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By Jamie Strickland, Jonathan Jurejko and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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And that is where we leave you for today.

Thanks to you all for your company and your interaction, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

You can join our live text commentary of the weekend action from 09:00 GMT tomorrow. Be there, it promises to be a cracker of a day in the Premier League.

Tomorrow's back pages

The Star
The Star

The Star's back-page headline says it all. They are leading on claims from Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini that Chelsea striker Diego Costa should learn his lesson and sort himself out after being banned for three games for stamping.

Anyone get the feeling Saturday's match between the two teams could be pretty fiery?

Tomorrow's back pages

The Sun
The Sun

The Sun is running a story on their back page with Andy Carroll claiming Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers lied to him. Carroll will lead the line for West Ham against the Reds at Anfield on Saturday.

Tomorrow's back pages


Unsurprisingly, Saturday evening's top-of-the table match between Chelsea and Manchester City is taking many of tomorrow's headlines in the newspapers.

The Independent and the Daily Telegraph are just two of many media outlets to go on City boss Manuel Pellegrini insisting there is no "campaign" against Chelsea.

Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Tomorrow's back pages

Daily Record
Daily Record

Interesting stuff from the Daily Record, who claim a record £10m has been wagered ahead of Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final between Rangers and Celtic.

Should be a tasty one.

Fletcher to become a Hammer

Manchester United midfielder

Darren Fletcher is undergoing a medical at Premier League rivals West Ham as he moves closer to a move to Upton Park.

United boss Louis van Gaal had already revealed the Scotland midfielder, 31, was in talks with the Hammers.

"He is now in West Ham, so we have to wait and see," said Van Gaal on Friday. "He is my third captain so he is an important guy in the dressing room."

United's Mats finish

Monday could be a big day for Manchester United fans if reports in Spain are to believed.

Spanish newspaper

El Mundo Deportivo claims an agreement has now been reached on a £37million deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels to move to Old Trafford.

Excited United fans?

Souare is an Eagle

Pape Souare
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In case you missed it earlier, Crystal Palace have completed the signing of

Lille full-back Pape Souare.

The 24-year-old played for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Alan Pardew has been a busy man. Must be nice to be able to sign his own players...

Tigers want Lennon

Aaron Lennon

Reports of Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon moving to Hull are

gathering pace.

Lennon has made more than 300 appearances for the club since moving to North London from Leeds in 2005, scoring 30 goals in all competitions as well as picking up 21 caps for England.

Flying Donkey to become a Villain?

Aston Villa are keen on signing Mariano Izco from Chievo before the January transfer window closes, reports


The 31-year-old Argentine has made 11 Serie A appearances for the Flying Donkeys this season, scoring on just one occasion.

Hopefully he doesn't resemble his club's nickname on the football field...

Quinteros appointed as Ecuador boss

A bit of news from South America for you as Ecuador name Argentinian Gustavo Quinteros as coach for their 2015 Copa America campaign in Chile and 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Vote result


That is pretty emphatic then. Juan Cuadrado's imminent move to Chelsea has been voted by you as the best Premier League transfer move of the day.

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski

Inter Milan striker Lukas Podolski on

Instagram: Loved playing basketball today in gym, my 2nd sporting love!

Don't we all love shooting a few hoops in our own private gyms?

Savage tips Chelsea

"I have said since before the season started that Chelsea are the best team in the Premier League and I expect them to prove it on Saturday."

BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage expects the Blues to beat Manchester City on Saturday and you can

read why here.

Cherries on top

Read more on Bournemouth moving clear at the top of the Championship with victory over a Watford side that played all but the first 28 seconds with 10 men.

Top January transfer window signings

Nemanja Matic - 2014

Nemanja Matic

Munich misery


How about this for a result? Wolfsburg 4 Bayern Munich 1. (Yes you have read that correctly)

The hammering of the defending champions is their heaviest league defeat for six years, as second-placed Wolfsburg moved to within eight points of the league leaders.

Spectacular stuff.

Aston Villa loan signing Scott Sinclair on Twitter: Looking forward to a new chapter in my life and signing for @AVFCOfficial, happy that it's finally done and can't wait to get started!

Pepe the Blue

Manchester City are set to pip rivals Manchester United in their bid to sign Real Madrid defender Pepe, reports the

Daily Express.

It won't be this month but the Express claim the Portugal defender is ready for summer exit.

The Juan to watch

Juan Cuadrado

Want to know a bit more about

Chelsea's soon-to-be new player, Colombian Juan Cuadrado? Well who better to tell you about him than South American football expert Tim Vickery.

"James Rodriguez was Colombia's undoubted World Cup star - but Juan Guillermo Cuadrado was not far behind.

"He is at his best as a wide right midfielder - especially as over the last couple of seasons he has started scoring more goals. But he can also feature as an attacking right back, or cut in from the other flank.

"Some three years ago a Premier League giant had a look at Cuadrado but concluded that he was too old - a strange decision given that he is still only 26, and should be looking forward to playing his prime years under Jose Mourinho, who will certainly enjoy the pace on the transitions that his new Colombian acquisition will bring to the side."

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Hardeep Purewal: The only option is Eric Cantona.

Pablo de Roman: How about Roy Keane? He's not afraid of any battle and we all know he is good at organizing successful teams.

Stany Sirutis: Dr. Evil from the Austin Power's series would bring some fresh charm to FIFA's world domination schemes.

If you could choose anyone from any walk of life to run Fifa who would it be and why? Actors, pop singers, politicians, sportspeople, whoever you think could do a job let us know. Tweet

#bbcsportsday or text 81111 (UK users only).

Leaving the Bridge?

VfL Wolfsburg are poised to sign Chelsea's Germany international Andre Schurrle for a club record transfer, according to German media reports, after selling Croatia's Ivica Olic to Hamburg on Friday.

It was Schurrle's cross from which Mario Goetze scored the winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final last July, but the winger has failed to claim a regular place under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

According to

German daily Bild, Wolfsburg have agreed terms with Chelsea and the 24-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal.


Bournemouth 2-0 Watford - Matt Ritchie (56 mins)

Bournemouth are strengthening their position at the top of the Championship as Matt Ritchie doubles their lead against Watford with a low strike. A win would move them three points above Derby.

A noble move

What could save QPR from relegation? Mark Noble perhaps?

The Daily Mirror reports the midfielder is a target for Harry Redknapp and could exit Upton Park with the expected arrival of Darren Fletcher.

Harry busy on transfer deadline day? Surely not.

Manchester City on Twitter: LOAN NEWS: @brunozuculini has joined Cordoba on loan until 30 June 2015, and Chidiebere Nwakali has joined Malaga until 30 June 2017.

Names to watch out for maybe?

Top January transfer window signings

Nemanja Vidic - 2006

Nemanja Vidic
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Is Van Persie past it?

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Blackburn and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 live: "I don't think Robin van Persie is the player he was. As you get older you lose that sharpness and I think he's lost a bit of that. He needs to get himself some goals.

"Maybe there is something not quite right with the way Louis van Gaal has Manchester United set up at the moment that is not playing to Van Persie's strength."

Gary Lineker

BBC Sport

"Bayern are 2 down to Wolfsburg and in danger of losing their first league game in eons. Thought they'd buy Wolfsburg's finest at halftime."

You can follow live text of the second half here.

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Jamie Mulholland: I would choose Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones to run FIFA. Those dragons of hers would sort Sepp Blatter right out!

John Carleton: An out of date, under-performing mess, @richardbranson to turn FIFA around.

If you could choose anyone from any walk of life to run Fifa who would it be and why? Actors, pop singers, politicians, sportspeople, whoever you think could do a job let us know. Tweet

#bbcsportsday or text 81111 (UK users only).

N'Doye and Lennon to Hull?

Aaron Lennon

More transfer speculation for you with the

Daily Express claiming Hull City have agreed a £3million fee to sign Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N'Doye.

They report personal terms are still to be agreed with N'Doye, 29, who has been away with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.

They also suggest Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is a loan target for the Tigers.

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Not a lot on television this evening?

Why not take a look at some of best videos on the BBC Sport website. From Liverpool striker

Daniel Sturridge talking about the family dominoes rivalry with his uncle, former Derby striker Dean, to
Pat Nevin comparing David Silva and Eden Hazard and a
montage of Celtic v Rangers through the years.

They are worth a watch.

Are Everton in a relegation battle?

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Blackburn and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think Everton are vulnerable at the back and have conceded far too many goals.

"I thought Roberto Martinez said he could address that easily, but it doesn't appear to have been as easy as he maybe initially felt. You do sometimes get a big team that falls into the relegation battle and it could be Everton this season.

"I think maybe at times they should be more direct. When I say direct I don't mean long ball, just being quicker in the transitions from defence and midfield into attack."


Bournemouth 1-0 Watford

Championship leaders Bournemouth take the lead against Watford thanks to Yann Kermorgant's penalty.

The visitors are already down to 10-men after a harsh red card for Gabriele Angella and now feel harshly done by again after Craig Cathcart was penalised in his own penalty area.

This could be a long night for Watford.


Vote time.

Which has been the best Premier League transfer move of the day? Juan Cuadrado's move to Chelsea and Darren Fletcher's West Ham switch haven't quite gone through yet - but they are expected to be finalised imminently.

You can vote on the top-right-hand side of the page or under the 'Vote' tab on mobile devices.

The vote will close at 21:45 GMT with results published here shortly after. Full terms and conditions:

A long holiday for Ben Arfa?

Hatem Ben Arfa

When it comes to worst January transfer window signings,

Hatem Ben Arfa's move to Nice from Newcastle will take some beating.

This is not a barb at his ability but due to the fact he won't be allowed to play for the French club this season.

Fifa have ruled a Newcastle Under-21 game counts as a competitive match and they say players can only play "official matches" for two clubs in a season

The 27-year-old joined Nice from Newcastle earlier this month after cutting short a loan spell at Hull. Someone has messed up there.

From Salford City to Manchester United

No, this isn't a joke.

A defender who made his Salford City debut just three weeks ago

has joined Manchester United on an 18-month deal.

Libya-born Sadiq El Fitouri joined the Evo-Stik First Division side as a trialist in December after being released by Manchester City.

He said: "This is honestly a dream come true for me."

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Graham Tully: Forrest Gump. "Stupid is as stupid does" sums #FIFA up perfectly.

Nathan Spafford: Diego Costa good shout for next FIFA President. Would stamp his authority onto the game.

RedIsaac: Beckenbauer knows the game as a player & manager successful administrator at Bayern.

If you could choose anyone from any walk of life to run Fifa who would it be and why? Actors, pop singers, politicians, sportspeople, whoever you think could do a job let us know. Tweet

#bbcsportsday or text 81111 (UK users only).

Top January transfer window signings

Luis Suarez - 2011

Luis Suarez

How much of a miss is Yaya

Chelsea v Manchester City (Saturday, 17:30)

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Blackburn and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 live: "Yaya Toure is a massive threat so he's going to be incredibly difficult to replace for City in this game.

"And looking further ahead, who would they replace him with if he was to leave? There's nobody else out there."

As mentioned earlier, midfielder Jack Cork has completed a move from Southampton to Swansea.

And he has taken to

Twitter to thank his former club: "Just want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of an amazing 4 years at saints. The timing seems right for everyone.

"And I will never forget everything we went through together. Now time for a new challenge and I can't wait to start with Swansea!"