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1.YAYA TOURE HAS PASSED A MEDICAL IN LONDON, SAYS AGENT
Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London and is "close to signing a new contract", the player's agent has claimed.

Toure, 35, has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City at the end of last season.

The Ivory Coast star was linked with a move to West Ham to reunite with former City manager Manuel Pellegrini, but the Hammers boss dismissed those rumours two weeks ago.

It appears Toure is poised to complete his next move, though, with agent Dimitry Seluk stating a deal was close on Tuesday.

"Toure has passed a medical in London," he tweeted. "Yaya is close to signing a new contract."

Toure won three Premier League titles with City but left in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, when he accused manager Pep Guardiola of having "problems with Africans".

2.SCHWEINSTEIGER SCORES FOR BAYERN IN TESTIMONIAL WIN
Bastian Schweinsteiger marked his testimonial match between Bayern Munich and Chicago Fire with a goal at a packed Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old fired home from David Alaba's cross in the second half as Bayern went on to win 4-0 against the MLS side.

Schweinsteiger was honoured on Monday when he was officially inducted into Bayern's hall of fame in recognition of his achievements for club and country.

The midfielder made 500 appearances for Bayern, winning 22 major honours in total, including seven domestic doubles and the 2013 Champions League.

Schweinsteiger played a half each for Bayern and Chicago Fire in the match, in which Serge Gnabry, Sandro Wagner and Arjen Robben also scored for the hosts.

3.MOUSSA DEMBELE APPROACH MADE BY LYON
Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas says the club have made contact with Celtic striker Moussa Dembele regarding a transfer and that he is interested in a move to France.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Wednesday that Dembele's representatives are in Glasgow holding talks following "big interest" from another club.

Speaking at a Wednesday press conference, Aulas confirmed the talks, saying: "We are interested in Dembele, we have contacted him, he is interested, it is one of the tracks but we have others."

Rodgers says Celtic are yet to receive an official bid for the France U21 international and has expressed his desire to keep Dembele at Parkhead.

Any deal would have to be completed by midnight on Friday when the transfer window slams shut in Scotland and France.

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