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Monaco Looking To Buy Piece Of Reading, Jimmy Greaves Will Never Walk Again And More News
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1. Monaco owner looking to buy Reading stake
Dmitry Rybolovlev, the majority owner of AS Monaco, is looking to add another club to his portfolio to enable Monaco to loan out youngsters. Already having stakes in Vitoria Guimaraes, Braga and Zulte-Waregem, Rybolovlev is hoping to get a foothold in the English league as well, according to L'Equipe. Reading are currently safely ensconced in mid-table in the English Championship.

2. Transfer round up
Denilson Gabionetta, Salernitana to Hangzhou Greentown, £375,000
Hao Chen, Shangdong Luneng Taishan to Henan Jianye, £206,000
Jiajun Pan, Guangzhou R&F to Henan Jianye, £19,000
Anderson do O, Olaria to Artsul, free
Igor Nedorezov, Novokuznetsk to Pskov-747, free
Leandro Euzebio, Cabofriense to Anapolis, free
Marcelo Macedo, Flamengo to Tombense, free
Leo Fortunato, Trabalhadore to Tupi, free
Rodrigo Carvalho, Vitoria to Associacao Olimpica de Itabaiana, free
Junior Mineiro, Paulista to Primavera, free
Adam El-Abd, Bristol City to Gillingham, on loan
Andrey Gorbanets, Ural Sverdlovskaya Oblast to Arsenal Tula, free
Marlon, Imperatriz to Flamengo, free
Aleksandr Nechaev, Olympia Volgograd to NoSta Novotroitsk, free
Vladimir Gogberashvili, Vityaz Krymsk to Volga Olimpiets, free
Luis Carlos, Ceara to Portugesa, free
Nikita Satalkin, Volga NizhniyNovgorod to Gazovik Orenburg, free
Eric Avila, Orlando City SC to Tampa Bay Rowdies, free
Evgeni Andreev, Novokuznetsk to NoSta Novotroitsk, free
Thomas Anderson, Serra Talhada to Guarani Esporte Clube, free
Ivan Komissarov, Chernomorets Novorossijsk to Volga Olimpiets, free
Jeferson Maranhense, St Polten to Guarani, free
Michel Pires, Mineros de Zacatecas to SE Gama, free
Matt Lampson, Columbus Crew to Chicago Fire, free
Dmitri Kortava, Baikal Irkutsk to Luch-Energia, free
Maksim Belyaev, Shinnik Yaroslavl to Arsenal Tula, free
Rok Kmetic, NK MU Sentjur to Rudar Trbovlje, free
Andrew Monteiro, Desportivo Aves to Botafogo Esporte Clube Jacobina, free
Dmytro Sartina, Gelios Kharkiv to MFK Mykolaiv, free
Fabricio, Juventude to Capivariano, free
Nermin Crnkic, FK Jablonec to Slovan Bratislava, free
Evgen Bokhashvili, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to Naftovyk Ukrnafta Okhtyrka, on loan
Taylor Hunter, Houston Dynamo to Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, free
Wellington Carvalho, Fluminense to Tombense, on loan
Vladyslav Kravchenko, FK Poltava to Gelios Kharkiv, free
Shamil Qurbanov, Volga Tver to Znamya Truda, free
Abdulla Abatsiyev, Inter Baku to Torpedo Armavir, free
Andrei Voineag, Chiajna to Universitatea Cluj, on loan
Frankie Sutherland, QPR to Crawley Town, on loan
Leandro Paiva, Wanderers to Club Oriental, free
Bogdan Aleshchenko, Sochi to FK Tambov, free
Anton Alaev, Khimik Dzerzhinsk to Volga Tver, free
Yuri, Chapecoense to Futebol Clube Cascavel, free
Mitja Lotric, FC Koper to Rudar Velenje, free
Lukasz Reinhard, MKS Kluczbork to ROW Rybnik, free
Baiano, Goias to Trabalhadore, on loan
Stepan Ryzhuk, ? To FK Ingulets, free
Min Wang, Jiangxi Liansheng to Chingqing Lifan, free



3. Greaves to never walk again
Jimmy Greaves has revealed that doctors have told him he will never walk again. The legendary former England striker, who scored 44 in just 57 appearances for the Three Lions, suffered a stroke last year. The 76 year old was rushed to hospital, but, after regaining consciousness was initially unable to speak. While things have improved for him since, he is still unable to walk. "I remain in a wheelchair and it's now likely I will stay this way for the rest of my life," Greaves told the Sunday People. "The doctors have told me I won't walk again and that I will always need ongoing care. It was devastating to hear them say that but I will never stop trying to get better - and the main thing is that I'm still here fighting all the way." Greaves has suffered setbacks before, missing out on the 1966 World Cup final win over West Germany for England, in a career that took in Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. "My day-to-day life has changed quite considerably, but there's no point asking, 'Why me?'" Greaves added. "I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I'm just taking each day as it comes and trying to make small improvements all the time. If I can lift my arm that little bit further than before, that's an improvement and I can take heart from that. My speech has come on a lot and I can communicate on the phone now. I'm watching a lot of sport on the TV and I get out of the house with my sons Andy and Danny whenever I can. You have to focus on the positives. I've still got my sense of humour and I've got my family all around me helping me all of the time. There are a lot of people I have to thank, but especially my family. They've supported me all the way and I couldn't have got this far without them. I'm realistic about the future but I'll never give up trying to improve. I still have a belief and a hope that I can keep getting better."

4. The best moment from Sunday's football
Who would have though Louis van Gaal was actually Charlie Chaplin? Heck, who even knew he was capable of showing some animation on the touchlines any more? This moment was sheer quality. Just one thing Louis, please stop apologising, this was brilliant, you do not need to control your emotions, not in English football. It thrives on passion and emotion, you need to show more, not less.





5. Busby Babe sadly passes away
Freddie Goodwin was not just one of Manchester United's legendary Busby Babes, he was also one of the few players to leave the Red Devils to join bitter rivals Leeds United. Goodwin was not on the plane on the sad night of the Munich air disaster, though he was at the club then. He was brought into the team 13 days later for an FA Cup fifth round tie at Old Trafford, where United beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0, as manager Matt Busby and star man Duncan Edwards fought for their lives in hospital. In 1964 he became Scunthorpe United's player-manager, giving future England legend Ray Clemence his debut as he turned to youth in a quest for success. He died in Washington on Friday. R.I.P.

6. A very precise free kick
Danijel Aleksic of St Gallen scores a precise free kick into the top corner against Lugano in a Swiss Super League match:




7. Oar Roars back to A-League
Brisbane Roar have sealed the return of Tommy Oar, which leaves me fighting to resist the temptation to make jokes about paddles and creeks. Oar left Roar back in 2010, for the bright lights of European football and Netherlands' side FC Utrecht. After a stint at Ipswich Town the Aussie midfielder decided on a return to his home country. Having visited Ipswich once, I can fully understand that decision! "Tommy is a quality player with a proven record in top-flight football," Roar football operations manager Craig Moore said. "His signing continues head coach John Aloisi's intentions to bring the best and brightest players to the club." Roar currently sit third in the A-League standings, despite suffering consecutive defeats.

8. Steffen goal for Basel
A very impressive flick up and volley goal by Renato Steffen of FC Basel against FC Thun.




9. Brunt a doubt for Euros
Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt suffered a knee injury in West Bromwich Albion's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend that is feared will rule him out of the Euro 2016 in the summer. West Brom fear the 31 year old has a cruciate ligament injury that would see him miss six months, following an awkward fall just before half time. It was just a week after he was hit by a coin thrown by his own team's supporters and the Baggies fans sang his name on 11 minutes, as well as collecting money for his chosen charities in support of him.

10. Audacious back-heel goal

Written by Tris Burke

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