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Summary

  1. Daniel Sturridge chooses West Brom move
  2. Man Utd 'here to help' Ibrahimovic - Mourinho
  3. Ibrahimovic linked with MLS move
  4. I'm not sexist - Phil Neville

Live Reporting

By Craig Lowe

All times stated are UK

Four things you may have missed today

Right that's your lot for now. Thanks for your company and contributions today. I'll leave you with four stories that got you talking.

Neil Warnock on tackling in the English game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future at Manchester United.

Phil Neville talking for the first time as England manager.

And we had an overwhelming response on Daniel Sturridge.

Goodbye for now....

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Mike Green: Last week Daniel Sturridge was going to Inter Milan now he's going to West Brom. One good goal and the media will have him in the England team.

West Ham interested in Schniederlin

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

West Ham are keen to sign Everton’s Morgan Schniederlin – but are only willing to take the French intenational midfielder on loan.

Everton are willing to part with Schneiderlin, a little more than a year after signing him from Manchester United in a £24m deal.

The Merseysiders, however, would prefer to claw back £20m in straight cash and are reluctant to do loan deals that will not carry any certainty of a return.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed loan moves for summer signings Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez have been rejected in this window.

Allardyce retains an interest in Sevilla midfield Steven Nzonzi, who he signed when he was at Blackburn Rovers and has recently been unsettled at the La Liga club.

If Everton can strike a deal for Schneiderlin, or even £25m summer signing Klaassen if interest from elsewhere continues, it would free up finance and a space in his squad for Nzonzi.

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Adam: Loving reading all these pro-Pardew comments from #WBAFC supporters on. You really have no idea just how bad things will get #NUFC #CPFC

Bartra feared for his life

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Spanish defender Marc Bartra has told a court he feared for his life when Borussia Dortmund's bus was bombed last April.

Bartra spoke at the trial of German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, who admits setting off three explosives in a complicated plot to make money on the stock market.

Bartra suffered a fractured wrist in the attack and was in hospital for five days.

You can read more here.

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Huddersfield team news

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield midfielder Danny Williams is an injury doubt for his side's game against Liverpool.

Williams was forced out of Saturday's FA Cup stalemate against Birmingham with a dead leg and will be assessed, but centre-half Terence Kongolo is expected to overcome a knock.

Sturridge chooses West Brom

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Simon Stone

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Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has chosen West Brom ahead of Newcastle.

He will now have a medical with the Baggies.

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People still going on over what is literally just “a nasty tackle”? At least one tackle like that happens in every tier of British Football every week and the one time a player has the guts to apologise fans go nuts? Just stinks of England fans hating on a welsh team.

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The board at Newcastle have delivered one forward in 3 windows who has demonstrated why he was a Stoke reserve. 48 hours to prevent a minimum of 3 years of misery.

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More on Aymeric Laporte

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Athletic Bilbao have confirmed Laporte paid his 65m euro release clause ahead of a move to Manchester City.

"Athletic thanks the player for what he gave during the time he was at our club," Bilbao said in a statement.

"I want to thank you for everything you have given me," added Laporte.

"I arrived as a teenager and here I have grown into a person and a football player.

"I don't want my departure, ahead of a new challenge in my professional career, to be a goodbye but a see you soon"

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Dave Bundy: Neil Warnock wrong to attempt to justify a nasty tackle. Also "this is England" comment would certainly worry the Cardiff fans who thought they were still in Wales

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Matt: I am a Newcastle fan and although I would love us to sign someone like Sturridge we are just not an attractive prospect. More a joke everyday.

Jacob Tucker: As a West Brom fan Sturridge would be a fantastic signing. Love the fact Pardew has sent the Newcastle fans into meltdown!

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West Brom's search for a striker

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Simon Stone

BBC Sport

The Baggies have also been linked with Watford’s Troy Deeney.

It is understood that deal has not moved on over the weekend.

However, West Brom are growing increasingly confident of signing Daniel Sturridge until the end of the season.

Moyes on Diafra Sakho

West Ham v Crystal Palace (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

West Ham United

David Moyes has been speaking ahead of West Ham's game against Crystal Palace and he says Sakho leaving (11:27) has not come as a surprise to him: "When I joined I was told Diafra would be leaving in January.

"As far as I know it's all done now."

And on the possibility of making signings before the window closes, Moyes added: "I'm not going to bring in players who won't make a difference to the team.

"It's a waste of money and a waste of time."

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Klopp backs Guardiola over player protection

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he agrees with Pep Guardiola that players need protecting and the Reds boss is keen for VAR to help on the issue.

"I've always said that the first thing that we all have to do is to save the players.

"If you are late or ruthless in a challenge then you need to be punished for it. Yesterday we had Cardiff, it was a bad challenge for sure," said Klopp.

"If somebody sees the situation and does not challenge it that is really bad for the game because we all need the players.

"I'm 100% the same opinion as Pep that we need to save the players."

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Chris Parkes: Sturridge is from Birmingham so may still have family here. Mr Anti-football Ken (15:24)? Round here his name was Pulis not Pardew. Boing boing

Crumppetz: Not a West Brom fan but why choose Newcastle over them Exactly? West Brom consistently in the league, have a decent manager and which of the two would you bet on staying up? No one wants to be relegated, even on loan. Newcastle not a happy club right now either

Watford want Deulofeu

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Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Watford are keen to sign former Everton wide-man Gerard Deulofeu on loan for the rest of the season.

Deulofeu joined Barcelona in the summer but has failed to make an impact on his return to the Nou Camp.

Inter Milan were interested in the 23-year-old earlier in the transfer window.

However, Watford are hopeful they can persuade Deulofeu to return to the Premier League.

BreakingMan City even closer to Laporte deal

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Athletic Bilbao have confirmed Manchester City have paid Aymeric Laporte's release clause.

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The possibility of missing out on Daniel Sturridge has not gone down well with Newcastle fans....

Have to question Sturridge ambition to go to West Brom. Score a goal or two and he will be a toon hero.

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Wow, Sturridge chooses working with Mr anti-football Pardew ahead of Rafa Benitez. Just wow. No bias obviously.

Ken, Newcastle

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Hodgson's belief in Eagles

West Ham v Crystal Palace (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Some of Crystal Palace's notable league wins this season have been against Chelsea, Leicester City and Burnley.

"We are capable of competing and even beating many teams in the league," said Eagles boss Roy Hodgson.

"I think we have shown that already. There is no question of us accepting or expecting the title of favourites."

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Jonathan Brown: hoping the whole Sturridge drama was just #NUFC showing Feyenoord they have other options. But in reality it's probably that we're useless at negotiating.

'Open to all shapes and shirt sizes'

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Sturridge has a decision to make

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

It's all down to Daniel Sturridge now but it is looking increasingly like West Bromwich Albion will beat Newcastle United to the Liverpool striker's signature on a loan deal until the end of the season. Newcastle had hoped to appease manager Rafael Benitez with a high-profile capture but it looks like Alan Pardew is on course to put one over his old club by signing the talented 28-year-old.

Hodgson remains wary

West Ham v Crystal Palace (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have improved massively since manager Roy Hodgson took over but they are still only three points off the relegation zone going into Tuesday's game against West Ham, who are one point ahead of them.

"This is a very important period where we have to work to maintain our Premier League status," said Hodgson.

"This year in particular there are such a small number of points between the teams, it is a dog fight."

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(Re 14:53) Daniel Sturridge fails to turn up? No surprise to fans of Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City or England.

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Rafa key in Kenedy decision

Newcastle v Burnley (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

Chelsea midfielder Kenedy says Rafa Benitez played a big part in him opting to join Newcastle on loan.

"I will do my best because it's a big opportunity.

"Rafa is an excellent coach and I think he will help me a lot. I intend to learn a lot at this club," said Kenedy.

"He was excellent when I talked to him before coming here and I think he will help me a lot.

"He had a big role in the decision."

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Newcastle need strikers, however, we have been here before, would not surprise me if we don’t get anyone over the line... same old excuses from Mike Ashley. #nufc #rollercoaster

Paul, Gateshead

Klopp shows players video nasty

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

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Liverpool new signing Virgil van Dijk was supposed to solve their defensive issues but his £75m arrival does not appear to be the answer Reds fans hoped.

Liverpool conceded a goal from a set-piece eat Swansea in a 1-0 defeat, while they lost 3-2 to West Brom in the FA Cup.

"We watched the last game and the goals," said Klopp.

"I spoke about defending but I didn't speak about the centre-halves or the last line in these situations.

"I showed the boys where we should have defended and where we could have reacted much better. It was not about me blaming a player."

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Worrying Sturridge development for Newcastle

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George Caulkin from the Times has an update on Daniel Sturridge and it's one that is not likely to please Newcastle fans.....

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Gabr "excited" to sign for West Brom

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"I'm here to help the team and do my job. I'm very happy and excited to be here," Gabr told West Brom's official website.

Gabr will play alongside his international teammate Ahmed Hegazi at the Hawthorns.

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What does this mean for the injured Jonny Evans future, West Brom fans?

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Jonty Tatchell: if Chelsea end up not signing a striker after being linked to every forward in world football, I'm not going to be happy

BreakingWest Brom sign Egypt defender

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West Brom have signed Egypt international defender Ali Gabr from Zamalek FC on loan until the end of the season.

Albion have an option to make the transfer permanent at a fee already agreed between the clubs.

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Scott: Borussia Dortmund fan. Aubameyang is a fantastic striker and a better winger, ridiculous amounts of pace, skill on the ball, and natural ability, with a horrible attitude to his job. Glad to see him go purely so BVB can develop into more than a one man team.

Fellaini is "very important" - Mourinho

Tottenham v Man United (Weds, 20:00 GMT)

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Jose Mourinho has also been speaking about the future of Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract this summer.

"Marouane Fellaini is a very important player for me. Great professional giving everything he can to help the team.

"There is a desire to stay together. It is my desire, it is the board's desire, it is his desire. Are we going to agree? I don't know," said Mourinho

"He knows I want him and the club want him. But you only sign a paper if you are happy about what is on the paper."

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Fine the manager too. If you disagree, I refer you to Neil Warnock’s disgraceful comments yesterday regarding foul tackles that result in injury - “This is England. What do you expect?” Talk about bringing the game into disrepute!

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Terence: Sure he'll probably get play time away, but I'm going to be selfish and say I want Ibrahimovic to retire in a United jersey

Klopp cagey on Sturridge future

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not getting involved in the rumours linking striker Daniel Sturridge with Newcastle.

"In the next three days a lot will probably happen but nothing to say about that," said Klopp.

"If there was something it wouldn't help us, Daniel or the other club to talk about it."

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West Brom join Sturridge chase

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Interest in Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is intensifying with West Bromwich Albion ready to enter the fray and challenge Newcastle United for the 28-year-old striker's signature. Liverpool would expect a significant loan fee and payment of Sturridge's wages from any interested club as they are in no hurry, or indeed need, to sell Sturridge but the player wants to move to try and put his name in Gareth Southgate's England's plans for the World Cup in Russia this summer. Inter Milan also showed strong interest but it now appears Sturridge may stay in the Premier League come what may.

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Regarding Chris’s comments (12:50) about punishments for bad tackles the ‘ paying the injured players wage ‘ idea does not work . How can say a Burnley player on 15k a week pay a player like Sanchez’s wage if he happens to break his leg during a game ?

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Zlatan would be allowed to leave Man United

Tottenham v Man United (Wed, 20:00 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Those comments on Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Jose Mourinho are very interesting.

Zlatan was Mourinho's talisman in his first year at Old Trafford. He scored 26 goals and Manchester United would have been in a sorry state without him.

But in saying he would not stand in the Swede's way if he wanted to leave - whilst admitting he has no idea if he actually does - Mourinho has cleared the decks for a parting of the ways.

The last time the United boss spoke about Zlatan, it was after the Carabao Cup defeat at Bristol City in December when he said the striker was going to spend some time building up his fitness and hoped to be back by the end of January.

We are at the end of January and he is still building up his fitness.

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What do you think United fans - is it time for Zlatan to move on?