As expected, Gary Cahill has been named Chelsea’s next skipper following the departure of long-time talisman John Terry this summer. [ MORE: Mourinho rules out speculation of Bale joining Man United ] While Cahill is no stranger to captaining his side
Virgil van Dijk has been left out of Southampton's squad for a pre-season training camp in France after manager Mauricio Pellegrino revealed the unsettled centre-back is training alone. The Saints are heading to Evian-les-Bains to continue their preparations for the 2017-18 campaign, and are due to play a friendly against Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne on Saturday. Van Dijk, though, will not travel with the team, having been excluded from selection contention and first-team training by new manager Pellegrino.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness feels it is an admission of failure for a club to spend big in the transfer market, as Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with an extraordinary €222million swoop to sign Neymar from Barcelona. The Ligue 1 giants have been heavily tipped to smash the world transfer record by meeting the enormous release clause in the Brazil international's contract, although Barca defender Gerard Pique suggested, via a Tweet on Sunday, that the 25-year-old has been convinced to remain at Camp Nou.