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Fabregas expected to miss City clash
Cesc Fabregas is expected to join Diego Costa in missing Saturday's match against Manchester City, although the Spain midfielder will have a final test on Saturday morning before a definitive decision is made. Fabregas did not train fully with the team on Friday due to the hamstring injury he suffered on Tuesday against Liverpool and the expectation was that Ramires would start alongside Nemanja Matic in the centre of Chelsea's midfield.
Cuadrado to complete Chelsea move
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Cuadrado is set to complete a transfer to Chelsea imminently, with Blues winger Mohamed Salah arriving in a swap deal. Cuadrado is believed to have agreed personal terms with Chelsea and Fiorentina continue to finalise the last details on the transfer, which should eventually be in the region of €35m - Cuadrado's release clause.
The 26-year-old is set to fly to London to undergo a medical after bidding his teammates farewell on Friday, and Montella has now confirmed that 22-year-old Salah will take his place at the club, in a reported 18-month loan move.
Cordoba complete triple swoop
Cordoba enjoyed a successful transfer deadline day as they completed the loan captures of midfielders Bruno Zuculini, Rene Krhin and Heldon. Zuculini's loan at Valencia was cut short earlier in the day by parent club Manchester City, while Krhin, co-owned by Bologna and Inter, and Sporting Lisbon's Heldon also joined on temporary deals.
United sign El Fitouri
Manchester United have signed former Manchester City defender Sadik El Fitouri on an 18 month contract. El Fitouri, who came through the academy setup at City, was released a couple of years ago and has been plying his trade in non-league football. But after a recommendation from former United stars Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, the 20-year-old arrived on trial recently, and impressed in a match of Under-21 players against fringe first-team stars. While El Fitouri won't immediately go into the first-team, he will be looking to make a push in the coming months.
Souare joins Palace
Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Lille full-back Pape Souare for an undisclosed fee. The Senegal international flew straight to London to complete the deal after his nation's early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations this week. Souare becomes Alan Pardew's third signing of the week after the arrivals of Jordon Mutch and Shola Amoebi.
Jack Cork joins Swansea City
Swansea have completed the signing of Jack Cork from Southampton for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder, 25, has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Swans, ending a seven year association with Southampton. Cork will give manager Garry Monk further options in midfield, although he has previously featured at right-back for England U21s.
Robert Huth handed two-match ban
The Football Association has handed Stoke City defender Robert Huth a two-match ban over his conduct on social media. The German centre-back responded to tweets sent from an account which posts sexual images and invites users to guess the gender of individuals in the pictures. Huth deleted the tweets and later issued an apology for any offence caused by his actions. Huth's ban could complicate efforts by the Stoke manager Mark Hughes to send the 30-year-old out on loan before the transfer window closes on Monday.
Strootman faces longer layoff
Midfielder Kevin Strootman is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after knee surgery revealed further injury problems. Roma hoped to have the 24-year-old Dutch international back in action within a month, but complications may mean it takes much longer. Strootman has been limited to just six league appearances this season.
Diego Costa gets three-match ban
Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension after being found guilty of violent conduct. The FA had charged Costa two days ago after his stamp on Emre Can in the Capital One semi-final against Liverpool and rejected Chelsea's appeal against the ban. The Premier League's top goalscorer will miss the away trip to Aston Villa and the hosting of Everton, along with Saturday's clash against rivals Manchester City.
Sinclair joins Villa on loan
Aston Villa have completed completed the loan signing of Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. The 25-year-old winger has joined Villa until the end of the season. Sinclair has made only 19 appearances for City since joining them in 2012, and had an unsuccessful loan stint at West Bromwich Albion last term.
Jets place Halischuk on injured reserve
The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Matt Halischuk on injured reserve Friday. Halischuk has picked up two goals and five assists in 38 games during his second season in Winnipeg.
The club recalled forward T.J. Galiardi from St. John's of the American Hockey League to fill the roster spot, only hours after assigning him to the IceCaps. Galiardi has picked up only one assist in 26 appearances in the NHL this year.
Blue Jackets put Morin on IR
The Columbus Blue Jackets placed forward Jeremy Morin on injured reserve Wednesday. He will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Morin complained of an accelerated heart rate and was taken by ambulance to a Columbus hospital during the second intermission of the Blue Jackets' 4-3 win over Washington on Tuesday. "I'm not sure if he's going to need further tests or not, but everything was fine," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "His heart rate calmed while he was being tested at the hospital."
The 23-year-old Morin has a goal and two assists in 17 games for the Blue Jackets since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 14.
Carroll out vs. Trail Blazers
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was out of the lineup for Friday's game against Portland because of a left Achilles strain. Carroll is averaging 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 41 games this season. Guard Shelvin Mack remains out with a left calf strain.
Knicks sign Amundson
The New York Knicks have signed forward Lou Amundson for the remainder of the season. Amundson is averaging 6.4 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in seven games with the Knicks since signing the first of two consecutive 10-day contracts on Jan. 10.
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football: latest transfers
|Jan 15||Nabil Bahoui to Real Sociedad|
|Jan 15||Jose Manuel Casado to Almeria|
|Jan 15||Adrian Colunga to Granada|
|Jan 15||Ioannis Fetfatzidis to Chievo Verona|
|Jan 15||Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa|
|Jan 15||Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea|
|Jan 15||Pape Souare to Crystal Palace|
|Jan 15||Jack Cork to Swansea City|
|Jan 15||Borja Lopez to Deportivo La Coruna|
|Jan 15||Bruno Zuculini to Cordoba|
|Jan 15||Rene Krhin to Cordoba|
|Jan 15||Christoph Janker to Augsburg|
|Jan 15||Srdjan Lakic to Paderborn|
|Jan 15||Urby Emanuelson to Atalanta|
|Jan 15||Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma||€ 7.4m|
|Jan 15||Callum McManaman to West Brom||€ 6.4m|
|Jan 15||Jordon Mutch to Crystal Palace||€ 6.4m|
|Jan 15||Eric Bailly to Villarreal||€ 5.7m|
|Jan 15||Ivica Olic to Hamburger SV||€ 1.5m|
|Jan 15||Shola Ameobi to Crystal Palace|
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