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Steve Bruce: Newcastle United hold talks with Sheffield Wednesday manager

Steve Bruce managed Sunderland to a 13th-place finish in the Premier League in his first full season with the Black Cats

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce said he has held talks with Newcastle United over their vacant managerial position.

The Premier League Magpies have been without a manager since Rafael Benitez left in late June, saying the club "did not share his vision".

"It's in the hands of the clubs," said 58-year-old ex-Sunderland boss Bruce.

"It's come from nowhere over the last two or three days, so let's see what the weekend brings."

Bruce was appointed as Owls manager in January and guided them to 12th in the Championship.

Born near Newcastle and a boyhood Magpies fan, he told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It's happened so quickly that I've got to take stock of the whole situation.

"We'll see what develops over the next 24 to 48 hours."

On July 11 former England boss Sam Allardyce said he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle as manager.

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Cavaleiro joins Fulham on loan

Last Updated: 13/07/19 4:55pm

Ivan Cavaleiro becomes Fulham's first signing of the summer

Ivan Cavaleiro becomes Fulham's first signing of the summer

Fulham have signed Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro on a season-long loan, with the option to make the deal permanent next summer.

The 25-year-old was a regular in the Wolves side that won the Championship in 2018, but started just six matches as they returned to the Premier League last season.

After sealing his move to Craven Cottage, Cavaleiro told Fulham's website: "I'm really happy to be here and sign for Fulham. This is a big and respected club in England and through the rest of the world.

"Fulham has been involved in a European final, so it holds great pedigree.

"This is a good opportunity for me to grow as a player as well so I'm very happy to be here and I'm excited to be meeting everyone today."

Cavaleiro, who has two caps for Portugal, joined Wolves from Monaco three years ago.

He becomes Fulham's first signing of the summer following their relegation from the Premier League.

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Dejan Iliev joins ŠKF Sereď on loan

Dejan Iliev has joined Slovak Super Liga side ŠKF Sereď on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper joined Arsenal in the summer of 2012 from Macedonian outfit FK Belasica - and has since made over 40 appearances for the club at youth level.

Dejan has appeared twice for Macedonia at under-21 level and played a key-role in our under-23s title-winning 2017/18 season, earning him a contract extension in July 2018.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Dejan all the best for his season with ŠKF Sereď and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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Manchester United beat Perth Glory 2-0: Paul Pogba says ‘no need’ to talk

Manchester United named a different XI in each half

Manchester United's £89m record signing Paul Pogba said there was "no need" to talk after helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side start their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win against Perth Glory.

Second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and James Garner proved decisive at the Optus Stadium.

Pogba provided the assist for Rashford in his first game since stating a desire to leave Old Trafford, a view that has been reinforced twice since by his adviser Mino Raiola.

The midfielder declined to speak to reporters after the game, saying there was "no need" to do so.

Real Madrid and Juventus are both interested in the 26-year-old, although neither club has made a bid. United are understood to value Pogba at over £150m.

Pogba was overlooked for the captaincy in Perth as Juan Mata wore the armband after half-time, although Solskjaer said the France midfielder would be considered for the role this season.

"I don't think that needs explaining, we will discuss that later on," said Solskjaer, when asked why he was thinking about Pogba for the role.

Paul Pogba celebrates painful fluke goal in Manchester United training

Lukaku future uncertain

Romelu Lukaku is the second high-profile player facing an uncertain future at United.

The Belgian missed Saturday's game with a "minor niggle", according to Solskjaer, who expects him to be fit for Wednesday's encounter with Championship outfit Leeds, who will arrive in Perth on Sunday.

However, Lukaku's future seems to hinge on suitors Inter Milan selling Argentina forward Mauro Icardi.

That possibility appears to have moved a step closer after Inter said Icardi was returning to Milan from their training camp in Lugano. He will not be considered for the club's tour of Asia, which includes a game against United in Singapore on 20 July.

Lukaku told journalists "you guys will know something next week" when he was asked about his future after the game.

As with Pogba, Solskjaer said his club had not received any bids for the £75m forward, adding "let's see when the season starts" when asked if he could see Lukaku staying at Old Trafford beyond the 8 August transfer deadline.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka played the entire second half

Despite showing interest in a number of players, including Leicester defender Harry Maguire and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, United have only signed two players since last season's disappointing sixth-place Premier League finish. Winger Daniel James started the first half of Saturday's game, and defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka the second.

Solskjaer praised both men afterwards, even if Wales international James had little opportunity to show the electric pace that persuaded United to pay Swansea £15m for him.

Because England Under-21s' Wan-Bissaka was operating further back, the £45m former Crystal Palace full-back was at least able to make a greater impression.

Solskjaer does want to make further additions, although he refused to give any further details.

"You need to speak to Ed [Woodward, executive vice-chairman] or others," he said.

"We are working, as I said before. Timing is an issue but we are optimistic."

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Brentford withdraw Maupay from friendly

Last Updated: 13/07/19 10:48am

Brentford striker Neal Maupay will not play in their friendly against Dynamo Kiev on Saturday due to the ongoing uncertainty over his future, Sky Sports News has been told.

The Bees have withdrawn the 22-year-old from the squad and given him permission to return to France for three days because he has not been in the right frame of mind to play.

Aston Villa, Brighton, Sheffield United and West Ham have all expressed interest in the Frenchman.

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Maupay is expected to return to training at the Bees' Jersey Road training ground on Tuesday.

Brentford are understood to want in the region of £20m for him.

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