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Sunderland striker Watmore suffers injury setback

Watmore has featured for England's U21s Credit: PA

Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore may need a second operation on his injured knee after suffering discomfort on his return to light training.

The England Under-21 international, who was effectively ruled out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage in December last year, may now face a further spell on the sidelines.

He is due to see a specialist this week to discover whether or not further surgery is required.

Duncan might be needing a little bit of work done on his knee. Obviously, he's not back, but he might be needing a little bit more surgery on his knee.

He's been feeling it - he's been running a little bit - so he'll see the surgeon this week.

– Sunderland manager David Moyes

Watmore, 23, has been one of the few bright sparks for the Black Cats this season as they attempt to stave off relegation for the fifth successive year.

His pace and direct approach have been badly missed as Sunderland have struggled to provide support to leading scorer Jermain Defoe in recent months.

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Bale set to miss Real's semi-final dates with Atletico

Bale is expected to miss four weeks of action Credit: PA

Gareth Bale is likely to be out for a month after the Real Madrid forward sustained a calf injury in Sunday's El Clasico loss to Barcelona.

Real confirmed that Bale injured his left calf - diagnosed as a "grade two injury" - with reports suggesting the Welshman will miss around four weeks of action.

The injury means Bale is set to miss both of Real's Champions League semi-final legs against Atletico, on May 2 and 10 respectively.

Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Sanitas Medical Services, the player has been diagnosed with a grade 2 injury in his left calf. His recovery will continue to be assessed.

– Bale medical report on RM website

Shakespeare confident of keeping Leicester's finest

Shakespeare hopes Mahrez will stay at Leicester Credit: PA

Confident Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare believes the Foxes can hold onto their stars without European football.

The 53-year-old insists his squad are happy at the King Power Stadium despite their reign as champions coming to an end.

Leicester were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid last week and are 15th in the Premier League ahead of Wednesday's trip to Arsenal.

There will be no European run next season but Shakespeare feels the players, including Riyad Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Drinkwater, will stay.

We have said before we don't want to be a selling club. All the players are happy here. They are a very unique group, we have created something here which is quite special, so they have said they are quite happy.

It's again one of those things. I have no problems with players being ambitious but they are at a good club here and get looked after well. I'm sure the time will come to sit down.

We will probably have agents knocking on the door but we've said before we don't want to be a selling club and we want to add to that.

– Craig Shakespeare

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Leeds appoint former Real Madrid director to club's board

Leeds appoint Ivan Bravo to board of directors Credit: PA

Leeds United have announced that former Real Madrid director Ivan Bravo has joined the club’s board with immediate effect.

Bravo served as director of strategy at Real, leading on both the sport and business fronts at the Bernabeu from 2003 to 2010.

More recently, Bravo became director general at the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence in Qatar in 2011 - overseeing the growth of their football development programmes with network clubs in Qatar, Spain and Belgium.

Leeds United is a club steeped in prestige with an extremely proud fan-base and I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors.

I hope my experience gained across the game will add value for the club and I look forward to working with the ownership,management and the whole team to take Leeds United forward, on and off the pitch.

– Ivan Bravo on new role
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