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Martial set to miss France friendly
Anthony Martial is set to miss France's Euro 2016 warm-up against Cameroon on Monday with a thigh injury. The Manchester United striker has been included in the hosts' final 23-man squad and, while his involvement in the tournament is not thought to be in doubt, coach Didier Deschamps expects to be without him in Nantes.
Carvajal suffers injury
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal could be in danger of missing Euro 2016 after sustaining a muscle injury in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. The right-back pulled up early in the second half after a long ball and immediately signalled for goalkeeper Keylor Navas to kick it out of play. Carvajal was briefly treated on the pitch, but the 24-year-old quickly realised he was not able to continue and limped off in tears in the 52nd minute.
Sakho suspension lifted?
France and Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's provisional suspension for failing a drugs test has been lifted by UEFA, L'Equipe reported on Saturday. Sakho was banned for 30 days after testing positive for an illegal substance following Liverpool's Europa League tie against Manchester United on March 17. L'Equipe said that Sakho's lawyers had argued that a fat-burner Sakho ingested was not on the list of banned substances.
The newspaper said Sakho would be officially cleared of any wrongdoing in "the coming days". Sakho was omitted from the France squad for the Euro 2016 finals but coach Didier Deschamps has until May 31 to register his 23-man squad with UEFA.
Allen has minor knee injury
Liverpool star Joe Allen is being eased through Wales training in Portugal as he recovers from a minor knee problem. Allen, 26, picked up the injury towards the end of the domestic season with Wales medical staff taking no risks of pushing the key playmaker during the national side's Euro 2016 training camp in the Algarve. But it is thought there are no fears that it could impact his hopes of starring in France.
Middlesbrough confirm Fischer deal
Middlesbrough, promoted back to the Premier League this season, have agreed a deal with Ajax to sign the Denmark winger Viktor Fischer. The 21-year-old, who has eight caps for Denmark, has over 100 senior appearances to his name since joining Ajax in the summer of 2012. He scored 11 goals in 39 games for the Amsterdam club last season. Middlesbrough will pay the Dutch club an undisclosed fee believed to be around €5m around for Fischer, who will sign a three-year contract.
Gourvennec quits Guingamp for Bordeaux
Jocelyn Gourvennec has reached an agreement to take charge of Bordeaux after six years as head coach of Guingamp. The two clubs reached agreement over compensation to allow the 44-year-old to move to the Stade Matmut Atlantique. Bordeaux parted company with coach Willy Sagnol in March, finishing the season with Ulrich Rame in interim charge as they pulled away from relegation danger to finish 11th. Former France coach Raymond Domenech is thought to be in the frame to take over the Guingamp hot seat.
Mourinho confirmed as United manager
Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United manager and has signed a three-year contract. The Portuguese coach, 53, has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time has won league titles and cups in four countries, Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice, in 2004 with Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan. Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a poor defence of their Premier League title, bringing to an end his second stint at Stamford Bridge.
Busquets agrees Barcelona extension
Barcelona have announced a new five-year deal for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, which will see his release clause increased to €200m. The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the most efficient passers in Europe over recent years and will now be with the club through to 2021. Busquets has made 384 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 12 goals. During his time with the Catalan club he was won 23 major honours, including six league titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
Yannick Gerhardt joins Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg have announced the signing of Koln midfielder Yannick Gerhardt. The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal. Despite the transfer fee being undisclosed, reports in the German media suggest that the fee is believed to be around €13m. Having come through the youth academy in Koln, Gerhardt went on to play 45 Bundesliga matches for the club, scoring three goals. He becomes Wolfsburg's third acquisition of the close season after Daniel Didavi and Josip Brekalo.
Alston moves to St Johnstone from Falkirk
Midfielder Blair Alston has joined St Johnstone as a free agent from Falkirk and has signed a two-year contract. The 24-year-old leaves the Bairns after six years following their Premiership play-off final defeat by Kilmarnock. Alston has been at Falkirk since he was a youth and has been a first-team regular since the end of the 2010-11 season. In the campaign just ended, he made 46 appearances, scoring 12 times, as the Bairns finished runners-up in Scotland's second tier.
Stralman returns, Bishop and Callahan out
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman returned to the lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh, while goaltender Ben Bishop and forward Ryan Callahan are out. Stralman hadn't played since suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left leg on March 25. Bishop injured his left leg in the first period of Game 1. Callahan will sit out Monday night while battling the flu.
injuriesMLB : Toronto Blue Jays : 29.5.16
Blue Jays place Tulowitzki on disabled list
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad injury. An MRI before Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox revealed a low-grade strain. Tulowitzki was injured stealing second in New York against the Yankees on Tuesday. He came out of that game, and after sitting out the remainder of the series, he returned for Friday night's home game against the Red Sox but was ineffective, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and showing limitations in his movement in the field.
Mariners put Martin on 15-day DL
The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled outfielder Stefen Romero before Friday night's game against Minnesota. Martin left Wednesday's game against Oakland after getting injured stealing a base. The roster move with Martin was retroactive to Thursday, an off day for the Mariners.
F1 : 29.5.16
Hamilton wins rain-hit Monaco GP
Lewis Hamilton claimed his first Monaco Grand Prix victory for eight years, kick-starting his world championship bid in the process. The Brit was forced to battle it out with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo for the majority of the race, but eventually eased away of the Australian. Mercedes and world title rival Nico Rosberg suffered break problems throughout, allowing Hamilton to bring the gap at the top of the world championship back down to 24 points.
Max Verstappen's difficult weekend continued after crashing out halfway through the race. His Red Bull caught the side of the tight circuit, forcing the youngster out of the race. There were also crashes in the early stages for Jolyon Palmer and Kimi Raikkonen, while Sauber duo Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson clashed to end both their their races.
Ricciardo takes Monaco pole
Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden pole position with a stunning qualifying performance in Monaco, ahead of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, as Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen crashed. Early qualifying pace-setter Sebastian Vettel had to settle for fourth as his speed disappeared, which promted an angry radio message. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg managed to split the Ferraris, though sixth-placed Kimi Raikkonen will drop five places as a result of his gearbox penalty.
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|Feb 16||Luca Mazzitelli to Sassuolo||€ 3m|
|Feb 16||James Maddison to Norwich City||€ 2.7m|
|Feb 16||Rogerio to Sassuolo||€ 1.5m|
|Feb 16||Christian Kouakou to Caen||€ 0.5m|