The Offside Daily – New Liverpool signing in memorable debut, Manchester United defender injured and Southampton exodus continues…


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Atletico Madrid are on the verge of signing French international Antioine Griezman from Real Sociedad.

2. Hull City have had a bid accepted by Sheffield United for Harry Maguire.

3. Carlo Tavecchio, vice president of the Italian Football Federation, has been caught up in a race row after commenting on the influx of African players in Italy.

4. Arsene Wenger admits he is prepared to take a necessary gamble on Southampton teenager Calum Chambers.

5. Rafael is ruled out of Manchester United’s pre season tour after sustaining a groin injury.

6. The selfie phenomenon keeps on growing, this time with pitch invaders snapping Mario Balotelli in the US. (BBC)

7. Slovakian goalkeeper Richard Zajac attempts a chipped clearance, only for it to land in his goal. (Metro)

8. Did Southampton boss Ronald Koeman poke fun at the clubs exodus with this tweet? (Twitter)

9. Watch the moment Fernando Torres misses from two yards out in a pre season friendly. (Daily Mail)

10. Liverpool signing Lazar Markovic makes a memorable debut by hitting a steward on the head. (Metro)

And 5 transfer stories that will not go away:

Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid to PSG – £51 million

Divick Origi – Lille to Liverpool – £12.5 million

Fabio Borini – Liverpool to Sunderland – loan move

Arturo Vidal – Juventus to Manchester United – £48 million

Pepe Reina – Liverpool to Bayern Munich – £3.9 million

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