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Summary

  1. Latest transfers, rumours, social chat and vote
  2. Who do you want your club to sign? #bbcsportsday
  3. Pogba will leave Juventus, claims agent
  4. BBC renews Premier League MOTD highlights deal
  5. Costa to appeal against FA charge

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley, Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us on an epic 14-and-a-half-hour Sportsday. It's only nine and a half hours until it all starts again.

See you then. Well I won't, I'll be asleep.

Discuss the best January signing on the

BBC MOTD Facebook page.

Rian Hoskins: Hard to judge yet but Elia had an eye catching performance against Newcastle so probably him so far in the Premier League.

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Muhammad, Birmingham: Liverpool need to sign Asmir Begovic and Gonzalo Higuain. Gettable targets.

Schurrle on his way home?

Andre Schurrle
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Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has agreed personal terms with Wolfsburg, according to Sky Sports 'sources'.

Second-placed Wolfsburg get the Bundesliga back under way after the winter break against leaders and champions Bayern Munich tomorrow.

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman
AP

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will have surgery on his knee.

The 24-year-old perennial Manchester United target has played six league games since returning in November after the injury which forced him to miss the World Cup.

"There's a lot of speculation in the media about me and I would like to explain to all the fans what the real problem is," the Netherlands player said on Twitter.

"In the match v Fiorentina I got a knock on my left knee. It's bruised and therefore I should rest my knee for a couple of weeks.

"This gives me the opportunity to remove some scar tissue which has bothered me a bit after the last surgery and this will help me further in getting back to my old level.

"It's nothing serious and I will be back on the pitch as soon as possible."

Celtic lack respect for Rangers - Smith

Celtic striker John Guidetti
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Ex-Rangers manager Walter Smith is not happy with Celtic striker John Guidetti's hat-trick hopes for Sunday's League Cup semi-final.

It is the first match between the Glasgow rivals since Rangers' problems three years ago.

Guidetti, on loan from Manchester City, has not scored since November but "fancied three goals" against Rangers at Hampden.

Smith told BBC Sport: "Rangers will have a respect for Celtic. I'm not so sure Celtic are showing the same respect, with some of the comments their players are making.

"A few years ago the games would have been much tighter in terms of how everybody's perception of how the game is going to be. But I don't think you can turn round and disrespect your opponents by saying you're going to score three."

Joel Campbell
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I told you an hour ago that Villarreal beat Getafe in the Copa del Rey quarter-final to set up a semi-final clash with Barcelona.

What I didn't tell you is that Joel Campbell made his Yellow Submarine debut following his loan switch from Arsenal.

It's the first time Villarreal have ever reached the last four of the Spanish Cup.

Red Devils to go big for centre-back

Aymeric Laporte
EPA

Manchester United will make "one last big push" to sign either Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 26, or 20-year-old Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte,

according to ESPN FC.

Dixon seal of approval

Gabriel Paulista
Reuters

Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon thinks Gabriel Paulista will be a success at the club.

The 24-year-old Brazilian (Gabriel not Dixon) cost £11.2m from Villarreal and can play at centre-back of right-back.

"There is no doubt an experienced player who has been at Villarreal will be an asset in that department," Dixon added.

"The bits I have seen of him, he certainly has all of the attributes to adapt to the Premier League - he is very aggressive, is brave and relatively quick, so I think he will be a big asset."

Magic of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Matt Smith
Empics

BBC Sport's Caroline Chapman at Ashton Gate: "Bristol City's seven-year wait for a Wembley trip has come to an end - they've reached the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final for a fifth time.

"They made it 5-3 on aggregate against Gillingham - 1-1 on the night - but it wasn't as simple as they'd hoped.

"Despite sitting 23 points behind them in League One, Gillingham looked pushed their opponents to the bitter end - including six minutes of extra time.

"But it was City's night, and they will now be playing Walsall under the famous arch on 22 March."

Vote results

Carles Gil
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Your vote results are in...

Aston Villa's Carles Gil is the best Premier League signing this month, say 18.47% of you.

Wilfried Bony to Manchester City is second and Arsenal signing Gabriel Paulista is third. Full results are available on the right side of this page on the desktop site and in a tab at the top on mobile devices.

Kyle Naughton to Swansea was bottom with 2.18% of the vote.

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Tom Peters: Gutted to see Crouchy get a new deal at Stoke, would have loved to have seen him up front with Defoe again at Sunderland! Lethal front two!

Seize De Gea

David De Gea
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Real Madrid are happy to wait 18 months and sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea for free, rather than pay £40m for him now -

according to the Daily Telegraph.

The piece says: "But while European champions Real have identified the 24-year-old as the long-term successor to Iker Casillas, manager Carlo Ancelotti is understood to be happy to retain Casillas and second-choice Keylor Navas as his goalkeeping options next season."

De Gea could talk to Real about a pre-contract this time next year.

Hammers defiant over Sakho

Diafra Sakho
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West Ham are confident they will not be punished for playing striker Diafra Sakho when he pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations through injury.

The 25-year-old pulled out of his country's squad and Senegal were then told he could not fly out to Africa for assessment.

He played in Sunday's game against Bristol City, scoring the only goal, three days before his country were knocked out of the tournament.

Fifa rules say a player cannot play for a club if he was meant to be on international duty.

But Allardyce - who either knows more or less than we do - said: "We've stuck to every rule and regulation in the book. I'm not worried at all that he could be facing a ban whatsoever."

Dundee United want £2.5m for Armstrong

Stuart Armstrong
Reuters

Burnley and Celtic have had offers of over £1m rejected by Dundee United for midfielder Stuart Armstrong.

Celtic's offer for the uncapped 22-year-old is around £1.5m, with Burnley's believed to be slightly less.

The Tangerines think he's worth £2.5m.

Put a Cork in it

Jack Cork
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"YES!!! Swansea want to sign me."

Swansea City have agreed a fee with Southampton for midfielder Jack Cork.

The 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, although he has been offered a new one, but would be available on the cheap if he decided to leave.

Here's some more potential Premier League signings you might have missed today...

Your transfer hopes on #bbcsportsday

James Rickman: Wycombe need a striker and creative midfielder. Gareth Ainsworth doing wonders with the smallest squad, but need more goals.

New contracts at Stoke

Glenn Whelan and Peter Crouch
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Stoke City pair Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan have signed two-year contract extensions with the club.

Both striker Crouch, 33, and midfielder Whelan, 31, would have been out of contract this summer.

Crouch is still Stoke's record signing at £10 million. He has scored 37 goals in 140 appearances for Stoke.

Republic of Ireland international Whelan has played for the club since their Football League days and has scored eight goals in 248 games.

Best transfers so far

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Steve Hutchinson: John Brayford to Sheffield United

Van Ilt Turrell: Gabriel to Arsenal, his speed will do Arsenal good

Ash Fowkes: Darren Bent for Derby

King Terry Carter: Adam Forshaw to Boro... two years time that £2.5m valuation will have increased beyond belief.

Morrison shows off new shirt

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Ravel Morrison
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There is nothing official yet on Ravel Morrison's move from

West Ham to Lazio, but the player himself gave us all a big clue earlier today.

He has posted this picture on

Instagram. Looks like the transfer will happen soon.

Following in Gazza's footsteps

Football

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has

travelled to Italy with his club's consent in order to sign a pre-contract agreement with Lazio.

It had been reported that the Hammers had blocked the former Manchester United player, 21, from making the trip.

Ravel Morrison
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However, it is understood the delay was down to training commitments.

If Morrison signs, he would become the first Englishman to play for Lazio since Paul Gascoigne's spell with the Italian club from 1992 to 1995.

Villarreal set up Barca clash

Gerard Moreno
EPA

Villarreal will play Barcelona in the Spanish Cup semi-final after beating Getafe 1-0 for a 2-0 aggregate triumph.

Forward Gerard Moreno scored the only goal of the second leg.

Athletic Bilbao and Malaga have just kicked off, as have Sevilla and Espanyol.

Your transfer hopes on #bbcsportsday

Raphael Varane
Reuters

Ryan Williams: I feel after Chelsea sign Juan Cuadrado, we should look at Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba next, two young French stars who would make us more solid.

Destination Milan for Destro

Mattia Destro
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There's been a second transfer, this one has an Italian flavour.

AC Milan have signed 23-year-old striker Mattia Destro from Roma. Italian media say it is a loan deal with an option to buy.

"It's been a wonderful welcome," he said after he was met by chief executive Adriano Galliani and they were escorted off a train station platform by police, who were on hand to keep the gathering crowd, which included fans, photographers and cameramen, at bay.

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Marc: As a Blackpool supporter we have signed 49 players already this season, I think 11 more quality signings would make a massive difference to our season.

Kayal moves to Seagulls

Beram Kayal
Brighton on Twitter

Big news readers. There's been a transfer. A confirmed transfer.

Brighton have signed Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal from Celtic following a work permit hearing.

The 26-year-old made 131 appearances for the Scottish champions but moves down to England for an undisclosed fee.

Robins on the verge of Wemb-glee

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Bristol City 1-1 Gillingham at half-time in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final second leg.

BBC Sport's Caroline Chapman is at Ashton Gate: "The 5-3 aggregate advantage may suggest Bristol City have got this in the bag, but it's all a bit nervy here for the hosts.

"They took the lead on the night through another Matt Smith header - his seventh goal in three games against Gillingham.

"But Jermaine McGlashan levelled the score at half-time, restoring the Gills' glimmer of hope, and They finished the half in the ascendancy.

"They couldn't 'do a Bradford' and turn around an unlikely scoreline, could they?"

Your transfer hopes on #bbcsportsday

Marc Andre Ter-Stegen
Reuters

Callum Jones: Liverpool need to go out and try and get Marc Andre Ter-Stegen on loan as he is not getting playing time at Barcelona.

Sam Uddin: I believe Arsenal should sign Edinson Cavani and a strong holding midfielder like William Carvalho.

Snowy in Stoke

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Port Vale snow
Lee Blakeman

BBC Radio Stoke's

Lee Blakeman posted this picture earlier of a weather-stricken Vale Park on Twitter.

Judging by this it is probably a good thing Vale are away at Barnsley this weekend.

Upson close to comeback - Pearson

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson
AFP

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has revealed Matt Upson's injury nightmare is over and he is ready to make his Foxes return.

The defender is yet to play for Pearson after suffering a foot injury immediately after joining the club from Brighton in the summer and although he may still sit out Saturday's Premier League trip to Manchester United but Pearson expects him to make his bow imminently.

"Upson is more or less available now which is very positive for us, he's got a lot of experience," he said.

"Hopefully once Matt gets on the pitch he can do what he set out to do. It's been frustrating for the lad too. I'm delighted I have someone of his ability and experience becoming available for an important stage of the season."

Have your say on the MOTD Facebook page

You can tell us who your club need to buy on the

BBC Match of the Day Facebook page.

Suraj Belmont: Bony for sure. Winds are getting colder in Manchester, so they need someone to warm the bench all day long.

Jacob Stokes: Biggest signing I'd say Bony, but the best signing would have to be Carles Gil

Gary Brown: Who ever gets Scott Sinclair on the cheap. Deserves to play rather than making up the register.

Dane Catterill: Well I think that Fernando Torres is. BEING SERIOUS

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Eljero Elia
Reuters

Chris Lane: Best January transfer? Eljero Elia surely, already had an impact for Saints!

The Southampton loan signing from Werder Bremen has scored two goals in three games so far. The fact his move was confirmed in December is the only recent he isn't on our shortlist.

£24m Cuadrado to Chelsea?

Juan Cuadrado
AP

Chelsea need another tricky winger-forward type, I hear literally none of you say.

- they've met Fiorentina's £24m buyout clause for Colombia World Cup star Juan Cuadrado, 26,

Mohamed Salah, one of their many attacking midfielders, will move to the Serie A club on loan for the rest of the season, with Chelsea paying all his wages.

Costa contests conduct charge

Emre Can and Diego Costa
EPA

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will find out tomorrow if he can play on Saturday in the biggest game of the season so far - against title rivals Manchester City.

Costa is contesting the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

The FA will review the evidence, and the matter will be resolved on Friday.

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Francis Coquelin
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Charlie: Do Arsenal really need to sign anyone? With Francis Coquelin proving he's not just a bench warmer and a new centre-back with a good record.

George in Abingdon: Fulham have to sign a centre-back to stop the leakiness at the back... About 45 goals conceded... In the Championship

Katy from Edinburgh: Mats Hummels would be a dream signing for United, hopefully combining well with Marcos Rojo and making Champions League this season a serious possibility, without another defender fourth is unrealistic

Tottenham's McEvoy to join Colchester

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Kenneth McEvoy
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Colchester United are set to sign Tottenham midfielder

Kenneth McEvoy on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old Gareth Bale-lookalike has yet to make his Spurs debut, but played eight times during a loan spell with Peterborough United this season, scoring once.

"Spurs have agreed everything, it's about getting the paperwork through," U's boss Tony Humes told BBC Essex.

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Jamel Mcfarlane: As a Man Utd fan, we should buy Hummels, Laporte, Clyne to sort out the defence. We need Strootman, Depay and Dybala.

Just the six...

Pogba on the move?

Paul Pogba
AP

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will leave the club within the next two years, probably for a world-record fee,

according to his agent.

The 21-year-old France player, who joined Juve from Manchester United in 2012, has scored eight goals in 26 club appearances this season.

Agent Mino Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport: "If it does not happen this year, it will be next year. Paul is the only major star who is available at the end of the season.

"If someone wants him, the market situation could see him go for more than 100m euros."

Why did Pogba leave United for a reported £800,000 compensation after refusing a new deal?

The midfielder revealed in 2014: "Paul Scholes had retired, Darren Fletcher was injured. There was no-one left to play in midfield.

"There was Rafael in midfield and I was disgusted."

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Mats Hummels
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Vince Chang, Cardiff: As an Arsenal fan, I believe that with Paulista we have just about enough to get top four, but I would love to get Morgan Schneiderlin now to push on till the end and Mats Hummels and a world class striker in the summer.