Wayne Rooney is ready to walk away from Manchester United - if the fans turn against him. Also: Australia were fuming last night after another video blunder... New Tottenham buy Roberto Soldado last night pleaded 'Don't let Gareth Bale go.'

Real Madrid have agreed to pay £105million for Gareth Bale. Also: Liverpool are about to sign rising Brazil star Diego Costa... Manchester United have written to Everton apologising for the way they recruited David Moyes as their manager.

Manchester United are locked in advanced talks to clinch the stunning return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Traffiord. Also: Tim Bresnan admitted England had been in a fight on another day of umpiring howlers... Gareth Bale will not play for Tottenham again.

Umpiring controversies yet again threatened to overshadow the cricket at Old Trafford yesterday as Michael Clarke kept Australia's faint Ashes hopes alive with a superb hundred. Also: Liverpool have launched a bid to make Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa one of the most expensive players in their history... Cardiff City have revived their interest in West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

England's planned Ashes party never even got started and they trooped off the Old Trafford pitch last night sore and grumpy with yet another technology row marring the day's play. Also: Liverpool have tabled a bid of around £22million for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa as manager Brendan Rodgers seeks to bolster his attacking options... Dylan Hartley may have dodged a bullet when he was named in Stuart Lancaster's England Elite Player Squad yesterday but he has been left in no doubt he has to keep a lid on his temper to retain his international place.

Australia will seek an official explanation from the International Cricket Council over the dismissal of Usman Khawaja in the third Ashes Test match yesterday. Also: Manchester United are braced for an escalation in their summer-long conflict with Wayne Rooney... Liverpool submitted a £22million bid for Diego Costa, of Atletico Madrid, yesterday, but the Anfield club insist they are not targeting the Brazil striker as a direct replacement for Luis Suarez.

Australia at last showed the fighting spirit for which their sportsmen are renowned as captain Michael Clarke led the way with a superb century to complete the tourists' best day of the Ashes series to date here yesterday. Also: Liverpool have submitted a £21.8m offer for the Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa... Michael Laudrup looks to have discovered the perfect support act for striker Michu as Swansea took a positive first step in Europa League qualifying by beating the Swedish side Malmo 4-0 at home.

Australia have sought an official explanation for another apparent malfunction of the decision review system, although at the end of a long, hot day on which a brilliant century from Michael Clarke helped the tourists to 303 for three, it was England who were left cursing their use of technology for the first time in the series. Also: Roberto Soldado has urged Gareth Bale to remain at Tottenham Hotspur after he agreed a £26m move from Valencia that has seen the London club break their transfer record for the second time this summer and provided the manager, Andre Villas-Boas, with the centre-forward that he has craved... Liverpool have bid £21.8m for the Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa as the manager, Brendan Rodgers, looks to add quality to his squad before the transfer deadline.

Cricket Australia was last night seeking clarification from the international Cricket Council over the dismissal of Usman Khawaja as the Decision Review System was again at the centre of controversy. Also: Tottenham Hotspur are ready to demand an astonishing £105million for Gareth Bale as Roberto Soldado, who will become the club's record signing, admitted Andre Villas-Boas was facing a battle to prevent the Wales international from moving to Real Madrid... Liverpool have bid £20million for Atletico Madrid striker Diego de Silva Costa.