Football Gossip & Transfer News For September 1, 2016

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, has annoyed manager Jurgen Klopp after failing to find another club. Klopp wanted Sakho to prove himself elsewhere but the player turned down approaches from Stoke, West Brom and Besiktas. (Daily Mirror)

Daniel Sturridge’s representatives approached Arsenal about a late loan deal for the striker, but Liverpool want to keep the 26-year-old. (Goal)The Sun

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he “can’t understand” why Pep Guardiola let goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, go on loan to Torino. (Metro)

Hart is set to appear for England in their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday after Southampton keeper Fraser Forster, 28, injured his arm in training. (Telegraph)

Guardiola has also been criticised by a former player, as ex-Bayern Munich defender Dante, 32, said the coach was not good “on a human level”. (Bild – in German)

Tottenham’s bid for Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 26, was blocked after Jose Mourinho told the France international he was in his future plans. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 31, will stay with the Gunners despite a deadline day offer from Spanish club Espanyol. (Squawka)

Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 23, turned down a move to Chelsea to stay with the Serie A side. (Goal)

Norwich missed out on signing 19-year-old Watford striker Jerome Sinclair. The Canaries wanted to sign the England youth international on an initial six-month loan. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blocked Leeds United from signing forward Yaya Sanogo, 23, on loan. (Sun)

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, made his final appearance for Germany, and briefly paused the game for a selfie and a hug with a fan. (Metro)

Reds’ midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, could miss the Manchester derby after leaving the field with an injury during Armenia’s friendly with the Czech Republic. (Sun)

Juventus missed out on signing Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, after the player spent 13 hours at the club waiting for a deal to be agreed. (Gazzetta World)

Best of social media

Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero passed on a message to Joe Hart as he completed his move to Torino.

Willy Caballero

Sergio Aguero also wished Hart good luck, saying that the two had shared “unforgettable moments” at Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero

Samir Nasri thanked City fans after he joined Sevilla on a season-long loan.

Samir Nasri

National League side Macclesfield Town poked fun at the amount of money spent on Deadline Day.

Macclesfield Town

And Stoke City striker Peter Crouch also got in on the act.

Peter Crouch

Chelsea and ex-Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi welcomed David Luiz back to the club, poking fun at their past rivalry.

Michy Batshuayi

While midfielder Moussa Sissoko celebrated his late move to Tottenham with a traditional signing day snap.

Moussa Sissoko

Iceland Foods sent a message to Jack Wilshere about their local store in Bournemouth when the Arsenal midfielder was linked with a move to the Cherries. (Metro)

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo added another title to his collection as he beat Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul at poker to win £15,000 for charity. (Daily Mail)

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