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News and links for Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

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Arsenal v Manchester City: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images

Everton close in on Swansea defender Ashley Williams - sources - ESPN FC
Everton are closing in on the signing of Swansea and Wales captain Ashley Williams, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Flirting with Madrid, teasing Man City: How the £93.8m Pogba saga played out -
ANALYSIS: Manchester United have wrapped up a world-record deal for Paul Pogba but it was not always clear that he would end up at Old Trafford

Pogba's Manchester United move sees Madrid toppled as transfer kings -
Paul Pogba is set to join Man Utd for €110 million, breaking the world transfer record held by Real Madrid ever since Luis Figo left Barcelona in 2000

Nashville heavyweights begin push for Major League Soccer expansion team
The 22-member Nashville MLS Organizing Committee will help push for a team in Music City.

Axel the new rose of Turin? Why Witsel is the man to replace Pogba at Juventus -
Axel Witsel has the talent and, more importantly, the mental strength to cope with the pressure of filling the massive void left by Paul Pogba in the Juventus midfield

How Man City could line up with John Stones -
Manchester City have completed the signing of John Stones from Everton just a few days before their first Premier League game of the season. How could Pep Guardiola's side line up with the 22-year-old?