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Jeremy Pied to have knee operation
Southampton defender Jeremy Pied has confirmed he does need knee surgery after being injured in training on August 23. The French full-back moved to Southampton from Nice in the first week of August and signed a two-year contract, having rekindled his working relationship with manager Claude Puel for a third time.
Aguero facing three-match ban
Sergio Aguero is facing a potential three-match ban after throwing an elbow at Winston Reid on Sunday. The striker caught West Ham's central defender late on during Manchester City's 3-1 win. Referee Andre Marriner was close by but did not give a foul and it appeared on Sunday night that he was unaware of any violent conduct. The Football Association are likely to look at retrospective punishment should Marriner claim he did not see the incident.
"I didn't see it, so I cannot comment," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "Hopefully nothing happens. If it happens, we accept and adapt. If we lose him, we lose him."
Burke makes Leipzig switch
Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke has completed a move to Red Bull Leipzig. The day after scoring for Forest in a 3-1 win over Leeds, the 19-year-old was unveiled by Leipzig with the fee reported to be in the region of €15million. Burke was reportedly a target for Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool, but he has instead opted to put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Leipzig.
West Ham sign Simone Zaza on loan
West Ham have confirmed the transfer of Simone Zaza from Juventus. The Italian striker joins on an initial €5m loan deal, although West Ham have the option to make his contract permanent for a further €20m at the end of the season. The 25-year-old, who began his career at Atalanta, scored five goals in 19 matches for Serie A champions Juventus last season, impressing sufficiently to win a place in Italy's Euro 2016 squad under new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
Joao Mario joins Inter for €45m
Portugal international Joao Mario has joined Inter from Sporting in a €45 million deal. The 23-year-old midfielder, who was part of the Portugal side that won the 2016 European Championship, passed his medical on Friday before agreeing personal terms.
It has been reported that Inter originally wanted a €10m loan plus a €35m obligation to buy in 2017. But Sporting released a statement on Saturday that said: "We have reached an agreement with Inter Milan for the transfer of the player Joao Mario for €45m, of which €5m is dictated by objectives."
Schmeichel to undergo a minor surgery
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed that Kasper Schmeichel will undergo a minor operation on a hernia during the international break. The Dane was an ever-present during Leicester's title success last season, but was forced off just short of the hour mark during his side's 2-1 victory over Swansea City this afternoon.
"He played in the last month with a little hernia. On Monday, he will have an operation," Ranieri told reporters. "Four or five days and he will be ready for the next match, but it was in the programme for him. We wanted him to play and he wanted to play but, after he felt something, we had to make a change."
Mourinho: Fellaini has bad back injury
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Marouane Fellaini sustained a "bad" back injury during his side's 1-0 win over Hull City. The Belgian played the full 90 minutes at the KCOM Stadium. However, Mourinho confirmed after the match that Fellaini could be set for a spell on the sidelines having picked up a muscular injury. Fellaini is due to join up with the Belgium international squad, and Mourinho said he expects his player will travel to meet up with his international team mates, at which point he'll have further tests.
Wenger confirms signings of Mustafi and Perez
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club have completed the signings of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez. Speaking after the 3-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road, the Frenchman revealed the club had to work hard to get the deals completed and there was no more transfer business planned before the window shuts on Wednesday. Mustafi and Perez are expected to cost around €41m and €20m respectively.
Pasalic joins AC Milan on loan
After successfully passing his medical on Saturday, midfielder Mario Pasalic has joined AC Milan on loan for the 2016/17 season. The Rossoneri made the move official after fears regarding the Croatian's back were put to rest, opening the door for his move from Chelsea. The 21-year-old joins on an initial loan, with Milan holding first refusal on the player should the Blues decide to sell him next summer.
Porto sign Atletico duo
Porto have signed Atletico Madrid midfielders Oliver Torres and Diogo Jota on season-long loans. Oliver rejoins Porto after spending the 2014-15 campaign with the Portuguese giants, where he scored seven goals in 40 appearances. Porto have also swooped for Portuguese starlet Diogo after the new boy was not considered part of Diego Simeone's plans for the season ahead.
Giants put Peavy on DL
The Giants have placed right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. The move announced Saturday is retroactive to Aug. 21. Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner began having back pain this week in Los Angeles, and his conditioned worsened Friday. Peavy had an MRI on Saturday and the team is awaiting results.
Jones leaves with strained hamstring
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left the game at Yankee Stadium because of a strained left hamstring. Jones exited in the second inning Friday night as Baltimore played New York. It was not known how long he might be out. The five-time All-Star left Thursday night's game in Washington in the ninth inning with hamstring cramps, but felt good enough to start the series opener against the Yankees. The 31-year-old Jones is batting .275 with 24 home runs and 74 RBIs.
F1 : 28.8.16
Rosberg cruises to Belgian GP triumph
Nico Rosberg eased to victory in a chaotic Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver crossed the line 14.1 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. World championship leader Lewis Hamilton, starting on the back row of the grid after taking a 55-place engine-related grid penalty, clawed his way back up the field to finish third.
The race was briefly halted in the early stages after a massive crash for Renault's Kevin Magnussen. The Dane was taken to hospital for routine checks after suffering a cut to his left ankle in the high-speed crash.
Rosberg takes pole at Belgian GP
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has clinched pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen, while championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's race from the back of the grid. Kimi Raikkonen placed third, ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton's grid penalties increased to 55 places after Mercedes had further engine changes, following those made during Friday's practice. With nothing to gain, Hamilton did only four laps early in qualifying before rolling into the team garage.
football: latest transfers
|Aug 16||Claudio Bravo to Manchester City||€ 18m|
|Aug 16||Jasper Cillessen to Barcelona||€ 13m|
|Aug 16||Daryl Janmaat to Watford||€ 8.9m|
|Aug 16||Edimilson Fernandes to West Ham||€ 6.4m|
|Aug 16||Samuel Bastien to Chievo Verona||€ 2.5m|
|Aug 16||Sergio Leon to Ossasuna||€ 1.7m|
|Aug 16||Darko Brasanac to Betis||€ 1.5m|
|Aug 16||Mamadou Kone to Leganes||€ 1.2m|
|Aug 16||Eduardo to Chelsea|
|Aug 16||Javier Manquillo to Sunderland|
|Aug 16||Luciano to Leganes|
|Aug 16||Milan Bisevac to Metz|
|Aug 16||Jordan Veretout to St. Etienne|
|Aug 16||Henri Saivet to St. Etienne|
|Aug 16||Nabil Bentaleb to Schalke 04|
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