St Etienne midfielder Loic Perrin has been hit by a new injury blow and will be sidelined for a month along with team-mate Boubacar Sanogo.
Saint-Etienne have signed Augusto Fernandez on loan from River Plate until the end of the season with the hope that he can help kick-start the season.
St Etienne have revealed that they have reached an agreement to sign Ivorian international striker Boubacar Sanogo from Werder Bremen.
The final phase of African Zone qualifying for South Africa 2010 will begin this weekend, with 20 teams chasing five places at the FIFA World Cup.
Ronaldo, Lisandro Lopez and Estudiantes are among our headline-makers this week, while Boubacar Sanogo and Jose Mourinho also feature.
Hoffenheim's fairy tale run continues with a win over Energie Cottbus that put them at the top of the table, as the rest of the field reshuffles.