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Alaba to miss Russia match
Austria playmaker David Alaba will miss next month's EURO 2016 qualifier against Russia following a left knee injury. Alaba resumed training at Bayern Munich last week but hasn't played a match since damaging collateral ligaments in March during Austria's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina. After five matches, Austria leads Group G with 13 points ahead of Sweden with 9 and Russia with 8.
Barzagli a doubt for Champions League final
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is in doubt for the UEFA Champions League final following an injury. The centre-back had suffered a first-grade tear of the rectus femoris muscle in his right thigh during Juve's 3-1 win over Napoli on Saturday. Test shows that Barzagli could miss the tie on June 6 against Barcelona in Berlin.
Welbeck unlikely to be fit for FA Cup final
Danny Welbeck is unlikely to be fit for Arsenal's FA Cup final date with Aston Villa on Saturday. The England striker hasn't played since the Gunners' 0-0 draw with Chelsea on April 26, and Arsene Wenger has admitted his season is probably over. Captain Mikel Arteta could also be in contention, despite not playing since November.
Ancelotti planning to take a year off
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has all but confirmed his departure from the club, revealing that he intends to take a year out of the game for health reasons. The Italian, 55, has one year left on his three-year contract at the Bernabeu but faces an uncertain future. Ancelotti will have talks with Real next week amid speculation that Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is poised to replace him at the club.
Castro signs for Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund have signed Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Gonzalo Castro. The 27-year-old has signed a four-year deal after opting to leave Leverkusen following 286 Bundesliga appearances, joining a Dortmund side set for a major rebuild after Jurgen Klopp's departure. His arrival at Dortmund will provide cover in the midfield should Ilkay Gundogan depart as is expected during the close-season.
Shay Given is a doubt for the FA Cup final against Arsenal after injuring his groin in training. The goalkeeper missed Aston Villa's home loss to Burnley and faces a race against time to regain fitness for Saturday's Wembley showpiece. Villa's No 3 goalkeeper Jed Steer played against Burnley but Brad Guzan will regain his place against Arsenal if Given does not make it.
Fellaini sent off for horror tackle
Marouane Fellaini is facing a three-match ban after an horrific stamp on Hull defender Paul McShane. McShane was left with blood streaming from a gash on his thigh and needing treatment for his head injury. Fellaini had only been on the field for 15 minutes when he was shown a straight red card by referee Lee Probert. The offence means he will miss the first three games of next season, in an early-season blow for manager Louis van Gaal.
Diego Alves to undergo knee surgery
Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves will require surgery on a torn ligament in his right knee. The Brazilian injured his leg and had to be substituted in the second half of Valencia's 3-2 win at Almeria on Saturday. That victory earned the team a fourth-place finish in the Spanish league and a Champions League berth for next season. The 29-year-old Diego Alves, known as a specialist at saving penalties, has been Valencia's first-choice goalkeeper for the past four seasons.
Tottenham sign Wimmer
Tottenham Hotspur have made their first move of the summer transfer market by signing Austrian international Kevin Wimmer. The 22-year-old central defender played his last game for his present club, Koln, on Saturday. The fee is thought to be around €6m. The deal is expected to be formally confirmed within the next two weeks with Wimmer agreeing a four-year contract to move to White Hart Lane.
Suarez will be fit for Champions League
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is confident Luis Suarez will be fit in time to play in the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals. The striker missed Saturday's 2-2 draw with Deportivo with a hamstring injury, leading to fears he could be absent for the clashes against Athletic Bilbao and Juventus. "Suarez is not 100% and we didn't want to take risks, but he should be ready for both finals," said Luis Enrique.
Red Sox put Victorino on disabled list
For the second time in 2015, the Boston Red Sox have placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list. Victorino previously was sidelined with a right hamstring strain and now due to a left calf strain. The 34-year-old has batted .255 in 20 games for the Red Sox this campaign.
Wright has spinal stenosis
New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and will be out at least another week. The Mets do not believe Wright's condition is degenerative, although assistant general manager John Ricco said Saturday it has lasted longer than expected. Wright, 32, has been out since being placed on the 15-day disabled list April 15 with a strained right hamstring. The Mets announced on May 8 that he was also experiencing back pain.
Korver out for postseason
If the Atlanta Hawks are going to erase a 2-0 deficit in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will have to do it without one of the NBA's best shooters. An MRI Saturday morning revealed that Kyle Korver sustained a severe high right ankle sprain in Game 2 and will not be available again this season.
Irving out for Game 2
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta due to a lingering left knee injury. Irving missed Friday's morning shootaround to undergo additional evaluation for tendinitis. Irving, who is averaging 18.9 points and 3.5 assists in 11 playoff games this postseason, aggravated the injury in Cleveland's Game 1 win. He played just 28 minutes, down eight minutes from his playoff average, and scored 10 points with six assists.
Rosberg wins in Monaco
Nico Rosberg claimed a third successive Monaco Grand Prix victory after Mercedes controversially opted to pit team-mate Lewis Hamilton for fresh tyres under a late Safety Car phase. Hamilton had dominated proceedings until the closing stages, when Max Verstappen launched over the back of Romain Grosjean's car. As the Safety Car came out, Mercedes pitted Hamilton from a comfortable lead, and he rejoined in third, behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. This handed Rosberg the win, while Vettel, who narrowly got the better of Hamilton as the latter exited the pits, held on for second.
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|Feb 15||Dame N'Doye to Hull City||€ 4m|
|Feb 15||Andy Kellett to Manchester United|
|Feb 15||Darren Fletcher to West Brom|
|Feb 15||Chung-Yong Lee to Crystal Palace|
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