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Malatyaspor players show support for Mesut Ozil with anti-racism T-shirts

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Players for Malatyaspor, a team in Turkey's Super Lig, wore shirts in support of former Germany international Mesut Ozil before their friendly on Saturday.

Ozil, who was born in Germany but has Turkish heritage, accused the German football federation and president Reinhard Grindel of racism when he decided to quit international competition last month.

The shirts, worn before the 2-1 victory against second-division side Gazisehir Gaziantep, featured a photo of Ozil's face with the phrase "We are...

Samuel Eto'o leaves Konyaspor after half-a-season

Veteran Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o has had his contract with Konyaspor terminated by mutual consent.

The 37-year-old former Indomitable Lions captain had only joined the Turkish side in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract, and scored six goals in just 14 appearances to help the club survive relegation.

But amid rumours of a possible return to Spain or France, Eto'o has had his stay cut short "on the basis of a previously agreed negotiation".

"We thank Samuel Eto'o for his contributions...

 By Reuters

Fulham sign goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas to three-year deal

Gab Marcotti rates the latest transfers and talks Eden Hazard's future at Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona and Real Madrid rumoured to be lurking.

Fulham have signed Spanish goalkeeeper Fabricio Agosto Ramirez "Fabri" from Turkish side Besiktas on a three-year contract, the newly-promoted Premier League club said on Tuesday.

British media reported Fulham paid around £5 million pounds ($6.57m) for the 30-year-old, who kept 12 clean sheets in 34 league outings for Besiktas last season.

The London club also hold an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

"I'm very happy to have the opportunity to be in the Premier League with...

Goalkeeper Fabri confirms he's leaving Besiktas for Fulham

Fabri of Besiktas.
Fabri is set to move to Fulham.

First-choice Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri Agosto Ramirez confirmed he's set to join Premier League side Fulham.

The Spanish keeper played his final game for Besiktas on Friday evening during the Turkish Super Lig side's 3-1 friendly win over Krasnador.

"As you know the Premier League is a major league and one I am interested in joining," Fabri said after the game.

"Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing but there is a verbal agreement with Fulham. I want to thank Besiktas for my time here."


 By Eren Sarigul

Fulham make offer for goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas, who eye David Ospina - sources

Gab Marcotti rates the latest transfers and talks Eden Hazard's future at Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona and Real Madrid rumoured to be lurking.

Besiktas are considering a move for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina following an offer from Fulham for their No. 1 Fabri, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Super Lig outfit have yet to strike a deal for Fabri but have already begun making preparations for their first-choice keeper's potential exit this summer, sources have indicated.

Ospina is on a shortlist of keepers Besiktas have drawn up should the 30-year-old join the recently promoted Premier League side.

The two deals could go in tandem...