Arrest warrant issued for former Turkey international over coup, Pulis insists Baggies need five more players to compete, and Steve McClaren auditions to join the Vengaboys

 

1. Officers investigating the recent attempted military coup in Turkey have issued an arrest warrant for former Turkey international striker Hakan Sukur, who has become increasingly politically active since retiring from football.

2. World record signing Paul Pogba will not feature for Manchester United in Jose Mourinho’s first competitive match as United manager as the French midfielder is serving a ban carried over from his time in Italy.

3. Match of the Day presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker is convinced his former club Leicester City cannot replicate their shock title winning exploits from last season as the Foxes have sold midfielder N’Golo Kante to Chelsea.

4. 20-year-old Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore has signed a three-year contract at Chelsea whilst simultaneously being loaned out to Ajax for the season.

5. Tony Pulis has insisted he needs at least five new additions to his West Bromwich Albion squad if the Baggies are to be competitive in the forthcoming season.

6. Former Croatia international Robert Prosinecki wasn’t backwards in coming forwards when offering an opinion about new Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain’s robust stature. Prosinecki, who played in World Cups for his country said of Higuain’s build: “he’s fatter than me” (WhoAteAllThePies).

7. We’re not sure exactly how this Serbian game managed to continue, in hat can best be described as apocalyptic conditions, but we’re glad it did as it makes for a brilliant spectacle (Mirror).

8. Want-away Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has issued the world’s least subtle ‘come and get me’ plea to Real Madrid. You have to applaud the France international but Real probably have other players in mind ahead of an approach for the Magpies’ playmaker (ESPNFC).

9. League One club Charlton Athletic sent a strongly worded letter to one fan who had voiced his opinion on social media rather too strongly. The fan was informed that he wouldn’t be given his season ticket until he apologised for his comments (BBC).

10. And finally…We think Steve McClaren is trying to get himself work as part of a Vengaboys tribute act. Here he is taking on their hit sing Boom, Boom, Boom, whilst analysing Jose Mourinho’s signings at Manchester United this summer (Metro).

By Chris Horricks

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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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