What the papers say Real Madrid and Barcelona are preparing to go head to head in an audacious battle to lure defender Virgil Van Dijk and manager Jurgen Klopp away from Liverpool, according to AS. The Spanish football website says both clubs are becoming concerned that their status as European giants is fading. This coincides with Liverpool’s powerful start to the Premier League campaign, and after Klopp also guided them to the Champions League title last season. Van Dijk, who was bought by Liverpool for a defender’s world record of £75million, has been a star for the Reds in each of their five games this term.
Former prime minister David Cameron rang European leaders and then US president Barack Obama to apologise for his ultimately failed strategy to keep Britain in the European Union.
Hong Kong officials have reiterated that violence is not the solution following the chaos caused by an unapproved march which saw police firing tear gas and water cannons when demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails at government buildings.
Parliament may have been prorogued but this week is set to be a key one for Brexit with drama expected at home and abroad.
Great Britain will face a testing time in the inaugural ATP Cup tennis tournament in Australia in January, having been drawn in the same group as Roger Federer’s Switzerland, and Belgium.
Joe Root was delighted to end English cricket’s golden summer on a high after drawing the Ashes but will not rest until the urn is back on home soil.
Victorious captain Catriona Matthew paid tribute to “trailblazer” Suzann Pettersen after the hero of Europe’s Solheim Cup triumph at Gleneagles announced her retirement from professional golf.
US President Donald Trump has said that his country is “locked and loaded” to respond after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production.
A British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran has been described as “thoughtful and passionate” by colleagues.
The Duke of Cambridge is to open Bafta’s new venue as he launches an exhibition celebrating award-winning films.