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Diaby Moves To Scottish Prem, Barcelona Star To Undergo Another Trial And More
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1. Transfer round up
Arthur, Londrina EC to Santa Cruz, on loan
Victor da Silva, Chievo Verona to NK Istra 1961, on loan
Nikola Ninkovic, FK Partizan Belgrade to Chievo Verona, £413,000
Luca Mazzitelli, AS Roma to Sassuolo, £2.25m
Constantin Budescu, Astra Giurgiu to Dalian Yifang, £900,000
Helder Postiga, Atletico Kolkata to Rio Ave, free
Luka Jovic, Red Star Belgrade to Benfica, undisclosed fee
David Goodwillie, Aberdeen to Ross County, on loan
Florentin Matei, Volyn Lutsk to HNK Rijeka, £375,000
Facundo Affranchino, Union Santa Fe to Ferro Carril, free
Nicolas Bianchi Arce, CA Banfield to Cali, on loan
Dutra, released by Al-Arabi
Holger Matamoros, LDU Quito to CS Emelec, free
Peter Utaka, Shimizu S-Pulse to Sanfrecce, on loan
Javi Lara, Atletico Kolkata to CD Tenerife, free
Tiago Valente, Lechia Gdansk to Vitoria Setubal, free
Dejan Janjatovic, FC St Gallen to FC Vaduz, undisclosed fee
Caue, Neftchi Baku to Hapoel Tel Aviv, free
German Denis, Atalanta to Independiente, free
Mickael Facchinetti, St Galln to NE Xamax FCS, undisclosed fee
Yannick Djalo, Benfica to Ratchaburi, free
Mirko Ivanic, Vojvodina to BATE Borisov, £750,000
Dmytro Khlyobas, Dynamo Kyiv to Vorskla Poltava, on loan
Johan Kappelhof, Groningen to Chicago Fire, undisclosed fee
Luca Mazzitelli, Sassuolo to Brescia, on loan
Jorge Valdez, CA Lanus to Gimnasia, on loan
Edno, ABC to Sao Bento, free
Fillipe Soutto, Atletico Mineiro to Linense, on loan
Andres Lopez, Deportivo Cuenca to Universidad Catolica, undisclosed fee
Lucas Romero, CA Velez Sarsfield to Cruzeiro, undisclosed fee
Matheus Cassini, Palermo to Inter Zapresic, on loan
Jackson Martinez, Atletico Madrid to Guangzhou Evergrande, £31.5m

2. Florian Thauvin showing Newcastle United fans what they are missing
Thauvin lasts just 10minutes into his return to Olympique Marseille:






3. Ipswich want Hyam to sign a new deal
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that the club are in talks with midfielder Luke Hyam over a new contract. The 24 year old is out of contract in the summer, but the club has a 12 month extension option which McCarthy has confirmed the club are going to take up. The 24 year old spent some time at Rotherham United on loan this season, but has become part of the first team on return, playing eight times. "We've got a (12-month) option on him (in the summer) and clearly I'm going to take that up," said McCarthy. "We are in negotiations with him about a new contract. Whether he's happy with what we've offered him I don't know - Marcus (Evans) is dealing with it."

4. Leicester proving they are a quality team
Some nice one touch football from Leicester City during their 2-0 win over Liverpool




5. Hamilton sign Diaby
Hamilton Academical have moved to sign a replacement for outgoing French striker Christian Nade. Nade moved to Scottish Championship side Dumbarton in the January window. Hamilton have added 26 year old striker Oumar Diaby as his replacement. Diaby left Levski Sofia, six months into a 2 year contract with the Bulgarian outfit and has joined Accies on a free. Nade himself had only joined in the summer, but only scored 3 goals in his 18 appearances before moving on. Young full back Scott McMann has also left Accies, this time on loan until the end of the season to League Two side Clyde.

6. Neymar is to stand trial in Brazil
Brazilian forward Neymar Jr, fresh from court in Spain over his move to Barcelona, is now set to go on trial in his homeland. Sao Paulo's state prosecution has recommended that Neymar be charged for tax evasion and forgery. Neymar Jr, his father Neymar Sr, current Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former Barca president Sandro Rosell are all accused of evading taxes and misrepresentation in order to "abolish taxes owed to the IRS of Brazil". A judge now has to decide whether to take the case forward. The prosecution's case does not just revolve around irregularities during his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona, it also refers to alleged fraudulent use of Neymar's image rights dating back as far as 2006.



7. Martinez takes Chinese cash
Atletico Madrid swooped to get Jackson Martinez in the summer from Porto, paying a large fee for the 29 year old, but he struggled scoring just two goals in 15 appearances and just six months later he is on the move again. This time the 29 year old has made a big money, 42m Euro, move to Chinese Super League team Ghuangzhou Evergrande. Martinez told Atletico's official website: "Thanks to my teammates, the coaching staff and the people working at the club for the trust they had in me and the effort they made so I could come here. It has been an honour for me to be a part of this club, but I think the time has come to start another stage in my career. We have talked a lot in the last days and we have agreed that this is the best for all of us."


8. Chicharito gets his third Player of the Month award in a row
Javier Hernandez moved to the Bundesliga in the summer, joining Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United. Unable to get in the Man Utd side, Hernandez has scored 21 in 24 for Leverkusen, nearly half of his team's total in the Bundesliga.




9. Chelsea name Champions League squad, without Falcao
Flop signing Falcao has been left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad as rumours abound that he will be heading off to China before their window closes on 26 February. The Colombian striker, at one time the most feared striker in world football, has struggled badly over the last couple of years, first on loan at Manchester United and now in a loan spell with Chelsea. One goal in eleven appearances and struggles with injuries are the sum total of his season. New loan striker Alexandre Pato has been named in the squad.
Champions League Squad in full:
Asmir Begovic, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, Kurt Zouma, Baba Rahman, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Pato, John Mikel Obi, Thibaut Courtois, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Pedro, Loic Remy, Diego Costa, Matt Miazga, Nemanja Matic, Willian, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Jamal Blackman, Cesar Azpilicueta.

10. Filipe Luis gets 3 match ban
Atletico Madrid have lost their former Chelsea left back Filipe Luis for three games after he was banned for his dangerous challenge on Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Luis was one of two Atleti players to receive their marching orders during the match. Atletico have announced an intention to challenge what they claim is an excessive suspension. "Similar incidents ought to be judged in the same manner and have the same punishment," said Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Caminero. "It cannot be that an identical incident that is reported in exactly the same way in the referee's report is given a one-game ban and our player Filipe is given three."

Written by Tris Burke

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