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Bayern Munich ‘wunderkind’ Torben Rhein has signed a new deal with the German champions. The deal expires in 2022.
Southampton winger Josh Sims has returned to Doncaster Rovers on loan.
Andy Cook has joined Bradford City on loan from Mansfield Town.
Free agent utility man Dion Donohue has signed for Barrow.
Newport County have signed striker Dom Telford from Plymouth Argyle on a free transfer.
Aberdeen have sent Funso Ojo to Wigan Athletic on loan.
Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson has agreed a pre-contract agreement to sign for Rangers on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Cardiff City defender Greg Cunningham has signed for Preston North End on loan.
Ross County have signed Jordan White from Motherwell.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has signed for Middlesbrough on loan.
In Major League Soccer, experienced Finnish left-back Jukka Raitala has moved to Minnesota United from Club de Foot Montreal.
Juventus have signed teenage midfielder Nicolo Rovella from Genoa with Manolo Portanova moving the opposite way. Rovella has then returned to Genoa on loan. Juve have also paid over £7m for young Marseille winger Marley Ake.
Former Liverpool forward Bobby Adekanye has joined ADO Den Haag on loan from Lazio. Also leaving Lazio on loan is Sofian Kiyine, who has joined Salernitana.
Athletic Bilbao striker Kenan Kodro has joined Real Valladolid on loan.
Fiorentina have taken Kevin Malcuit on loan from Napoli.
Former Rangers striker Jason Cummings has moved to Dundee from Shrewsbury Town.
Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier has been struggling with knee problems for over a month now and he is now expected to sit out the next two games in an attempt to cure the injury with rest.
Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney is attempting a new course of therapy on his problem knee in the hope of avoiding surgery. He is set to be assessed again in a “few weeks”.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is ruled out for “a few weeks” after picking up injuries in both ankles during the defeat to Liverpool. Liverpool were also hit by an injury blow during that match as centre-back Joel Matip added to the club’s defensive woes with ankle ligament damage, which is believed to be a serious issue. Liverpool were already without centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez with almost certain season-ending injuries. The midfield man who has stepped in to fill the breach, Fabinho, is also out with “a minor muscle issue” which is expected to keep him out of Sunday’s match against West Ham United.
New Newcastle United coach Graeme Jones has confirmed that his job title is assistant head coach. The former Luton Town manager was Roberto Martinez’s assistant with Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, Everton and Belgium before taking up the role with his boyhood club.
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation by Italian police after it was alleged he broke their pandemic lockdown rules with a trip to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday. The star posted footage, since deleted, of the couple on a snowmobile in a mountain resort on Georgina Rodriguez’s 27th birthday.
Nutella Ruined Madrid Career
Italian striker Antonio Cassano has claimed Nutella ruined his chances at Real Madrid. Cassano only managed 19 appearances in his 2 seasons in Madrid due to weight issues, which led to the club to fine him repeatedly in an attempt to make the fiery forward lose some excess baggage. Cassano told Bobo TV: “At Real Madrid I barely got around and I managed to lose about 12 kilos. Then came [Fabio] Cannavaro and I gained them again. Nutella was one of the sponsors of the club and every month they gave us five kilos of product. In seven months I gained 14 kilos. I ate Nutella straight out of the bottle and I didn’t care. It was shameful.”
Wolves Boss Gives Large Donation
The manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers Nuno Espirito Santo has donated £250,000 of his own money to the Wolves Foundation’s £500,000 Feed Our Pack project. The project aims to reduce food poverty and provide support for residents of Wolverhampton that are affected by the current pandemic. Nuno said: “Wolves fans and the people of Wolverhampton have been fantastic to me since I arrived here almost four years ago, and I wanted to give something back and help the people who are struggling during the pandemic. When you live in a city, you see and hear how people have been affected, but it is also a great city where people help and support each other and this is a really important project from the Wolves Foundation. Together we are stronger and I hope our supporters will want to join in and make sure we look after those people in our community who need it most during these really difficult times.”
Written by Tris Burke January 29 2021 05:42:39