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Summary

  1. Swansea appoint Francesco Guidolin as new head coach
  2. Swansea v Watford (20:00 GMT)
  3. Newport v Blackburn (19:15 GMT)
  4. Naismith to have Norwich medical
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    And that final piece of breaking news from Norwich brings an end to Sportsday for the day.

    But stay with BBC Sport as there is plenty of football on offer tonight.

    You can follow live commentary of Swansea-Watford here, while there is also commentary on Radio 5 live from 20:00 GMT.

    There is also commentary of Newport County-Blackburn Rovers in their FA Cup third round on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at 19:15 GMT.

  2. Norwich sign Klose

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    Timm Klose, 27, featured against England in Switzerland’s recent Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they finished runners-up to Roy Hodgson’s side.

    Klose said: "It was always a dream to play in the Premier League and Norwich have given me a big chance. Now I want to give everything I can to be a good player in this league."

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  3. Norwich sign Klose

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    Timm Klose joins Norwich on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee. 

    The Switzerland defender played for Wolfsburg against Manchester United in the Champions League last month.

    Norwich manager Alex Neil said: "Timm has got plenty of experience having played in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League and for his country, which will be an asset to us. "As a player, he’s got good technical ability and he’s solid in the air. He can also play at either right centre-back or left centre-back."

  4. BreakingNorwich sign Klose

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    Norwich have signed Switzerland defender Timm Klose from Wolfsburg.

  5. What the manager said...

    Swansea City v Watford (20:00 GMT)

    Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores: "Except for the Southampton match, we are playing very well against amazing teams. We have played to a high level for a long time in this category so it is normal that just one time. We are very positive along with the players."

  6. What the manager said...

    Swansea City v Watford (20:00 GMT)

    Swansea City interim manager Alan Curtis: "The most important thing is that we get back on track - it would be demoralising to lose three in a row.

    "Watford have been on a fantastic run and it will be a tough game but we're at home and we'll make sure we do everything in our power to get that victory because we need the three points."

  7. Commentator's notes

    Swansea City v Watford (20:00 GMT)

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Watford are in a similar position to Swansea this time last year; it's a reminder how fortunes can fluctuate in the unforgiving nature of the Premier League.

    The decision to hire Quique Sanchez Flores at Vicarage Road has been vindicated. The Spaniard has dismissed that notion of 'no Premier League experience' with his astute tactical nous, a willing set of players and the harnessing of a similar spirit to that he enjoyed when he was boss at Getafe, who comfortably survived in La Liga after their promotion 11 years ago.

    Watford are determined to establish themselves as a Premier League club and a return of 29 points means the safety mark is almost within sight.

  8. Team news

    Swansea City v Watford (20:00 GMT)

    Some football this evening to lift the Monday blues.

    Swansea host Watford in the Premier League at 20:00 GMT and here is the team news:

    Swansea defender Kyle Naughton is available after he won his appeal against the red card he received in the defeat by Sunderland on Wednesday, meaning Alan Curtis has a full squad to choose from.

    Watford will have defender Nathan Ake available again after a three-match suspension and he is expected to replace Jose Holebas at left-back. Defenders Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand remain unavailable with respective groin and knee injuries.

  9. Lee agrees Colchester loan move

    Transfers latest

    West Ham forward Elliot Lee has joined Colchester United on loan until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old, who had a previous loan spell with the U's in 2013, is the son of former England midfielder Rob Lee.

  10. All change for Newport

    Newport v Blackburn Rovers (19:15 GMT)

    Newport host Blackburn in Monday's rearranged FA Cup third-round tie, with the winners going to Oxford.

    The tie was postponed nine days ago because of a waterlogged pitch at Rodney Parade.

    Newport have changed manager since then, with John Sheridan leaving for Oldham and Warren Feeney replacing him.

    Rovers will be without defender Shane Duffy (groin) for three weeks, while Simeon Jackson cannot play because he was not signed before the first tie.

  11. 200 days to Rio

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  12. Shakers to avoid winding-up petition

    Bury do not expect to go to court to answer a winding-up petition brought by HM Revenue and Customs.

    The matter was due to be heard on 15 February, but the club have told BBC Radio Manchester they have paid the debt and the matter has been settled.

  13. Stoke chairman condemns chants

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    Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has condemned a "minority" of Stoke fans who subjected Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey to chants during Sunday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.

    Ramsey broke his leg in a challenge with Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross six years ago.

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    Coates told the Guardian said: “You’re telling me something that I’m completely unaware of. I’ve no idea that chant had taken place, but we wouldn’t approve of it at all.

    “I don’t think it’s a minority of fans; I know it’s a minority. People chant all sorts of awful things at all sorts of grounds, which I dislike. But do I approve of that sort of chanting? Of course I don’t.”

  14. 'A typical Italian'

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    Former Leeds United, Bologna and Sweden defender Teddy Lucic has told the BBC's World Service that his former boss in Italy Franceso Guidolin is “strict and short tempered…a typical Italian.”

    Guiodlin has been appointed as the new Swansea head coach alongside Alan Curtis.

    "He was quite popular at Bologna, he gets very involved in the game and doesn’t just sit still on the sidelines. I think he will do good."

  15. 'Curtis is a legend'

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    New Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin will work alongside manager Alan Curtis at the Liberty Stadium.

    Swansea are 18th in the league, two points from safety.

    Guidolin said: "At the moment it’s not a good situation for the club, but we have a good team. 

    “In Italy, I helped my team finish in a good position in the table, and that’s what I hope to achieve here at Swansea. 

    “At the moment everything is new to me, so I need three or four days to talk to the staff and players. After that, I will have a precise idea of things. 

    “Alan Curtis is a legend at Swansea, and this is important for me. He knows everything about the club.” 

    New Swansea Head Coach Francesco Guidolin
  16. Mignolet signs new deal

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Simon Mignolet contract extension is through to 2021 - a real show of faith by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.  

  17. Mignolet signs new deal

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    You can't have a 'player signs new contract' story without a picture of the player caught in the act of signing the contract.

    Well luckily Liverpool took one...

  18. Mignolet signs new deal

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    Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool in June 2013 and has made 122 appearances since his move from Sunderland.

    The 27-year-old has also won 17 caps for Belgian.

    Mignolet told Liverpoolfc.com: “I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a keeper is at his best.

    “I know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility – and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence."

  19. BreakingMignolet signs new Liverpool deal

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    Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool, that will keep him at the club until 2021

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  20. There's only two Dembeles...

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    This could be a bit of a nightmare for commentators.

    Tottenham have opened talks with Fulham over the potential signing of 19-year-old French striker Moussa Dembeleaccording to the London Evening Standard.

    This is the same Tottenham, of course, who already have Mousa Dembele (note the one 's' difference) in their squad.

    Could be interesting...