Daily Football Round-Up Tuesday 5th February

Here’s a round-up of the football news today for you to peruse at your leisure.

 

Norwich have completed the loan signing of Kei Kamara on loan until the end of the season from MLS side Sporting Kansas after the player received a visa allowing him to play in England.

 

Asmir Begovic expects to be sold in the summer after Stoke signed Jack Butland in January. He insists no decision has been made on his destination, only that he won’t move to a ‘smaller club’.

 

Daniel Sturridge has said he hopes to be fit for Liverpool’s next game following the thigh injury he received against Manchester City last weekend. He has withdrawn from the international friendly against Brazil tomorrow night.

 

Lionel Messi is expected to sign a contract extension with Barcelona on Thursday, keeping him at the club until 2018. The Argentinian is expected to pocket around £9.5 million a year under the terms of the new deal.

 

Rio Ferdinand today said he has not given up for playing for England in the future, despite manager Roy Hodgson previously claiming he wouldn’t play for his country again.

 

Alex McLeish has left Nottingham Forest after just 41 days in charge, stating “a difference in the understanding of the development strategy” as his reason. The Scot had been promised backing during the transfer window but reinforcements never arrived, and after a meeting the two parties decided to part company.

 

Luiz Felipe Scolari said he regrets turning down the England job, but stands by his decision to honour his contract as the Portuguese national coach. When asked about the possibility of taking charge of England in the future Scolari said, “Who knows what will happen. One day, maybe.”

 

It was announced today that the game between Liverpool and Debrecen in 2009 was one of the games being investigated in the match fixing scandal. Liverpool, however, are not under suspicion of any foul play themselves, instead it is goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic that is thought to be the player being questioned.

 

A teenager has been charged after attacking Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer during Monday’s 1-0 win over Gillingham. Officials of both clubs have condoned the fans actions.