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Premier League/England

Liverpool agree deal to sell Bobby Duncan to Fiorentina - BBC Sport
The Liverpool forward is close to joining Italian side Fiorentina on a permanent transfer.

‘Azpilicueta treading same path as former Chelsea liability’ - Football365
Tony Cascarino says that Cesar Azpilicueta reminds him of former player Branislav Ivanovic.

Europe

Gonzalo Higuaín again the defining figure in Juventus-Napoli rivalry | The Guardian
Italian football’s Old Lady ended up looking an awful lot like the Roman goddess Fortuna – the original Lady Luck.

Romelu Lukaku says ‘we’re going backwards’ in fight against racism | The Guardian
Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racist chanting while playing for Internazionale at Cagliari.

Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale sent off after scoring twice - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale is sent off in stoppage time after scoring two goals to rescue a point for Real Madrid against Villarreal in La Liga.

PSG sign Internazionale’s Mauro Icardi on loan as Neymar stays put | The Guardian
Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign Mauro Icardi on a season-long loan from Internazionale.

MLS/Americas

MLS competition’s new frontier: Ever-expanding front office structures – The Athletic ($)
Successful MLS executives need a defined skillset. But with rapid expansion, the supply of candidates isn’t in line with demand.

Dani Alves playing in attack for São Paulo - but this is no marketing stunt - Planet Football
Dani Alves is wearing No.10 for São Paulo, but this is no early retirement.

Other

Sancho fears players will fall out of love with football if racism continues - BBC Sport
England and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho says incidents of racism will make players fall out of love with the sport.

Forget billionaires and welcome the fan-ownership revolution - Football365
There’s a lot of oversimplification in here, but for lower- and non-league clubs, some parts of this make sense.