12pm Sports News: Featuring Murray, Suarez and Benteke

Andy Murray

A round up of the key sports stories including reaction to Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory.

Andy Murray says he can’t get his head round the fact he’s Wimbledon champion. The Scot defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to seal his second Grand Slam title to end a huge drought from the last time a British player won the London based tournament.

Liverpool have rejected a £30 million bid from Arsenal for star striker Luis Suarez. Suarez has been linked with a move away from Anfield throughout the summer and the club has refused to comment on Arsenal’s bid, insisting the player is not for sale ahead of the new season.

Chelsea will switch their attention to signing Christian Benteke from Aston Villa, with Edinson Cavani looking set to join Paris Saint-Germain. PSG tabled a bigger offer to Napoli for Cavani, which seems to have prompted Chelsea into taking a look at Villa’s Belgian sensation.

Tennis legend John McEnroe is backing Wimbledon champions Andy Murray to win at least six Grand Slam titles by the end of his career. Murray’s win yesterday secured his second Grand Slam title and he now holds two of the four majors due to his triumph at the US Open last season.

Warren Gatland says the British and Irish Lions have what it takes to beat New Zealand in 2017. The Lions thumped Australia 41-16 over the weekend to seal a 2-1 series win over the southern hemisphere side which sets them up nicely to take on the All Blacks in four years.

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