Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)
  2. Manchester Utd news conference (from 18:15 BST)
  3. Everton's Stones hands in transfer request
  4. West Brom reject fresh Berahino bid from Spurs
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

It will return on Wednesday at 08:00 - you can keep up to date with all of the night's action

on the BBC Sport website and on
BBC Radio 5 live while the Malmo v Celtic Champions League qualifier will be on
BBC Radio Scotland MW.

Coming up


BBC Radio 5 live

5 live will keep you up to date with all of the night's football, including the second leg of the Champions League qualifier between Malmo and Celtic plus the 23 Capital One Cup ties.

There will be commentary from Kenilworth Road as

Stoke visit Luton in the League Cup for the first meeting between the two sides since February 2007.

Luton have won five of their last seven home League Cup games but since promotion to the Premier League in 2008, Stoke have lost just one second-round fixture, a 4-3 home defeat by Swindon in 2012.

'Watmore exclusion a bold call'

Sunderland v Exeter (19:45 BST)

Nick Barnes

BBC Newcastle commentator

Duncan Watmore
Getty Images

Dick Advocaat will stir debate with his decision not to start Duncan Watmore against Exeter City in the League Cup later on Tuesday but stressed he doesn't believe the promising young forward "can change this team".

Watmore will be on the bench with fellow youngsters Thomas Robson, Lynden Gooch and goalkeeper Max Stryjek, with Advocaat having to make do without Jeremain Lens, Younes Kaboul and Billy Jones.

What they said - Celtic

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

John Collins

Assistant manager John Collins said: "We're very much looking forward to it. We're creating chances, we're scoring goals, we're in very good form. It's where we want to be, it's half-time, we're 3-2 up, we're in the driving seat.

"We'll try to control the game with the ball, we'll try to go forward and create chances when we've got the opportunity. When we lose the ball we'll defend as a unit."

Malmo's domestic disharmony

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Age Hareide

Malmo's domestic form this season has been inconsistent under their Norwegian coach Age Hareide.

A 1-0 defeat away to Hacken leaves them in fifth place in the Allsvenskan, seven points behind leaders Gothenburg, but the Swedbank Stadion has sold out its 24,000 capacity in anticipation of a victory against Celtic.

Powell ruled out of Paralympic competition


British Para-archer Simon Powell has been ruled ineligible for Paralympic archery events after a classification review at the World Championships, which started in Germany on Monday.

Powell, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition which affects his joints, was part of the GB team which won gold in the Recurve Men's Open team event at last year's European Championships.

What they said - Malmo

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Markus Rosenberg
Getty Images

Striker Markus Rosenberg said: "We have no pressure on us. We have done it once and can do it again. It is much easier the second time because we know we can do it. Many teams tipped as favourites have come here and lost."

Barca to appeal bookings


Luis Suarez is given a yellow card
Getty Images

Barcelona have appealed against the yellow cards shown to Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Vermaelen in Saturday's opening La Liga match of the season where they beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0.

"The club considers the reasons outlined in the referee's report inadmissible and has therefore appealed to the competition committee," they

said on the club website.

Barca's next outing is their first home league game of the campaign against Malaga on Saturday.

Van Gaal set to tinker with side


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirms he will make changes for Wednesday night's Champions League qualifier second leg against Club Brugge in Belgium.

Van Gaal on his XI v Club Brugge: "You shall see. We need every player because the Premier League demands so much. I have to rotate." #mufc

Celtic name team to face Malmo


Celtic have named their team to face Malmo in the Champions League qualifier in Sweden which kicks off at 19:45 BST.

CELTIC v Malmo: Gordon; Janko, Boyata, van Dijk, Mulgrew; Brown, Bitton; Forrest, Johansen, Armstrong; Griffiths #UCL (MD)

Celtic subs: Izaguirre, Ambrose, Ciftci, Commons, Mackay-Steven, Rogic, Bailly #UCL (MD)

Fiesty encounter

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Guy Mowbray

BBC Match of the Day commentator

Can't wait for tonight's CL play-off 2nd leg - Malmo v Celtic. Think there might be just be a few tackles after all the words!

Van Gaal looks ahead


More from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, this time on Marouane Fellaini, who scored late in the first leg at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal on Fellaini: "He can play as a no.6 or no.8 but this year he'll be more a no.9 or no.10 as we have players in the other positions."

Van Gaal looks ahead to Brugge encounter


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal knows his side must perform against Club Brugge on Wednesday, despite holding a 3-1 lead.

"I don't think my players will take it easy," says Louis van Gaal. "They won't start differently from last week." #mufc

The pundits' view

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Celtic train
BBC Sport

BBC Radio Scotland commentator Liam McLeod previews the Champions League play-off second leg between Malmo and Celtic with guest pundits Pat Bonner and Tom English.

Watch their conversation here.

There will be live commentary of the game on BBC Radio Scotland with live text on the BBC Sport website.

Drogba faces fine


Didier Drogba

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba is facing a fine for failing to complete his post-match media duties after he made his MLS debut for Montreal Impact last weekend,

according to the Evening Standard.

Journalists are normally invited to speak to players in the locker rooms after matches but after Saturday's game finished, it is believed the forward told reporters to go through his publicity team in order to set up interviews.

Drogba could be fined for failing to speak to the media, although it is unclear how much he could be asked to pay as the MLS has no set level for such incidents.

Pinned on the dressing room walls?

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Simple message from a Swedish newspaper today ahead of tonight's #UCL play-off clash in Malmo. (NM)

Simple message from a Swedish newspaper today ahead of tonight's #UCL play-off clash in Malmo. (NM)

"Forward Malmo" is the cry from this Swedish newspaper in its interview with Malmo striker, Markus Rosenberg. (NM)

"Forward Malmo" is the cry from this Swedish newspaper in its interview with Malmo striker, Markus Rosenberg. (NM)

Rosenberg is also named by this Swedish paper as one of Malmo's all-time greats. (NM)

Rosenberg is also named by this Swedish paper as one of Malmo's all-time greats. (NM)

Van Gaal set to face media


We'll be hearing shortly from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ahead of his side's Champions League qualifier second leg against Club Brugge which takes place on Wednesday night in Belgium.

Pomeroy given six-match ban

Rugby League

Catalans Dragons centre Ben Pomeroy has been

banned for six matches and will miss the rest of the Super League season.

He pleaded guilty to a to a Grade E dangerous throw charge after being sent off against Castleford on Saturday.

It was his second dismissal in as many games for the French club.

Alistair Brownlee to have ankle surgery


Alistair Brownlee
Getty Images

Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee will have surgery on a persistent ankle injury on Wednesday.

It puts the 27-year-old world and European champion's bid to qualify for the Rio 2016 Games on hold.

"My left ankle has been giving me bother since 2013, with a range of different niggles," he said. "Getting it sorted gives me the best chance of being 100% for next season."

Brownlee's younger brother Jonny, 25, is out until next month with a stress fracture to his left leg.

Get involved - dream job

Tweet #bbcsportsday

Tim Ruffle: Federer's coach. What is there to teach? Money for nothing!

Getty Images

Ryan Walker: Radio engineer for any Formula One driver, just so you can travel around the world while getting paid.

Aaman Khan: Balotelli's biography writer for the goals in his time at Liverpool. Basically paid for nothing, except one goal. job done.

Stones asks to leave Everton


Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer

Everton have been insistent that John Stones would not be sold to Chelsea - but the landscape has shifted significantly after the 21-year-old England defender handed in a transfer request.

Manager Roberto Martinez claimed this would make no difference but realistically this leaves Everton with a big decision to make. They could turn the request down and tough it out, knowing they could be left with an unsettled player, or they could try to push Chelsea's bid much higher than the £30m they have already rejected.

Even if Everton agree to a deal, it does not leave Martinez with much time to line up quality replacements, even with the potential of having £40m at his disposal.

Bridge too far?

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

#MalmoeFF v #Celtic live on @BBCSportsound from 1830. #ChampionsLeague

#MalmoeFF v #Celtic live on @BBCSportsound from 1830. #ChampionsLeague

If you were wondering, that's a view of Oresund Bridge - which is almost five miles long and links Sweden with Denmark - from the shoreline near Malmo.  

You might recognise it from the BBC Four drama "The Bridge"...

Denayer hoping for loan move



Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is set to make a decision over his future with Galatasaray and Marseille both hoping to sign the Belgian on a season-long loan.

Denayer has been pushed down the pecking order at the Ethiad since the arrival of Nicolas Otamendi.

Gift of life

Justin Wilson 1978-2015

Justin Wilson's brother Stefan posted this tweet...

With #giftoflife @justin_wilson saved 6 lives today. He just keeps setting the bar higher. Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw

Southampton to move for £10m Van Dijk

Football gossip

Virgil van Dijk

The Guardian are reporting that Southampton will make a move for £10m-rated Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after Tuesday's Champions League play-off between the Scottish champions and Malmo.

BBC Sport understands that the Dutchman heads a list of three defenders being considered by the south coast club, who first made contact with Celtic about a deal in June.

Trash talk

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Tom English

BBC Scotland

Malmo's manager, the somewhat madcap Age Hareide, and a number of his players have engaged in trash-talking as if it was a boxing ring they were entering on Tuesday rather than the Swedbank Stadium.  

The Swedish papers appear to be relishing such an approach...

Valverde wins Vuelta stage


Alejandro Valverde and Peter Sagan

Former champion Alejandro Valverde has won Tuesday's fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta with Colombian Esteban Chaves retaining the lead for a third day.

The 35-year-old held off the challenge of Slovakia's Peter Sagan on the 209.6km stage from Estepona to Vejer de la Frontera

Tour de France winner Chris Froome remains 40 seconds back.

Test of knowledge


A Question of Sport Teaser


Earlier we asked you to name the other four clubs, apart from Liverpool, to start a Premier League match with three or more Brazilian players in their XI.

The answer: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Middlesbrough

Give Bojan time - Bowen

Luton Town v Stoke City (19:45 BST)

Graham McGarry

BBC Radio Stoke Sport

Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen says fans may need to be patient with Bojan Krkic as he hits the comeback trail in Tuesday's League Cup tie at Luton.

Bojan Krkic
Getty Images

The Spanish forward is set to return after being out since last January with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Bowen told BBC Radio Stoke: "Bojan will benefit a lot from tonight's game but no one knows how he's going to come back."

Scunthorpe sign Wallace on loan


Scunthorpe United have signed 22-year-old defender Murray Wallace from Championship club Huddersfield on a

one-month loan deal.

Chasing Evans

Football gossip

Getty Images

But, if Everton do target Jonny Evans, they will - according to

Talksport - face competition from West Brom.

It's claimed the Baggies are targeting Manchester United's Northern Ireland defender after telling defender Joleon Lescott he can leave The Hawthorns.

Stones asks to leave Everton


Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Everton have long been linked with Man Utd's Jonny Evans (despite firm denials from Martinez) but not sure that is a deal to lift spirits.

Tuesday's Scottish League Cup games


And Tuesday's fixtures north of the border...


Commentator's notes

Sunderland v Exeter (19:45 BST)

Nick Barnes

BBC Newcastle commentator

Prep done for the visit of League Two Exeter City to the Stadium of Light.

Nick Barnes' notes
BBC Sport

A little different from prepping a Premier League fixture as the players at Exeter are unfamiliar apart from a few, such as Clinton Morrison, who has faced Sunderland on a number of occasions over the years.

Ryan Harley, who plays in the City midfield, has also face Sunderland once before in the League Cup. He was part of the victorious Brighton team that knocked them out of the competition in August 2011.

Malmo's pedigree

Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST)

Malmo's Enock Adu against Juventus's Paul Pogba in last year's group stages
Getty Images

Swedish champions Malmo are looking for a repeat of the third qualifying round, when they overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Austrian champions Salzburg with a 3-0 home win to progress to this point.

They competed in the group stage for the first time last term - again eliminating Salzburg in qualifying before finishing bottom of a section that included Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Olympiakos.

Stones asks to leave Everton


Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Everton manager Roberto Martinez suggested the club's position would not change even if John Stones asked to leave - now we will see.

If Everton accept Stones' request (and no guarantee they will) does not give Martinez long to redirect all that cash on replacements etc.

Fast-track to success


John Stones has come a long way for a lad who only made his debut for Barnsley in March 2012.

He joined Everton for £3m in January 2013 - going on to make 47 appearances for the Premier League club - and made his England debut last year in a World Cup warm-up win over Peru.


Stones signed a new five-year contract at Goodison Park last summer, believed to be worth around £30,000-a-week.

His first goal for the Toffees was a memorable one - heading in the second as Everton beat Manchester United at home 3-0.

Stones asks to leave Everton


And in a delightful twist, Chelsea's next away game is at Everton on Saturday, 12 September...

Stones asks to leave Everton


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

There has been no response from Everton, who rejected offers of £20m and £26m earlier in the transfer window.

It was reported they made a third offer of £30m last week but this was not confirmed.

Stones is expected to be named in the England squad for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland when it is named on Sunday evening.

Marin joins Trabzonspor on loan


Marko Marin
Getty Images

Chelsea winger Marko Marin has joined Turkish side Trabzonspor on a season-long loan, with an option to purchase.

The 26-year-old German joined Chelsea in 2012 from Werder Bremen and was a member of the squad which won the 2013 Europa League.

But he has had limited opportunities since and has had loan spells at Sevilla, Fiorentina and Anderlecht.