Football news (in summary) the last 24 hours (pics)

Trying to get a grasp of what has happened in football in last 24 hours? Check it out in our daily news summary.

TOP STORIES

OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m.

OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich break transfer record for Lyon star Tolisso

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Corentin Tolisso from French giants Lyon on a five-year deal that runs until 2020.

OFFICIAL: Premier League fixtures for 2017/18 released

The fixtures for the 2017/18 season were released just now, with champions Chelsea — who start at home to Burnley — the first team to face Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League.

TRANSFER HEADLINES

Verratti drops more Barcelona hints

Marco Verratti and his agent had dinner with Barcelona star Lionel Messi on Wednesday night, claim reports in Spain and social media hints.

Milan raise Andrea Belotti bid to €80m

Milan are closer than ever to Andrea Belotti by offering to spread the €80m cost over two years, as Nikola Kalinic is put on the back-burner.

Bellerin keen to join Barcelona but feels tied to Arsenal, says Suarez

The Gunners defender has long been linked with a return to the Catalan club and is reportedly open to the idea of joining this summer.

Way to Man Utd? No place for James & Morata in Real Madrid’s kit launch

The Colombia playmaker and the Spain striker did not feature as Los Blancos unveiled their 2017-18 strip and seem set to leave the club this summer.

Juventus received Douglas Costa’s okay on a potential deal

Douglas Costa has reportedly given the green light to Juventus, who must now agree a fee with Bayern Munich.

Barcelona have signed Marlon to a permanent deal for the next three seasons

Barcelona have confirmed they have exercised their option to sign Marlon Santos and the defender has penned a three-year deal at Camp Nou.

WHAT THEY SAY

‘Excellent’ Pogba will get better and better, says France team-mate Lloris

“Maybe he had some things to prove, because he belongs to one of the best clubs in the world and he plays in the Premier League, and he has to show his level,” Lloris told the Telegraph.

Mbappe destined to have great future, says Chelsea star N’Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante has backed France team-mate Kylian Mbappe to make a huge impact no matter what club he plays for next season. “I have had the opportunity to train with him and he is a great talent. He has done very well at Monaco and now he is doing the same with the national team in France.”

Capello: My job is to improve Chinese football

Capello’s compatriots Marcello Lippi(head coach of Chinese national football team) and Fabio Cannavaro(head coach of CSL club Tianjin Quanjian) have both garnered success in China in recent years. Asked if he contacted the duo before taking the Suning job, Capello delivers a rather indirect response. “We(Lippi and I) almost entered the coaching business at the same time and then carried on to become successful. I hope he can succeed as head coach of China. We as coaches should always make the players prepared. It is our job to help China make their mark in world football, and it’s our goal as well.”

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