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Premier League/England

Newcastle close in on Emil Krafth as Matt Ritchie defends ‘honest’ Ashley | The Guardian
The Sweden right-back Emil Krafth is close to completing a £5m move to Newcastle.

Romelu Lukaku to join Inter after Manchester United accept £70m bid | The Guardian
Inter are confident of signing Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.

Tottenham agree £55m fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso | The Guardian
Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso.

Man City complete deal for Juventus full-back as Danilo moves other way - BBC Sport
Manchester City complete the signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus for £60m as Danilo moves the other way.

Ex-Man Utd, Arsenal striker Welbeck joins Watford - Football365
Watford have signed Danny Welbeck on a free transfer following his release from Arsenal.

David Preece: What I learned from working first hand with Ravel Morrison at Ostersund | FourFourTwo
Can Sheffield United solve the puzzle that is Manchester United’s former prodigy?

MLS/Americas

U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists in equal-pay dispute
The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired two lobbying firms to counter claims by U.S women’s team players from that they are paid less than the men.

Bojan Krkic joins Montreal Impact on 18-month deal | Pro Soccer USA
The midfielder joined the Montreal Impact on an 18-month deal with options for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Rest of the World

African Champions League: Esperance declared winners - BBC Sport
Tunisian club Esperance are declared African Champions League winners after Wydad are found guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final.

Other

When Saturday Comes - Binned, stolen, or somewhere under the bed: When footballers’ medals go missing
It’s surprising how many players allow their awards to go astray – some never to be seen again.