Tottenham have completed the signing of Netherlands international Steven Bergwijn for a reported £27million.

The 22-year-old winger has signed a deal until 2025 having emerged as one of the Eredivisie's star players with PSV.

Bergwijn enjoyed a particularly impressive season last term, scoring 14 Eredivisie goals and setting up another 12 as PSV finished second to Ajax.

He had been strongly linked with a move away before the season started, with Bayern Munich and Sevilla said to be particularly keen, but no transfer materialised and he began the campaign with PSV.

However, with Spurs having lost Christian Eriksen to Inter, the club have made a move to bolster their creative options with the gifted Bergwijn.

Fernandinho will not be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after the Brazilian secured a one-year contract extension.

The 34-year-old was seemingly set to depart in July, with his previous deal approaching its conclusion, but City have ensured he will be around for at least another season.

An intelligent combative midfielder, Fernandinho joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and has been a revelation, appearing in at least 29 Premier League matches in every campaign.

He has remained a key figure this term, playing 20 of the champions' 24 top-flight games, filling in at centre-back for many of those due to City's defensive injury crisis.

And choosing to remain at the club for another season was a straightforward decision.

"It was easy," he told City's official website.

"There is a time in your life when you don't think just about yourself, but especially about your family and your kids. They were one of the reasons I decided to sign another contract.

"I am happy, my family is happy, so I hope the City fans are happy as well."

City are already set to lose David Silva this year, with the Spaniard previously confirming his plan to return to Spain to be closer to his family.

Fernandinho has won three Premier League titles at City, though he looks unlikely to add to that tally this season with Liverpool 16 points clear of Pep Guardiola's men at the summit.

Fernandinho will not be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after the Brazilian secured a one-year contract extension.

The 34-year-old was seemingly set to depart in July, with his previous deal approaching its conclusion, but City have ensured he will be around for at least another season.

An intelligent combative midfielder, Fernandinho joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and has been a revelation, appearing in at least 29 Premier League matches in every campaign.

He has remained a key figure this term, playing 20 of the champions' 24 top-flight games, filling in at centre-back for many of those due to City's defensive injury crisis.

City are already set to lose David Silva this year, with the Spaniard previously confirming his plan to return to Spain to be closer to his family.

Fernandinho has won three Premier League titles at City, though he looks unlikely to add to that tally this season with Liverpool 16 points clear of Pep Guardiola's men at the summit.

Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone has expressed his disappointment with Catalans Dragons for signing controversial Australian Israel Folau and says it "lets down many people connected to our sport".

Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia (RA) in May 2019 for what the body said was a "high-level breach" of its code of conduct after he posted hell awaits "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters" on Instagram. He had been warned over previous online posts in 2018.

The 30-year-old, who has crossed codes to sign a one-year deal with the French club, appealed the verdict and subsequently came to a financial agreement with RA in December.

That settlement came a month after further remarks in which Folau claimed the bushfires that have ravaged Australia were a message from God over same-sex marriage and abortion laws.

Despite Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch insisting the club "do not share or condone those views", they opted to bring him back to rugby league where he previously starred with Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos. Catalans say "any transgression" from Folau will trigger the immediate termination of his deal.

The move was ratified by the Rugby Football League (RFL), which said its current regulatory framework could "not prevent his participation in the sport".

Its statement read: "The RFL confirms that the registration of Israel Folau with Catalans Dragons will not be prevented.

"This is a difficult decision, as the RFL places a high value on the sport's reputation in prioritising inclusion and diversity – and deplores the player's previous comments.

"However the moral responsibility for deciding whether to sign a player sits with individual clubs.

"The player has not been charged or found guilty of any criminal offence.

"However distasteful his previous comments, we don't believe that, under our current regulatory framework, these can prevent his participation in the sport.

"We have sought and received reassurances from both the player and the club regarding future behaviour.

"The RFL has taken and will continue to take action where any player breaches expected standards of behaviour while registered with a club, and comments that conflict with our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity across the game will not be tolerated."

Super League boss Elstone said: "Super League deplores the homophobic comments Israel Folau has made in the past, which squarely contradict our sport's core values. 

"I have sought the opinion of informed voices connected to our game, and the majority share my disappointment that one of our clubs has chosen to sign him.  

"There is a strong feeling that the decision to sign him lets down many people connected to our sport.

"I made Catalans Dragons aware of those views.

"However, Super League does not have the authority to veto the registration of players and is satisfied by the due diligence carried out by The Rugby Football League."

He added: "Israel Folau is a free agent, who has the right to work, and he has not been charged or found guilty of any criminal offence.

"Catalans Dragons has assured Super League that strict guidelines are in place to prevent the player from repeating his comments.

"They have also assured us that his contract will be terminated immediately should he do so."

Christian Eriksen has joined Inter in a move from Tottenham that is reportedly worth €20million.

Eriksen, 27, arrived in Milan on Monday to pass his medical and sign a contract that will run to June 30, 2024, with the Serie A club announcing the completed transfer on Tuesday.

The Denmark international spent six and a half years with Spurs but, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season, he had long been expected to leave.

Despite links with Manchester United and Real Madrid, among others, Inter have managed to bring the playmaker to San Siro.

In a statement in which they also announced the signing of Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal, Spurs said: "The club can also confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen after agreement was reached with FC Internazionale Milano for the Denmark international's transfer.

"He made 305 appearances for us following his move from Ajax in August, 2013, and scored 69 times.

"We wish Christian well for the future."

With his future in question, Eriksen had spent the first part of the season in and out of the Spurs team – his 20 Premier League appearances split evenly between starts and substitute outings.

His form unsurprisingly suffered as dip as a result as he mustered just two goals and two assists from those 20 games.

Fans had become increasingly critical of Eriksen's performances in recent times, with Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho acknowledging last week that the Dane had not been at his best despite insisting his application in training remained positive.

His form has not put off Inter, who will hope the signing helps to give them added impetus in the Serie A title race having fallen behind pacesetters Juventus since the turn of the year.

Antonio Conte's men are three points adrift of Juve following three successive league draws, the latest a 1-1 result at home to Cagliari on Sunday.

Eriksen is Inter's third signing of the month, with all three coming from Premier League sides following the arrivals of Ashley Young and Victor Moses from Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

Christian Eriksen has joined Inter in a reported €20million from Tottenham, the Serie A club have announced.

Eriksen, 27, arrived in Milan on Monday to pass his medical and sign a contract that will run to June 30, 2024.

The Denmark international spent six and a half years with Spurs but, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season, he had long been expected to leave.

Despite links with Manchester United and Real Madrid, among others, Inter have managed to bring the playmaker to San Siro.

In a statement in which they also announced the signing of Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal, Spurs said: "The club can also confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen after agreement was reached with FC Internazionale Milano for the Denmark international's transfer.

"He made 305 appearances for us following his move from Ajax in August, 2013, and scored 69 times.

"We wish Christian well for the future."

With his future in question, Eriksen had spent the first part of the season in and out of the Spurs team – his 20 Premier League appearances split evenly between starts and substitute outings.

His form unsurprisingly suffered as dip as a result as he mustered just two goals and two assists from those 20 games.

Fans had become increasingly critical of Eriksen's performances in recent times, with Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho acknowledging last week that the Dane had not been at his best despite insisting his application in training remained positive.

His form has not put off Inter, who will hope the signing helps to give them added impetus in the Serie A title race having fallen behind pacesetters Juventus since the turn of the year.

Antonio Conte's men are three points adrift of Juve following three successive league draws, the latest a 1-1 stalemate at home to Cagliari on Sunday.

Eriksen is Inter's third signing of the month, with all three coming from Premier League sides following the arrivals of Ashley Young and Victor Moses from Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

Catalans Dragons have controversially signed Israel Folau on a one-year contract.

The Super League side announced the arrival of former Australia rugby union international Folau, 30, on Tuesday.

Folau settled a legal dispute with Rugby Australia in December after his contract had been terminated for a "high-level breach" after he posted hell awaits "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters" on Instagram.

Catalans say "any transgression" from Folau will trigger the immediate termination of his deal.

But the Super League have made their displeasure at the signing clear, with chairman Robert Elstone saying he "deplores the homophobic comments Israel Folau has made in the past" and adding that the decision to sign him from Catalans "lets down many people connected to our sport".

Prior to the post that saw him sacked by Australia, the ex-Waratahs back, who was also suing NSW Rugby, had been previously warned over his online posts in 2018.

Folau, who won 73 international caps in rugby union, had claimed in his dispute with RA to have lost out on the chance to play at two World Cups and the opportunity to become Australia captain.

In a fresh controversy last November, Folau's comments linking the bushfires in Australia to gay marriage and abortion were slammed as "appallingly insensitive" by the nation's prime minister Scott Morrison.

After Catalans said they were "pleased" to sign him, Folau stressed it was not his intention to cause any upset with his religious beliefs.

"I acknowledge the views expressed by Super League and the Rugby Football League," said Folau.

"I'm a proud Christian, my beliefs are personal, my intention is not to hurt anyone and I will not be making further public comment about them.

"I look forward to my return to the great game of Rugby League with the Catalans Dragons."

Former NRL star Folau switched to union in 2013, having debuted in league back in 2007.

Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch insisted the club wanted to give Folau a chance to display his talents but that he was operating under strict instructions over the beliefs he is allowed to express publicly.

"We want to give Israel a new opportunity to shine on the pitch," said Guasch.

"We do not support or agree with Israel's previously expressed and controversial views which are based upon his sincerely held religious belief.

"We do not share or condone those views and we are totally committed to our club and our sport being open and welcoming to everyone. We do not believe that those views should be publicly expressed, especially by a high-profile sports person.

"We have a signed agreement with the RFL. Any transgression will trigger an immediate termination of Israel's contract and a substantial fine for the club."

 The RFL has confirmed it will not prevent the registration of Folau with Catalans, but stressed it was "a difficult decision" and they did not believe they could block the move "under our current regulatory framework".

Catalans Dragons have controversially signed Israel Folau on a one-year contract.

The Super League side announced the arrival of former Australia rugby union international Folau, 30, on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna have died in a helicopter crash, NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed.

American news outlet TMZ reported that Bryant and his daughter died in a crash in Calabasas, a city in California, around 10am local time on Sunday. 

Speaking at a news conference, Los Angeles County sheriff Alex Villanueva announced nine people were on board, though he did not confirm their identities.

Silver said: "The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

"For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals.

"But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.

"He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers organisation and the entire sports world."

TMZ said eyewitness told how they heard the helicopter's engine stuttering before it went down and a fire broke out, with emergency services responding.

Villanueva provided an update to the media at a news conference alongside Los Angeles County Fire Department chief Daryl Osby but said it would be "inappropriate" to name the deceased.

"Personnel responded to the scene of the fire, assisted fire department, established containment area," said Villanueva.

"The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is already on scene and assisting. We're awaiting the arrival of the coroner's office to assist with the recovery of the remains. As the chief [Osby] indicated there were no survivors. We have a manifest copy which indicates there were nine people onboard the aircraft – the pilot plus eight individuals. 

"There is wide speculation as to who the people are but it would be highly inappropriate right now to identify anyone by name until the coroner has made identification through their deliberate process and made notifications to the next of kin.

"It would be extremely disrespectful to learn your loved one has perished through TMZ, that is just wholly inappropriate so we will not be going there. We'll wait until the coroner does her job.

"We are assisting the families of those we believe who have been impacted. It's a tough process. Our hope goes out to all of the families of everyone on board and God bless their souls.

"At this point there is nothing we can add until the coroner does her job. When we have the information and know the rest of kin have been notified, then we can release the information publicly. [The media] will be notified in subsequent announcements."

Asked if there were nine bodies at the scene, Villanueva replied: "That is our belief, yes."

Bryant spent his entire 20-year career from 1996 until 2006 with the Lakers.

He was selected with the 13th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 draft before being traded to the Lakers.

The Los Angeles franchise famously retired both of Bryant's jerseys – the numbers eight and 24 – making him the only player in the team's history to receive that honour.

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna have died in a helicopter crash, NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, according to reports.

American news outlet TMZ reported that Bryant was involved in a crash in Calabasas, a city in California, around 10am local time.

When contacted by Omnisport, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed five people had died and that were no survivors but did not confirm any identities.

TMZ said eyewitness told how they heard the helicopter's engine stuttering before it went down and a fire broke out, with emergency services responding.

Bryant spent 20 years with the Lakers between 1996 and 2016, spending his entire career with the Los Angeles team.

A five-time NBA champion, Bryant was selected with the 13th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 draft before being traded to the Lakers.

Bryant also made 18 All-Star teams, featuring in 17 successive selections between 2000 and 2016, while he was a two-time Olympic gold medallist.

The Lakers famously retired both of Bryant's jerseys – the numbers eight and 24 – making him the only player in the team's history to receive that honour.

Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Dani Olmo on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Leipzig – who are four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga – could end up paying in the region of €35million for Olmo, according to reports.

The 21-year-old, a product of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, had been linked with several major clubs after impressing for Spain at last year's European Under-21 Championship and Dinamo in the Champions League.

Barca had been tipped to move for their former midfielder, while Premier League side Chelsea and Serie A club Milan also reportedly held an interest.

But Dinamo boss Nenad Bjelica revealed on Thursday a move to Leipzig was likely and the German club announced the completion of the deal on their official website two days later.

Olmo has scored eight goals in all competitions this season, including five in the Champions League, and earned his first senior Spain cap in November 2019.

Speaking to his new side's official website, he said: "Of course, I have noticed RB Leipzig's successful path in recent years.

"It is a young, attractive club that convinces me with its philosophy of developing talented players and placing their trust in them.

"I am now looking forward to getting to know the team as quickly as possible and to be on the pitch with the boys.

"I would like to contribute my strengths and help us to stay higher in the league and to be successful in all competitions for as long as possible."

He will train with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday and is in contention to make his debut against Borussia Monchengladbach at Red Bull Arena on February 1.

Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Dani Olmo on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

South Africa have promoted Jacques Nienaber to replace Rassie Erasmus as head coach following their Rugby World Cup triumph.

Erasmus reverted back to his position of director of rugby after the Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan last November and will now oversee his former assistant Nienaber.

Nienaber was named as Erasmus' successor on Friday in a South Africa statement that said the new coaching set-up is "heavily accented on continuity".

Mzwandile Stick retains his position as assistant coach, with Felix Jones now a European-based coaching consultant.

Deon Davids is the new forwards coach, while Bulls scrums coach Daan Human takes up the same role with the world champions and will also stay on with the Super Rugby franchise.

Davids replaces Matt Proudfoot, who joined England's coaching staff this month.

Nienaber described his delight at landing the top job.

"This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," the 47-year-old said.

"I've worked with Rassie in a coaching capacity for nearly two decades now and we have a very good idea of how each of us thinks, and as I'll still be reporting to him, our working relationship won't be changing.

"It's a big step up for me in terms of carrying the day-to-day leadership role and there'll be other adjustments, but in many ways, it will also be business as usual.

"We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that."

Erasmus stated: "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about.

"Jacques will be responsible for the Test match preparation and day-to-day team operations but, as the director of rugby, I will be with the team for the majority of the time and in the coaches' box with Jacques at matches."

South Africa have promoted Jacques Nienaber to replace Rassie Erasmus as South Africa head coach following their Rugby World Cup triumph.

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