Ketsbaia moves to Wolves for £900,000

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Wolves have signed Newcastle's Georgian international Temuri Ketsbaia for £900,000. The striker will sign a two-year contract at Molineux, subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit.

Wolves have signed Newcastle's Georgian international Temuri Ketsbaia for £900,000. The striker will sign a two-year contract at Molineux, subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit.

Colin Lee, the Wolves manager, was delighted to land the 32-year-old in the wake of last week's departure of Ade Akinbiyi to Leicester.

"Temuri is a great player who will add something different to the squad. He can score goals from anywhere."

Birmingham's 27-year-old midfielder Martin Grainger, has agreed a new six-year contract and the Sunderland striker Niall Quinn, 33, has signed a new three-year deal.

South Africa have dropped their legal battle with Fifa over the 2006 World Cup bid. Germany were controversially awarded the tournament when the New Zealand delegate Charles Dempsey abstained despite being mandated to vote for South Africa. The Africans argued that, if Dempsey had voted as directed, they would have won on the casting vote of Sepp Blatter, the president of football's world ruling body.

South Africa's appeal for the case to go to arbitration was dismissed by the Fifa general secretary Michelle Zen Ruffinen yesterday and now, after consultation with the Confederation of African Football, they have decided to let the matter drop.

Milan have made something of a diplomatic blunder ahead of Wednesday's Champions' League qualifying tie against Dinamo Zagreb. A club statement has apologised for "any offence caused to supporters of Dinamo Zagreb after we published an article in which the club's official website mistakenly identified the Croatian champions as Yugoslav. As you will appreciate, there was no bad faith intended."

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