Manchester City goalkeeper , Joe Hart has been surprisingly left of of England's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Southampton coach Mauricio Pellegrino says that Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving for Liverpool this summer.
 
Van Dijk is still training alone after trying to force through a move to Anfield, earning criticism from Matthew Le Tissier.
 
Liverpool have shown a clear interest in signing the Dutch central defender, but Southampton are sticking firm.
 
“The situation is the same. I can’t say no more, because the situation is the boy is aside of the team because he doesn’t want to play for us,” Pellegrini said.
 
“I would like to bring the boy and to persuade him that he’s important for us and the club will not sell him.
 
“We are expecting the best for everyone, even for Virgil, but he doesn’t want to be part of the team.”
 
Will they really refuse all bids and have him stewing? Or will a deal eventually be reached?
The Gunners signed the 26-year-old France star from Lyon for £52m earlier this summer.
 
Lacazette has impressed since making the switch and scored his first Emirates goal in yesterday's 2-1 pre-season defeat to Sevilla.
 
The striker admits life in north London is completely different to what he has been used to before.
 
But he insists he has now found what he wants by joining Arsene Wenger's ranks.
 
Lacazette said: "Everything has changed. I felt that I was entering a new world.
"In terms of the players, the technical staff, the football - everything is different.
 
"That’s what I was looking for. It is I who needs to adapt as soon as possible. Everything is different. It’s bigger, goes faster, stronger - it’s good.
 
"It’s a great league with lots of teams. In my opinion there is no small team.
 
"Even against the smallest one it’s not always easy. I can’t wait to see how the season goes."
Wenger is excited to see what Lacazette can do next season and believes he'll definitely score goals for Arsenal.
 
He said: "He has a very strong record in scoring goals and that comes from the fact that he is in the right positions in the box and anticipates well.
 
"Overall, that is a very important quality that will be needed throughout the season."
 
Wenger's Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley next weekend.
Romelu Lukaku is set to have a medical with Manchester United after they agreed to pay Everton an initial £75m for the Belgium striker.
 
The deal for the 24-year-old, initially reported by BBC Sport on Thursday, is believed to include £15m in add-ons.
 
United said they were "delighted" to agree a deal, and the move was "subject to a medical and personal terms".
 
Chelsea had matched the Red Devils' bid, but appear set to miss out on re-signing their former player.
 
The Blues were not willing to match the fees Lukaku's agent, Mino Raiola, would earn if the forward moved to Old Trafford.
 
"A further announcement will be made in due course," added United.
 
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was manager of Chelsea when they sold Lukaku to Everton for £28m in July 2014.
 
The Belgian scored 25 Premier League goals last season, and United have been chasing him for most of the summer.
 
They are keen to conclude a deal before they depart for a pre-season tour to the United States on Sunday.
 
Wayne Rooney is not expected to be part of United's squad for the trip as he looks set to return to Everton on a free transfer. The two deals are not connected.
 
Lukaku was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht in August 2011 for a fee reported to be about £20m.
 
He made just one Premier League start for the club and spent time on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton before sealing a permanent move to Goodison Park.
 
Lukaku turned down the most lucrative contract offer in Everton's history in March, thought to be worth £140,000 a week, and later said: "I don't want to stay at the same level. I want to improve and I know where I want to do that."
 
Lukaku in stats
 
With two goals against Hull City in March, Lukaku became the first Everton player since Gary Lineker in 1985-86 to score 20 league goals in a season.
Lukaku is also only the fourth player to score more than 80 goals in the Premier League before turning 24 (after Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Rooney).
He has scored more goals than any other Everton player in Premier League history (68).
Lukaku is one of only three players to have scored more than 10 goals in each of the past five Premier League seasons (alongside Olivier Giroud and Sergio Aguero).
 

 

Everton are stepping up their interest in re-signing striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.
 
The future of the the 31-year-old, who started 15 Premier League games last season, has been the subject of speculation for several months.
 
The United captain's long-time adviser Paul Stretford held talks over a possible move to China in February.
 
Rooney began his career at Goodison Park before joining United for £27m in August 2004.
 
Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri would regard Rooney's return to Goodison Park as a major coup.
 
Rooney has said repeatedly that he would not leave Old Trafford for any Premier League team other than Everton, although it is understood that they are not the only club interested.
 
Rooney, who has a contract with United until 2019, has seen his playing opportunities limited under Jose Mourinho's management.
 
Asked in May if he wanted to stay at Old Trafford, the former England captain said: "Of course. I've been at this club for 13 years, but I want to play football."
 
Everton's director of football Steve Walsh said in February that "it would be wrong" to ignore a potential deal for the forward, who is United's record goalscorer.
 
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, 24, has emerged as United's preferred striking option to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic - with any deal likely to mean Rooney will be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
 
Mourinho's side are scheduled to report for pre-season training on Saturday before leaving for a five-match tour of the United States the following day
Everton are stepping up their interest in re-signing striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.
 
The future of the the 31-year-old, who started 15 Premier League games last season, has been the subject of speculation for several months.
 
The United captain's long-time adviser Paul Stretford held talks over a possible move to China in February.
 
Rooney began his career at Goodison Park before joining United for £27m in August 2004.
 
Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri would regard Rooney's return to Goodison Park as a major coup.
 
Rooney has said repeatedly that he would not leave Old Trafford for any Premier League team other than Everton, although it is understood that they are not the only club interested.
 
Rooney, who has a contract with United until 2019, has seen his playing opportunities limited under Jose Mourinho's management.
 
Asked in May if he wanted to stay at Old Trafford, the former England captain said: "Of course. I've been at this club for 13 years, but I want to play football."
 
Everton's director of football Steve Walsh said in February that "it would be wrong" to ignore a potential deal for the forward, who is United's record goalscorer.
 
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, 24, has emerged as United's preferred striking option to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic - with any deal likely to mean Rooney will be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
 
Mourinho's side are scheduled to report for pre-season training on Saturday before leaving for a five-match tour of the United States the following day
Atletico Madrid are hoping to pip Chelsea to the signing of Vitolo by loaning him out to Las Palmas until January.
 
Atletico and Chelsea are interested in the Sevilla winger this summer and they can sign him if they meet his £35m release-clause.
 
However, Atletico's pursuit of the Spaniard had looked unlikely given the fact they are banned by FIFA from registering new players until January.
 
That means Vitolo would be unable to play for the Spanish side for the first half of the season and it is a situation that put Arsenal-bound Alexandre Lacazette off joining the club.
 
But, Atletico are ready to get round the issue by instantly loaning Vitolo to Las Palmas until January.
 
Las Palmas sporting director Toni Cruz, explained to reporters in Spain: "The president has come to an agreement so that if Vitolo does join Atletico de Madrid, he will join UD Las Palmas on loan until January."
 
Las Palmas are Vitolo's boyhood club and he came through the ranks there before joining Sevilla in 2013.
 
As a result, the 27-year-old is behind Atletico's plan and has given it his full support
 
Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld expects Jurgen Klopp to return to Germany and take the reins at the Allianz Arena after winning Liverpool's first Premier League title.
 
Klopp took charge of Liverpool in 2015 and has since gone on to guide them to a League Cup and Europa League final, in which they lost both, as well as into next season's Champions League.
 
And with Klopp's third season in England soon to get under way, Hitzfeld told T-Online that the former Borussia Dortmund boss is on the right path to bringing a first league title to Liverpool since 1990.
"Jurgen Klopp is one of the top coaches, but compared to others he has yet to win a big international trophy," Hitzfeld, who won the Champions League with Bayern and Dortmund, said. "He will be Premier League champion sooner or later, I am fully convinced.
 
"He's building something there, is a motivator, recognised and overall fantastic advertisement for German coaches. It's not easy to prevail in England, but he did it."
However, Hitzfeld says that Klopp, who is under contract at Anfield until 2022, will not stay there forever, and will return to Germany one day to manage Bayern.
 
"Jurgen Klopp will always be a candidate for the Bayern job. He knows the Bundesliga, he won the league and also the German Cup [with Dortmund]," he said. "I think and expect him to be the FC Bayern coach one day."
 
Earlier this year, Klopp said that it is "very unlikely I will become a club-hopper," dropping hints he could retire after his tenure at Liverpool comes to an end.
 
Klopp started out as a coach at Mainz where he stayed for seven years before joining Dortmund in 2008.
 
During his time at the Westfalenstadion, the club won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, when they also lifted the DFB Pokal. In 2013, Dortmund reached the Champions League final, which they lost to domestic rivals Bayern.
 
 
Michael Keane explains why he resisted Man Utd temptation to join Everton
MICHAEL KEANE admits he was tempted to re-join Manchester United.
Everton have signed Keane, 24, on a five-year deal from Burnley. The fee could rise to a cub-record equalling £30m and takes Everton's spending to almost £100m already this summer.
 
He joined the Clarets from United for just £2m in January 2015.
 
And the defender, who made his England debut against Germany earlier this year, was being linked with a return to Old Trafford.
 
But Keane reckons Goodison Park is the ideal place for him to develop as a player.
He told Sky Sports: "Of course it was a temptation [to join Manchester United] - it's your boyhood club but you have got to take your heart out of it sometimes and think what's best for you, and I feel as if this is the best place for me to come and continue my development.
 
"It's a club with such big history and a great fan base so I can't wait to pull on the shirt and play for this club."
 
Keane also revealed that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman, himself a former centre-half, played a big part in his decision.
 
"He used to play in my position," he added. "I have been fortunate enough that in the clubs I have played in the past, the manager has played in my position as well and I feel like he was a very classy centre-half so he can still teach me things.
 
"I want to develop, I am only 24 years old, which is young for a centre-half but I feel how much they wanted me was a big factor as well.
 
"Bill Kenwright has got a great relationship with my representatives and he was a major factor in me coming here, and Steve Walsh as well.
 
"I know him from my days at Leicester, so I felt really wanted by everyone at the club and I just can't wait to get going now."
Chelsea were paid £150.8m by the Premier League after winning the 2016-17 title - 50% more than the top earners in 2015-16.
 
The 2016-17 season was the first of the latest TV deal and saw a total of almost £2.4bn paid to the 20 clubs - up from £1.6bn last season.
 
Bottom club Sunderland got £93.471m - more than the £93.219m 2015-16 winners Leicester pocketed the previous season.
 
The figures are based on broadcast and commercial deals plus prize money.
 
Funds from the Premier League's central commercial deals and overseas broadcast rights are shared equally - as is half of the domestic broadcast income.
 
A quarter is paid out in prize money based on each club's league position and the other quarter in "facility fees" for each game broadcast on UK television.
 
Arsenal were the top earners in 2015-16 with £100.9m - but only the three relegated sides of Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland were paid less than that figure in 2016-17.
 
The ratio between the highest and lowest totals paid by the Premier League to its clubs in 2016-17 was 1.61 to 1, the lowest among Europe's top leagues, which means the Premier League is more equal when it comes to sharing revenue than its rivals.
 
The Premier League also paid out nearly £220m to Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich, QPR, Reading and Wigan in parachute payments.
 
Villa, Newcastle and Norwich - the three most recently relegated sides - got almost £41m each.
 
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