Pogba has medical ahead of record-breaking transfer, Frank de Boer to succeed Mancini at Inter and man wins over £57,000 with 20p bet on three games

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1. France midfielder Paul Pogba has arrived in Manchester to have a medical ahead of completing his world record move from Juventus back to Old Trafford for a sum expected to top £89m.

2. Celtic captain Scott Brown branded Hearts’ Jamie Walker a ‘cheat’ for his part in earning his team a penalty, which Walker himself scored from during Brendan Rodgers’ team’s 2-1 win over the Edinburgh club at Tynecastle.

3. A Brazil side including Barcelona superstar Neymar were sensationally held to a draw by international minnows Iraq in a group match of the Olympic football tournament being played on their own soil in Rio.

4. Sunderland are prepared to let Scotland international Liam Bridcutt go out on loan to Championship club Leeds United in order to remove the highly paid defender from their wage bill.

5. Internazionale Milano are preparing to appoint former Ajax manager Frank de Boer as their new boss after the San Siro club sacked former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini.

6. José Mourinho found it most amusing when he spotted a journalist had fallen asleep during his press conference after Manchester United’s 2-1 Community Shield victory over Premier League champions Leicester City (Mirror).

7. Mexican club Santos Laguna’s keeper Agustín Marchesín suffered a hand injury during his side’s goalless draw at the weekend, but he came back on to the field to complete the rest of the game as an outfield player (WhoAteAllThePies).

8. To say former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor’s debut for American side Portland Timbers was eventful is the understatement of the year. He scored an own goal in the ninth minute and was eventually substituted with the Timbers trailing 3-1, only to see his new side go on to win 4-3 in stoppage time (ChronicleLive).

9. Bastian Schweinsteiger captained Germany to winning the World Cup before signing for Manchester United, yet Turkish giants Galatasaray only value the midfielder at £3m. By today’s standards, that is a frankly insulting fee (DreamTeamFC).

10. And finally…the feel-good story of the year, an unemployed man whose dad has been ill for a long time won just short of £58,000 from a 20p bet on three Scottish League Cup games all ending in 7-0 home victories (Metro).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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About Ben Wheatland (121 Articles)
Ben is a supporter of Swindon Town FC. He is an aspiring sports writer, and his ramblings can be found on TheBootRoom and TheFootballForecast. He is also the editor of TheOffsideDaily. In his spare time he reads and writes about corruption in FIFA, and in football more generally.

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