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Harrogate Town have given Connor Hall a new 3 and a half year deal.
MK Dons have signed Manchester United youngster Ethan Laird on loan.
Free agent midfielder Kieran Lee has signed for Bolton Wanderers.
Jack Evans has signed for Newport County on a free transfer from Swansea City. Also joining Newport is Bournemouth striker Jake Scrimshaw on loan.
After recovering from a serious knee injury, free agent left-back Sam Habergham has joined Grimsby Town until the end of the season.
Birmingham City defender Mitchell Roberts has signed for Harrogate Town on loan.
Carlisle United have signed Offrande Zanzala on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra.
Leeds United winger Jordan Stevens has signed for Bradford City on loan.
Gillingham have taken Tyreke Johnson on loan from Southampton.
Nottingham Forest have extended Anthony Knockaert’s loan from Fulham until the end of the season.
Leicester City defender Josh Knight is to spend the rest of the season with Wycombe Wanderers on loan.
Free agent midfielder Mohamed Maouche has signed for Ross County.
Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey has signed for Hibernian.
West Bromwich Albion have signed Robert Snodgrass from West Ham United. Also leaving the Hammers is club record signing Sebastien Haller, who has moved to Ajax for a fee of just over £20m.
Former Huddersfield Town striker Collin Quaner has signed for St Mirren.
Getafe have signed Takefusa Kubo on loan from Real Madrid.
Udinese midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly has signed for Salernitana on loan.
Perth Glory have signed free agent defender Sebastian Langkamp.
Sevilla midfielder Felipe Carballo has signed for Nacional.
Nikolas Ioannou has joined Aris Saloniki on loan from Nottingham Forest.
Former Liverpool youngster Gary Mackay-Steven has returned to Scottish football with Heart of Midlothian on a free transfer from New York City FC of Major League Soccer.
Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has been ruled out with a “significant” ankle injury, which will see him miss the rest of January.
FIFA are set to trial concussion substitutions during the Club World Cup in Qatar next month.
Matthijs de Ligt has become the third Juventus player to test cv positive this week.
Former Salford City boss Graham Alexander has been appointed as new Motherwell manager. Alexander was sacked by Salford, and replaced by Paul Scholes, despite being unbeaten in the first 5 matches of the season.
Christian Eriksen’s agents have gone to court to get the £6m commission they claim they are due for the Dane’s £17m transfer to Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur.
The League Two game between Carlisle United and Leyton Orient has been called off due to a frozen pitch. Also off due to a frozen pitch is Salford City v Colchester United.
Not really off, but the FA Cup tie between Oldham Athletic and Bournemouth has been switched to Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. Oldham’s Boundary Park’s pitch is frozen so a switch in venue was agreed between all parties and sanctioned by the FA.
Man City Buy FA Cup
Not content with years of buying the Premier League trophy, Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has now been out and bought the FA Cup. It is the oldest surviving FA Cup trophy and Man City’s first ever trophy won, back in 1904 and will be loaned back to the National Football Museum, where it is currently housed. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “This cup is a visible reminder of the rich and long history of English football. Winning this actual trophy in 1904 was a turning point for the club and for the city of Manchester in that it firmly cemented football in the heart of its community.”
Madrid Trapped On Plane
Real Madrid were trapped on their plane for hours on Friday, after an icey runway prevented take off. Madrid were set to fly out to face Osasuna in La Liga but a snowstorm hitting the country caused problems. A Madrid spokesperson said: “They told us the outlook is bleak. The take-off runways are closed and that the ice-removing machines are for landing. We estimate that we have been here more than two hours. The sense of outrage is already irrepressible.” It is being reported in Spain that the team had to wait for 5 hours in total before the plane was finally able to take off.
Written by Tris Burke January 09 2021 05:33:09