The Offside Daily – Southampton make signing, Tottenham Hotspur star happy at Spurs and Chelsea have least passionate fans?


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Saido Berahino has pulled out of the U21 European finals after picking up an injury.

2. Spurs striker Harry Kane suggests he is flattered by the rumours of him moving but is very happy at Tottenham.

3. Southampton have signed defender Cedric Soares for £4.7million from Sporting Lisbon.

4. Brazilian Neymar has been given a provisional 1 match ban following his red card in the Copa America.

5. Belgium will seek compensation if the decision to give Russia the 2018 World Cup is overturned.

6. Gaming fans plan to boycott the new FIFA release if Jordan Henderson is on the front cover. (Mirror)

7. Cristiano Ronaldo has had a galaxy named after him. (BBC Sport)

8. A new study has shown that Chelsea have the least passionate fans. (Standard)

9. Bendtner for governor? That’s what a picture on his instagram suggests. (Instagram)

10. Clint Dempsey has been given a red card for ripping up a referee’s notepad. (Metro)

5 Transfer Rumours that won’t go away:

1. Paul Pogba – Juventus to Paris Saints Germain – £70 million

2. Charlie Austin – QPR to Various EPL clubs – £15 million

3. Troy Deeney – Watford to Newcastle – £10 million

4. Petr Cech – Chelsea to Arsenal – £10 million

5. Rob Green – QPR to Chelsea – Undisclosed

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.

Find more of Julian’s Offside Rule contributions here.


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