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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg moves to Schalke
Schalke have announced the loan signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Bayern Munchen. The 20-year-old Denmark international, who signed for the German champions in 2012, will remain at Schalke until the end of the season. Hojbjerg spent the second part of last term on loan at Augsburg, scoring two goals in 16 league matches during that spell.
Milan snap up Kucka from Genoa
Milan have completed the signing of midfielder Juraj Kucka for a fee of around €3m. The 28-year-old Slovakian international, who secured a move from Sparta Prague to Genoa in 2011, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract. Added to the signings of Carlos Bacca, Luiz Adriano, Andrea Bertolacci, Alessio Romagnoli and Mario Balotelli, Kucka's arrival would take the Serie A club's spending to €88.5 million.
Lazar Markovic to join Fenerbahce on loan
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Lazar Markovic will leave the club to join Fenerbahce on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old, Liverpool's €25m signing from Benfica last summer, is being allowed to move to aid his development and the EPL side insist he will be returning to Anfield. The Serbia international made 34 appearances, including 11 league starts, last season.
Sunderland confirm Toivonen loan deal
Sunderland have signed Sweden midfielder Ola Toivonen on a season-long loan from Rennes. The 29-year-old joined the French side in January 2014 scoring 14 goals in 46 league appearances, and he also has a wealth of experience at international level having won over 40 caps for Sweden. Toivonen was at Dutch champions PSV from 2009-14, winning the domestic Cup and Dutch Super Cup with the club.
Heung-Min Son joins Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Heung-Min Son for a reported €30m. The South Korea international, 23, who can play out wide or in a more central role, has played 62 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen and scored 21 goals, adding five goals in 19 Champions League appearances. He came through the ranks of Hamburg's youth academy and moved to Leverkusen in 2013 for a reported €10m.
Leverkusen sign Kevin Kampl from Dortmund
After losing Heung-Min Son to Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Kevin Kampl from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund. Kampl, 24, arrived in Dortmund in the last winter transfer period but failed to make a major impact. He previously played in Salzburg under coach Roger Schmidt, who is now in Leverkusen. The Slovenia attacking midfielder signed a five-year deal.
Roque Santa Cruz returns to Malaga
Cruz Azul striker Roque Santa Cruz has re-joined Malaga on a season-long loan, just eight months after originally leaving the club to join the Mexican side. The 34-year-old hit 17 goals in 70 games for Malaga between 2012 and 2014, before joining Cruz Azul at the end of last year. Santa Cruz has enjoyed a long career in Europe, where he played for the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Marseille sign Lucas Silva from Madrid
Marseille have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal, but without a purchase option for the French football club. Silva moved to the Bernabeu from Cruzeiro in his native Brazil in January but the midfielder was surplus to requirements for new Madrid coach Rafa Benitez for the coming campaign. The 22-year-old made nine appearances under ex-coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Jedinak out for 3 weeks
Alan Pardew has been dealt an injury blow as his club captain Mile Jedinak has picked up a hamstring injury ruling him out for up to three weeks for Crystal Palace. Jedinak will now miss the visit to Stamford Bridge. However, the international break will give him time to recover. The 31-year-old will not feature in the international period for Australia as a result of the injury, and it'll be touch and go to see if he's ready to feature in the Eagles' big game after the break against Manchester City.
Gilardino joins Palermo
Striker Alberto Gilardino will return to Serie A permanently after Palermo announced his arrival from Guangzhou Evergrande. Gilardino, 33, joined coach Marcello Lippi at Chinese Super League champions Evergrande last July but spent the second half of the 2014-15 season on loan at Fiorentina. Gilardino scored six goals in 17 matches in all competitions for Guangzhou, while he netted four Serie A goals in 14 appearances during his loan spell at Fiorentina.
Group stage draw
A: PSG, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Malmo
B: PSV, Man. United, CSKA, Wolfsburg
C: Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray, Astana
D: Juventus, Man. City, Sevilla, Monchengladbach
E: Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, BATE
F: Bayern, Arsenal, Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb
G: Chelsea, Porto, Dinamo Kyiv, Maccabi
H: Zenit, Valencia, Lyon, Gent
PSG confirm Kurzawa signing
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of defender Layvin Kurzawa from Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region of €22m. On Wednesday, PSG boss Laurent Blanc revealed a deal was close for the left-back and he has now put pen to paper on a five-year deal, which ties him to the club until 2022. The 22-year-old shone last season as Monaco reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Adam Jones exits after running into wall
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left the game against the Royals after running into the wall while tracking down a fly ball in the first inning Thursday. The All-Star had X-rays done on both wrists, which came back negative, and had some neck stiffness. He will be evaluated again when the Orioles get to Texas on Friday. Jones, the Orioles' team leader, entered Thursday batting .280 with 24 homers and 66 RBIs.
Twins put Graham on DL
The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Graham gave up one run over two-thirds of an inning in the Twins' 11-7 victory over the Rays on Tuesday night. The Rule 5 draft pick went 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA in 34 games, including one start.
football: latest transfers
|Aug 15||Layvin Kurzawa to Paris SG.||€ 25m|
|Aug 15||Asier Illarramendi to Real Sociedad||€ 15m|
|Aug 15||Takashi Inui to Eibar||€ 0.4m|
|Aug 15||Roque Santa Cruz to Malaga|
|Aug 15||Alvaro Vadillo to Rayo|
|Aug 15||Fernando Llorente to Sevilla|
|Aug 15||Aderlan Santos to Valencia|
|Aug 15||Cristiano Biraghi to Granada|
|Aug 15||Nabil El Zhar to Las Palmas|
|Aug 15||Lucas Silva to Marseille|
|Aug 15||Mustapha Yatabare to Montpelier|
|Aug 15||Fabio Coentrao to Monaco|
|Aug 15||Toni Sunjic to Stuttgart|
|Aug 15||Mario Balotelli to Milan|
|Aug 15||Lucas Digne to Roma|
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