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Summary

  1. The door is still open for John Terry to stay - Chelsea boss Hiddink
  2. Wayne Bennett replaces Steve McNamara as England's rugby league coach
  3. Clubs' spending in January transfer window at five-year high
  4. Stoke sign Imbula for £18.3m, Everton buy £13.5m striker Niasse
  5. Get involved: How did your club do in the transfer window? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    And so another Sportsday comes to an end.

    Upsetting I know.

    But, hey, don't fret - we're back again at 08:00 GMT on Wednesday.

    In the meantime don't forget there is live commentary of Leicester v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 Live from 19:00 GMT, while Match of the Day is on BBC One at 22:45 - showing highlights of all eight of tonight's Premier League games.

    If you prefer your Championship to the Prem, don't fret - BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra have commentary of Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley.

    Enjoy, and see you in the morning.

  2. Debuts on the cards

    Sunderland v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Allardyce

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce could give debuts to defender Lamine Kone, midfielder Wahbi Khazri and striker Dame N'Doye on Tuesday.

    Sebastian Coates has joined Sporting Lisbon on loan.

    Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph misses out after suffering a calf injury in the win over Aston Villa.

    Aleksandar Kolarov is fit again for City, who are still without Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri.

  3. Bamford poised to step in

    Norwich v Tottenham (19:45 GMT)

    Patrick Bamford

    Norwich could give a debut to on-loan Patrick Bamford while fellow new signing Timm Klose could also play for the Canaries for the first time.

    Gary O'Neil is banned but Andre Wisdom, who was ineligible against parent club Liverpool, is available again.

    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no new injury worries ahead of the visit to Carrow Road.

    Dele Alli is set to be among those back in the starting XI after not featuring in the FA Cup win at Colchester.

  4. Adebayor to make debut?

    Crystal Palace v Bournemouth (20:00 GMT)

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is expected to give new signing Emmanuel Adebayor his debut on Tuesday.

    However, Yohan Cabaye is doubtful after injuring his ankle against Stoke, while Joe Ledley has been ruled out after picking up an injury in the same game.

    Bournemouth have no fresh injury worries after the win over Portsmouth.

    Captain Tommy Elphick came through that match unscathed after four months out but midfielder Junior Stanislas is still missing with a knee problem.

  5. Berahino to feature?

    West Brom v Swansea (20:00 GMT)

    Berahino

    West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher is set to return after a knee injury while Saido Berahino will be assessed after suffering a dead leg in training.

    There could be debuts for loan signings Sandro and Alex Pritchard, the latter having joined from Tottenham on transfer deadline day.

    Swansea forward Alberto Paloschi is set to make his club debut after joining for £8m from Chievo last week.

    Jack Cork or Ki Sung-yueng will most likely make way for the striker.

  6. Facts for Pep

    Football

    As Pep Guardiola prepares to leave Bayern Munich to become Manchester City manager in the summer, BBC Sport picks out 10 facts about the city he will soon call home.

    Click here to watch the video.

    BBC
  7. 'United and Chelsea wanted Pep'

    Football

    Pep G

    According to the Daily Star,Pep Guardiola rejected last-minute attempts from Manchester United and Chelsea before agreeing a three-year deal to become Manchester City manager.

  8. Carrick back?

    Man United v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Michael Carrick

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick could start after coming off the bench on Saturday following a four-match lay-off with a knee injury.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger could be out for a month after a scan showed his knee problem to be worse than first thought.

    Stoke defender Marc Wilson is expected to be out for about three monthsafter suffering a knee injury at the weekend.

    Captain Ryan Shawcross is progressing well after a back injury but this game could come too soon.

  9. Sanchez to start?

    Arsenal v Southampton (19:45 GMT)

    Alexis Sanchez

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez could make his first Premier League start for two months after scoring in the FA Cup on Saturday as he stepped up his return from a hamstring injury.

    Tomas Rosicky suffered a thigh problem in that tie and will miss out, while Mohamed Elneny awaits his league debut.

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman hinted that recent signing Charlie Austin could make his first start.

    Graziano Pelle and Steven Davis remain doubtful because of injuries.

  10. Pulling a face

    Leicester v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Claudio Ranieri and Jurgen Klopp meet in a few hours and will hopefully continue their bid to outdo each other with odd gestures.

    They'll have to go some however, after setting the bar pretty high earlier in the season...

    Ranieri

    Foxes forward Shinji Okazaki is fit despite hobbling off against Stoke on 23 January.

    However, recent signing Daniel Amartey is unlikely to be involved in Tuesday's game.

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will revert to his strongest side after resting many players for the FA Cup draw at home to West Ham.

    Captain Jordan Henderson will return after sitting out that game to rest a heel problem.

  11. Tomkins a doubt

    West Ham v Aston Villa (19:45 GMT)

    James Tomkins

    West Ham defender James Tomkins could miss Tuesday's game against Aston Villa after suffering a head injury against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

    Sam Byram returns after being cup-tied but fellow new signing Emmanuel Emenike looks likely to miss out as he awaits international clearance.

    Villa are likely to be without injured forwards Rudy Gestede and Libor Kozak.

    Carlos Sanchez remains sidelined, while Ashley Westwood (calf) and Alan Hutton (hamstring) are doubts.

    Match of the Day is on BBC One at 22:45.  

  12. Premier League action

    Football

    Right, time to turn our attention to tonight's footie action now. Eight games in the Premier League.

    There is live commentary of Leicester v Liverpool is on BBC Radio 5 Live from 19:00 GMT and Match of the Day is on BBC One at 22:45.

    If you prefer your Championship to the Prem, BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra have commentary of Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley.

    The choice is yours...

  13. Watt seeks stability at Blackburn

    Tony Watt scores against Oxford in the FA Cup

    Forward Tony Watt is keen to settle at Blackburn after playing for three different clubs in the his last three matches.

    The 22-year-old appeared for Cardiff on 13 January, Charlton on 23 January and then Rovers last Saturday after joining them on loan for the rest of the season.

    "I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason and now I'm at a massive club," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

  14. 'I warned them' - Froome

    Road Cycling

    Froome

    Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says he warned authorities about possible mechanical doping in cycling and wants them to intensify bike checks to catch offenders.

    Cycling's image suffered a fresh blow at the weekend when stewards at the world cyclo-cross championships found an electric motor in Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche's bike. 

    "It's a concern that I've had, something I've brought up with the UCI independent commission when I sat down with them and said, 'listen, from my point of view there are these rumours'," Froome said.

    "I think they are taking the threat seriously and hopefully this will mean that they only increase the number of checks that they do on the world tour level."

  15. Here's an interesting one...

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The laws of football are set to undergo “the most comprehensive revision ever undertaken” next month, according to Fifa.

    The body which decides changes to how football games are officiated, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), will meet in Cardiff on 5 March.

    They will be asked to ratify a new format for the laws of the game which, say Fifa, are intended “to be more clear and concise”. The review has been led by former Premier League referee David Elleray. 

    IFAB will also vote on whether to sanction live trials of video assistance for match officials.

  16. Northampton style 'isn't helping'

    Rugby Union

    North

    Wales wing George North says Northampton's style of play "isn't really helping my game".

    The 23-year-old has scored 23 tries in 55 Test matches since his international debut in 2010, but has crossed just three times for his club this season.

    North is with the Wales team as they prepare for their Six Nations opener in Ireland on Sunday (15:00 GMT).

    "Wales want to play a quick game and an open game and that suits me down to the ground," said North. "I want to be on the wing. I want to have that space to run at people and have the opportunity, rather than carrying straight into a wall."

  17. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    How did your club do in the transfer window?

    Phil Taylor: Blackpool did nothing. No surprise. No money to be spent and a manger who is happy with no new faces. We are 18th in L1.

    Russell Springett: There's a big difference in doing the best business and doing the most business. Newcastle have definitely done the most.

    Andrew Priestley: Middlesbrough have done great business by strengthening an already strong squad. A real statement of intent. They're PL bound.

  18. Hiddink praises 'conductor' Guardiola

    Watford v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    What do you have to do to finish fourth, the Chelsea boss is asked.

    "Coming into this league wherever you go it is rather difficult in a sequence of winning all the time," he says, a bit vaguely.

    Then talk turns back to - guess who? - Pep Guardiola.

    "Pep isn’t naive. He knows you have to win, I know him personally and he is a very stable person," said Hiddink.

    "As a player you can deduct a lot about what someone is like and he was already the conductor and the tactical leader of Barcelona when he was playing.

    "I met him once or twice on the pitch after that. He knows very well what he is doing. He is a very kind man, but he knows what to do. It's good for the Premier League: We want the best quality in this country."

  19. Guus Hiddink news conference

    Watford v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Finally a bit of talk about the actual match.

    "Watford have a lot of quality," says Hiddink when asked what to expect tomorrow.

    "They have a very dangerous team. Flores was my player and I know how he can build a side, make them solid and difficult to beat,

    "The gap between the top and lower clubs has not vanished but it has reduced."

    Hiddink also gives an injury update on Willian. "Yesterday he did not train because he has a foot problem," he says. "Today he will be on the pitch and we will see how his reaction is after training."

    Flores
  20. Premier League very attractive to managers - Hiddink

    Watford v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Again a question comes in about Pep Guardiola and Guus Hiddink is asked 'how difficult is it to manager in the Premier League?'

    Hiddink replies: "It’s not that difficult because they have a lot of time to prepare for the new year. They know the plans and then you can adjust to that.

    "But it is a new experience knowing that every week or every three or four days there will be huge opposition. But he is very experienced and he has also the Spanish guys already at Man City.

    "The love for this game in this country is huge and it is what makes it very attractive for managers to want to work in this league. "