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Rodriguez was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with six goals

Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy.

The 25-year-old, who signed a six-year contract at Real after joining from Monaco for £71m in July 2014, made just 22 appearances in La Liga last season.

He had been linked with a summer move to both Premier League champions Chelsea as well as Manchester United.

Angelique Kerber crashed out of Wimbledon and lost her hold on the world number one ranking, while five-time champion Venus Williams became the oldest All England Club quarter-finalist in 23 years on Monday.

Kerber was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Spanish 14th seed Garbine Muguruza as the German's fourth round exit extended a miserable run for last year's Wimbledon runner-up.

The 29-year-old, who lost to Serena Williams in the final 12 months ago, has failed to make the last eight at any of this year's three Grand Slams.

Zimbabwe celebrate their triumph over Zambia as they lift the Cosafa Cup following their 3-1 victory in the final.

Zimbabwe overpowered their northern neighbours Zambia 3-1 to win the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup on Sunday and take a record fifth title.

Knox Mutizwa, Talent Chawapiwa and Ocean Mushure all scored in a convincing victory for the Warriors, who took the trophy despite a rigorous schedule that saw them having to play six matches inside a fortnight.

They shrugged off the fatigue to get the better of Zambia, who had only come into the tournament halfway through and were playing only their third game.

Wayne Rooney is on the brink of making a sensational return to his former club, Everton, and The Sun reports he will be withdrawn from Manchester United’s squad for their pre-season tour to America.

Rooney exploded onto the national consciousness with two seasons at Goodison Park before joining United in a £20 million transfer just weeks after scoring four goals at Euro 2004.

But his career is set to come full circle, with The Sun reporting that United have granted Rooney, 31, a free transfer despite having two years left on his current contract, with Everton set to take on his wages of £250,000 per week.

Carlos Tervez top list of highest paid footballers

Carlos Tevez has the highest earning despite Lionel Messi's new contract at Barcelona.

The list compiled by Sports 360 is dominated by players plying their trade in the Chinese Super Ligue.

According to reports Lionel Messi's new deal at Barcelona worth £500,000 a week, yet Carlos, yet falls short of his compatriots' £615, 000  earning a week in China.

Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku, senior club sources have told the BBC.

The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season.

United, who have been chasing Lukaku for most of the summer, will not now be pursuing their interest in Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

Everton sources say no deal or agreement has been reached.

Lionel Messi

The Argentine attacker is away with his wife after getting married on Friday, but will pen a fresh contract agreement upon his return to Catalunya.

Lionel Messi will sign a new Barcelona contract when he returns from his honeymoon in the middle of this month, Goal understands.

The Argentine attacker, who married long-time partner Antonela Roccuzzo in Rosario on Friday, was set to return to the Catalan capital with his family at the weekend, but will now not be back until around July 12.

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