico Black eyes FA Cup success with Guernsey FC.

Who desperately needs to strengthen?

Who is impressing and who desperately needs new faces? Phil McNulty assesses last season's Premier League top six so far.


After sporting failures at the World Athletics Championships, we asked the BBC Sportsday audience to share theirs.

Celtic blow chance on the big stage

Celtic bow out of the Champions League with a dismal display and a damning assessment from their manager, writes Tom English.

Transfer deals - August 2015

Track all the latest signings day by day throughout August in England, Scotland and across the world.

Manager ins and outs - August 2015

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

'Deila scared remarks misconstrued'

First team coach John Kennedy thinks comments made by Celtic boss Ronny Deila have been misread because English is not his first language.

Coleman delays Wales contract talks

Manager Chris Coleman says he will begin negotiations about a new contract if Wales qualify for Euro 2016.

Hutton anger at Lowry suspension

Derry City boss Peter Hutton criticises the ban handed to Philip Lowry ahead of the league clash against St Pat's Athletic.

Neymar lookalike signs for Limerick

Limerick sign 16-year-old Barry Cotter, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar.

Lawro's predictions v Darren Campbell

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Darren Campbell with his Premier League predictions.