Sporting Digest: Football

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Red Star Belgrade's Yugoslav international midfielder Perica Ognjenovic is set to move to Real Madrid, according to Spanish media reports yesterday. Real want to sign the 21-year-old before the Spanish winter transfer deadline expires on 15 January, but with Red Star insisting on a transfer fee of around pounds 3.2m, the European champions may decide to wait until the end of the season, when Ognjenovic becomes a free agent and can move for nothing.

Mario Zagallo, the Brazilian national team coach at this year's World Cup, has signed a six-month contract as the coach of Portuguesa, a club side based in Sao Paulo.