Crystal Palace say they have have completed the signing of full-back Pape Souare from Lille on a three-and-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work permit, BBC reports. The 24-year-old Lille academy product has five caps for Senegal and played at the Africa Cup of Nations last month. Souare is manager Alan Pardew’s third signing in a week after the arrivals of Jordon Mutch and Shola Amoebi. Eagles chairman Steve Parish originally announced the deal on Friday. He tweeted: “Delighted that Pape Souare has just this minute signed for Crystal Palace. A warm welcome from all of us.”
World number one Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 6-0 to clinch the Men’s Singles of the 2015 Australian Open in a game played this morning at Melbourne, Australia. This will be Djokovic’s fifth Australian Open title and also his eighth grand slam. Djokovic has won all three Australian Open finals against Murray
Serie A title challengers Roma have signed CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia for £10.8m, BBC reports. The Italian club could pay an extra £1.1m for the 27-year-old, who has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal. Doumbia, who played in his homeland, Japan and Switzerland before his 2010 move to CSKA, scored 84 goals in 130 games for the Russian club. He is playing in the Africa Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast, who are in the quarter-finals. Doumbia joins Roma after they loaned Italy striker Mattia Destro to Serie A rivals AC Milan. He faced his new club in the group stage of the Champions League this season, and also scored three times against Manchester City.