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Summary

  1. Monday's transfer news as it happened
  2. Redknapp to remain at QPR
  3. Sampdoria set to sign Everton's Samuel Eto'o
  4. Rodgers: Liverpool's aim is to win a trophy
  5. Mourinho: 'I regret not signing Gerrard'
  6. Stallone to deliver HT message at Everton

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan & Saj Chowdhury and Becky Ashton

All times stated are UK

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Recap: Rodgers, Murray, Redknapp, Nadal and Stallone

Well, what a finish to Sportsday it's been another busy day dominated by transfer speculation and the first day of the Australian Open.

If you strayed away from us at any point, here's what you might have missed:

•Andy Murray getting his

Grand Slam season off to a winning start

•Harry Redknapp

being told he's staying at QPR

•Transfer news with concerning Liverpool, Everton, Celtic and Real Madrid

•England batsman Jonathan Trott admitting that

opening could be the best option for him.

•All the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations,

although the action continues here

Stick with BBC Sport for

Everton versus West Brom in the Premier League.

And don't forget that the sport doesn't stop tonight with England taking on India in the cricket from 03:00 and the Australian Open continues with Britain's Heather Watson in action.

Referee's to strike

Football

The Cyprus Referees' Association has said its members will boycott all domestic cup and league matches for one week in retaliation to a midnight bomb attack at the home of a referee's mother.

Association chief Michalis Argyrousays they are fed up following the fourth bomb attack of the season, and who can blame them!

Trouble for Okaka

Football

Stefano Okaka
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Stefano Okaka

Sampdoria reveal striker Stefano Okaka was sent home from training earlier after a row with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

"Stefano Okaka was dismissed from Gloriano Mugnaini (training ground) for inappropriate behaviour towards the coach," the club said in a statement.

They added that any disciplinary action would be decided following a meeting between Okaka and club directors.

Dons lose key defender

Football

Aberdeen could be without

Ash Taylor with the former Tranmere defender set for surgery on a knee injury.

The 25-year-old has been part of the back four which helped the side keep eight consecutive clean-sheets in the league, before Saturday's 3-3 draw against Dundee.

Leeds respond to Cellino disqualification

Football

Leeds United will not "wither away" after owner Massimo Cellino

lost his appeal against his disqualification from owning the club, chief operating officer Matt Child says.

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"The club will go on," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Fingers crossed, we are a strong club who have strong people working for us and even stronger people in the terraces and around the world.

Trott to open for England?

Cricket

Jonathan Trott
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Jonathan Trott

England batsman Jonathan Trott has suggested that returning to the

international side as an opener may be the best option for him.

"Sometimes at number three you can sit there and live every ball and maybe work yourself up too much," he said.

Match fixing 'hell'

Football

Stephen Dawson
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Stephen Dawson

Rochdale midfielder Stephen Dawson says he has been to

"hell and back" after spot-fixing charges were dropped.

Dawson was one of 13 players arrested in April but the Crown Prosecution Service has now dismissed the case because of insufficient evidence but Dawson says the experience was "the worst nine months" of his life.

Motherwell sign Pearson

Football

Stephen Pearson signs for Motherwell until the end of the season,

the Fir Park club have confirmed.

The 32-year-old returns, 11 years after leaving the club, following a spell in India playing for the Kerala Blasters.

Ancelotti telling 'white lies'

Football

Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta accuses Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti of telling a "white lie" over their interest in midfielder Paul Pogba.

"Ancelotti asked me some questions about Pogba,' he told Sky Italia. "He says he's not interested? Well, that's a white lie. I'm sure he has his reasons to say it's not true."

Marussia can be saved

Formula 1

Marussia boss John Booth is hopeful the team can

put together a rescue deal in time for them to take part in the first race of the new F1 season.

The team have been in administration since last October and missed the final three races of 2014.

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But Booth said the team were "at a fairly advanced stage with a new investor - a credible investor".

A planned auction of the team's 2014 cars, which they would need to race in Australia on 15 March, has been halted.

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David Coles: Deciding that Brazil v Germany wouldn't be very interesting and letting my friends watch the Avengers instead.

Steve W: Missing @StanCollymore score a superb hat-trick on his Leicester debut. Played for my Sunday league team instead. We lost!

Schurrle to Wolfsburg?

Football

Andre Schurrle
AP

Wolfsburg are stepping up their interest in Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle with a £23m move,

the Daily Mail reports.

Corners but no goals

Football

A couple of footie stats that might interest you, courtesy of our friends at Opta...

Man City had 16 corners against Arsenal, the most since they won 19 vs QPR in the title-winning game in 2012.

No English top-flight season has ever featured four London clubs finishing in the top seven, as there currently are in the Premier League.

Fofana extends Fulham loan spell

Football

Fulham have

extended Seko Fofana's loan spell from Manchester City until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old French midfielder has made 10 appearances since

arriving at Craven Cottage in the summer.

"I'm delighted to be prolonging my stay and I want to continue to help the team win as many games as possible," he

told Fulham's website.

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Nick Miller: Not being able to complete my training in the Derby County youth academy due to leaving the city. Could be in 1st team now.

David Tavernor: Being lost in a favela trying to find somewhere to watch Brazil v Germany semi. I missed the first half

'Hammers in for Fletcher'

Football

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher (left)
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West Ham are preparing a move to sign 30-year-old Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher - but are likely to face competition from West Bromwich Albion,

the Daily Mail reports.

Gillespie backs Ginola

Football

Former Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie: I really hope that David Ginola can get the support he needs to run for the FIFA presidency and oust Blatter

Drugs panel findings

Athletics

Welsh athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton were "at fault or negligent" in failing to check supplements they took contained banned substances, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) official report says.

Rhys Williams, 30, received a suspension of four months and Gareth Warburton, 31, six months after failing drugs tests.

But the report says the two Welsh athletes, who have served their bans, had not knowingly taken anything containing the prohibited substances.

Full story

here.

Duo recalled for tour

Cricket

England have recalled Rebecca Grundy and Laura Marsh for the team's tour of New Zealand next month.

Warwickshire left-arm spinner Grundy has recovered from a groin injury, while Kent's off-spinning all-rounder Marsh is back after a shoulder problem.

Charlotte Edwards will captain the 15-player squad for a series including five one-dayers and three Twenty20s.

Ba joy

Football

Senegal striker Demba Ba, who was omitted from the Cup of Nations squad: And Senegal wins!!! My man @19Sow for the win. I love you man.

Swans youngster on the move

Football

Swansea City right-back Liam Shephard, 20, has

joined League One side Yeovil Town on a youth loan.

Senegal grab dramatic winner

Football

There was a late, late goal in the Africa Cup of Nations Group C game match between heavyweights Ghana and Senegal.

It's Senegal who snatched a 2-1 victory over Avram Grant's side thanks to Moussa Sow's stoppage time winner.

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live text for all the fallout.

Fans turned away from Conference game

Football

It's not often that Conference games are sell-outs but it's emerged that around 200 Bristol Rovers fans were locked out of the club's match at Woking on Saturday because the away end was over capacity.

The Chris Lane Terrace at the Kingfield Stadium holds 1,800 fans, but more than 2,000 Pirates supporters made the trip.

Bristol Rovers fans at Woking
James Brown

"You can only have a certain number in the ground otherwise you get in trouble with the licensing authorities," said Woking spokesperson John Moore.

Rovers were relegated to non-league for the first time in their history last May, but are currently second in the Conference standings.

Anger at Merseyside derby ticket prices

Football

Tickets for Everton derby match with Liverpool are selling for more than £2,000 each, according to the

Liverpool Echo.

One seller has put the price of their two places at the Park End of Goodison Park in February as being worth £2,360 each.

Full story

here.

Italian rider banned

Road cycling

Italian Diego Ulissi has been handed a backdated nine-month suspension after testing positive for the asthma-inhaler drug salbutamol, his Lampre team said on Monday.

Chinese billionaire 'to buy stake in Atletico'

Football

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has agreed to buy a 20% stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, Spanish media reported on Monday.

The deal with Wang, who controls China's Dalian Wanda Group, will be announced in Beijing on Wednesday, according to the reports in sports dailies

Marca and
As, which estimated the deal to be worth 40m euros (£30.62m).

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Paul Wallace: Not signing up for a Sunday league side when I stopped youth football at 17. My dad said I'd regret it. Didn't believe him.

Aaron Fletcher: Not taking up a ticket to second leg of CL SF in 2008 at Old Trafford. United v Barca. Missed a Scholesy rocket!

Fleetwood loan Southern to Shrews

Football

Shrewsbury Town have signed Fleetwood Town midfielder Keith Southern on loan until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old Gateshead-born former Everton trainee, who played in the Premier League with Blackpool four seasons ago, was a free agent when

he joined the Cod Army in the summer.

Broncos bring in Kubiak

American Football

Gary Kubiak has signed a four-year contract to coach the Denver Broncos.

He replaces John Fox, who was ousted a week ago following Denver's 24-13 playoff loss to Indianapolis.

'Newcastle still considering manager options'

Football

Newcastle United are weighing up their options and could wait until the end of the season to appoint a new head coach,

according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Tough times for Lions

Cricket

England Lions have conceded a three-figure first-innings lead after centuries from South Africa A's Theunis de Bruyn and Temba Bavuma on a tough second day of four for the tourists in Bloemfontein.

De Bruyn (161) and Test batsman Bavuma (102) shared a fourth-wicket stand of 210, leaving Jonathan Trott's team - who were all-out for 260 in their first innings - with an uphill task to save the match.

Last week's Test in Paarl ended in a draw.

Commons set to leave

Football

The Daily Express: Contract talks between Celtic and Kris Commons have broken down, with the 31-year-old midfielder set to leave either in January or on a free transfer during the summer.

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Alan Wilkinson: Not quite persuading my dad to give me the £4 they were asking for tickets to ALL England's games in the 66 World Cup. £4!

Antony Walker: Missed the 1990 World Cup semi England vs Germany to go on a first date.

Eto'o close to Italy switch

Football

Everton forward Samuel Eto'o is close to completing a move to Sampdoria, according to the Serie A club's president.

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"Everything is good and it only needs the final agreement with Everton. I met Eto'o, he really is a champion," Massimo Ferrero told Rai Sport.

Norwich must 'eradicate fear factor'

Football

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has said

he must remove the nerves around Carrow Road, after the 3-2 win over Cardiff City.

The Canaries, who have won six of 13 Championship home games,

almost squandered a 3-0 lead against the Bluebirds, but held on to make it two victories from two for new boss Neil.

"Those worries from earlier in the season creep back in towards the end of the game," he told

BBC Radio Norfolk. "We need to eradicate it, we need to get rid of that fear factor."

Mirallas on the move?

Football

Everton face battle to keep 27-year-old midfielder Kevin Mirallas after interest from Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, the

Daily Mail reports.

Bradford and Millwall charged

Football

Bradford City and Millwall have been

charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during their FA Cup tie.

The charge relates to Wednesday's third-round replay, which City won 4-0.

In addition, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson and assistant Steve Parkin - who were both sent to the stands - have been charged with improper conduct.

Both clubs and Parkinson and Parkin have until 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, 21 January to respond to the charges.

Senegal unwanted stat

Football

Opta: Senegal have now gone 12 games without a clean sheet at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan diagnosed with malaria

Football

Captain Asamoah Gyan was left out of Ghana's team for their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations after being diagnosed with malaria, reports Associated Press.

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The Ghana Football Association said Gyan was diagnosed with a "mild bout'' of malaria over the weekend. The forward spent a night in the hospital in Equatorial Guinea's eastern city of Mongomo but was released to recover at the team base.

As for the action on the pitch, Ghana are doing well in Gyan's absence - they are 1-0 up after 15 minutes against Senegal.

MacGill to sue

Cricket

Stuart McGill
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Former Australian leg-spin bowler Stuart MacGill has begun legal action against Cricket Australia (CA), suing his former employers for more than £1.35m over lost earnings.

MacGill, 43, filed a writ in the Victorian Supreme Court on Monday, claiming injury payments after his retirement from Test cricket in May 2008.

According to the writ, CA failed to pay MacGill £866,000 while he was injured and unable to play. He also sued for almost £500,000 in interest.

"We are aware of the media reports but aren't in a position to comment further," a CA spokesman said.