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Burnley sign goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard
Burnley have completed the signing of former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a deal until the end of the season following injury to first-choice Tom Heaton. Back-up goalkeeper Nick Pope has impressed as Heaton's deputy, but the injury left manager Sean Dyche short of options in case of further fitness issues. Lindegaard, who had been training with the club for a little over a week, joins on a free transfer until the end of the campaign after leaving Preston North End.
Dembele returns to Barcelona after surgery
Ousmane Dembele has returned to Barcelona after undergoing surgery on a torn hamstring. The France international travelled to Helsinki for an operation on the injury, which he suffered against Getafe on Saturday. He is expected to be out for up to four months, though there has been talk of him returning earlier.
Atletico agree terms with Chelsea to re-sign Costa
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for a fee of more than €60 million. The striker will now travel from Brazil to Madrid for his medical ahead of the long-running transfer finally being confirmed. Costa will sign a deal to 2021 although he cannot play for Atletico until January 2018, when he will be allowed to register for the club, because of the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the Spanish club, but he will be free to train with them to regain his fitness.
Klopp reveals 3 injury doubts
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can could all miss Saturday's Premier League clash away to Leicester City. The trio were all absent from Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Foxes in the League Cup, but only Lovren was believed to have missed out due to injury. But speaking ahead of Saturday's return trip to the King Power Stadium, Klopp suggested all three could be left out once again, as they struggle for fitness. Lovren is the biggest concern with a back problem, but both Matip and Can are carrying knocks.
Wallace out for up to two months
Rangers captain Lee Wallace has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a groin injury. The left-back was substituted just 12 minutes into his side's 2-2 draw with Partick Thistle on Friday with the injury and then travelled to Manchester to have it assessed.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha confirmed that Wallace won't return to the first team until at least November. "Lee is definitely out," he said. "Unfortunately it's going to be a mid-term stop. He needs three weeks to rest totally and then another three to five weeks for recovery. So we're talking between six to eight weeks."
Guendogan's latest injury not serious
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has eased fears of an extended layoff for Ilkay Guendogan after the midfielder injured his knee an hour into City's 2-1 League Cup win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. Guendogan, who was making his first start for City after damaging knee ligaments in December, received treatment on the pitch after being clattered by West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob and could not continue.
"It was a tough situation for him but I think Ilkay will be okay," Guardiola said. "He has a small issue with his knee, but not like before and I don't think it will be anything serious."
David Luiz will be fit for Atletico Madrid trip
David Luiz will be fit for Chelsea's Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid despite a broken wrist, according to Antonio Conte. Luiz suffered the injury when he collided with advertising boards during Sunday's goalless draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. A red card later in the same game meant the centre-half missed Wednesday's League Cup win over Nottingham Forest, and suspension will keep him out of Chelsea's next two Premier League games. The Brazil international is eligible for European competition, though, and Conte expects him to play in Spain on Wednesday.
Marcelo adds to Real Madrid's injury woe
Left-back Marcelo was forced to leave the pitch due to injury, as Real Betis beat Real Madrid. The Brazilian pulled up with a muscle problem early in the second half and was replaced by Lucas Vazquez. On Thursday he will undergo tests at Madrid's training ground, but the early indication is that he will be out for a couple of weeks at least, creating a problem for Zidane, who could now be without both of his left-backs. Reserve left-back Theo Hernandez is already ruled out for two weeks with a dislocated shoulder suffered at Real Sociedad on the weekend.
Benzema signs new contract
Karim Benzema has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid. The French striker, 29, has put pen to paper on an extended deal to keep him at the Bernabeu until June 2021. He scored 181 goals in 371 appearances as well as winning two La Liga titles, three European Cups and two Copa del Rey trophies during his time in the Spanish capital. Benzema has become the latest star name to commit their future to the two-time reigning European champions with Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal all signing new deals over the past week.
Baier banned for one match
Daniel Baier will miss Augsburg's next game against Stuttgart after the German Football Association handed him a one-match ban and a €20,000 fine. The Augsburg skipper was caught making an "obscene gesture" in the direction of Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl in the 74th minute of Augsburg's 1-0 win on Tuesday. Baier has only been suspended five times in his 14-year football career. This will be the first that is not related to yellow or red card accumulation.
Chelsea won't appeal Luiz red card
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed they will not appeal David Luiz's red card against Arsenal. The Brazil centre-back was sent off in Sunday's 0-0 EPL draw at Stamford Bridge. Luiz will now sit out league games against Stoke City and Manchester City, as well as the Cup tie with Nottingham Forest. Eden Hazard is set to start for the first time this season but Pedro is unlikely to be risked against Nottingham due to a leg injury while midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also absent.
Livermore to miss Carabao Cup clash
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore is set to miss out on his side's Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old has been given extra time by boss Tony Pulis to help him recover from feeling mentally tired after also missing goalless draw with West Ham United at the weekend. Alongside the England international in the middle of the park, both Nacer Chadli and summer signing Oliver Burke remain doubts after picking up thigh and hamstring injuries respectively.
Davis ruled out
Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks because of a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday. Davis, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2017 draft, initially injured his hamstring on Aug. 3 and aggravated it during Tennessee's 37-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Browns place Coleman on IR
Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery on his broken right hand. The Browns wide receiver broke his hand for the second time in a year on Sunday in a loss at Baltimore. The injury came almost exactly a year to the day from when he broke his hand during practice as a rookie. Coleman can return to practice in six weeks and would be eligible to play in a game after eight weeks.
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Pirates shut down Cervelli for season
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli will not play again this season. He sustained a left quadriceps injury in late August and is not likely to recover in time to play during the regular season. With the Pirates out of the running for a playoff berth, it did not make sense to rush him back. As a result, the Pirates are shutting him down.
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