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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Champions League and a private island

News and links for Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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Arsene Wenger of Arsenal

Gareth Bale hires £380,000 private island to propose to his high-school sweetheart
Gareth Bale capped off a summer to remember by proposing to his long-term girlfriend on a luxury Spanish island.

Wolfsburg's Guilavogui fractures neck -

Football clubs susceptible to guru thinking in the transfer market - ESPN FC
Football clubs are always looking for an edge but sometimes that search can cause problems. After all, there's no secret to the transfer market.

Champions League attraction a thing of the past for signing players - ESPN FC
Champions League qualification no longer holds the same attraction for star players to join a club, writes Miguel Delaney.

Manchester City complete signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke - ESPN FC
Manchester City have completed the signing of Germany international Leroy Sane from Schalke.

Sunderland's David Moyes: 'I was unfairly treated' as Man United boss - ESPN FC
David Moyes insists he was unfairly treated at Manchester United as he begins his new role at Sunderland.

Argentina name Sao Paulo coach Edgardo Bauza as manager - ESPN FC
Acting Argentina football federation (AFA) president Armando Perez has named Sao Paulo manager Edgardo Bauza to coach the Albiceleste.

United States Bahrain U19s teams brawl at COTIF Tournament - ESPN FC
The United States and Bahrain under-19's men's national teams were involved in a violent brawl at the end of a match at the COTIF Tournament in Spain.

Philadelphia Union close to bringing USMNT's Alejandro Bedoya to MLS - sources - ESPN FC
The Philadelphia Union are in advanced negotiations to bring U.S. national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya home to Major League Soccer.