League Cup

Luton to host Aston Villa in EFL Cup

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Five-times League Cup winners Aston Villa will travel to Luton, the 1988 winners, in the EFL Cup first round. Grimsby’s first cup tie since returning to the English Football League is away to Derby, while League Two side Blackpool host League One side Bolton. The ties will be played in the week commencing Monday, 8 August. Newcastle and Norwich will ...

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QPR tie can give Swindon belief – Williams

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Swindon Town boss Luke Williams says an EFL Cup first-round visit to Queens Park Rangers can give his squad belief. Championship side QPR will host League One Swindon at Loftus Road in August. The Robins won 2-0 at QPR in round two in 2013-14, starting a run of seven wins in 11 games, and Williams knows a similar result could ...

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Sunday's gossip column

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<!– For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.[1] Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes he can persuade Barcelona and ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 29, to join him at Etihad next season – with the help of his football agent brother Pere. (Express)[2] Guardiola also wants to sign Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, even ...

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Wednesday's gossip column

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<!– For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.[1] Manchester City believe Pep Guardiola will give them the edge in their bid to lure Lionel Messi, 28, from Barcelona. (Daily Mail)[2] Leicester have told Claudio Ranieri, 64, he will be rewarded with a £3m-per-year double-your-money deal at the end of the season. (Mirror)[3] Tottenham boss ...

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Monday's gossip column

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<!– For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.[1] Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is the front-runner to replace the Remi Garde at Aston Villa with the Frenchman expected to be sacked. (Daily Mail)[2] The Football Association is making a last-ditch attempt to try to stop Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, 19, from committing his international ...

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Garth Crooks' team of the week

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Manchester City picked up the first silverware of the season with victory in an epic Capital One Cup final[1] at Wembley, while Leicester once again emerged from the weekend as big winners at the top of the Premier League table. Tottenham remain in close proximity to the Foxes after coming from behind to beat Swansea and Arsenal blew their chances ...

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Liverpool v Manchester City

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How to follow Live coverage: BBC Radio 5 live and text commentary on BBC Sport website and app TEAM NEWS Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has the chance to win his first English silverware in Sunday’s League Cup final, while Manuel Pellegrini will hope to end his final season at Manchester City with a trophy. Klopp refused to discuss tactics before ...

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Liverpool v FC Augsburg

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Europa League round of 32 Coverage: Live text on the BBC Sport website Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to risk striker Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Philippe Coutinho ahead of Sunday’s Capital One Cup final. The Reds plays Augsburg in the Europa League on Thursday before contesting the first major silverware of the season against Manchester City. Sturridge and Coutinho ...

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Wednesday's gossip column

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<!– For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.[1] Chelsea could appoint Antonio Conte as manager as early as next month – with the Italy boss then arriving after Euro 2016. (Daily Mirror)[2] He is confident that he has seen off rivals Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri to take charge at Stamford Bridge. (Independent)[3] Conte ...

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