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Picture of the day – July 8

08/07/2020

The City of Manchester Stadium was initially built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, following failed bids to host the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics in the city.

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Football rumours from the media

06/07/2020

What the papers say Thiago Alcantara is reportedly “desperate” to play in the Premier League and could be heading to Merseyside as Liverpool consider a £32 million deal for the Bayern Munich central midfielder. The Daily Mail says Liverpool “are interested” in signing the 29-year-old Spain international, who has just one year left on his contract and wants to experience another league after stints in the Bundesliga and LaLiga. But the Sun reports Bayern manager Hansi Flick has insisted he is trying to convince Thiago to stay in Bavaria.

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The return of the Premier League in pictures

17/06/2020

Exactly 100 days since the last Premier League match, the competition resumed following its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure at Villa Park, while Manchester City eased to victory over Arsenal. Here, the PA news agency looks at the league’s return in pictures.