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West Ham agree deal to sign Edimilson Fernandes
West Ham have agreed a €6.4million fee with Sion for midfielder Edimilson Fernandes. The 20-year-old Fernandes was labelled 'unsellable' earlier this year by Sion president Christian Constantin after Liverpool and Bordeaux expressed interest. The Swiss U21 international can play in the centre or on the right-hand side. Slaven Bilic has been looking for an energetic player who can help increase intensity in his side and sees Fernandes as one who can develop.
Iheanacho suffers injury
Kelechi Iheanacho picked up an injury during Manchester City's second leg playoff game against Steaua Bucharest. In the 75th minute the striker pulled up with what looked like a serious hamstring injury after chasing a through ball. Before he was stretched off, the Nigerian contributed to City's lone goal of the night after connecting with a Yaya Toure pass in the 56th minute.
No surgery for Andre Ayew
West Ham United have received positive news regarding Andre Ayew's recovery from a thigh injury as their record signing doesn't require surgery. Ayew lasted just 34 minutes of his Premier League debut for the Hammers against Chelsea as he went down with a thigh injury. The initial fears were that he would be out of action for up to four months and would require surgery. However, the Hammers have received some positive news from their head of medical and sports science, Stijn Vandenbroucke, who has revealed that Ayew will avoid surgery, meaning a potential return this year could still be on the cards.
Obertan joins Anzhi
Gabriel Obertan has joined Anzhi Makhachkala on a two-year contract. The 27-year-old Frenchman had played for Newcastle for the last five years. The winger made 77 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring three goals, but did not feature in the first team since last September. Newcastle announced in May that Obertan had been released after the club was relegated from the Premier League.
City trio return to training
Manchester City new players Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane returned to training ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash against Steaua Bucharest. The duo, along with captain Vincent Kompany, have been sidelined through injury but were present as Pep Guardiola talk the session on Tuesday. While Kompany and Gundogan have been left out of City's Champions League squad, Sane was included.
Janmaat completes Watford move
Watford have announced the signing of Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat from Newcastle. Although no financial details were disclosed, British media reported that Watford paid a fee of around €8.2m to acquire the right back. The 27-year-old Holland international has penned a four-year contract at Vicarage Road. Janmaat, who has 27 caps for his country, made 32 league appearances last season but could not help Newcastle avoid relegation from England's top flight.
Church leaves Dons for Roda
Wales striker Simon Church has left Dons to join Dutch club Roda for an unspecified fee. The 27-year-old had a year left on his Dons deal, but has signed a one-year contract with his new club with an option for another 12 months. Church scored six goals in 13 appearances during his spell with the Dons, having joined midway through last season.
Jan Kirchhoff sidelined
Jan Kirchhoff won't return to the Sunderland starting line-up until after the international break at the earliest. The German midfielder has not featured yet this season after suffering a hamstring injury during a pre-season friendly with Montpellier. Lee Cattermole has already been ruled out for between four to six weeks after undergoing a double hernia operation, while Sebastian Larsson is out for up to six months after undergoing knee surgery. Fabio Borini has a toe injury.
Ramsey, Williams ruled out for Wales
Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams have not been included in Wales' squad for the opening 2018 World Cup qualifier against Moldova on September 5. Ramsey, 25, suffered a hamstring strain while playing for Arsenal against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Crystal Palace midfielder Williams sustained an ankle injury in a pre-season game and has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks. Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan is not included after retiring from international football.
Can injury not serious
Jurgen Klopp says the injury Emre Can suffered in Liverpool's EFL Cup win at Burton on Tuesday is "not that serious". Can came off midway through the second half of the second-round victory after going to ground somewhat innocuously in some discomfort. The Germany international eventually got back to his feet and was helped from the pitch, rather than having to be carried off on a stretcher.
Asked about Can, Klopp said: "It is not that serious. It's not that big pain any more, but it's the ankle he had problems with at the end of last season, so he's a little bit worried. Hopefully it's nothing too serious."
Niese to have knee surgery
The New York Mets have put pitcher Jonathan Niese on the 15-day disabled list and say the left-hander will have knee surgery. The Mets announced Wednesday that Niese will have arthroscopic surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus. He got only one out in his start Tuesday at St. Louis before being forced to leave the game. Niese is 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA in 29 games, 20 of them starts. He began the season with Pittsburgh and rejoined the Mets earlier this month in a deal at the trade deadline.
Chris Tillman needs DL stint
The Orioles' playoff hopes took a hit with news that the club will place ace Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list with lingering shoulder inflammation. The right-hander is going to take a break to give his ailing shoulder a much-needed rest. Tillman, who is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA in 26 starts this season, has been an anchor for an unpredictable Orioles starting rotation. The Orioles are 20-6 in games started by Tillman this season and 49-50 in all other games.
football: latest transfers
|Aug 16||Aleksandar Dragovic to Bayer L.||€ 18m|
|Aug 16||Robert Bauer to Werder||€ 2.5m|
|Aug 16||Mariusz Stepinski to Nantes||€ 2m|
|Aug 16||Dante to Nice||€ 2m|
|Aug 16||Anis Ben-Hatira to Darmstadt|
|Aug 16||Aleandro Rosi to Crotone|
|Aug 16||Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace||€ 31.2m|
|Aug 16||Roberto Pereyra to Watford||€ 13m|
|Aug 16||Younes Kaboul to Watford||€ 4m|
|Aug 16||Jimmy Durmaz to Toulouse||€ 2m|
|Aug 16||Mathieu Michel to Angers||€ 1m|
|Aug 16||Steven Pienaar to Sunderland|
|Aug 16||Cristian Espinoza to Alaves|
|Aug 16||Carlos Clerc to Ossasuna|
|Aug 16||Aaron Escandell to Malaga|
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