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Sane has undergone nose surgery
Leroy Sane has undergone nose surgery to cure a problem that left the winger struggling to breathe during games for Manchester City last season. The issue kept him out of Germany's Confederation Cup plans this summer, but the 21-year old is now ready to stake his claim for more regular first-team football in his second Premier League campaign. Sane scored nine goals for the club after joining from Schalke last August, establishing himself as a key player for the team in the second half of the season.
Long injury layoff for Moisander
Werder Bremen will have to do without Niklas Moisander until October. The muscle strain that the defender picked up in the friendly with Ajax is more severe than initially thought. "The follow-up MRT scan has now given us a much clearer picture. This is of course very disappointing. Niklas is a key player for us in defence and will probably be out until October," said Werder's head coach Alexander Nouri.
Hibernian sign midfielder Vykintas Slivka
Hibernian have confirmed the signing of Juventus midfielder Vykintas Slivka on a permanent contract. Neil Lennon was initially expected to bring in the 22-year-old on loan from the Serie A champions but an undisclosed fee has been paid to make the player the club's seventh summer signing. Slivka has 19 caps for Lithuania and has spent loan spells with Slovenia's Gorica, Dutch side Den Bosch and Serie B Ascoli in recent seasons.
Newcastle agree Merino deal
Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund's Spanish youth international midfielder Mikel Merino. The 21-year-old midfielder joined Dortmund a year ago from Osasuna for €3.85m but he has been looking for a way out during the current transfer window after playing just eight times in the Bundesliga. The transfer of Merino will fill a key position for Newcastle alongside Jonjo Shelvey in the centre of midfield.
Goretzka sidelined with injury
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka will be out of action for approximately one week after sustaining a thigh strain in training. The 22-year-old was taking part in his first session since returning from an extended break following his title-winning exploits with Germany at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia in June. Bayern Munich appear very close to signing Goretzka, a player who has also been superficially linked with Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks.
Szczesny suffers ankle injury
New Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has sprained his ankle, missing the PSG game along with Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Daniele Rugani. Juve were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the International Champions Cup, when Szczesny made his debut in the second half. However, the former Roma and Arsenal goalkeeper sprained his left ankle and will be evaluated over the next few days.
Herrera, Mata set to miss Barcelona game
Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States of America draws to it's close in a game against Barcelona. Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that both Ander Herrera and Juan Mata will not recover in time to play tomorrow, although they should be back in contention against Valerenga on Sunday.
Mata picked up his problem against Real Salt Lake and hasn't really played much at all. Herrera has played a little bit more, but got next to no minutes against Real Madrid, as he suffered his rib issue within seconds of coming onto the field.
Burnley sign Bardsley
Burnley have signed defender Phil Bardsley from Premier League rivals Stoke City for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old former Scotland international has signed a two-year contract at Turf Moor. Prior to signing Bardsley, Burnley had recruited forward Jon Walters, also from Stoke, midfielder Jack Cork from Swansea and defender Charlie Taylor from Leeds.
Sliti joins Dijon on loan
Tunisia international midfielder Naim Sliti has joined Dijon on a season-long loan from rivals Lille. The 24-year-old initially joined Lille on loan last year before signing a permanent deal until 2020 in May. His future was in doubt last month when he learned he was no longer required by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa. Despite interest from several clubs, Sliti opted to join Dijon, who have the option to sign him on a permanent deal when his loan expires next year.
Hernandez completes West Ham move
West Ham have completed the signing of Mexico international Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for £16million. The 29-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker has signed a three-year contract with the Hammers. Hernandez becomes West Ham's fourth new arrival of the summer, following Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic to the Olympic Stadium. Known as 'Chicharito', Hernandez will join his new team-mates at a pre-season training camp in Germany in the next few days.
Brewers acquire Swarzak
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder Ryan Cordell. Swarzak, 31, was 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA, one save and 10 holds over 48 1/3 innings in 41 appearances for the White Sox this season. He held opponents to a .216 batting average and posted a 0.56 ERA over his last 14 outings. Cordell, 25, batted .284 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in 68 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. He has been on the seven-day disabled list since June 30 (retroactive to June 27) with a strained back.
Giants trade Nunez to Red Sox
Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. The deal was finalized during San Francisco's 11-3 win over Pittsburgh and announced after the game. The 30-year-old hit .308 in 76 games with San Francisco this season and has reached base safely in 40 of his last 42 games. Nunez drove in 31 runs and had a team-high 17 stolen bases despite being slowed by a hamstring injury this month.