Sanli: Turkey striker Tuncay Sanli has signed a four-year contract with Premier League club Middlesbrough, subject to the 25-year-old obtaining a work permit. Tuncay rose to prominence by scoring three goals at the 2003 Confederations Cup. He is a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce.

Lincoln: Brazilian playmaker Lincoln is leaving Schalke 04 to join Galatasaray. Lincoln, 28, will sign a four-year deal with the Istanbul club. Schalke did not disclose the transfer fee for a player who had a year to go on his contract but German media estimated the amount at five million euros.

Dowie: A High Court judge ordered Coventry City manager Iain Dowie to pay an initial 150,000 pounds in legal costs within 42 days to former employers Crystal Palace but the final bill could be much higher. Court insiders said Palace's costs could be more than double that figure and that Dowie must also pay his own legal fees as well as any damages if awarded, meaning the total could reach seven figures.

QPR fined: Queens Park Rangers have been fined £20,000 and given a further £20,000 suspended fine for a brawl in a friendly against a Chinese Olympic side in February. QPR assistant coach Richard Hill was found guilty of a charge of violent conduct and suspended from all football until Sept. 30.

Bettega: Juventus confirmed yesterday that former vice-president Roberto Bettega was set to leave the club. Bettega, 56, stood down from the Juventus board following the match-fixing scandal but was retained by the club in a consultancy role.

Lee Chun-soo: Ulsan forward Lee Chun-soo hopes he has played his last league game in South Korea. The diminutive winger, who had an unsuccessful stint in Spain after the 2002 World Cup, is tipped for a move to the English Premier League and is determined not to come home from Europe with his tail between his legs a second time. Speculation in the media has credited both Fulham and Chelsea with an interest in Lee. The West London neighbours are both sponsored by Korean firms.

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