Football in brief: Poulsen reunited with Hodgson

Liverpool have completed the signing of Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen on a three-year contract.

The 30-year-old Denmark international has joined for a fee of 4.5 million, payable in two instalments, with a further 1m payable depending on certain conditions. Poulsen links up with manager Roy Hodgson for a second time, having been signed by him first time around for FC Copenhagen in 2000.

Ipswich bid for Scotland accepted

WIGAN have accepted an undisclosed bid from Ipswich, believed to be around 750,000, for former Dundee United and St Johnstone forward Jason Scotland, but manager Roberto Martinez has revealed there are two other npower Championship clubs also interested in the striker. The Trinidad and Tobago international joined Wigan from Swansea 12 months ago.

Chairman's death prompts call-off

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Southampton's League One fixture against MK Dons at stadium:mk tomorrow has been postponed following the death of chairman Markus Liebherr.

The German-born businessman died at the age of 62. A book of condolence will be available at Southampton's St Mary's stadium, while a memorial has been created outside reception at the ground.

Thai takes up the reins at Leicester

Leicester have been bought by a consortium led by Thai businessman Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn. Current chairman Milan Mandaric will retain his position at the npower Championship club and is a stakeholder in the Asia Football Investments consortium. Raksriaksorn owns Thailand-based duty-free shopping business King Power Group, Leicester's shirt sponsor.

Black Cats on prowl to snap up Welbeck

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is poised to add another striker to his squad a day after selling Kenwyne Jones to Stoke. Bruce confirmed yesterday that Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck had arrived on Wearside ahead of the expected completion of a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old has been linked with the Black Cats for much of the summer and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has now allowed Welbeck to travel to the Stadium of Light.