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Southampton sell Van Dijk to Liverpool for £75 million

A £75 million deal has been agreed Credit: PA

Liverpool FC have agreed a world record deal £75 million for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

The two clubs have had very discreet discussions in recent days after the failure of a potential deal last summer.

The current world record signing for a defender is that of Kyle Walker last summer for £54m by Manchester City.

This deal will be level with Romelu Lukaku as the second biggest deal in Premier League history, behind Manchester United's £90m for Paul Pogba.

Van Dijk will join Liverpool on 1 January.


New role at Sussex for Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie is the new Head Coach Credit: Sussex Cricket

Sussex Cricket have announced the appointment of Jason Gillespie as Head Coach.

Gillespie has agreed an initial three-year contract. He will take up his post in the New Year, in time for the pre-season preparations and tour.

Speaking after accepting his new role, he said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity of taking the reins at such a proud and traditional club like Sussex.I know that there is some excitement around the capabilities of the current playing group.

"I look forward to getting over there and playing my role in helping Sussex achieve its on and off-field goals for 2018 and beyond.”

Kewell apologises after approaching disgruntled fan

Harry Kewell has apologised Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Crawley Town Head Coach, Harry Kewell, has apologised 'for any misunderstanding' after approaching a 'disgruntled fan' immediately after his side's 4-0 defeat at Wycombe on Saturday.

The former Liverpool and Leeds player released a statement via the club's website following what he described as 'exaggerated comments on social media and news channels' about the incident.

"Whilst I did approach a disgruntled fan at full time, it was merely to hear his concerns. At no time did anyone need to hold me back.

"In hindsight I should have just gone straight to the changing rooms, given that emotions were running high. I apologise for any misunderstanding."

Kewell took over at Crawley in May - his first managerial position - but the Red Devils are currently struggling in League Two. They are 21st in the table and without a win in their last six league games.

'We want to be the first all-disabled team to enter Le Mans'

A team of disabled racing drivers - aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to enter the Le Mans 24 hour race, have been training at the Brands Hatch race track.

The majority of the drivers are ex military veterans or serving military personnel who have sustained serious injuries. The team's advanced hand controls allow its drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers, as Sarah Saunders reports.

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