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Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United agrees on transfer with Everton |
Manchester United is looking to sign striker Romelu Lukaku after the club agreed on a fee of 75 million pounds ($97 million) with Everton.

Wayne Rooney back at Everton would be a fairytale – but it may well end in tears | Paul Wilson | Football | The Guardian
Thirteen years after leaving Everton for Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney could be about to return - but does Ronald Koeman really a need a player who seems to have his peak years behind him?

Kanu: Saving lives better than trophies - BBC News
Nigeria and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu inspired millions across Africa as a player. Now he wants to make a difference off the pitch, by improving healthcare on the continent.

Premier League reaches its 25th anniversary - but for the first time ever it will begin with no Scottish managers - Daily Record
Scotland has provided English football with some it's greatest bosses over the years but now Alex Neil at Preston is the only Scot in the top two divisions south of the border.

Can U.S. soccer fill Red Bull Arena with U.S. supporters for World Cup qualifier? - The Washington Post
USSF names NYRB’s stadium in New Jersey, which is a giant pain to get to, for the US men’s team’s Sept. 1 match against Costa Rica.

Wycombe Wanderers' 'kaleidoscope-inspired' goalkeeper kit - BBC Sport
League Two side Wycombe Wanderers attract attention for their "bee-attracting" goalkeeper kit.

Jermain Defoe shares emotional thoughts on Bradley Lowery |
Your semi-regular reminder that athletes are, in fact, human beings.