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Thursday Kickoff: Suarez, Januzaj, El Shaarawy and more


Luis Suarez is apparently in hot water again, a Belgian international is heading back to Manchester United after not seeing enough playing time for Borrusia Dortmund and more:

Uruguayan international forward Luis Suarez caused a bit of controversy after Barcelona’s Copa del Rey win against Espanyol on Wednesday, allegedly causing a confrontation between players in the tunnel after the game. (REPORT)

After he was unable to regularly play at Borussia Dortmund, Adnan Januzaj is heading back to Manchester United as Dortmund canceled the loan agreement. (REPORT)

English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth has reportedly made a loan bid for AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy. (REPORT)

Renato Augusto is the latest Brazilian to move to China, accepting a deal with Beijing Guoan while turning down a possible move to German Bundesliga side Schalke. (REPORT)

Everton announced the signing of Swiss Under-21 international Shani Tarashaj on a four-and-a-half year deal. (REPORT)

Watford forward Troy Deeney ruled out moving to Arsenal during the January transfer window, despite reported interest from the Gunners. (REPORT)

Liverpool are hoping to acquire Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic on loan. (REPORT)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said forward Andy Carroll will not be sold this January amid reports of interest from Sunderland and Newcastle. (REPORT)

Sevilla is interested in signing Brazilian midfielder Jemerson de Jesus Nascimento. (REPORT)


U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed his 23-man roster for the upcoming January camp, and it includes several young and new faces, including Jordan Morris, Matt Miazga, Wil Trapp, Jerome Kiesewetter, Luis Robles, Ethan Finlay, Tony Tchani and Kellyn Acosta. (REPORT)

Court documents covering former Philadelphia Union head coach Peter Nowak’s lawsuit against the Philadelphia Union unveiled damning details of abuse. (REPORT)

USL club Louisville City, as well as the city itself, announced a stadium study on Wednesday, which will determine the feasibility of constructing a soccer-specific stadium in one of four areas around Louisville. (REPORT)

The main MLS transfer period is now open, so SBI took a look at the roster needs teams still have. (REPORT)

Gedion Zelalem, 18, will remain with Scottish club Rangers on loan after Arsenal agreed to extend it until the end of the season. (REPORT)

Here are the results from Europe’s top leagues and competitions:


  • Everton 2 – 1 Manchester City


  • Athletic Bilbao 3 – 2 Villarreal
  • Mirandes 1 – 1 Deportivo La Coruna
  • Real Betis 0 – 2 Sevilla
  • Barcelona 4 – 1 Espanyol
  • Valencia 4 – 0 Granada
  • Rayo Vallecano 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid


  • Udinese 2 – 1 Atalanta
  • AC Milan 0 – 1 Bologna
  • Juventus 3 – 0 Hellas Verona
  • Lazio 0 – 0 Carpi
  • Sassuolo 2 – 2 Frosinone
  • Empoli 0 – 1 Inter Milan
  • Chievo Verona 3 – 3 AS Roma
  • Palermo 1 – 3 Fiorentina
  • Napoli 2 – 1 Torino


  • Sweden 1 – 1 Estonia

Think Suarez should be punished given his history? Will Januzaj see playing time at Man United? Expect El Shaarawy to join Bournemouth?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. A couple of years ago Januzaj was the next GREAT thing and countries were fighting over him. Now he can’t get any playing time. Similarly, Andy Carroll has one great season, gets a huge transfer fee and salary, gets injured and has done little since. The uncertain nature of sports. It’s why, as a player, you go for the big money whenever you can, the ride could stop very quickly.

    • Agree, However Januzaj is only 20. Don’t write him off because he can’t make a lineup that will smash its way through Europa League this year, and hopefully challenge Bayern again in the near future. His mistake (or Man United’s) was confusing BVB’s odd run of form last year as a long-term trend, and thinking he’d easily get playing time there.


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