Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma

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Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma
Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma
Liverpool agree a fee in the region of £66.8m for Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

Chelsea transfer news: Gary Cahill considering quitting amid reports of £44m Daniele Rugani arrival

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Chelsea transfer news: Gary Cahill considering quitting amid reports of £44m Daniele Rugani arrival

GARY CAHILL could follow Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard out of the Chelsea exit door.

The club captain is contemplating quitting the club with reports that new boss Maurizio Sarri is in the market for a new central defender with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani firmly in his sights.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is plotting a Stamford Bridge exitGetty Images - Getty

The 32-year-old also struggled to impress last season with Antonio Rudiger taking his spot in defence for a period of the season.

Cahill, who has also lost his starting position in the England set-up, is fearing another season on the substitute bench.

The former Bolton man has spent six years with the club, winning six major trophies but now feels it could be his time to move on, according to the Standard.

He will hold talks with the new gaffer once he returns from holiday as he continues his recovery from reaching the World Cup semi-finals with the Three Lions.

Juventus’ Daniele Rugani is wanted by boss Sarri is a £44m dealGetty - Contributor Cahill could be pushed further down the pecking order if Chelsea sign a new defenderReuters

Cahill has just one year left on his deal and it will be the club’s last chance to secure a fee for his signature or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months.

Sarri faces a tough task of keeping some of his key assets at the club with the futures of Hazard and Courtois shrouded in doubt.

Hazard made it clear that he wants his dream move to Real Madrid this summer when he revealed after the World Cup: “Everyone knows my preferred destination.”

His international team-mate Courtois is also attempting to steer a move to the Bernabeu.

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois will be given a three-week holiday, putting their potential moves to Real Madrid in jeopardyEden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are both being lined up for a move to Real MadridAFP

The keeper holds all the power with just 12 months left on his contract.

Courtois’ family all still reside in Madrid which only adds to his desire to return to the Spanish capital.

Chelsea could battle with Liverpool for Roma’s Alisson as a replacement.

Jorge Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after World Cup failure

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Jorge Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after World Cup failure
Jorge Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after World Cup failure

France World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

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France World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

The French squad is stacked with quality players, so they are expected to get a long way in Russia.

France World Cup FixturesKylian Mbappe has been France's best player, and faces Uruguay in the quarter finals (getty Images) The French squad is stacked with quality players, so they are expected to get a long way in Russia.

West Ham sign Paraguay defender Balbuena

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West Ham sign Paraguay defender Balbuena
West Ham sign Paraguay defender Balbuena
West Ham sign Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena from Brazilian side Corinthians on a three-year deal.

England's Greenwood & Chamberlain in Man Utd Women squad

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England's Greenwood & Chamberlain in Man Utd Women squad
England's Greenwood & Chamberlain in Man Utd Women squad
England pair Alex Greenwood and Siobhan Chamberlain are among 21 players signed by Manchester United Women.

Talking Tactics: Four lessons we learnt from World Cup semi-finals

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Talking Tactics: Four lessons we learnt from World Cup semi-finals
Talking Tactics: Four lessons we learnt from World Cup semi-finals

It isn't coming home after all. England's valiant World Cup campaign came to an end on Wednesday night with a disappointing extra-time defeat to Croatia that can be blamed on a mixture of tiredness and inexperience both mentally and tactically. Gareth Southgate has created a joyous England team, which is no small feat, but ultimately did not have a plan B as Croatia's cool-headed midfielders began to control the game.

Belgium will also rue a missed opportunity for their golden generation. Roberto Martinez was surprisingly conservative in his tactical decisions, leaving his side too static to break down such a stern France defence. For Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, and Vincent Kompany, their dreams of lifting the World Cup trophy are over.

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