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Ronaldo handed two-game ban
Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Cordoba on Saturday. Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his frustration saw him first lash out with his hand at Jose Crespo, which the referee missed, and then minutes later kick out at Edimar for which he was sent off. Despite initial fears that he would be suspended for the derby against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo was given the minimum possible sanction and will only miss games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla.
McManaman signs for West Brom
West Brom United have completed the transfer of midfielder Callum McManaman from Wigan for an undisclosed fee. The 23 year-old has agreed terms on a three-and-a-half year contract. McManaman becomes Tony Pulis's first signing since taking charge at the club earlier this month.
Malouda to miss three weeks
Metz will be without left winger Florent Malouda for the next three weeks at least after the former French international suffered a thigh injury. The 34-year-old was forced off 24 minutes into Metz's 2-0 defeat at his former club Lyon last Sunday. Malouda has scored twice in 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
Fabregas and Luis doubtful
Chelsea could be without Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis for Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City. The pair had to be withdrawn during Chelsea's 1-0 victory in the Capital One Cup semifinal second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday, while Branislav Ivanovic, who scored the decisive goal, may also be a doubt after suffering a cut foot.
"Branislav could finish the game, Fabregas and Filipe couldn't," Mourinho said after the game. "Filipe was a calf problem, Fabregas was his hamstring." Mourinho added that Fabregas "said he wasn't yet injured but that he would be soon if he continued" but was uncertain whether he would be available at the weekend.
Atletico without Tiago and Koke
Atletico Madrid midfielders Tiago Mendes and Koke will be sidelined with injury for Wednesday's crucial 2nd leg Copa del Rey tie against Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon. Koke suffered a hamstring injury against Rayo Vallecano this past weekend, while Tiago, who was believed to have recovered his most recent injury, was held out, despite training normally with the squad.
Defender Cristian Ansaldi continues to struggle with an injury that has kept him out of action for several weeks, while starting centre-back Diego Godin is out due to yellow card accumulation.
Campbell joins Villarreal on loan
Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has joined Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old's move is part of the deal that will see defender Gabriel Paulista move to the Premier League club. Costa Rica international Campbell has made 10 appearances for Arsenal this season but has not scored a goal. He spent last season on loan with Greek club Olympiakos and played for his country at the 2014 World Cup.
Pape Souare moves to Palace
The Senegalese Football Federation has confirmed Lille left-back Pape Souare is heading to Crystal Palace. Palace reportedly sent a delegation to Equatorial Guinea, where Souare is playing for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations, to complete his medical ahead of a move. The 24-year-old is set to become Alan Pardew's second signing of the winter window following Yaya Sanogo's loan signing from Arsenal earlier this month.
Bojan set to miss rest of season
Stoke attacker Bojan Krkic is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious cruciate knee injury in Monday's FA Cup win at Rochdale, according to Spanish media reports. Former Barcelona starlet Bojan has been a huge success at Stoke this term, scoring key goals in wins over Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton. According to Catalan radio station RAC1 tests carried out in Barcelona on Tuesday morning showed a tear in the cruciate ligament in his left knee, which will require an operation and a period on the sidelines of between six and nine months.
Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is a doubt for Thursday's Copa Del Rey quarter final second leg against Espanyol, after he picked up an injury at the weekend at Mestalla. Krychowiak underwent tests following the 3-1 defeat at Valencia, which have since diagnosed an ankle sprain. Although the injury is not serious, it's unlikely that the Polish midfielder will be available for selection for their Copa Del Rey second leg now.
Vestergaard joins Bremen
Danish international defender Jannik Vestergaard has joined Werder Bremen on a three-and-a-half-year contract from Hoffenheim. The 22-year-old, who made just one league start for the Sinsheim club this season, put pen to paper on a deal until 30 June 2018 after completing a medical on Tuesday afternoon.
Rinaldo suspended 8 games
The NHL suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo eight games on Monday for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang last week. He has been suspended before, including a four-game ban last April, the remainder of the season, for an illegal check on Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Rinaldo was also suspended two games in February 2012 for an illegal check on Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.
Johnson out 3 to 8 weeks
The Colorado Avalanche could be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for up to two months after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday. Johnson, who was unable to take part in this past weekend's All-Star festivities in Columbus due to the injury, is expected to be sidelined anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks.
Knicks sign Galloway for rest of season
The New York Knicks have signed guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of the season. His second 10-day contract expired Tuesday. If no deal had been reached, Galloway would have become a free agent. Galloway has averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in eight games (four starts) with the Knicks since being recalled from Westchester of the NBA Development League on Jan. 7.
Bryant to have shoulder surgery
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team announced Monday. A timetable for the veteran's recovery won't be known until after Wednesday morning's procedure. Bryant suffered the injury in last Wednesday's loss at New Orleans.
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football: latest transfers
|Jan 15||Jannik Vestergaard to Werder||€ 2.5m|
|Jan 15||Michael Zetterer to Werder||€ 0.1m|
|Jan 15||Joel Campbell to Villarreal|
|Jan 15||Cala to Granada|
|Jan 15||Didier Ya Konan to Hannover 96|
|Jan 15||Marcelo Brozovic to Inter|
|Jan 15||Samuel Eto'o to Sampdoria|
|Jan 15||Alberto Gilardino to Fiorentina|
|Jan 15||Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal||€ 15m|
|Jan 15||Lucas Silva to Real Madrid||€ 13m|
|Jan 15||Joshua Brillante to Empoli|
|Jan 15||Bernardo Silva to Monaco||€ 15.8m|
|Jan 15||Kyle Naughton to Swansea City||€ 6.4m|
|Jan 15||Isaac Thelin to Bordeaux||€ 3.5m|
|Jan 15||Kalu Uche to Levante|
|Jan 15||Ruben Perez to Granada|
|Jan 15||Dany Nounkeu to Evian|
|Jan 15||Koen Casteels to Werder|
|Jan 15||Mauricio to Lazio|
|Jan 15||Alberto Frison to Sampdoria|
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