Valencia utilized the pre-season fixtures to the utmost, with spectacular performances on the wing. It has been suggested that Anthony Martial could be used in a part-exchange deal for Perisic but Mourinho insists he does not want to sell any of his first-team players.
Staked to a 7-2 lead after two innings, Porcello gave up the first major league home run by Nicky Delmonico (two hits) with two on in the third - the career-worst 26th homer of the season against Porcello. The Boston Red Sox did not make any splashy moves at the trade deadline, but some tinkering around the edges is having a big impact on the offense.
We have to go into every race like this is gonna be the week that we get it done. "That takes care of a lot problems". Bowyer has three top-10 finishes in the past five years and ( finally ) scored his first playoff point of the season last week at Pocono.
The Merseyside club have already rejected a £72m bid for the 25-year-old from Barcelona and Jurgen Klopp himself reaffirmed the play-maker will not be leaving the club under any circumstances. A positive finish to pre-season. Alberto Moreno is 100% back which is really nice after a hard year. Klopp has even managed to address his team's weakness at left-back with the addition of Scotland worldwide Andy Robertson in an £8m transfer from Hull City.
However, Conte insists the club is not selling and is only interested in buying players at the moment. Conte will undoubtedly be one of the first people to feel regret over his sale in the event United do prove Matic's worth, although the Chelsea chief will perhaps be absolved of any responsibility in the sale.
A Root and Stokes partnership is always a threat for England and the pair were laying the foundations for a fruitful collaboration, putting on 43, before Olivier trapped the England skipper leg before. Ben Stokes made a valuable century in the middle order at The Oval and Bayliss, with an Ashes tour on the horizon, said: "I'm still of the view we don't need more than seven batters".