Watford add youth international Ashikodi to attack

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Watford have made their first signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of striker Moses Ashikodi from Rangers for a nominal fee.

Ashikodi, 19, has been given a two-and-a-half-year contract by the Hornets. Ashikodi has represented England at all levels from Under-15 to Under-19 and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Stockport.

Sheffield United claim they could receive up to £1.125m for Ade Akinbiyi after selling the striker back to Burnley.

The Clarets announced the £750,000 signing less than 12 hours into the transfer window but the Blades have claimed they will receive a seven-figure sum depending on add-ons in the deal.

The 32-year-old rejoined the Clarets on a two-and-a-half-year contract less than 12 months after leaving Turf Moor in a £1.75m transfer.

Anthony Stokes has returned to Arsenal for discussions on his future after his successful spell at Falkirk.

The 18-year-old has been in sensational form for the Bairns, scoring 16 goals this season in all competitions.

Samuel Eto'o has been named for the fourth time, alongside Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Michael Essien, as a candidate for the 2006 African Player of the Year award. The winner will be announced on 1 March in Accra, Ghana.

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