Sporting Digest: Football

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CLAUDIO CANIGGIA, the Argentine international forward, will join the Portuguese champions, Benfica, this season on a one-year loan from Roma.

TRANSFERS: Jason van Blerk (defender) Go Ahead Eagles Deventer (Neth) to Millwall ( pounds 300,000); Richard Sneekes (midfielder) Fortuna Sittard (Neth) to Bolton Wanderers ( pounds 150,000); Steve Fulton (midfielder) Bolton to Falkirk ( pounds 120,000); Martin Hodge (goalkeeper) Rochdale to Plymouth ( pounds 10,000); Alan Harper (midfielder) Luton to Burnley (free); Kevin Hulme (striker) Doncaster to Bury ( pounds 42,500); Fred Barber (goalkeeper) Peterborough to Luton ( pounds 15,000); David Lee (defender) Chelsea to Portsmouth (loan).

FRENCH LEAGUE: Caen 0 Monaco 1 (Blondeau 26).

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: European Cup- Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg: Floriana 2 (Stefanovic 53, 90) Sligo Rovers 2 (Moran 12, Reid 31)

Libertadores Cup semi-final first leg: Junior Barranquilla (Col) 2 (Valenciano 2, 78) Velez Sarsfield (Arg) 1 (Flores 66).