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Aston Villa, Newcastle Swansea, Bolton and Norwich watch Cluj"s Modou Sougou

Villa, Newcastle and Norwich chase Cluj's Senegal winger Sougou

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22:39 GMT, 4 December 2012

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich will have FC Cluj winger Modou Sougou watched at Manchester United on Wedneday night.

Sougou, 27, impressed against United in October and caught the eye again, scoring against Galatasaray last month.

Swansea and Bolton are also among a clutch of clubs watching the Senegal international, who is available for around 2million and wants to leave Romania in January.

Catching the eye: Modou Sougou is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs

Catching the eye: Modou Sougou is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs

Sougou has a Portuguese passport which will enable him to pick up a work permit should a move to a Barclays Premier League club be forthcoming.

Newcastle have also made an enquiry for Atletico Mineiro right back Marcos Rocha, 23, in case they fail to prise Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.

Watford and Charlton are to give a trial to Togo forward Thomas Dossevi, 33. The former Swindon striker has been playing in Thailand.

Queens Park Rangers, Swansea and Blackburn monitoring Modou Sougou

Hughes looking to bolster QPR squad with FC Cluj winger Sougou as Swansea and Blackburn lurk

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00:07 GMT, 21 November 2012

QPR have joined the chase for FC Cluj winger Modou Sougou and are watching Montpellier defender Mapou Yang-Mwiba.

Sougou, 27, impressed for Cluj against Manchester United in the Champions League and also scored against Galatasaray.

Swansea and Blackburn have also watched him while QPR scouts went to see him in action for Cluj against Astra Giurgui on Friday. He is available for 2million.

Wanted: Modou Sougou (right) is being tracked by QPR, Blackburn and Swansea

Wanted: Modou Sougou (right) is being tracked by QPR, Blackburn and Swansea

QPR also want another centre-back to help their relegation battle.

They have scouted Sweden's Andreas Granqvist but will watch France international Mapou Yanga Mbiwa, 23, against Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Montpellier captain has only just agreed a new contract but could be available at the right price.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton have also shown interest.

Meanwhile, Leeds and Portsmouth are interested in taking Arsenal left-back Samir Bihmoutine on loan.

The 19-year-old has featured for Arsenal's reserves but the club want him to gain first-team experience.

Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich beat Lille 6-1

Champions League round-up: Bayern smash pointless Lille to go joint top of group

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23:39 GMT, 7 November 2012

Bayern Munich brushed aside pointless
Lille 6-1 at the Allianz Arena to open up Group F, with Claudio Pizarro
leading the rout with a first-half hat-trick.

Bastian Schweinsteiger had set Bayern
on their way with a sixth minute opener and further goals were added by
Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos, while Salomon Kalou replied for the French
side.

Valencia joined Bayern on nine points with a 4-2 home win over BATE Borisov.

Too easy: Bayern Munich dismantled Lille, beating the French side 6-1

Too easy: Bayern Munich dismantled Lille, beating the French side 6-1

Two goals from Sofiane Feghouli and
one each for Jonas and Roberto Soldado saw off the Ukrainians, for whom
Renan Bressnan and Dmitri Mozolevski got on the scoresheet.

Juventus kept the destiny of Group E wide open with a comfortable 4-0 win over Norwegian side Nordsjaelland in Turin.

Juve, who now sit a point behind Chelsea and Shakhtar, were never troubled with Claudio Marchisio opening the scoring after six minutes and further goals added by Arturo Vidal, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella.

Smashing: Juventus brushed aside Nordsjaelland and sit behind Chelsea and Shakhtar by a point

Smashing: Juventus brushed aside Nordsjaelland and sit behind Chelsea and Shakhtar by a point

Close: Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz tries to beat FC Cluj's goalkeeper in Romania on Wednesday

Close: Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz tries to beat FC Cluj's goalkeeper in Romania on Wednesday

Galatasaray's 3-1 win over Cluj in Romania guaranteed Manchester United's progression as winners of Group H.

Burak Yilmaz scored a hat-trick for the visitors with Modou Sougou replying for Cluj, with the two sides now tied in second place on four points.

After Celtic pulled off a momentous win over Barcelona, there was even better news to come for the Bhoys as Benfica beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 in Portugal to leave the Scottish champions three points clear in second place.

Oscar Cardozo's second half double was enough to provide Benfica with their first group stage win, while Spartak's slim hopes ended after having Nicolas Pareja sent off in the 76th minute.

Deadly: Oscar Cardozo (left) sealed Benfica's first group win over Spartak Moscow

Deadly: Oscar Cardozo (left) sealed Benfica's first group win over Spartak Moscow