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Football News: Police Tear Gas Halts Friendly International, Transfer News And More

Police Tear Gas Halts Friendly International, Transfer News And More
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1. Transfer round up
Schumacher, Castiadas to Linense, free
Roberto Fernandez, Vitoria to Figueirense, free
Rodney Wallace, Portland Timbers to Arouca, free
Luis Ricardo, Sao Paulo to Botafogo, undisclosed fee
James Troisi, Juventus to Liaoning FC, free
Haris Medunjanin, released by Deportivo La Coruna
Milan Skriniar, MSK Zilina to Sampdoria, £700,000
Ole Selnaes, Rosenborg BK to Saint-Etienne, £2.24m
Liviu Antal, Hapoel Tel Aviv to Pandurii Targu Jiu, on loan
Mike Williamson, Newcastle United to Wolverhampton Wanderers, £231,000
Tiago Valente, released by Lechia Gdansk
Manuel Lanzarote, released by Asteras Tripolis
Jose Manual Casado, released by Bolton Wanderers
Jose Bosingwa, unattached to Trabzonspor
Soner Aydogdu, Trabzonspor to Akhisarspor, swap deal
Alper Uludag, Trabzonspor to Akhisarspor, swap deal
Guray Vural, Akhisarspor to Trabzonspor, swap deal
Mario Felgueiras, released by Konyaspor
Philippe Senderos, Aston Villa to Grasshopper, free
Rodrigo Souza, Cruzeiro to Nautico, on loan
Roberto Souza, unattached to Rio-Branco
Eder, Sampdoria to Inter Milan, on loan (£1.4m fee)
Simone Verdi, SD Eibar to AC Milan, loan return
Thiago, Sao Carlos to Nautico, on loan
Emre Akbaba, Antalyaspor to Alanyaspor, on loan
Tony Watt, Charlton Athletic to Blackburn Rovers, on loan
Ronnie Schwartz, Guingamp to Esbjerg fB, on loan
Christian Chavez, released by PAS Giannina
Ervin Zukanovic, Sampdoria to AS Roma, on loan (£840,000 fee)
Abdul Ajagun, Panathinaikos to APO Levadiakos, on loan
Ante Vukusic, unattached to Greuther Furth
Bruno Henrique, Goias EC to VfL Wolfsburg, undisclosed fee
Damien Le Tallec, Mordovia to Red Star Belgrade, £175,000
Manuel Iturra, Udinese to Rayo Vallecano, on loan
Michael Madl, Sturm Graz to Fulham, on loan
Antolin Alcarez, released by UD Las Palmas
Alberto Paloschi, Chievo Verona to Swansea City, undisclosed fee
Shikoze Udoji, released by Dinamo Minsk
Alexandre Pato, Corinthians to Chelsea, on loan
Romario, released by Avai
Sandro, QPR to West Bromwich Albion, on loan
Elsinho, Kawasaki Frontale to Tombense, loan return
Oriol Rosell, Sporting Clube de Portugal to Vitoria Guimaraes, on loan
Federico Gino, Defensor to Cruzeiro, free
Antonio Carlos, released by Fluminese
Marinho, Cruzeiro to Vitoria, on loan
Lucas Gomes, Londrina EC to Chapecoense, on loan
Pablo, Tombense to America, on loan
Rhys Williams, Charlton Athletic to Middlesbrough, loan return

2. This is when you know your luck is out
Feyenoord must have run over a few black cats on the way to the game, maybe walked under a ladder or something, because their luck is clearly out here against Heerenveen:


3. Barnsley get Fox
Leicester City youngster Jak McCourt has completed a permanent move to League One side Barnsley. The 20 year old midfielder had graduated Premier League leading Foxes' academy in 2013, going on to be a regular in their U21 squad, often captaining the side. He made his competitive first team debut for Torquay United during a loan spell in 2013. McCourt also had a short spell on loan with Port Vale this season.

4. Leeds bid rejected for Winnall
English Championship side Leeds United have had a bid, believed to be for £300,000, rejected for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall. Winnall, who is a graduate of the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy, has scored 14 league goals in his 26 League One matches this season. He is currently very much in form, with 8 goals in his last 6 matches. It is believed Barnsley are looking for a fee of £1m to let their star man go.


5. Man Utd forward extends stay
Manchester United's on loan centre forward, Ashley Fletcher, has agreed a deal to complete the season with League One side Barnsley on loan. The Red Devils' forward scored a goal on his Barnsley debut. "I'm really pleased and very grateful to Manchester United for allowing us to keep Ashley to the end of the season," said Barnsley boss Lee Johnson. "He has been a real asset to the group since joining and has improved with each game. He'll only get better and stronger as we go along, so we're all extremely excited to have him on board as we head towards the business end of the season."

6. Mainz 05 open the scoring with a cracker
Borussia Monchengladbach fans might want to look away now:


7. Chile appoint another Argentinian coach
Former Barcelona and Valencia striker Juan Antonio Pizzi has been appointed as the new head coach of Chile. Pizzi was working as coach of Leon de Mexico. "We are very satisfied with the arrival of Juan Antonio Pizzi. He is a professional who inspires great confidence. He has a proven career record," said ANFP president Arturo Salah in the statement. The ANFP added that he "is the right person to safeguard and continue the work of the Chile national team and to maintain its competitiveness of recent years." The previous coach, also Argentine, Jorge Sampaoli, quit earlier in the month just six months after leading Chile to its first ever Copa America title.

8. Former Liverpool striker heads to Qatar
Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer have confirmed the sale of Hungarian striker Krisztian Nemeth to Qatari Stars League side Al-Gharafa FC. Nemeth scored the MLS goal of the year last season, amongst his 16 goals, and was sold after seeking a pay rise from Sporting KC. "We wish Krisztian the best of luck and thank him for his valuable contributions to the club," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said in a release by the club. "He is a talented player who made tremendous strides last year, including helping us win the U.S. Open Cup."


9. Hughes admits he wanted Adebayor
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has admitted that he tried to sign Togolese striker Emmanual Adebayor but was beaten to his signature by London side Crystal Palace. In a brave admission, Hughes has revealed that he admires Adebayor even though he previously managed him at Manchester City. Adebayor, also known as Ade-Barn-Door due to his inability to hit one unless he is due a new contract, has not played football since 1997, sorry May 2015, when his Tottenham Hotspur contract was cancelled. "We talked about Ade and his situation but he's based in London," said Hughes. "We knew early on that was where he was likely to end up, so we didn't pursue it to any great extent other than a conversation. But he's a good player. When he's on top of his form he can be unplayable, he's that good. He's a big guy, with a lot of power who scores goals, that's not a bad combination for a striker. I think they've made a good acquisition there." It just shows how the former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward can continue to get chances, no matter how many times he fails to deliver.

10. Friendly match stopped by police tear gas
An international friendly between Egypt and Libya had to be stopped as players and officials were forced off the field to avoid clouds of tear gas released by police. Initially players tried to cover their faces with their shirts, but they were forced to run for cover until the clouds dispersed. Police have said they "accidentally" fired a tear gas canister into unruly crowds outside the stadium and the gas had drifted inside.

Written by Tris Burke January 30 2016 05:59:44