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Zaha signs new five-year deal
Wilfried Zaha has committed his long-term future to Crystal Palace by signing a new five-year contract extension at Selhurst Park. The Ivory Coast international enjoyed his most prolific campaign in the top-flight of English football, scoring seven goals in 37 appearances to help Palace avoid relegation. Tottenham had been linked with a move for Zaha this summer but the 24-year-old winger insists he is happy to remain with his boyhood club for the foreseeable future.
New England Revolution centerback Benjamin Angoua will serve a one game suspension for violent conduct in the 31st minute of New England's match against Columbus Crew SC on May 21. Angoua will serve his suspension this Saturday as the Revs travel to the Red Bulls.
Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake and Michael Murillo of the New York Red Bulls were also suspended one match this week by MLS Disciplinary Committee.
Suarez out for 2 weeks
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez faces a 15-day spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury during Thursday's training session. The Uruguay star has pulled a muscle in his right leg and will consequently be out of action for the next two weeks, meaning he is set to miss the international friendlies against Ireland and Italy. Suarez was already unavailable for Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Alaves due to suspension.
Mandzukic extends Juventus deal to 2020
Mario Mandzukic has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Juventus, keeping the Croatia forward at the Serie A club until June 2020. Mandzukic, who turned 31 on Sunday, has made 84 appearances for the Turin club since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2015, scoring 23 times. He has helped Juventus to back-to-back league and cup doubles and also into the final of the Champions League, where it faces Real Madrid on June 3.
City confirms departures of Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagna
Manchester City have confirmed the departures of Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Willy Caballero and Bacary Sagna. All four players were out of contract this summer. Navas spent four years at the club, making 77 Premier League starts, with Clichy leaving after six years' service and more than 200 appearances. Caballero joined City in 2014. Sagna, who moved from Arsenal in 2014, made 85 appearances for the club.
Bale and Carvajal step up recoveries
Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal stepped up their respective injury recoveries ahead of the Champions League final clash with Juventus by completing Thursday's training session alongside the rest of their Real Madrid teammates. The news comes as a major boost for Zinedine Zidane, who could have a fully-fit squad to choose from when Los Blancos visit the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff next weekend.
Bale has been out of action for a month after suffering a calf injury during the 3-2 defeat to Barcelona on 23 April. Carvajal is yet to play a game since picking up a hamstring injury during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on 2 May.
Monaco sign Tielemans
Monaco have signed Belgium's young player of the year Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht for a reported 25m euros. The midfielder, 20, agreed to a five-year deal with the French champions. He scored 13 league goals for Anderlecht last season to help them win the Belgian title.
"Monaco is a club with an ambitious project, recognised on the European stage, and which relies on young players," Tielemans said. "I am very happy to be here. I will now do everything possible to progress here and repay the confidence the club have shown in me."
Zlatan won't commit to Utd return
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is "weeks" away from returning from injury but would not confirm whether it will be at Manchester United. "I work hard. I'll be back in a few weeks," Ibrahimovic said. Asked where that return would be, Ibrahimovic replied: "We'll have to see. Good question!" The 35-year-old striker scored 28 goals for United this season.
Real Madrid sign 16-year-old Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazil starlet Vinicius Junior from Flamengo. The deal for the 16-year-old forward has cost the newly crowned Spanish champions €45 million, although the player will remain in Brazil until July 2019, unless both clubs reach an agreement. Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United were also linked with Vinicius Junior, who has played only 17 minutes for Flamengo's first team having only made his senior debut earlier this month.
Messi loses Supreme Court appeal
Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros from 2007-09. He is not expected to go to prison because sentences of less than two years for first offences are usually suspended in Spain.
Predators might get Fisher back for Final
The Nashville Predators got past the Anaheim Ducks without their top two centers, but they might have one of them back for the start of the Stanley Cup Final. Ryan Johansen has been lost for the season, but general manager David Poile said Wednesday he hopes captain Mike Fisher can practice on Thursday and added that there is "a real good chance" Fisher will be able to play in Game 1 of the Final. Fisher sustained what appeared to be a head injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final. He missed two games, but did take part in the celebration following Game 6.
injuriesNBA : Boston Celtics : 23.5.17
Johnson questionable for Game 4
The Boston Celtics could be without another player for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Power forward Amir Johnson was listed as questionable for Tuesday's game in Cleveland, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the Boston Globe on Monday. Johnson sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder in Boston's stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 3. Stevens said he was scheduled for an MRI exam.
The Celtics, who trailed the best-of-seven series 2-1, already are without leading scorer Isaiah Thomas, who was ruled out of the playoffs after aggravating a hip injury during Game 2 of the conference final.
Leonard out for Game 4
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was ruled out for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in San Antonio, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced pregame Monday. Leonard, a first-team All-NBA selection this season, has been sidelined with since aggravating a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Game 1 of the series. The Spurs also ruled center/forward David Lee out on Monday due to a left knee injury.
injuriesMLB : NY Yankees : 25.5.17
Ellsbury leaves after collision with wall
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exited Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with a concussion and a sprained neck after crashing into the wall in the top of the first inning. Ellsbury tracked down a fly ball by Alcides Escobar and hit the wall while making the catch.
The right side of Ellsbury's face hit the wall as he fell down and stayed down for a minute or two. Yankees trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi went to check on him and Ellsbury initially stayed in the game. He was replaced by Aaron Hicks after the bottom of the first. After the game the Yankees announced Ellbury will be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Pederson suffers neck strain
The Dodgers will probably be without Joc Pederson on Wednesday. The center fielder collided with right fielder Yasiel Puig chasing a fly ball in the 10th inning, and later exited due to a neck strain. Although manager Dave Roberts said Pederson probably wouldn't be placed on the disabled list, Pederson likely will get at least one day off.
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|Jan 17||Manolo Gabbiadini to Southampton||€ 17m|
|Jan 17||Robbie Brady to Burnley||€ 15.1m|
|Jan 17||Leon Bailey to Bayer L.||€ 13.5m|
|Jan 17||Luka Milivojevic to Crystal Palace||€ 12.8m|
|Jan 17||Walace to Hamburger SV||€ 9.2m|