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Player-manager Vincent Kompany makes himself Anderlecht captain

Player-manager Vincent Kompany makes himself Anderlecht captain

Player-manager Vincent Kompany has taken the step of making himself captain of Anderlecht once again, before relinquishing tactical and matchday responsibilities for head coach Simon Davies.

LIVE: The Ashes - England vs Australia: Follow all the action from day one

LIVE: The Ashes - England vs Australia: Follow all the action from day one

The third Test between England and Australia gets underway at Headingley on Thursday morning after the potentially-momentum swinging draw at Lord's. Join JAMES DUTTON for live coverage.

Transfer news: Real Madrid representatives in Paris for negotiations with PSG for Neymar

Transfer news: Real Madrid representatives in Paris for negotiations with PSG for Neymar

Real Madrid are officially making their move for Brazilian superstar Neymar, after a delegation of representatives travelled to Paris for negotiations.

Team Paul Pogba: The men desperate for Man Utd star to finally seal Real Madrid move

Team Paul Pogba: The men desperate for Man Utd star to finally seal Real Madrid move

PETE JENSON: Despite the pessimism emanating from Real Madrid there still seems to be a small loyal army of agitators trying to move Pogba to the Spanish capital.

Transfer news: Bayer Leverkusen 'interested in Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren'

Transfer news: Bayer Leverkusen 'interested in Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren'

The Croatia international has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and has been linked with a move away during the summer transfer window. And now Lovren could be on his way to Bundesliga.

Transfer news: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou completes £5million move to Besiktas

Transfer news: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou completes £5million move to Besiktas

The 24-year-old, who flopped following his arrival from Marseille in 2016, posted on Twitter: 'It's now time for me to leave this great club that is Tottenham.'

From Balotelli's Brescia homecoming to Quagliarella proving age is just a number - 10 stars to watch

From Balotelli's Brescia homecoming to Quagliarella proving age is just a number - 10 stars to watch

From Quagliarella looking to defend the golden boot in the season he turns 37 to Ramsey enduring his maiden campaign in Turin, Sportsmail looks at 10 players to look out for in Serie A this season.

Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole signs one-year deal with Dutch club VVV-Venlo 

Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole signs one-year deal with Dutch club VVV-Venlo 

Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has signed a one-year contract with Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo. The midfielder scored 10 goals in 262 appearances for the Black Cats.

Man United News: Sanchez 'misses training to head to US embassy to get visa for Chile duty'

Man United News: Sanchez 'misses training to head to US embassy to get visa for Chile duty'

The 30-year-old, who has struggled for form at United, is in negotiations with Inter Milan over a season-long loan deal from Old Trafford. He reportedly had to visit the US embassy in the capital.

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton set to miss World Cup warm-up match against England with thumb sprain

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton set to miss World Cup warm-up match against England with thumb sprain

Johnny Sexton has missed out on Ireland's World Cup warm-up clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday. The fly-half sat out of training at the start of the week in Portugal.

Football news: Bury have 24 hours to save 134 YEARS of history… but why won't Steve Dale sell?

Football news: Bury have 24 hours to save 134 YEARS of history… but why won't Steve Dale sell?

Bury are on the brink of extinction after the League One club were plunged into a financial crisis earlier this summer. Here, Sportsmail answers all the questions surrounding the ongoing turmoil.

'Road to recovery': Ruben Loftus-Cheek shares image of Chelsea youngsters on comeback trail

'Road to recovery': Ruben Loftus-Cheek shares image of Chelsea youngsters on comeback trail

It has been a difficult start to the season for Chelsea, but there could soon be some good news for Frank Lampard's side, with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek closing in on a return to action.

Eddie Jones names England team to face Ireland

Eddie Jones names England team to face Ireland

England have reverted to the 10-12 alliance of George Ford and captain Owen Farrell for Saturday's clash against Ireland at Twickenham, in a line-up featuring nine changes.

Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana star Junior Agogo dies aged 40 

Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana star Junior Agogo dies aged 40 

Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40. He suffered a stroke two years after retiring from football in 2015 that left him debilitated.

Can you guess the La Liga star from their childhood photo? 

Can you guess the La Liga star from their childhood photo? 

La Liga is home to some of the most recognisable superstars on the planet. But could you identify them if we were able to set the clocks back on them just a touch?

Liverpool confirm redevelopment of Anfield Road stand with 'ambitious new plans'

Liverpool confirm redevelopment of Anfield Road stand with 'ambitious new plans'

Liverpool have officially confirmed they will be going ahead with redevelopment of the Anfield Road stand in the near future.

Big night Ray? Arsenal legend Parlour posts drunken video with talkSPORT colleague Alan Brazil

Big night Ray? Arsenal legend Parlour posts drunken video with talkSPORT colleague Alan Brazil

Ray Parlour and Alan Brazil may have awoken to the mother of all hangovers after what appeared to be a very heavy drinking session. Parlour was swaying and slurring his words.

Borussia Dortmund star Axel Witsel reveals he shunned moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United 

Borussia Dortmund star Axel Witsel reveals he shunned moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United 

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed he turned down Jose Mourinho twice earlier in his career by rejecting moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Ex-England rugby star James Haskell makes shock move into MMA with Bellator

Ex-England rugby star James Haskell makes shock move into MMA with Bellator

Former England rugby star James Haskell has announced a shock transition into professional MMA and signed a deal with Bellator.

Arsenal news: Cristiano Ronaldo admits how he almost signed for Gunners

Arsenal news: Cristiano Ronaldo admits how he almost signed for Gunners

Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on how his career very nearly took a different path and he almost signed for Arsenal, following a meeting with legendary boss Arsene Wenger.

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane 'changes mind on James Rodriguez future'

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane 'changes mind on James Rodriguez future'

Zinedine Zidane has reportedly completely changed his mind regarding the situation of James Rodriguez , and now has the Colombian firmly in his Real Madrid plans.

David Beckham 'targets Barcelona star Luis Suarez' as marquee signing for Inter Miami

David Beckham 'targets Barcelona star Luis Suarez' as marquee signing for Inter Miami

Beckham's Inter Miami have already signed two players - Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza - as they continue to make additions ahead of their first MLS campaign next year.

Bury owner Steve Dale holding out for £2million payment for his 'time and resources'

Bury owner Steve Dale holding out for £2million payment for his 'time and resources'

EXCLUSIVE: Bury owner Steve Dale is still holding out for a sizeable personal settlement in takeover negotiations with the 134-year-old club now hours away from going to the wall.

Andy Murray set for first Challenger Tour appearance in 14 years at Rafa Nadal Open

Andy Murray set for first Challenger Tour appearance in 14 years at Rafa Nadal Open

The former world No 1 has lost both of the singles matches he has played since returning from January's hip surgery and, with the US Open starting on Monday, is dropping down a level.

Transfer news: PSG waiting to make move for Madrid's Keylor Navas

Transfer news: PSG waiting to make move for Madrid's Keylor Navas

Paris Saint Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is poised to make a move for goalkeeper Keylor Navas, after learning the Costa Rican has asked Real Madrid for a transfer.

Bolton Wanderers confirm departure of manager Phil Parkinson

Bolton Wanderers confirm departure of manager Phil Parkinson

Bolton have officially confirmed the departure of manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin, and insisting the pairs resignations were accepted 'with great reluctance.'

Fraser Forster in line for Celtic return following agreement with Southampton

Fraser Forster in line for Celtic return following agreement with Southampton

The Scottish champions have agreed a deal with Southampton for the goalkeeper who has fallen out of favour. Forster has been drafted in to challenge to Scott Bain and Craig Gordon.

World's fastest man Christian Coleman 'has missed THREE drugs tests'

World's fastest man Christian Coleman 'has missed THREE drugs tests'

EXCLUSIVE - MATT LAWTON: Christian Coleman, the world's fastest man for the last three years, is fighting for his reputation over an alleged series of missed drugs tests.

Football news: Gianluca Vialli set to become president of former club Sampdoria

Football news: Gianluca Vialli set to become president of former club Sampdoria

Gianluca Vialli is leading a group of investors trying to buy Serie A club Sampdoria, according to reports in Italy. The consortium is close to agreeing a 100million euros deal.

Twitter 'will monitor accounts of 50 top black players' as they look to clamp down on racial abuse

Twitter 'will monitor accounts of 50 top black players' as they look to clamp down on racial abuse

Twitter will monitor the accounts of 50 top black players in an attempt to clamp down on the racial abuse suffered by the likes of Paul Pogba and Tammy Abraham.

Manchester United news: Romelu Lukaku lays into former club, saying he was made a scapegoat

Manchester United news: Romelu Lukaku lays into former club, saying he was made a scapegoat

The Belgium international left the club this month to join Inter Milan for a fee worth £75million after just two seasons in the North West, and had plenty to say about his treatment at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid ready to swoop for Neymar as Barcelona run out of options in battle with PSG

Real Madrid ready to swoop for Neymar as Barcelona run out of options in battle with PSG

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Real Madrid are ready to pounce and hijack Barcelona's deal for Neymar when their El Clasico rivals exhaust all possible options to sign the Brazilian.

Lukaku reveals admiration for former Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Lukaku reveals admiration for former Man United boss Jose Mourinho

The Inter Milan forward and the Portuguese manager worked together briefly at Chelsea before the latter brought the striker to Old Trafford for £75million in the summer of 2017.

Manchester United transfer news: Man United face STAGGERING £36m Alexis Sanchez bill

Manchester United transfer news: Man United face STAGGERING £36m Alexis Sanchez bill

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands the San Siro club are planning on offering Sanchez a contract worth no more than £150,000-per-week if they make deal permanent

Wayne Rooney shown straight red card in DC United defeat by New York Red Bulls

Wayne Rooney shown straight red card in DC United defeat by New York Red Bulls

Wayne Rooney's American odyssey took a turn for the worse when he was shown a straight red card during DC United's defeat by New York Red Bull after clashing with Cristian Casseres.

Transfer news: FIVE of the Premier League's big six are ready to battle for Kai Havertz

Transfer news: FIVE of the Premier League's big six are ready to battle for Kai Havertz

The 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, who has already been capped by Germany three times, has been one of the stand-out stars in the Bundesliga over the past two seasons.

Man Utd icon Robin Van Persie backs 'great player' Alexis Sanchez to rediscover form

Man Utd icon Robin Van Persie backs 'great player' Alexis Sanchez to rediscover form

Sanchez, like the Van Persie, swapped north London for Manchester, but has failed to follow in the Dutchman's footsteps since joining last January.

Real Madrid offered Bruno Fernandes but Sporting Lisbon want £64m

Real Madrid offered Bruno Fernandes but Sporting Lisbon want £64m

The Portugal international is keen to move on to new pastures after attracting interest from a host of clubs off the back of his highly-impressive campaign last term.

Cristiano Ronaldo praises 'healthy rivalry' with Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo praises 'healthy rivalry' with Lionel Messi

The Juventus forward has battled it out with the Argentine for over a decade in a bid to be recognised as the best footballer in the world, with nothing to separate the pair.

Manchester United news: Romelu Lukaku blasts club over handling of £73m departure to Inter Milan

Manchester United news: Romelu Lukaku blasts club over handling of £73m departure to Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku launched a scathing attack on Manchester United for their handling of his £73million transfer to Inter Milan in a podcast recorded before he sealed the switch.

Boxing news: Tyson Fury mocks Andy Ruiz by claiming he could beat him with just one hand

Boxing news: Tyson Fury mocks Andy Ruiz by claiming he could beat him with just one hand

The Gypsy King is preparing for his bout with Otto Wallin but couldn't help himself when asked about his chances against the Mexican-American fighter who famously beat Anthony Joshua.

Transfer news: The frozen-out stars at the Top Six clubs desperate for a move abroad

Transfer news: The frozen-out stars at the Top Six clubs desperate for a move abroad

The Premier League transfer window may have closed but the top flight's biggest clubs are still hoping to do plenty of business before its European equivalent shuts on September 2.

Anthony Joshua gets tattoo of a lion and a forest on his middle finger to cover up calluses

Anthony Joshua gets tattoo of a lion and a forest on his middle finger to cover up calluses

The 29-year-old booked into his local tattoo shop in Southgate, London for the work to be done, which uses one of the calluses as a moon. Southgate SG Tattoo was the venue for the superstar's inking

Wolves have been to Turin once before... and knocked out Juventus thanks to a secret weapon

Wolves have been to Turin once before... and knocked out Juventus thanks to a secret weapon

On the club's only other European trip to Turin, the Midlands club held mighty Juventus to a 1-1 draw in the quarter-finals of the 1972 UEFA Cup and then finished off the job at Molineux.

Fulham 4-0 Millwall: Ivan Cavaleiro at the double as new-look Cottagers romp to victory

Fulham 4-0 Millwall: Ivan Cavaleiro at the double as new-look Cottagers romp to victory

ADRIAN KAJUMBA AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Ivan Cavaleiro scored twice as Scott Parker's new-look Fulham side thrashed Millwall at Craven Cottage with a one-sided performance.

Newcastle United news: Newcastle United set for LOWEST crowd of Mike Ashley era

Newcastle United news: Newcastle United set for LOWEST crowd of Mike Ashley era

Around 20,000 seats remain on sale for the second round tie but large sections of St James' Park are not open, including the upper tiers of the Gallowgate and Milburn stands.

Leeds United 1-0 Brentford: Super-sub Eddie Nketiah scores late winner

Leeds United 1-0 Brentford: Super-sub Eddie Nketiah scores late winner

The game was following a familiar pattern for Leeds of dominating possession but failing to find a killer blow until Nketiah was summoned from the bench in the 77th minute.

Champions League round-up: Red Star Belgrade draw away, Krasnodar thrashed and Dinamo Zagreb win

Champions League round-up: Red Star Belgrade draw away, Krasnodar thrashed and Dinamo Zagreb win

Red Star Belgrade's Champions League qualifying odyssey continued on Wednesday when the former European champions drew 2-2 away to Young Boys.

Manchester United news: Manchester United may have to wait until January for De Gea to sign deal

Manchester United news: Manchester United may have to wait until January for De Gea to sign deal

The goalkeeper's current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season meaning he could sign pre-contract terms with another club in January. United want him to pen fresh terms now.

Chris Waddle recalls a mad time in Marseille, music... and the mafia

Chris Waddle recalls a mad time in Marseille, music... and the mafia

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CRAIG HOPE: On a grey August night in his native North East, Waddle met up with Sportsmail for a beer to reflect on three colourful years on the Cote d'Azur…

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