STUTTGART, Germany ● The Bundesliga club Stuttgart has signed striker Federico Macheda from Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old Italian already has trained with Stuttgart, which plays Bayern Munich on Sunday in the Bundesliga.
Macheda is the second player to arrive in Stuttgart during the January transfer period after defender Felipe Lopes from Wolfsburg.
● The Bundesliga club Hoffenheim has signed Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah from the Italian side Parma.
Hoffenheim says the 21-year-old player signed a four and a half year contract.
Acquah is the third addition to the squad in the January transfer period, after Luis Advincula and David Abraham.
Hoffenheim is 16th in the Bundesliga and seeking to avoid relegation.