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Football News: Review Of The Day 14th July 2019

Review Of The Day 14th July 2019
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Torino midfielder Jacopo Segre has signed a 3 year contract.

Micky Demetriou has agreed a 2 year deal with Newport County.



Southampton academy graduate forward Sam Gallagher has signed for Blackburn Rovers for £5m.

Sampdoria are paying a loan fee of just under £2m for Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.

Fulham have taken Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Ivan Cavaleiro on loan.

Italian midfielder Filippo Bandinello has joined Empoli from Sassuolo. Also making the same move is Francesco Caputo for a fee of just under £7m.

Veteran Italian forward Mirco Antenucci has dropped down to join Serie C side Bari from SPAL.

Deportivo La Coruna have signed Ager Aketxe on a free transfer from Cadiz. Leaving Depor is Edu Exposito, who has joined Eibar for around £3.5m.

Juventus winger Leonardo Mancuso has moved to Empoli for around £4.5m.

Swedish defender Filip Helander has joined Rangers from Bologna for around £3.5m.

Atalanta winger Christian Capone has joined Perugia on loan.

Napoli have signed Filippo Costa from SPAL.

Flamengo have paid over £10m to sign Gerson from AS Roma.

Dean Gerken has returned to Colchester United after being released by Ipswich Town.

Zaine Francis-Angol has signed for Accrington Stanley on a free transfer after leaving AFC Fylde. Also signing for Stanley is a PE teacher in the shape of Colby Bishop from non-league side Leamington. Bishop said: "It's sad to be leaving teaching but I am over the moon to be here. It's a really good school, the kids will miss me and I think I am having a leavers' assembly on Friday so it could be quite emotional. I have loved it there but it's time to move on. I know the gaffer here was a primary school teacher as well. I still have to go to work next week and he said he had to do the same thing for three weeks when Accrington turned professional so he does understand it. We have common ground. It was a big decision to give up teaching but it was a decision that didn't take a lot of thinking about, professional football is what I used to do and it's what I have always wanted to do and I am looking forward to getting going."

Ross Doohan has returned on loan to Ayr United from Celtic.

Jordan Willis has moved to Sunderland on a free transfer from Coventry City.


Fleming Retires

Morecambe's 31 year old midfielder Andy Fleming has been forced to retire because of a serious knee injury. Morecambe manager Jim Bentley said: "I'm absolutely devastated about the news. Speaking with him when he came to his decision this week was one of the worst meetings I've ever had with a player. He's the only outfield player still at the club since I played and we used to travel together to games and training every day. He's a good friend of mine, who I respect and think the world of as a person." Fleming had returned to the side after a "chondral defect to his left knee" only to suffer a reoccurence of the problem in pre-season which has forced him into the decision.


Former Cameroon FA President Banned For Life

The former president of FECAFOOT, the Cameroon Football Federation, has been given a life ban. Tombi A Roko Sidiki was found guilty of financial misappropriation and a conflict of interest by Fecafoot's ethics commission. He was found to have mismanaged funds that had been put aside to build 4 stadiums in the country. Sidiki was also fined around US$17,000.


Mihajlovic Reveals Leukaemia Diagnosis

Former Yugoslav international Sinisa Mihajlovic has revealed that he is to start treatment for leukaemia after the illness was discovered in pre-season. The 50 year old is head coach of Bologna now, having taken charge in January. Mihajlovic said: "I have cried a lot on these days, but I don't like it when someone comes and pities me. It will take time but I'll recover. I always play to win, both in football and in life. I'll defeat leukaemia."


Icardi Not On Asia Tour

Inter Milan's wantaway striker Mauro Icardi is not travelling to Asia on the club's pre-season tour of Asia as the club looks to sell him. Inter tweeted: "Mauro Icardi will today return to Milan from our training camp in Lugano. The club and the striker have come to this decision by mutual agreement. Icardi will continue his pre-season training over the next few days and will take no part in our summer Tour in Asia."


Bruce In Toon Talks

Sheffield Wednesday manager and author of crime novels Steve Bruce has spoken to Newcastle United regarding the role as manager of the Premier League club. The 58 year old has previously been in charge of bitter rivals Sunderland, despite being a boyhood Newcastle fan. Bruce said: "It's in the hands of the clubs. It's come from nowhere over the last two or three days, so let's see what the weekend brings. It's happened so quickly that I've got to take stock of the whole situation. We'll see what develops over the next 24 to 48 hours."


De Ligt Left Out Of Ajax Squad

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has been left out of their squad as the club admit he is set to move elsewhere. The teenager has been talking to a number of clubs over the summer and now looks close to picking his next move. An Ajax statement read: "[We] left Saturday afternoon with 28 players to the training camp in Bramberg, Austria, Awaiting a possible transfer, Matthijs de Ligt does not travel with the group."

Written by Tris Burke July 14 2019 06:49:09


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