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Summary

  1. Get involved: #bbcfootball or text on 81111
  2. Premier League news conferences at Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea & Man City

Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe and Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    So that's all from today's Premier League news conferences, and thanks for letting us know your thoughts on the best bargains in football.

    Now before you try to get your own Black Friday deals, why not take a look at the BBC's leading football stories today...

  2. 'We need more'

    Bournemouth v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    More from the Arsenal boss Unai Emery:

    "Sixteen matches without a loss, it's good. I think it's good. But also, we have ambition and we want more. And we need more.

    "The three last matches, we drew. It isn't enough. It's not enough. We need to win more.

    "We need more in some things being different tactically, individually, in the spirit, in the mentality. But we are a work in progress and are in this process. I know the players better every day, I know the competition better every day, I know better my decisions on the answer of the players and the matches with how we are preparing.

    "We are in progress, and in this process, but I am conscious now that we need more."

  3. 'We want to recover Champions League place'

    Bournemouth v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Better late than never. Finally some comments from the Arsenal manager Unai Emery ahead of his team's trip to Bournemouth.

    And guess what? He has a top-four Champions League place in his sights. The Gunners currently trail fourth-place London rivals Tottenham by three points.

    "It's two years where we last played in the Champions League and this is the first thing we want to recover," he said.

    "But we know also that now the Premier League is with a big level, with big teams and big demands for us. But our first idea is to recover our position in Europe and to play in the Champions League. We are conscious now that it will be difficult."

  4. 'Now we are running'

    Burnley v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Rafael Benitez

    More from the Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, who laughed off talk about the cold weather and says his team must carry on where they left off, after victories in their last two Premier League fixtures moved them up to 14th in the table.

    "We started walking, now we are running and hopefully we can sprint," he said.

    "It doesn't matter what you do, it's what you have to do in terms of improving the squad. I always say it's a long distance race. We are working on players and working on names, we have to keep winning."

  5. Rondon hitting form?

    Burnley v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    The Newcastle manager Rafael Benítez has been speaking to the media ahead of Monday’s trip to Lancashire to face Burnley in a clash between evenly matched sides occupying 14th and 15th in the Premier League.

    He started by confirming that Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune will both be missing for the Magpies before praising Salomon Rondon's upturn in form.

    The Venezuela forward scored twice against Bournemouth in Newcastle's last league outing.

    "If he (Rondon) continues playing like that and scoring goals, it will be a great bonus for our attack," he said.

  6. Zaha back for Palace

    Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Happy days if you're a Crystal Palace supporter. Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Wilfried Zaha is fit and ready for action at Manchester United.

    Zaha missed Palace's last game with Tottenham before the international break due to a hamstring injury but has now recovered, as has James Tomkins (knee).

    Mamadou Sakho has shaken off a knock he picked up on international duty, but Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham, Joel Ward and Scott Dann are all out.

  7. 'It is normal to have a bonus'

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Wolves

    Now the Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo did not exactly have the easiest start to his press conference.

    But he says he is "totally convinced" the club has no case to answer following the latest allegations made by Football Leaks, who claim the relationship between the club and agent Jorge Mendes breaches Football Association rules.

    Published by German publication Der Spiegel, the allegations are that owners Fosun International own a 15% stake in Mendes' Gestifute agency and bought it shortly before they purchased Wolves in 2016.

    This paved the way for a number of players and Nuno, represented by Gestifute, to join the Midlands club.

    Asked how convinced he was that there was no wrongdoing, he said: "I am totally convinced, totally. There is no subject, no issue on that. Let's wait and see, but I am totally convinced.

    "What is important is that I don't care about that. I don't focus on that and I don't give any importance to it. In football it is normal to have a bonus. My only objective is Sunday."

    Nuno Espirito Santo
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    John, E17: Surely Bergkamp to Arsenal for only. £7.5 mil is a bargain and a half.

  9. Post update

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    When you're down near the bottom of the Premier League it's probably only sensible to keep an eye on the transfer market as the January window approaches.

    And that's exactly what the Huddersfield boss David Wagner is doing despite outlaying around £40m on improving their squad in the summer.

    However, his immediate focus is on improving the Terriers dreadful record of six goals from 12 games - the worst in the top flight.

    "For me it isn't as easy as saying 'we haven't scored enough goals, we need another number nine, buy him, then we will be safe' because that's not how it works at our football club," he said.

    "I'm happy that we are creating opportunities. I have a gut feeling we have created more opportunities than we have done in the past.

    "Unfortunately, and there are a lot of reasons why, not just one, we have not been able to use all of them and haven't scored enough."

  10. 'I think it's a mental problem'

    Tottenham v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    More from Maurizio Sarri on the gap between Chelsea and Premier League leaders Manchester City, and his team suffering from a mental block at the start of matches:

    "We can recover, but I don't think that, in the first season, we will be able to recover 30 points," he said.

    “I think it's a mental problem. In the last three matches we had problems with the approach to the match.

    "Not only that, we had some problems also in the beginning of the second half, so we have to be careful. We have to be focused on this problem.”

  11. 'We will lose, they're not machines'

    West Ham v Man City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    And finally from Pep Guardiola, the Man City boss brushed off talk of going unbeaten in the Premier League this season.

    "I heard the same speech last season, we are invincible, unbeatable, and then we were beaten at Liverpool," he said.

    "In some games we are going to win and in some we will be beaten. They [the players] are not machines and the opponents are good.

    "The target is not to be invincible but to be good every day and win the three points. If we don’t win the games, we will not stay here."

  12. 'Everybody has a dream'

    West Ham v Man City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Speaking of international football, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said that he used to dream of one day managing his native Spain.

    "I've said many times I would extend the contract and, if going well, stay more years here," he said.

    "Everybody has a dream as a little boy. Maybe in the future I would like to but many things can happen. Maybe I will change my mind."

    Pep Guardiola
  13. Sigurdsson and Gomes fit for Blues

    Everton v Cardiff City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Everton

    Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes are fit to face Cardiff on Saturday.

    Sigurdsson did not even travel to join up with Iceland over the international break because of an ankle problem while Gomes joined up with the Portugal squad but was sent home after it was decided he was not fit enough.

    "We had some worries during the week about Gylfi but he's OK and that's good," Silva said.

    "Gylfi and Gomes are OK. They are available for selection this weekend."

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    Matt, an envious Liverpool fan: Christian Eriksen to Spurs for £11.5M he's still underrated for them despite being popular.

    Steven, Manchester: Edwin van der Sar to United. A position that troubled us since the Great Dane left [Peter Schmeichel, see , paid off in spades, see 2008 Champions League final.

    Stephen, Bristol: Kevin Doyle and Shane Long for 70k to Reading from Cork City. Took us to 106 points the next season, eventually sold on for £10m.

  15. 'He’s going to do well at West Ham' - Guardiola

    West Ham v Man City (15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Former La Liga managers Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini have both led Manchester City to a Premier League title success, and they will be in opposite dugouts on Saturday.

    "His career speaks for itself," said City boss Guardiola. "Even if you are blind you can recognise his style.

    "In Villarreal he put the team on a different level. At Real Madrid he got 96 points and he was good enough here to win the league and help this club to be where we are right now.

    "And he’s going to do well at West Ham, where there are many good supporters."

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    Alistair Griffiths: Steve Bull AND Andy Thompson from WBA for £65,000.

    Mike K: Steve Bull for £36k

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    Steve Bull
  17. 'City a cut above'

    Tottenham v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Maurizio Sarri has made an impressive start to life in England at Chelsea since leaving Napoli.

    He's already set an unbeaten record of 12 games for a new manager - surpassing Frank Clark circa 1994 - but judging by these comments, the 59-year-old Italian still doesn't fancy his team to challenge for the title come the end of the season.

    "I think at the moment in the Premier League there is a team above the others and this team is Manchester City," said Sarri.

    "Then there is a very good team, Liverpool. For sure Liverpool will be in the first four positions. Then there is four, five teams who will have to fight for the Champions League positions: Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and somebody else. Usually there is a surprise."

    Maurizio Sarri
  18. Sarri hopeful of Hazard extension

    Tottenham v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    N'Golo Kante's Chelsea future may be sorted but what about Eden Hazard?

    The Belgian wizard has been the subject of constant speculation since the summer's World Cup and has previously suggested he was in a quandary about whether to extend his deal or seek a "dream" move to Real Madrid.

    The 27-year-old's contract runs until June 2020. Maurizio Sarri, as you might imagine, would prefer if he stayed put.

    "Eden, I don't know the evolution of the deal for the new contract. (But) I think we can do," he said.

    Asked if he was optimistic of Hazard extending his stay, Sarri said: "I hope so. I hope so."

  19. Get Involved

    Best bargains in football?

    Richard, Nottingham: Got to be Cantona to United. A million quid and he basically kickstarted the longest period of domestic dominance we've ever seen.

    Matt, London: This season it's got to be Teemu Pukki for Norwich. A free transfer from the Danish league and 10 goals in 16 appearances to put us top of the league. Not to mention 3 winning goals for Finland to get them promoted in the Nations League.

    Ash: How has there been no mention of Gary McAllister to Liverpool on a free? Brilliant leader, brilliant at dead-balls, gave us a treble. One of the best signings the club ever made.

    Actually Ash, there was a shout out for Gary at 13:03, along with fellow ex-Reds Sami Hyypia and Xabi Alonso.

  20. 'Kante can score more'

    Tottenham v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    N'Golo Kante

    The Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri may well be focusing on implementing Sarri-ball in west London, but his job hasn't half been helped by agreeing a contract extension with N'Golo Kante.

    The France international acts as a one-man midfield at times and Sarri is delighted he has signed up for another five years at Stamford Bridge.

    "N'Golo, for us, is not just an important player," he said.

    "I'm very, very happy with the new contract, very, very pleased for him. It's very important news, I think.

    "He's very important for us in the defensive phase, but he is improving in the offensive movements. Now he has to improve in the last 20, 25 metres. He can score more."