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Umtiti joins Barcelona
Barcelona have agreed to buy France international centre-back Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for about €25m. According to French media, Umtiti will sign a five-year contract. The 22-year-old, who came through the Lyon youth system, is at Euro 2016 with the France squad and, although yet to play, is expected to start the quarter-final against Iceland.
Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed in a post on Instagram that he will be joining Manchester United. "Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited" posted the striker. Ibrahimovic, 34, left Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer at the end of the season after four trophy-laden seasons with the French club. He scored 156 goals in 180 games, including 38 in 31 league games in 2015-16.
Belgium facing defensive crisis
Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of Belgium's last-eight clash with Wales at Euro 2016, with fears the centre back could be out of action for as long as four months. It leaves Marc Wilmots with a defensive headache as Thomas Vermaelen is out suspended, forcing the Belgum manager into a backline reshuffle.
With Vertonghen having sustained suspected ligament damage, Jordan Lukaku is expected to come in at left-back with Jason Denayer replacing Vermaelen in the centre.
Southampton confirm Puel as new manager
Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Claude Puel as their new manager. The former Monaco, Lyon and Nice boss arrives at St Mary's on a three-year deal to replace Ronald Koeman, who left for Everton earlier this month.
Lejeune joins Eibar
Florian Lejeune has completed a €1.5m move to Eibar 12 months after signing for Manchester City. The 25-year-old defender was signed from Girona last summer before being loaned back to the Spanish second division club.
Zenit confirm Hulk transfer to Shanghai
Zenit St Petersburg announced on Thursday the Brazil international striker Hulk will move to China for €55.8m. The transfer is the largest in Russian football history, eclipsing the €40m Zenit paid for Hulk and Axel Witsel respectively back in 2012. Hulk, 29, will play under Sven-Goran Eriksson at Shangai SIPG and his is the latest high-profile transfer to China following the moves of Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez and Ramires.
Watford confirm Sinclair signing
Liverpool forward Jerome Sinclair, 19, has signed for Watford on a five-year deal after snubbing the offer of a new contract at Anfield. The winger began his career at West Bromwich Albion but moved to Liverpool at the age of 15. He became the youngest player to have ever played a first-team match for Liverpool, making his debut in a League Cup clash against West Brom in 2012 aged 16 years and six days. But he made just four more first-team appearances, scoring in the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Exeter City in January in what was his only start for the club.
Hazard a doubt for quarter-final
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has admitted that he is still uncertain whether Eden Hazard will be fit for his side's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales on Friday. The 25-year-old was on the scoresheet during Belgium's 4-0 win over Hungary in the last 16, but also picked up a thigh injury in that game and has been unable to train since. "We are working on getting him 100% fit," he told reporters. "I cannot give you a specific time when that will happen, nor can I tell you that he will be OK." Belgium have failed to beat Wales in their last three meetings, including a 1-0 defeat in their most recent clash a year ago.
Mooy joins Manchester City
Manchester City have signed Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy on a three-year deal. The 25-year-old joins the Australian outfit's City Football Group parent club after garnering a reputation as one of the most gifted players in the domestic league. Mooy made 53 A-League appearances for Melbourne and has 16 Australia caps to his name, scoring five international goals. The attack-minded playmaker was twice named the club's Player of the Year after joining in 2014. His form this past season attracted the attention of the Premier League giants, scoring 11 times and contributing 21 assists - an A-League record.
Mainz sign midfielder Jose Rodriguez
Mainz have signed Spanish midfielder Jose Rodriguez from Galatasaray on a four-year contract. Financial details were not given. The 21-year-old came through the Real Madrid academy and has played for Spain's junior sides. He also played for Deportivo la Coruna on loan two seasons ago, before moving to Galatasaray. He still had three years on his contract with the Istanbul side.
Cabrera out with wrist injury
White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera aggravated a right wrist injury during Chicago's 4-0 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night and will miss a couple of days with a mild sprain. Cabrera originally hurt his wrist when he tried for a diving catch during a 13-2 loss at Cleveland on June 18. He tweaked it again on a swing in the series opener against the Twins and hit his wrist against the wall while going after Brian Dozier's second homer of the game.
"It's difficult because I want to play, but the doctors said the best for me right now is just to take a rest for a couple of days because I have inflammation there," Cabrera said. "But yeah, for me, I want to play. I don't like to be on the bench. I want to play because the team needs me and I need the team."
Gant leaves game with oblique strain
Braves rookie right-hander John Gant left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a left oblique strain. After giving up a single to Chris Gimenez in the third inning, Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound. Gant left with Lovell after throwing a warm-up pitch. The Braves said Gant's status will be reassessed Tuesday.
football: latest transfers
|Jun 16||Sadio Mane to Liverpool||€ 41.2m|
|Jun 16||Keko to Malaga||€ 5m|
|Jun 16||Valerio Verre to Pescara||€ 4m|
|Jun 16||Matheus Pereira to Empoli||€ 2m|
|Jun 16||Bakary Kone to Malaga||€ 0.8m|
|Jun 16||Arnold Bouka Moutou to Dijon||€ 0.4m|
|Jun 16||Afonso Figueiredo to Rennes||€ 0.3m|
|Jun 16||Jose Antonio Reyes to Espanyol|
|Jun 16||Zdravko Kuzmanovic to Malaga|
|Jun 16||Miguel Angel Guerrero to Leganes|
|Jun 16||Nicolas N'Koulou to Lyon|
|Jun 16||Florent Mollet to Metz|
|Jun 16||Sergey Chernik to Nancy|
|Jun 16||Fouad Chafik to Dijon|
|Jun 16||Yoane Wissa to Angers|