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Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Silva awaits green light for late Leicester move

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London (AFP) – Sporting Lisbon and Leicester City announced Friday they had reached agreement for the transfer of Portugal international Adrien Silva to the Premier League club after the summer deadline expired.

Portuguese giants Sporting said they were “awaiting confirmation from FIFA” that the deal could go through after Silva reportedly agreed to join Leicester two hours after the transfer window shut on Thursday.

Silva awaits green light for late Leicester move

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London (AFP) – Sporting Lisbon and Leicester City announced Friday they had reached agreement for the transfer of Portugal international Adrien Silva to the Premier League club after the summer deadline expired.

Portuguese giants Sporting said they were “awaiting confirmation from FIFA” that the deal could go through after Silva reportedly agreed to join Leicester two hours after the transfer window shut on Thursday.

Portugal beat Mexico to finish third at Confed Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in Sunday’s third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow.

Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.

Portugal beat Mexico to finish third at the Confederations Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in Sunday’s third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow.

Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.

Real Madrid strike late to progress on Ronaldo’s homecoming

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Lisbon (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo was lauded like a king of his return to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon, but Real Madrid showed no mercy in booking their place in the knockout stages for a 20th consecutive season with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

However, victory came at a cost for the European champions as Gareth Bale limped off just before the hour mark with an ankle injury just 11 days before Real travel to face Barcelona in El Clasico.

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Leicester City: FIFA Reject Adrien Silva Transfer Application After Deadline Missed By 14 Seconds

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Leicester City have had their attempts to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon nixed by FIFA after the Foxes left it just a smidgen too late on deadline day.

The bulk of the £22million deal had been squared away earlier in the window, but the Foxes left it until deadline day to agree terms and finalise some of the small print.

Sporting midfielder: Right decision to reject Chelsea

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Sporting midfielder Adrien Silva says he made the right decision to snub Chelsea, during the early stages of his career.

The 25-year-old has been one of the consistent performers for Sporting this season and helped the team qualify for the Champions League next season.

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Weekly Update

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Here's a quick recap of what's been going on at OL recently. There have been talks of several depatures while Aulas has also promised new players, perhaps even this week.

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Kim Kallstrom has left Lyon for Spartak Moscow.