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Sunderland Sign A Toilet, Terry To Leave Chelsea (Maybe) And More News
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1. Mackems call their new signing a toilet
Sunderland make a small spelling error that makes so much difference as they announced their new signing on Twitter:



2. Teixeira wants more first team football
Portugese starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira has been on the bench a lot this season for Liverpool for Premier League matches, but appearances have been limited to a few cup matches. Now he has admitted to the Sunday People that he wants to play more. "I haven't played much. I've been on the bench a lot and I don't like that. I've played five times for the first-team and I've scored my first goal at Anfield which is special. It's been good, but I need to play more. For now, my plans are to stay with Liverpool and play more here, but you never know what will happen in the future." Teixeira told the Sunday People.



3. Wenger tells Elneny he will need to adapt
New Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny, who signed this month from Basel, made his debut yesterday, with manager Arsene Wenger admitting the 23 year old midfielder will need to adapt to the physicality of the English Premier League. "I felt he started a bit cautious and played a bit secure," said Wenger. "But he became more adventurous, had some good shots on goal, and his mobility and his workrate was exceptional. He needs to adjust to the power of the game in the Premier League, but this was a good welcome today and certainly he has learned a lot. It will take him some time to adjust to the power side of our game here but his intelligence, mobility and the technical level are good."

4. Atletico hit with double injury blow
On top of a painful defeat to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid have suffered a pair of injuries. While Diego Godin is set for a ban, after his needless red card, which reduced Atleti to 9 men as former Chelsea left back Filipe Luis had already been sent off, he could be missing the even longer now. The Uruguay centre back twisted ligaments in his left knee during the game, which could see him missing for much longer than his ban will last. Midfielder Augusto Fernandez also faces a spell on the sidelines as he suffered a partial tear of the ligaments in his left knee.



5. De Jong joins Galaxy
Nigel de Jong becomes the latest former Premier League player to join Major League Soccer. The former Manchester City player will be leaving AC Milan to sign for MLS side LA Galaxy, alongside other former Prem players Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos, Ashley Cole and Jelle van Damme. It is believed that the deal will see him take over the designated player slot currently filled by Gerrard when the former Liverpool player leaves at the end of next season.


6. Transfer round up
Magique, Coimbra to Feirense, undisclosed fee
Kizito, Rio Ave to Feirense, on loan
Francesco Bolzoni, released by Palermo
Ryder Matos, Fiorentina to Udinese, £2.1m
Fabian Munoz, Arsenal de Sarandi to Panetolikos, free
Haris Medunjanin, Deportivo la Coruna to Maccabi Tel Aviv, free
Alexander Buttner, Dinamo Moscow to RSC Anderlecht, on loan
Emil Berggreen, Eintracht Braunschweig to 1. FSV Mainz 05, £1.75m
Florian Niederlechner, 1. FSV Mainz 05 to SC Freiburg, on loan
Aria Jasuru Hasegawa, released by Real Zaragoza
Jemerson, Atletico MG to Monaco, £7.7m
Edson Silva, Sao Paulo to Red Star Belgrade, free
Adam Hlousek, VfB Stuttgart to Legia Warsaw, £350,000
Sebastian Leto, CA Lanus to Catania, loan return
Alexander Gonzalez, BSC Young Boys to SD Huesca, free
Prince Gouano, Atalanta to Gaziantepspor, on loan
Jeremy Bokila, Guangzhou R&F to Eskisehirspor, on loan
Florian Thauvin, Newcastle United to Olympique Marseille, on loan
Junior Kabananga, FC Astana to Karabukspor, undisclosed fee
Danilo Carando, Al-Ahli to Qatar SC, on loan
Guilherme Siqueira, Atletico Madrid to Valencia, on loan
Lucas Orban, Valencia to Levante, on loan
Josip Radosevic, Napoli to Eibar, on loan
Alain Kaluyituka, Al Gharafa to Lekhwiya, on loan
Vladimir Weiss, Lekhwiya to Al-Gharafa, undisclosed fee
Jens Naessens, KV Mechelen to Royal Antwerp, on loan
Mauro Arambarri, Defensor to Girondins Bordeaux, £2.1m
Malcom, Corinthians to Girondins Bordeaux, £3.5m
Sanjin Prcic, Torino to Perugia, on loan
Emmanuel Emenike, Fenerbahce to West Ham United, on loan
Mouhssine Iajour, Qatar SC to Al-Ahli, on loan
Sebastian Leto, Catania to Panathinaikos, undisclosed fee
Yasuhiro Hiraoka, Shimizu S-Pulse to Vegalta Sendai, undisclosed fee
Lucas Villafanez, Panetolikos to Panathinaikos, £210,000
Josip Drmic, Borussia Monchengladbach to Hamburg, on loan



7. Will he or won't he?
In the wake of John Terry leading Chelsea to a crushing 5-1 victory over Championship side MK Dons in the FA Cup 4th round, only to ruin Blues' fans' days by announcing he would be leaving the club in the summer as they were not giving the 35 year old a new contract. Terry said: "I went in last week before we beat Arsenal and was told my contract is not going to be extended," he said. "It was said that, when the new manager comes in, things might change. Originally my agent was told over the phone but I wanted to hear it face to face. I needed to know now like I have done every January in recent years. Sometimes it takes a couple of months to get things done. But unfortunately it's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea. It's going to be elsewhere - which it took me a couple of days to get over." However Chelsea's version is different, and they released a statement: "John requested a meeting with the club the week before last and, in that meeting, he asked about the possibility of an extension to his existing contract," said a spokesman. "John was advised that, while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months. The club has the utmost respect for John and everything he has helped us achieve to date. He is a fantastic servant to Chelsea and a superb captain. As such, the club will keep the channels of dialogue open." Sounds to me like Terry is trying to force the club's hand, rather than waiting to see what happens. Maybe he has a nice offer on the table from the MLS or China and is considering taking it? It certainly does not sound like the club have told him he is not getting a contract, just that they have not decided yet. I am sure Terry can afford to wait and see, it is not like he has been underpaid in recent years!

8. Birmingham striker heads down under for a long distance loan
Birmingham City have given a young striker an unusual route for development sending the youngster just about as far away from the club as possible! 21 year old Alex Jones will be playing in the A-League for Wellington Phoenix of New Zealand, which suggests there is little possibility of him returning to train with his Birmingham team mates once or twice a week, as often happens with loanees. Jones was previously with West Bromwich Albion, who have former Phoenix goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould on their staff. It was Gould who suggests Jones should consider giving New Zealand a try, especially as the A-League is now televised in the UK. "It's tough for young players in England with clubs bringing in new, older players all the time and when I discussed it with the manager, he thought it was a good chance for me," Jones said. "He said go and play games and score goals, and you never know where it can lead."



9. Thauvin returns to Marseille
Florian Thauvin joined Newcastle United in the summer transfer window from Olympique Marseille, he has headed back there just six months later to play for Marseille once again, on loan until the end of the season. It has been confirmed that there is no option to buy in the deal, it is purely to give the former France U21 international some first team football. "Newcastle United winger Florian Thauvin has returned to Marseille on loan until the end of the season," read a statement on the official Newcastle website. "The 23-year-old arrived on Tyneside from the French club last August, but has headed back to the Stade Velodrome for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign. There is no option for purchase within the deal, so Thauvin will return to Newcastle at the end of the loan. Thauvin has made 16 appearances for Newcastle to date, five of which were starts, and has scored one goal." Thauvin was the object of fans' ire, so it is probably best for all parties to give him a break from Tyneside.

Hammers complete loan signing of Emenike
Long standing interest in Emmanuel Emenike has finally paid off for West Ham United, as the Nigerian international striker has joined on loan form Fenerbahce for the season. The 28 year old was on loan at Al Ain earlier in the season, notching 9 goals in his 15 games there. The Hammers, though, have the option to make the loan deal permanent at the end of the season. "I'm very, very happy and very, very excited that I'm here," Emenike told West Ham's official website. "I have always known West Ham as a great club. I've always been watching them. West Ham's a great club and I'm happy to be here. I've known him [Slaven Bilic] for years. When he was at Lokomotiv Moscow, I was at Spartak Moscow, then he came to Besiktas and I was in Fenerbahce, so we've known each other for a long time. I'm happy to be here and happy to play for him. We've followed each other's careers and thank God we are here today and we are here together." Emenike was in his second spell at Fenerbahce, having been sold initially while the club was embroiled in a match fixing scandal, which is still going through the courts as we speak.

Written by Tris Burke

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