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  1. Arsenal boss Wenger charged with misconduct
  2. Everton winger Deulofeu joins AC Milan on loan
  3. Hull's Mason 'speaking of head clash' in hospital
  4. FA charge Sunderland's Djilobodji with violent conduct
  5. Liverpool boss Klopp wants to help Gerrard become a manager
  6. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Libby Dawes and Alan Jewell

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BreakingLiverpool's Markovic joins Hull on loan


Lazar Markovic
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We finish Monday's edition of Sportsday with a bit of breaking transfer news... 

Liverpool's Serbia forward Lazar Markovic has joined Hull on loan for the remainder of the season. 

The 22-year-old, who signed from Benfica for £20m in 2014, agreed a loan with Sporting Lisbon for this season but it was cancelled by mutual consent. 

Markovic made 20 appearances on loan at Fenerbahce last season and played 14 times for Sporting, scoring twice. 

Hull manager Marco Silva managed Estoril in Portugal during Markovic's one season with Benfica. 

And with that, we bid you adieu!

Follow this breaking news here. 

Good evening all. Same again tomorrow only it's Tuesday so a little closer to Friday.


'Middlesbrough owner Gibson rejects takeover attempt'


Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson has rejected a takeover attempt by a Chinese-American billionaire consortium after they made a formal offer, reports the Daily Mail.The Mail say Chinese businessman Chien Lee - the owner of French club Nice - American former banker Paul Conway and British business adviser Alexander Jarvis were guests of the club at two Premier League matches this season.

However, an offer of around £50m for a 50% stake in the club was subsequently rejected, they report.

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Happy birthday to you...

Andrei Kanchelskis (football) - former Manchester United, Rangers, Southampton and Russia winger is 47 today. 

Glen Chapple (cricket) - former seam bowler who took 985 first-class wickets and was recently appointed Lancashire head coach, celebrates his 43rd birthday. 

Arjen Robben (football) - Bayern Munich's former Real Madrid and Chelsea winger turns 33 today. 

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Exeter City extend Stacey loan


Jack Stacey Exeter
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Exeter City have extended the loan of Reading midfielder Jack Stacey until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old utility player has made 19 appearances for the League Two side since arriving in August.

The Grecians, who are ninth in the table, have won seven of the last eight matches that Stacey has featured in.

"Getting used to a different position in a different league takes some time, but the coaches here have worked me really well," he told the club website.

Breaking bowls news...


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Jason Greenslade and Les Gillett have won the World Indoor bowls pairs title at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

Welshman Greenslade and his English team-mate Gillett beat Welsh pair Dan Salmon and Damian Doubler 7-7, 8-6.

Greenslade, from Cardiff, clinched the match with a dramatic wood - walking alongside the bowl and shouting encouragement as it went.

Asked how he felt as he played the shot, he said: "I just hoped and prayed . . . and thought 'don't be short'."

Gillett commented: "I never even watched, because anything can happen with Jason."

Everton's Deulofeu joins AC Milan on loan


We all know a transfer of any kind isn't official until we see a picture of the player holding up the shirt of his new club.

So here's ultimate confirmation that Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu is moving to AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.

Although you may struggle to see him given his camouflage jacket.

Here’s @gerardeulofeu completing the deal...

Here’s @gerardeulofeu completing the deal...

'Man City planning summer move for Bernat'

Latest gossip

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Bayern Munich left-back Juan Bernat this summer, reports the Daily Mirror.

They say the Spanish 23-year-old will cost in excess of £20m.

Juan Bernat

'Three games that could shape Liverpool's season'


Ian Kennedy

BBC Radio Merseyside sport editor

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Big week for Liverpool coming up – they could make the final of the EFL Cup, progress in the FA Cup and cut the gap between themselves and Chelsea by beating the league leaders next Wednesday. 

Of course it’s one thing saying it, quite another to do it – but all three games are at Anfield, so getting the home dominance back for these three matches could really shape their season. 

Swansea not only put a dent not only in their unbeaten home record on Saturday, but perhaps also gave hope to Southampton, Wolves and Chelsea. Liverpool can’t afford to be conceding three goals at home to any team, and they’ll need to find ways of getting past teams that sit deep.

It’ll be a fine balancing act on Wednesday against Southampton in the EFL Cup where they start the second leg trailing on aggregate. They don’t need to go all out for goals – the deficit is only one when it might have been more – but a goal for Southampton could make it very difficult.  

Liverpool have certainly got goals in them, so what price three clean sheets over the next eight days?

Deulofeu joins AC Milan on loan


It was prematurely announced by AC Milan last week but now it's official - Everton's Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu is joining the Italian club on loan for the rest of the season.

Deulofeu, 22, spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Everton from Barcelona before completing a permanent transfer to the Goodison Park club in 2015.

He scored eight goals in 75 appearances for the Toffees across his two spells.

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BreakingWenger charged by the FA


Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after appearing to push fourth official Anthony Taylor during his side's 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.

An FA statement says: "It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official. 

"It is further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct."

Wenger has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

Arsene Wenger and Anthony Taylor
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Could Adams head for Vegas?


Could Nicola Adams headline Las Vegas?

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has turned professional and will make her debut on 8 April, but how far could she go?  

BBC Sport takes a look.

Faletau remains a doubt for Six Nations opener

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Taulupe Faletau's recovery from a knee injury is "going well", but Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde says they do not know if he will be fit for the start of the Six Nations.

The 26-year-old number eight suffered his latest injury in Bath's 40-26 defeat by Wasps on Christmas Eve.

Wales start their Six Nations campaign in Italy on Sunday, 5 February

"He is progressing well and back running," said McBryde. "It's a bit too early to say 'yay' or 'nay' for Italy."

Faletau was sidelined for over two months with damage to the same ligaments earlier this season.

Taulupe Faletau
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Gillingham match off because of frozen pitch.


The ongoing cold snap has already put paid to a game scheduled for Tuesday - specifically, the League One match between Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon which is off because of a frozen pitch.

'Palace closing in on Van Aanholt deal'

Latest gossip

Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt, ESPN are reporting.

The Premier League's bottom side rejected a bid from Palace 10 days ago.

ESPN say Palace are "ready to pay a fee in the region of £12m for the Dutchman".

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Remember this?

If you are a Manchester United fan, look away now... 

Wayne Rooney: When Manchester United striker nearly quit Old Trafford

Haskell thought career might be over...

James Haskell
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England flanker James Haskell admits he doubted whether he would ever return from the foot injury which kept him out of action for six months. 

 After his long-awaited comeback a fortnight ago was curtailed because of concussion, he played for almost an hour in Wasps' win at Zebre on Sunday. 

 "It's been the hardest six months of my professional career," he told BBC 5 live's Rugby Union Weekly podcast. 

 "There was a time when I thought I was never going to make it back." Haskell had been nursing a long-standing problem with his toe before it finally "gave way" completely late on in the second Test in Australia in June 2016.

If you aren't too squeamish, learn more about his toe injury here.

Oxford United sign West Ham's Martinez on loan


Oxford United have signed West Ham striker Toni Martinez on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old agreed a three-year deal at London Stadium last summer afterjoining the Hammers from Spanish La Liga side Valencia.

The Spain Under-17 international is yet to make his senior debut for the Premier League club, but has featured regularly for their development side.

"He has a terrific scoring record," U's head coach Michael Appleton said.

Martinez is available to play in the FA Cup for the League One side, but is ineligible for the EFL Trophy.

Toni Martinez
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Sorry Toni - we couldn't find another photo of you that we haven't already used so we went for this one of you in an ice bucket. 

In your pants. 

Nadal gets on his bike


You've just won through to the Australian Open quarter-finals in four sets after coming through a five-set thriller in the previous round.

Time for a rest, right? Not if you're Rafael Nadal...

Seguimos con el #recovery // keep recovering! 😉👍

Seguimos con el #recovery // keep recovering! 😉👍

Gordon Reid

Four Britons, including world number one Gordon Reid, are in wheelchair action at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

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Serena Williams has been preparing to face Konta by analysing her playing style. 

"I watch her game a lot. She's been doing really, really well, She has a very attacking game and I look forward to it," she said.

"I have absolutely nothing to lose in this tournament. Everything here is a bonus for me. Obviously I am here to win, and hopefully I can play better."

Serena Williams
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Konta 'ready to face Serena'


British number one Johanna Konta believes she has done everything she can to be ready for her first meeting with 22-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams at the Australian Open.

Konta will face second seed Williams in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

"I've played quite a few Grand Slam champions and former world number ones," said world number nine Konta.

"So I've prepared myself as much as possible for a competitor like Serena."

Williams match a 'great opportunity' - Konta

Dortmund sign 17-year-old Isak


Borussia Dortmund have signed 17-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak from Swedish side AIK Solna.

Isak is Sweden's youngest ever goalscorer, having netted on his full debut against Slovakia on 12 January this year aged 17 years and 113 days, breaking a 105-year record.

He made his AIK debut in February 2016 and has scored 13 goals in 29 games.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said Isak was wanted by a "number of top European clubs".

The transfer, reported to be worth 10m euros (£8.6m), needs approval by world governing body Fifa as Isak is under 18.

Alexander Isak

Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (Weds, 20:00 GMT)

I know you think we are robots here but I have just realised I've missed a few quotes from Jurgen Klopp - soz everyone. If you could all just pretend I didn't just say "that's all we have from Klopp for today" 

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (miraculously back in the room) also said there is a sign of respect in the way Southampton have played against them in the past:

“Against us they’re a footballing side, against us they defend pretty deep. Against us, I think that’s a sign of respect."

In the first leg, Klopp said both sides were frustrated:

"They had counter-attack, really clear moments, where they had chances. For us, 1-0, 0-0 is no different. Still all to play for.”

(Now he really has gone... *eye roll emoji*)

No Wembley dreaming yet for Puel

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Southampton 1-0 Liverpool

Claude Puel is asked whether he has thought about what it would mean to follow Lawrie McMenemy (1976) and Gordon Strachan (2003) in leading a Southampton team to a cup final.

Claude's not having any of it.

"It will be a mistake to think about a final and dream of Wembley. It's just one leg so far," he says.

Asked whether he will select a strong team for the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool, he replies: "We will start with a good team, like every game.

"We have some problems with injuries and don't know the result at the moment with Davis and Virgil. We will have a good team and a strong team."

'Southampton will attack at Anfield'

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Southampton boss CLaude Puel
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As for the second leg against Liverpool, which begins with Southampton holding a 1-0 advantage, Claude Puel says his side will need to attack at Anfield.

"Liverpool lost their last game against Swansea and they want to react and do a second leg with a strong game," says the Frenchman.

"We are in a situation where it is not sufficient to stay with one goal up - it will be important to score a goal away.

"Liverpool will be the favourite but it's football - all is possible."

Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Jordan Henderson
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Just before he leaves, Klopp gives us a little information about a potential concern for skipper Jordan Henderson who has had to recover from training sessions on a static bike rather than running with the rest of the team due to a heel problem. 

“He always feels a little bit, but he can cope with it.”

Aaand that's all we have from the Liverpool manager today. 

Southampton looking for 'opportunities' to replace Fonte

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Southampton boss Claude Puel is asked about the departure of previous captain Jose Fonte to West Ham and says: "I wish him all the best for the future because he was a good captain for Southampton."

As for potentially replacing the Portuguese defender before the transfer window shuts next week, he adds: "It's normal to look for possibilities to replace Jose. We will see if there is an opportunity."

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Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Jurgen Klopp
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Jurgen Klopp was asked what his priorities were for the rest of the season to which he replied, "We have no priorities."

But before Liverpool fans hit the panic button, he went on to explain in more detail. 

“It’s now EFL Cup, then FA Cup, then Premier League [because that’s the order].

“From outside viewing, it looks like they press the cup in between the season. It looks like no-one cares about it.

“The Premier League doesn't care about it."

Southampton news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring against Liverpool

Southampton boss Claude Puel is facing the media now to preview Wednesday's second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

He starts with some injury news and says defender Virgil van Dijk will have a scan today to discover the extent of the ankle injury he suffered in the Premier League win over Leicester on Sunday.  

Puel adds that he will decide tomorrow whether to select club captain Steven Davis for the trip to Anfield.

As for the Southampton captaincy in the wake of Jose Fonte's departure, he says: "It's natural for me to make Wan Dijk a captain. He's captain of the team and Steven Davis the captain of the club."  

Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Jurgen Klopp says their attention has now switched to Wednesday's EFL Cup semi-final against Southampton where visitors lead 1-0 on aggregate. 

"We will be ready for this game. We want to go the final too. I do not worry for a second about other teams. I expect 100% from us and 100% from the crowd. That is all." 

Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Liverpool lost 3-2 in the Premier League to struggling Swansea on Saturday but Jurgen Klopp is convinced he will have a side who can fight for Champions League football.  

"We have the quality to fight for Champions League and if we're in this position at end of season we can fight for more.

"We missed Sadio Mane (who is away on Afcon duties), Philippe Coutinho (injured) and Joel Matip (also has been to the Afcon) . We have to improve still. I knew a lot of problems we had after Christmas period but Swansea game was not in these thoughts any more.

"It is important to finish the season as strongly as possible. We will fight for everything."  

Saido Mane

Klopp speaking to the media now

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is speaking to the media now about Steven Gerrard's return to the club as an academy coach and whether he has given him any tips on being the boss.;  

"I said everything I can do to help him be the best manager he can be I am ready for this and and I'd like to do it."

Steven Gerrard
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"British history has been made!"

Skier "Dangerous"Dave "The Rocket" Ryding matched Britain's best alpine World Cup result by finishing second in the Kitzbuhel slalom in Austria, equalling Konrad Bartelski's placing in the downhill in Italy in 1981.

Watch his amazing run here and just listen to the excitement from the commentator who cannot believe what he was seeing! 

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And so the build-up begins...

American Football

It is the most watched sporting event in the United States and the build-up to the Super Bowl gets more eventful and ridiculous every year... 

What will Superbowl LI (51) thow at us before the main event on 5 February in Houston, Texas? 

All we know is both the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be tweeting like mad for a few weeks yet... 

That feeling when you wake up and remember the #Patriots are AFC Champions! #OneMore

That feeling when you wake up and remember the #Patriots are AFC Champions! #OneMore

Klopp and Puel news conferences coming up

EFL Cup semi-final second leg, Liverpool v Southampton (0-1, Weds, 20:00 GMT)

Jurgen Klopp and Claude Puel
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Southampton counterpart Claude Puel will be facing the media shortly to preview Wednesday's second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

The Saints travel to Anfield with a 1-0 aggregate lead thanks to Nathan Redmond's goal at St Mary's on 11 January.

We'll bring you any team news and key lines from both men once they're holding court.

Send your questions to Duggan now


England and Manchester City striker Toni Duggan is LIVE taking your questions on our Facebook page now. So if you want to ask her anything about her club, country, life in football, or indeed life itself, get involved. 

You can watch the video below although BBC Sport app users may need to select the link to view it...

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Adams turns pro


Nicola Adams
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Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has turned professional, it has been confirmed.

The 34-year-old from Leeds will not be part of the Great Britain squad for the build-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and will instead make her professional debut on 8 April in Manchester.

Adams, who has signed with promoter Frank Warren, will then fight in her home city on 13 May.

She said: "My hero was Muhammad Ali. I said after watching him I wanted to box at the Olympics and turn pro."

Watch Jones' 73-yard touchdown

American Football

Watch Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones score a brilliant 73-yard touchdown as his side beat Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship game to reach the Super Bowl.

Fantastic run but the tackling? Hmmmm...

Brilliant Jones puts Atlanta into Super Bowl

'Onwards and upwards'


British Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson has had "successful" surgery on his ankle after snapping ligaments in a "freak" training accident.  

The 20-year-old, who won bronze on the high bar at Rio 2016, was injured during what he called a "basic" parallel bars routine last week. 

He has tweeted today from his hospital bed: 

Successful surgery this morning ☺ Thank you all for the best wishes! Onwards & Upwards 👊🏼❤

Successful surgery this morning ☺ Thank you all for the best wishes! Onwards & Upwards 👊🏼❤