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SUNDERLAND are facing competition from Sheffield United for Oxford United's central defender Andrew Melville. The Roker Park club had agreed a fee of pounds 500,000 for the Welsh international, with Northern Ireland's Anton Rogan due to go to Oxford as part of the deal, but Melville is now talking terms with the Sheffield club, whose manager Dave Bassett is also checking out Arsenal's Steve Bould.

MAKITA TOURNAMENT (White Hart Lane, Tottenham): Chelsea 1 (Hall 27); Ajax 1 (Litmanen 81) (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties); Tottenham Hotspur 3 (Calderwood 8, Sheringham 30, Anderton 64) Lazio 2 (Signori pen 52, Gascoigne 68).

FRIENDLY MATCHES: Manchester United 0 Benfica 1 (Yuran 57); Celtic 1 (McAvennie pen 55) Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Warhurst 60); Tranmere Rovers 3 (Aldridge 32, 59, Muir 86) Liverpool 4 (Barnes 19, 56, Bjornebye 39, Rush 50); Albion Rovers 0 Celtic XI 2; Altrincham 1 Blackburn Rovers XI 2; Barrow 1 Clydebank 2; Bournemouth 0 Queen's Park Rangers 2; Berwick Rangers 0 Newcastle United 3; Bradford City 5 Doncaster Rovers 0; Brentford 1 Crystal Palace 3; Buckie Thistle 0 Meadowbank Thistle 0; Burton Albion 3 Wolves 1; Calne 0 Reading XI 5; Cambridge City 1 Cambridge United 1; Chatteris 1 Ipswich XI 2; Chesham 3 Southend 3; Chesterfield 2 Derby County 7; Crawley 2 Queen's Park Rangers XI 1; Dorchester 1 Bristol City XI 0; Dumbarton 1 East Stirlingshire 0; Dunfermline 2 West Ham 1; Exeter City 1 Torquay United 2; Forfar 1 Hearts XI 2; Gala Fairydean 2 Queen of the South 4; Gateshead 1 Carlisle 2; Gillingham 1 Charlton 1; Glentoran 1 Sunderland 4; Grimsby 0 Halifax 0; Hitchin 1 Fulham 1; Inverness Caledonian 2 St Mirren 2; Keith 1 Clyde 3; Kettering 0 Mansfield 0; Kingstonian 1 Watford 2; London Colney 3 Barnet 2; Moor Green 0 Nottingham Forest XI 2; Motherwell 1 Blackburn Rovers 0; Netherfield 2 Dundee 6; Portadown 1 Partick Thistle 2; Porthleven 2 Plymouth Argyle XI 0; Preston 2 Bury 0; Queen's Park 0 Hamilton 4; Rochdale 4 Burnley 1; St Albans 0 Wimbledon 0; Stenhousemuir 0 Falkirk 1; Stevenage 1 Peterborough 0; Stirling Albion 2 Rangers XI 2; Stranraer 2 Ayr 1; Telford 1 Walsall 4; Wigan 0 Manchester United XI 2; Witton 0 Chester 0; Wycombe Wanderers 2 Swindon Town 2. Friday: Barnsley 6 Isle of Man XI 1; Bolton 1 Blackpool 3; Inverness Clachnacuddin 1 Meadowbank Thistle 3; Colchester 1 Southend 4; Darlington 0 Huddersfield 1; Emley 4 Sheffield United XI 1; Frickley 0 Rotherham 3; Hereford 0 Oxford 5; Hibernian 0 Luton 0; Kidderminster 2 West Bromwich Albion 2; Lossiemouth 1 Clyde 5; Slough 2 Watford 2; Stirling 0 Alloa 2; Weymouth 1 Plymouth Argyle 1.

EXHIBITION MATCH (Durban, SA): Kaizer Chiefs 0 Arsenal 1 (Campbell 10).

LAURIE CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL MATCH: Leyton Orient 2 (Lakin 66, Taylor 88) Caribbean All- Stars XI 2 (Sophie 8, 70).

ISLE OF MAN FESTIVAL Final: Wrexham 2 Stockport County 0. Third-place play-off: Port Vale 3 Crusaders 0.

J LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 2 Gamba Osaka 0; Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1; Yokohama Flugels 2 JEF United Ichihara 3; Urawa Red Diamonds 0 Yokohama Marinos 0 (Red Diamonds win 4-2 on pens); Kashima Antlers 1 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 (Antlers win 5-3 on pens).

FRENCH LEAGUE: Martigues 1 Sochaux 1; Le Havre 0 Bordeaux 3; Nantes 1 St Etienne 0; Auxerre 3 Montpellier 1; Lyon 2 Caen 0; Paris St Germain 2 Lille 1; Metz 2 Angers 0; Lens 0 Strasbourg 0; Monaco 3 Toulouse 0.

TRANSFERS: Pat McGinlay, midfielder, Hibernian to Celtic (tribunal); Joe Miller, striker, Celtic to Aberdeen ( pounds 250,000); Kevin McAllister, winger, Falkirk to Hibernian ( pounds 240,000); Chris Myers, midfielder, Torquay United to Dundee United ( pounds 90,000 plus appearance increments); Ian Hathaway, winger, Rotherham United to Torquay (free); Terry Connor, striker, Bristol City to Yeovil Town (trial). John Sludden, striker, Clydebank to Clyde ( pounds 6,000).

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