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Summary

  1. Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany out for "up to six weeks" in latest injury setback
  2. David Haye and Tony Bellew to fight in all-British non-title heavyweight bout in March
  3. Get Involved: Great sporting bargains #bbcsportsday

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By Elizabeth Hudson, Michael Emons and Alex Brocklehurst

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

And that ends a very busy Sportsday.

Stay across the BBC Sport website this weekend for all the latest action, including a full round of Premier League games and the conclusion to the Formula 1 season as either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton will win the world title.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 GMT on Monday so we will see you then.

Thanks for all your comments and goodbye.

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Great sporting bargains

Pete Rowley: Big Gareth McAuley on a free from Ipswich, he just gets better with age.

Lloyd's Cricket Club: Tony Cascarino to Gillingham for some track suits and training equipment!

Joeby: Kevin Doyle and Shane Long to Reading FC. 78k combined 

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Team GB boxer Cordina to turn professional

Welsh Olympic boxer Joe Cordina has confirmed he plans to turn professional in the "near future."

Cordina reached the last 16 at lightweight in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"As it stands I'm still a GB boxer, still in camp but in the near future I will be turning professional,

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Arsenal have not been 'positive enough' - Wenger

Arsenal v Bournemouth (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

Some more quotes from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who have drawn their last three games - against Tottenham, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain.

"Three draws is not positive enough. We have built momentum and sometimes you go through spells when it is not as easy for you," said Wenger.

"It is important we find our simplicity, speed and we have missed that security in our decisions which has made us so dangerous in the final third. It is down to us to create the momentum. The crowd is behind us and we want to come back to our normal speed of movement."

'I don't care about the score, I just want them to enjoy it'

#BBCUnsungHero

Volunteer netball and football coach Vicki Randall from Cwmbran has been named BBC Wales Sport's Unsung Hero for 2016.

PE teacher Vicki Randall turned to coaching after being forced to give up playing netball and football because of injury. 

The 29-year-old has encouraged more than 200 girls to play sport every week.

Find out more about the Unsung Hero award winners from your area on the Get Inspired index.

Question of Sport teaser answer

Formula 1

Earlier today, our Question of Sport teaser was...

#QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport When @JensonButton won his F1 World Title in 2009 who were the other four drivers that completed the top 5?

And the answers are...

Answer's to today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport 2nd - Vettel, 3rd - Barrichello, 4th - Webber & 5th - Hamilton

Clasie won't be 'friends' with Koeman come kick-off

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Jordy Clasie
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Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie says his friendship with former manager Ronald Koeman will go out the door once Saints kick-off against Everton.

Toffees boss Koeman returns to St Mary's on Sunday for the first time since he left Southampton for Merseyside in the summer.

"He (Koeman) brought me to the club and I played under him at Feyenoord too, so I have a good relationship with him," Clasie told BBC Radio Solent.

"But, on Sunday he'll be my opponent. 

"I'll say hello and shake hands with him before, but come the game, we won't be friends any more and that's normal in this world."

Puel confident of Fonte return

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel is confident Jose Fonte will return after a foot injury, but Dusan Tadic is likely to miss out with a broken nose. Left-back Matt Targett could again be absent as he continues his recovery from a hamstring problem.

Everton welcome back midfielder Gareth Barry, who served a one-game ban last weekend. Manager Ronald Koeman could make changes following a run of one win in seven league games.

Jose Fonte
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Ibrahimovic set to return after suspension

Manchester United v West Ham (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return for Manchester United after completing a one-match domestic suspension. Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also start after impressing against Feyenoord, but Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling remain injured.

West Ham captain Mark Noble is available after serving a ban but defender Winston Reid misses out because of his red card at Tottenham. Pedro Obiang is expected to be fit despite an ankle injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Reuters

Giroud hopes to start

Arsenal v Bournemouth (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

Oliver Giroud will hope to start his first league game of the season after scoring in Arsenal's last two matches. Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin remain sidelined, while the game comes too soon for Lucas Perez, who is back in training after an ankle problem.

Bournemouth's Artur Boruc and Andrew Surman are doubts with respective back and hamstring problems, while Gunners loanee Jack Wilshere is ineligible. Adam Smith is back after a ban and Jordon Ibe returns following illness.

Olivier Giroud
Reuters

Record signing Imbula could return

Watford v Stoke (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

Watford pair Younes Kaboul and Juan Zuniga are doubts with minor knocks, but Jose Holebas returns from a ban. Isaac Success, Craig Cathcart and Kenedy remain sidelined by injuries

Stoke are short of midfield options, with Joe Allen suspended, Geoff Cameron out with a knee injury and Glenn Whelan doubtful with a calf problem. Record signing Giannelli Imbula could be recalled, while Glen Johnson should replace full-back Phil Bardsley, who is out for five weeks with a knee injury.

Giannelli Imbula
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Great sporting bargains

Luke Mackle: Early days yet, but Moussa Dembélé to Celtic for 500k seems to be a fantastic signing. Loads of potential, intelligent.

Oliver John Furneaux: Cole to Chelsea for Gallas and £5,000,000 if I remember correctly, absolutely gutted as an Arsenal fan.

Lee Parkinson: Lucas Radebe was only part of a £250k deal to bring Philemon Masinga to Leeds to keep Masinga happy, Radebe became a Legend!

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Terry ruled out for league leaders

Chelsea v Tottenham (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could name the same starting line-up for the sixth successive Premier League match. John Terry has been ruled out of Saturday's game with a muscular injury but Willian may return to the squad.

Tottenham are without both Danny Rose and Ben Davies, who are suspended and injured respectively, so Jan Vertonghen could fill in at left-back. Erik Lamela is still injured, while Toby Alderweireld is back in training but won't return on Saturday.

John Terry of Chelsea
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Remy out for further three weeks

Swansea v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Swansea's South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yeung has been ruled out for around two weeks with a toe injury. Captain Leon Britton is fit again after missing the draw at Everton with a calf injury, while Jefferson Montero is also available following a hand problem.

Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley has returned to training this week after a knock and could be involved. However, Loic Remy, who has not featured for the Eagles since joining on loan from Chelsea, will be out for a further three weeks with a calf injury, and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda remains sidelined.

Loic Remy
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No fresh injuries for Klopp

Liverpool v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury concerns and could name an unchanged line-up in the Premier League for the first time since his second game in charge 13 months ago. Adam Lallana is likely to remain out with a groin injury.

Sunderland's Paddy McNair will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last week. John O'Shea could deputise for the suspended Papy Djilobodji, while Steven Pienaar is available after a ban.

Jurgen Klopp
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Leicester boost as Slimani returns

Leicester v Middlesbrough (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Leicester's attacking options have been bolstered by the return to fitness of record signing Islam Slimani and Leonardo Ulloa after respective groin and back problems.

Danny Drinkwater begins a three-game ban after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct for elbowing Watford's Valon Behrami.

Middlesbrough defender George Friend remains sidelined by a knee injury. Dani Ayala is still absent with an ankle injury.

Islam Slimani
Reuters

Chadli may return after knee surgery

Hull v West Brom (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Hull City left-back Andy Robertson is available after recovering from a calf injury and head coach Mike Phelan will decide if he is fit enough to start. The Tigers have no fresh injury worries, while Adama Diomande is available again after suspension.

West Brom's Nacer Chadli could be back in contention after returning to training following minor knee surgery. Ex-Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill remains out with an ankle injury, while Saido Berahino is not match fit.

Nacer Chadli
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Aguero to face late fitness test

Burnley v Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Burnley have no new injury concerns for the visit of Manchester City. Ashley Barnes is pushing for a first league start of the season, having impressed in substitute appearances on his return from a serious knee injury.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out for up to six weeks with the knee injury he suffered against Crystal Palace last weekend. Top scorer Sergio Aguero will have a late fitness test on a foot problem, while Pablo Zabaleta is also a doubt.

Sergio Aguero
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Your sporting bargains

Ian Edwards: Nigel Martyn on a free for Bristol Rovers as long as we paid him more than his £95 a week pay at factory.

Alex Mosedale: Coutinho for £8.5m. Worth an awful lot more now.

John Ghoti: Birthday boy Xabi Alonso for 10.5m? Sold for triple and LFC still didn't get value. That or the Suarez deal, 25m or so.

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Fans will be excited to see Koeman - Puel

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel believes the Saints fans will be excited to renew acquaintances with their former boss Ronald Koeman, whose Everton side travel to St Mary's on Sunday.

Puel said: "He did very good work at Southampton and last season helped the club to play European games. This is very important. I have a lot of respect for him and for his work.

"Of course he deserves a positive reaction. The fans are excited to see their former trainer, it is important to respect him and his work here. 

"Now though, we should consider the game against a strong team and not just the comeback of Koeman. We want our fans to be behind their team and this is the most important thing."

Claude Puel
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Puel believes preparation time is key

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel believes having less time to prepare his team for matches has been detrimental to his side's league form after European weeks,

Southampton's Europa League fate will go down to the final group game after losing away to Sparta Prague, and his side have won only two of the four matches following a Europa League fixture.

He said: "It is always difficult to play after a Europa game because of the break you get after the game. 

"You only get two days to prepare and you get one less day for recovery from the Champions League. 

"But we are happy to play these games, we have to adapt to this situation. We need to show our character and quality to get some points."

Claude Puel
Reuters

Hampshire Police launch investigation into child abuse allegations

Football

Hampshire Police has said its detectives are investigating non-recent child abuse "within the football community". 

The statement came after Cheshire Police revealed that "a growing number of disclosures" had been made to the force and Northumbria Police said it was investigating an allegation by an unnamed former Newcastle United player that he was abused in the club's youth system.

 A string of former footballers have come forward since Andy Woodward became the first to speak out publicly last week about abuse he suffered at the hands of convicted child abuser Barry Bennell, a former Crewe Alexandra coach. 

Koeman wants more time to develop team

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes it will take time for him to have a significant impact on how he gets his Everton team to play.

Although sitting in seventh place, his side have only won one match in their previous seven league games and the Dutchman knows time is precious as a football manager.

He said: "We have our opinion on the way we like to play, but we have things to change and it is a project, 

"We like to play a little different than how Everton have done in the last couple of years. You cannot change everything in two months. We need more time and that is difficult as you do not get time in football."

Ronald Koeman
Reuters

Work, eat, sleep, repeat

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Taylor aims to make impact in pro ranks

Boxing

Katie Taylor says she wants to do the same for women's professional boxing as Ronda Rousey has done for UFC.

Ireland's Taylor, a five-time world and 2012 Olympic champion, makes her pro debut at Wembley Arena on Saturday.

"I'd love to win a world title, unify the belts and win belts at higher weights," she said. I'd like to do what Ronda Rousey has done in UFC, become a big name in professional boxing and raise the profile of the sport.  

Katie Taylor
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Bellew says he is 'braver' than 'clown' Haye

Boxing

Some quotes here from Tony Bellew, talking about his all-British heavyweight fight with David Haye, which will take place on 4 March in London.

“I'm not under any illusions, I know exactly what I am going up against, it's big risk, big reward," said Bellew.

“He hasn't been in a hard fight for over five years. The last time he had a gut check, he failed it. Going into this fight I 100% know that he does not want it as much as me and he is not going to be as brave as me.

"He thinks he can beat me up in one round with one hand. He's in for a rude awakening, because if this fight gets hard, and I expect it to be the hardest night of my life, this clown expects a walk in the park and he's in for a bad night.” 

Bellew Haye
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Tony Bellew and David Haye exchanged insults after Bellew defended his WBC cruiserweight world title in October

Cruz wants to win title 'for all gay athletes'

Boxing

Puerto Rico's Orlando Cruz wants to win the WBO lightweight title from Terry Flanagan in Cardiff on Saturday "for all the gay athletes in the world".

The 35-year-old is aiming to become the first openly gay boxer to win a world title when the takes on the 27-year-old Englishman, who is making the fourth defence of the belt he won last July.

"It's a big moment for me, my community and my country," said Cruz, who fought for the WBO featherweight title in 2013, losing to Orlando Salido.

Orlando Cruz
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Gerrard was heartbeat of Liverpool - Moyes

Liverpool v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

David Moyes has been speaking about Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement from football on Thursday.

"He is a big miss for Liverpool but he will go on to something else," said the Sunderland manager who during his time as manager of Everton often had to pit his wits against a Liverpool side captained by Gerrard.

"I'm glad he has finished because he was really difficult to play against. In the derby matches he would be the first one to kick you," he said. 

"He could pass, score, do all the things in the game. Him and Jamie Carragher were the heartbeat of the club. He is a big miss for Liverpool but he will go on to something else."

David Moyes and Steven Gerrard
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'Bellew is completely delusional'

Boxing

Some quotes from David Haye, who will be fighting Tony Bellew in an all-British heavyweight clash in London on 4 March.

“The public demand for me to violently knockout Tony Bellew was simply too strong,” said Haye.

“The country is fed up of his constant yapping. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in the street by people begging me to spectacularly send him into retirement.

“Bellew is completely delusional if he thinks he can beat me. He still thinks he's on the set of Creed and there will be some kind of Rocky style happy ending. But come March 4th at The 02 in London I will bring reality crashing down on him."

Tony Bellew
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Bellew appeared in the latest film in the Rocky series, 'Creed', which saw him fight for a world title at Goodison Park. Within a year of the film being released, Hollywood became reality as Bellew won his WBC world cruiserweight title - at Goodison Park

BreakingHaye to fight Bellew in March

IT IS ON!! @mrdavidhaye v @TonyBellew - 4th March 2017 - @TheO2 !!! #HayeBellew

IT IS ON!! @mrdavidhaye v @TonyBellew - 4th March 2017 - @TheO2 !!! #HayeBellew

Former two-weight world champion David Haye is to take on current WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew.

The fight will take place in the heavyweight category, meaning Bellew's belt will not be on the line.

Newport County sign Ivory Coast international

Football

League Two's bottom-placed side Newport County have signed Ivory Coast international defender Abdoulaye Meite.

The 36-year old has joined the South Wales club on non-contract terms and he is eligible to play against Blackpool on Saturday.

Capped 48-times by his country, Meite has previously played in England for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Doncaster Rovers.

Meite, who started in the 2004 UEFA Cup final, is a free agent after being released by Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho.

Abdoulaye Meite
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Champions League in Guardiola's thoughts

Burnley v Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City will go top of the Premier League if they win their early kick-off at Burnley on Saturday but the Champions League was still on Pep Guardiola's mind at the City Football Academy this afternoon.

City are through to the last 16 with a game to spare following their draw against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday.

Given Barcelona and Celtic were also in the group, qualification did seem a fairly straightforward task when the draw was made but Guardiola does not agree.

"People believe it is easy but the Champions League is tougher than it is before," he said. "In the future it will happen that big teams will not qualify."

Manchestre City celebrate victory in Germany
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Your sporting bargains

Cammy Bouse: Got to be Lionel Messi surely? A few thousand pounds for his growth hormone treatment and they got the best player ever.

Andrew Kemp: Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free from PSG! Must be worth a mention.

Nicola: €7m for Azpilicueta in today's market is a bargain, can play nearly anywhere! Must be one of the 1st names on the team sheet!

Keep your comments coming in via #bbcsportsday on Twitter or on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Gerrard 'the dream midfielder'

Football

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been giving his thoughts on former England captain Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement from playing earlier this week.

"I thought he would play to 40, maybe he has some joint problems," says Wenger. "He had the qualities every midfielder dreams of having.

"He could score goals, cross, dribble, shoot, had pace, commitment, motivation. He is a massive player and on top of that he was loyal to Liverpool, a quality you do not find too much these days." 

Steven Gerrard
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'I would prefer to be in the Champions League'

Chelsea v Tottenham (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side's lack of European football has helped his team to find a system and shape to suit his squad, who are top of the Premier League.

The Italian reverted to 3-4-3 system after a poor start to the season and the Blues are now topping the table after six consecutive victories.

Conte said: "After the change in system we found more balance. It's important we continue to work. I see the players are very happy.

“It is good we have time to prepare for games, but I would prefer to be in the Champions League."

Antonio Conte
Reuters

Wenger on Wilshere progress

Arsenal v Bournemouth (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been talking about Jack Wilshere, on loan at Sunday's opponents Bournemouth, although the England midfielder will not be playing.

Wenger is asked if he has spoken to Wilshere since his move to the south coast.

"Not since he left," says Wenger. "Every week I ask how he played and I can watch him on television."

There have been stories in the last two days of Wilshere quoted as saying he wants Bournemouth to win the game, but Wenger is not concerned.

He adds: "That is usual. When you sign for a club you are committed to the season and you can't say you want that team to lose the game."

Arsene Wenger
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Toure will not play in defence - Guardiola

Burnley v Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Although Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany faces a spell on the sidelines, manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out using back-in-favour Yaya Toure in a defensive role to replace him.

“Yaya can play in many positions but I think we have other options to play there at centre-back," said Guardiola. 

"He played there in Barcelona once, the Champions League final against Manchester United, because we have a lot of problems there. We didn't have players. He played amazing.

“Yaya will play in more attacking positions - to decide the last pass, to score goals, for our build up in the last third of the pitch. Maybe it can happen but I have other options. Fernandinho can play there, Sagna can play there."

Yaya Toure
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Guardiola 'so happy' at Champions League qualification

Burnley v Manchester City (Saturday 12:30 GMT)

Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola will approach their visit to Turf Moor with care, fully aware that the home side were 1-0 winners when they last met there in 2015.

"We can't forget [Burnley] beat Liverpool, lost in the 93rd minute against Arsenal and drew at Old Trafford," said Guardiola. "What they do, they do really well."

Guardiola is also asked about City securing a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

He added: "We are where want to be. In the last 16 of the Champions League. We are so happy. The Champions League is tougher than before."

Burnley celebrate against Manchester City in 2015
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George Boyd celebrates the goal that give Burnley a 1-0 victory in March last year

I hope fans respect me, says Koeman

Southampton v Everton (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman heads back to his former club Southampton for the first time on Sunday since leaving them in the summer and hopes the Saints fans will "respect" him for what he did during his time at St Mary's.

He said: "It is nice (to be heading back), because me and the technical staff had a great time over there.

"It is special because in the last two seasons I had a great time and the club was very successful - I was proud of that period.

"I hope they (the fans) will respect me. I had a great time and, after my career, I will look back and (think) I had a great time there but I am the Everton manager now and we both need the points."

Ronald Koeman
PA

Football

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is "surprised and amazed" at the abuse revelations that have shocked football.

A number of players have revealed they were abused by ex-Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell, who has served three jail sentences for child sex offences.

Asked about the stories, Wenger replied: "We try inside our club absolutely everything to keep it out of football.

"We have to trust the inquiry to do their job and punish people that have not behaved well."

Asked whether the revelations break the trust people have in football coaches, Wenger replied: "I don't think from one example you can question hundreds of thousands of coaches. It happened in schools, colleges, French churches."