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Trending: Paul Pogba banned for United, Koscielny ruled out for Arsenal

Here are the latest stories for Friday.

MAN UNITED: Paul Pogba is banned for his new club's game with Bournemouth this weekend. The FA revealed: "He was booked twice in last season's Coppa Italia, which results in a one-game ban. This has been transferred to England."

- Jesse Lingard has revealed that new manager Jose Mourinho likes to have a laugh with the team and that he's been surprised by the Portuguese's light-hearted manner and joking manner.

- Jose Mourinho must sell from his Manchester United squad before he can buy the central defensive leader he craves, club sources have told ESPN FC, pushing Juan Mata and at least nine other players further to the exit.

- Timothy Fosu-Mensah has agreed a new long-term deal to stay at Manchester United, according to British newspaper reports.

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Sky Sports he does not believe he is arrogant, adding that he becomes "a lion" when he steps onto a football pitch.

SUNDERLAND: New Sunderland manager David Moyes has confirmed that Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has joined on loan for the rest of the season.

- Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson is facing up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair a damaged knee ligament.

ARSENAL: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of rushing Laurent Koscielny back for Sunday's Premier League opener against Liverpool, leaving him with only a trio of young centre-backs to choose from for the game.

- Jack Wilshere believes that the Gunners are closer to a Premier League title than most would believe, saying there are just a few small things the team need to work on.

- Shkodran Mustafi's agent says the Valencia defender is in talks with Arsenal but that the clubs are still negotiating a transfer fee.

MAN CITY: New Manchester City defender John Stones is fit to play against Sunderland in the club's first Premier League game of the weekend.

- Goalkeeper Joe Hart's future at the Etihad could be in doubt, with Pep Guardiola apparently interested in Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen. That's the lead in today's Transfer Talk blog.

CHELSEA: Chelsea have trademarked the club's name for use on all clothing items in an attempt to cut down on unofficial merchandise sellers.

- Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has forbidden ketchup, brown sauce and fizzy drinks as he changes the nutritional regime of the first-team squad, club sources have told ESPN FC.

LIVERPOOL: Sassuolo have expressed an interest in signing Mario Balotelli from Liverpool, according to the cousin of the Italian forward's agent Mino Raiola.

- Simon Mignolet has said he is focusing only on himself as he looks to cement his place as Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper.

- It seems fairly certain Christian Benteke won't be at Anfield for the upcoming season. West Brom are the latest team to express an interest in the Belgium international.

SOUTHAMPTON: Dusan Tadic has signed a new four-year contract with Southampton, committing him to the club until 2020.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are set to hear the result of their appeals on the FIFA signings bans imposed for breaking youth transfer regulations.

- Livorno forward Andrea Favilli is happy to be linked with Real Madrid, his agent has revealed.

- Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale have returned to training with Real Madrid following a break after their participation at Euro 2016.

BARCELONA: Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan says his Twitter account was hacked, after Blaugrana fans reacted angrily when it seemed he had "liked" photos praising Real Madrid.

- Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti has said he had never wanted to visit the Camp Nou before playing in it.

- Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen won't be available for the team's Spanish Super Cup first leg against Sevilla on Sunday. A statement from the club said Ter Stegen had "sprained a ligament in his left knee during the Thursday morning training session following the 3-2 defeat of Sampdoria."

WEST HAM: The Premier League is the best in the world, says West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, who likened its attraction for star managers to that of Hollywood.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Have a look at our latest infographic with the top players to watch this season, narrated by FC contributor Iain Macintosh.

- Burnley's Tom Heaton says the new ball that will be used in the league this season gets extra slippery when wet. The goalkeeper said of the new Nike's new Ordem 4: "I actually prefer it if I'm honest, I don't know if I should say that but I do. It flies a little bit truer."

-  Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has said that the English top flight attracts world-class star managers like Hollywood. 

INTER MILAN: Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has said he will provide backing for new coach Frank de Boer in the transfer market and thanked former boss Roberto Mancini for the job he did.

AC MILAN: AC Milan are to appoint former Juventus and Inter Milan chief Marco Fassone as their new general manager and executive director once their takeover is complete.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak from Crystal Palace, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

- Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has said he expects to have Yannick Bolasie with the team for the weekend's Premier League opener against West Brom, amid continued transfer speculation surrounding the midfielder.


Lamine Kone has asked to leave Sunderland just days before the start of the new Premier League season as Everton lead the chase for his signature.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino says Mousa Dembele will be a "big loss" to Tottenham Hotspur in the first four matches of the season but refused to blame the midfielder's suspension for the club's disastrous finish to last term.

SWANSEA: Record Swansea signing Borja Baston plans to live up to his nickname and deliver Premier League goals after completing his £15.5 million transfer from Atletico Madrid.

BAYERN MUNICH: Thomas Muller has said Borussia Dortmund fans should show gratitude to former captain Mats Hummels when he returns to the Westfalenstadion with Bayern Munich on Sunday.

- Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he is in no rush to decide his future, as he has another three years left on his contract.

PSG: Paris Saint-Germain will be without star striker Edinson Cavani and captain Thiago Silva when they kick off their Ligue 1 title defence at Bastia on Friday.

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