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In the Championship, Barry Bannan has signed a new deal with Sheffield Wednesday. The 26-year-old has made 22 appearances since joining from Crystal Palace in August.
Finally signed for another 3 and half years at Sheffield Wednesday. So happy to stay here loved it since day one now let's get promoted— barry bannan (@bazzabannan25) January 14, 2016
Rudi Garcia was sacked as Roma coach on Wednesday after a run of one win in seven Serie A games left them fifth in the table.
His replacement: Luciano Spalletti, who won back-to-back Coppa Italias with the club during his spell in charge between 2005-2009.
Mohamed Elneny to Arsenal Player: “It is an indescribable feeling, I am really glad of course. Arsenal is one of the world’s greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team, God willing, and to give my best for the team and for myself.”
He tells Arsenal Player: “His strengths are his technical level, his vision, his intelligence, his disciplined attitude and his physical attitude to compete at a high level. I think he has the physical qualities to play at the top level.”
Well, it looks like Florian Thauvin is gonna get what he wants - a move back to Marseille. The out-of-favour Newcastle midfielder, who has been booed by his own supporters in recent weeks, regularly talks about his former club on Twitter and could finalise a loan move back to Ligue 1 by the weekend.
Thauvin requests Marseille return
Ben Bica: "Real Madrid weren't wanting anyone this transfer window anyways. Probably not for the summer either. The team have potential players and most of the best players in the world."
Talent G: "Nice timing. Barca get notified of the ban after the transfer window was closed and Real Madrid are notified in the middle of it - but are however still allowed to buy players. Madrid will appeal, just as Barcelona did which will allow them to buy players during the summer as well. You watch."
CechThis: "They'll just do a Barca and delay as much as possible so they can still sign who they want."
Specialist in Failure: "Looks like De Gea will remain at United for quite some time more."
Waqas Ahmad: "A huge setback for Madrid. Now Kroos, transfer away from Madrid seems highly unlikely."
Worth noting that Barcelona were able to put their 2014 transfer ban on hold until 2015 and went on to sign Luis Suarez later that summer.
Could the Madrid clubs do the same?
Welcome to management, Zizou...
That punishment should see Real Madrid try some ridiculous transfers before the ban kicks in this summer. Big January for Zidane/Perez.— Tom Doyle (@TomJDoyle) January 14, 2016
Well, given we’ve spent the last 30 minutes discussing potential ins and outs at the two Madrid clubs, consider us a little caught off guard.
What does this mean for this month’s transfer window? Could Real Madrid look to push through big-money moves in January? Will Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, David De Gea and more stay put until the ban is over?
The ban will have huge ramifications across all of Europe’s top sides - not only the Madrid clubs - so you know where to find us with your comments...
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HUGE news from Fifa. After the January transfer window, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will be banned from signing any new players until summer 2017.
"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Spanish clubs Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
"The two clubs were found to have violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration of minor players as well as other relevant provisions with regard to the registration and participation of certain players in competitions."
Real Madrid... PSG... Chelsea... look away now.
AS is reporting that Antoine Griezmann is set to sign a new four-and-a-half-year deal with Atletico Madrid. His buyout clause will also increase from €80 million (£60.5m) to €100m (£75.6m).
Transfer Talk: New Griezmann deal
Real Madrid will reportedly exercise their right to re-sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus this summer. According to Tuttosport, the Serie A champions will then look to replace him with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani... if they can afford his wages.
Transfer Talk: Juventus turn to Cavani
Speaking to France 3, Thiago Silva has been assessing Paris Saint-Germain’s chances of signing the Ballon d’Or final three...
On Neymar: "I like Neymar a lot, but I think Barcelona will not allow him to leave."
On Messi: "It would perhaps be easier for Barcelona to let go of Messi. Could Messi come to PSG? Perhaps, I mean, why not? Everything is possible."
On Ronaldo: "A move for Cristiano Ronaldo? He is a player who makes the difference for Real Madrid. If he would be open to joining PSG, to help us and to make the difference for PSG."
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