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Wayne Rooney: Derby County move 'not just about coming home'


Derby role 'too good to turn down' for Rooney



Ex-England captain Wayne Rooney says his move to Derby County is not "just about coming home", and he hopes to keep playing for as long as possible.

The 33-year-old forward will join the Championship side from Washington-based DC United in January as a player-coach.

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Laurent Koscielny: Bordeaux sign defender from Arsenal (2019)

Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal in 2010 and made more than 300 appearances for the north London club



Arsenal have sold defender Laurent Koscielny to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).

The 33-year-old centre-back had a medical on Tuesday and has returned to France after nine years with the Premier League club.

Read more: Laurent Koscielny: Bordeaux sign defender from Arsenal (2019)

Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries


The Algeria winger took medicine while leading his country to AFCON glory and his club couldn't verify its contents ahead of Sunday's game



Riyad Mahrez missed Manchester City's Community Shield triumph over Liverpool to avoid the risk of failing a doping test, manager Pep Guardiola said.

The Algeria international told Guardiola he was ready to play at Wembley on Sunday despite having only recently returned from Africa Cup of Nations glory in Egypt.

Read more: Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries

Dele Alli injury: Tottenham midfielder to miss start of season

Alli has missed Tottenham's last two friendlies



Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the start of the new Premier League season with a hamstring injury.

The 23-year-old did not feature in Sunday's pre-season defeat by Inter Milan and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he will not be fit to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Read more: Dele Alli injury: Tottenham midfielder to miss start of season

Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores in friendly defeat

Luis Suarez's place in the Barca XI could be under threat from Antoine Griezmann but he took his goal well

 

An excellent late goal from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 friendly win over Arsenal at a packed Nou Camp.

In their final pre-season game, Arsenal named a fairly strong starting XI and led at half-time through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's fine individual strike.

Read more: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores in friendly defeat


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