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Bamford joins Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford has joined Middlesbrough on a permanent transfer from Chelsea. The 23-year-old striker has moved to Teeside for an undisclosed fee, thought to be €7m, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal. Bamford, who scored 19 goals on loan at Boro in 2014-15, was earlier this month recalled by Chelsea from a loan spell at Burnley, for whom he made six appearances. He did not make a first-team appearance for Chelsea.
Grujic still out
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is set to remain on the sidelines, with the club fearing a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. The Serbian midfielder has not featured for the first team since November's 2-0 win at home to Leeds United in the League Cup quarter-finals, but only played one minute in that Anfield victory. Grujic didn't travel to Devon with Jurgen Klopp's squad for the FA Cup third round replay against Plymouth Argyle.
PSG send Ikone to Montpellier
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Jonathan Ikone has joined fellow Ligue 1 club Montpellier on loan until the end of the season. Since signing his first professional contract last June, the 18-year-old midfielder has played seven games for PSG and was one of the best players in a League Cup quarterfinal win against Metz last month. Ikone won the under-17 European Championship with France in 2015.
United and Lyon agree Depay fee
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sell Memphis Depay to French side Lyon for a fee that could reach around €25m. The 22-year-old Netherlands forward joined United from PSV Eindhoven for a reported fee of 28.8m in June 2015, but a frustrating first season at Old Trafford was compounded by a disappointing second campaign. Depay has made just one start in all competitions under Jose Mourinho.
Rodwell adds to Sunderland woes
Midfielder Jack Rodwell has joined Sunderland's growing absentee list to leave the most depleted squad in the Premier League stretched even further. The 25-year-old suffered a medial ligament injury in his knee during the loss to Stoke at the weekend. Manager David Moyes could be without as many as 12 senior professionals for the visit to West Brom this weekend. Lamine Kone, Wahbi Khazri and Didier Ndong are at the African Nations Cup while Jordan Pickford, Jan Kirchhoff, Victor Anichebe, Steven Pienaar, Duncan Watmore, Paddy McNair, Lynden Gooch and Lee Cattermole are all injured.
Hearts sign right-back Struna
Hearts have moved to fill the void created by Callum Paterson's injury by signing Slovenia right-back Andraz Struna. The 27-year-old becomes Hearts' second signing in 24 hours after French midfielder Malaury Martin joined on Tuesday. Struna has signed until the end of the season following a three-year spell with Greek top-flight side Giannina.
Vertonghen set for two months out
Tottenham have been dealt a major blow to their Premier League title hopes, with Jan Vertonghen set to be out of action for the next two months. Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury in the 4-0 thumping of West Brom at the weekend, leaving the field in tears. Now Spurs are resigned to the fact that the Belgian will not play again until late March, after scans revealed the injury to be more serious than the club's medics initially thought.
Swansea City sign Olsson
Swansea City have completed the signing of defender Martin Olsson from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. Olsson, 28, relegated from the Premier League with the Canaries last season, has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal. Sweden international joined Norwich from Blackburn Rovers in 2013 and worked with Clement at Rovers in the 2011-12 season.
Rafinha suffers injury
Barcelona will be without Rafinha in the upcoming Copa del Rey encounter with Real Sociedad due to a hamstring injury. The 23-year-old featured for the full 90 minutes in Saturday's win over Las Palmas, but now faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a muscular problem.
"Rafinha has pulled a hamstring muscle and will have to sit out this Thursday's Copa del Rey first leg away to Real Sociedad," a statement on the club's official website read. "The club doctors will need to monitor the Brazilian's progress before determining his availability for other matches."
Hearts sign Malaury Martin
Hearts have signed French midfielder Malaury Martin on a free transfer. The 28-year-old, whose previous clubs include Blackpool and Middlesbrough, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal after leaving Norwegian club Lillestrom at the start of the month. Martin, who usually plays as an attacking midfielder, is Hearts' latest January signing following short-term deals for Aaron Hughes and Lennard Sowah.
Hedman misses 2nd straight game
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman has missed on Tuesday his second straight game for the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an illness. Hedman fell ill on Monday before the Lightning opened a six-game road trip with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He had played in each of Tampa Bay's first 44 games. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists, leading all NHL defensemen in assists.
Hedman out with illness
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman is sitting out of the Tampa Bay Lightning's game at Los Angeles due to an illness. The Lightning made the announcement Monday, shortly before the opening faceoff. Hedman participated in the pregame warmup, but left early. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists in his outstanding season for the Lightning. He leads all NHL defensemen in assists and ranks third overall in the NHL while playing nearly 24+ minutes per game.
injuriesNBA : Los Angeles Clippers : 18.1.17
Paul needs thumb surgery
Chris Paul will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The veteran point guard was injured on a first-half play involving Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in Monday's victory. Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds, and leads the NBA with 2.25 steals per game.
The Clippers are 7-0 in 2017, equaling their best start to a calendar year since 1974. They've done it without star forward Blake Griffin, who is likely to be back next week after recovering from right knee surgery. Griffin was averaging 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists before having arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee in December.
Chris Paul sprains left thumb
Clippers guard Chris Paul has sprained his left thumb against the Oklahoma City Thunder. A team spokesman for Los Angeles says Paul got hurt in the second quarter Monday night and won't return. Paul had eight points, six assists and three rebounds in 13 minutes. The star point guard already has missed seven games this season with hamstring injuries.
injuriesNFL : Atlanta Falcons : 17.1.17
Jones will be ready for NFC championship
Julio Jones will be ready to go in the NFC championship game. Coach Dan Quinn insisted Monday that his All-Pro receiver will be in the lineup when the Atlanta Falcons play for a spot in the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers, despite a lingering foot injury that limited Jones in the second half of a divisional-round victory. "We'll limit him throughout the week, and then as the week progresses, we'll get him a little more at the end," the coach said. "That's the plan from last week. That will be the plan moving forward for us. He's excited to play."
Packers without Rollins again
Green Bay cornerback Quinten Rollins sat out his second straight playoff game in the divisional round against Dallas because of neck and concussion-related issues. Rollins, who was injured in the regular-season finale against Detroit, also missed the first meeting with Dallas in Week 6, a 30-16 victory for the Cowboys. Fellow cornerback Damarious Randall was active Sunday after being added to the injury report with a foot issue following Saturday's practice.
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football: latest transfers
|Jan 17||Morgan Sanson to Marseille||€ 9m|
|Jan 17||Tom Carroll to Swansea City||€ 5.2m|
|Jan 17||Martin Olsson to Swansea City||€ 4.6m|
|Jan 17||Oscar Romero to Alaves|
|Jan 17||Gael Kakuta to Deportivo La Coruna|
|Jan 17||Martin Demichelis to Malaga|
|Jan 17||Prince Oniangue to Bastia|
|Jan 17||Chang-Hoon Kwon to Dijon|
|Jan 17||Kyriakos Papadopoulos to Hamburger SV|
|Jan 17||Marin Sverko to Mainz|