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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences from 12:30 GMT, including West Ham, Burnley and Arsenal
  2. Man City beat Burton 9-0 in Carabao Cup semi-final first leg
  3. Football gossip: Ramsey, Morata, Milenkovic, Rice, Tarkowski, Koulibaly
  4. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    I'm about to sign off so thanks for joining us today, especially for telling us about your worst ever defeats - some of them sounded like pretty painful memories!

    We covered the best lines from today's Premier League news conferences, with stories here on the best bits from Arsenal manager Unai Emery and Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri.

    We also brought you the latest transfer news and gossip. You can click here for all the done deals and I'll leave you with some of the day's biggest transfer stories:

  2. Post update

    West Ham United

    West Ham have now responded to those comments by Marko Arnautovic’s agent, who also happens to be his brother, saying the Austrian forward "is not for sale".

    For more of the latest transfer rumours, here's today's gossip column.

  3. United could lose Bohui

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror have reported that Manchester United could lose promising youngster Josh Bohui.

    Barcelona and Monaco are both interested in the 19-year-old forward, whose current contract expires in the summer.

  4. Arnautovic wants West Ham to accept Chinese offer

    The Independent

    Marko Arnautovic's agent has said the West Ham forward is ready for a new challenge and wants the Hammers to accept the £35m offer from a Chinese club, according to the Independent.

    Marko Arnautovic
  5. Ranieri - Fulham need 'a leader' to avoid relegation

    Elsewhere in today's news conferences, Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri said that the Cottagers will be relegated from the Premier League this season if they do not sign an "experienced leader".

    Claudio Ranieri
  6. 'Gunners can't make permanent signings in January'

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery said earlier that he 'respects' Aaron Ramsey's decision to let his contract run down and is confident he will continue to put in fully-committed performances for the Gunners.

    The Spanish boss also said that Arsenal can only afford to loan players during the January transfer window and cannot make permanent signings.

    Video content

    Video caption: I respect his decision - Emery on Ramsey future
  7. Juve lead race to sign Ramsey

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    The 28-year-old's current preference is to join the Italian champions but, contrary to some reports, he has yet to make a final decision and will continue to consider offers from a number of Europe's leading clubs.

    It is understood his boyhood dream was to play for Barcelona but despite preliminary talks that option will not be pursued.

    Aaron Ramsey
  8. No Luton approach for Robinson

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Motherwell's Stephen Robinson has become the favourite to replace Nathan Jones as Luton manager.

    But Well have said they have not had an approach from the English League One side for their Northern Irish boss.

  9. Swansea signings could be "difficult"

    BBC Sport Wales

    Swansea City boss Graham Potter admits making January signings could be "difficult" as the club copes with relegation from the Premier League.

    Graham Potter
  10. Get Involved - what's your worst defeat?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Akshay Chalke: Mind numbing cold in Central Germany, snow upto the ankles, played against the local university champions and lost 16-2! The only relief, hot sausages for all after the game!

    Angus Wilson: Playing for the Modern Languages Society at Newcastle Uni and losing 11-1 to the Dentists - a real kick in the teeth. I bagged our only goal with a dipping, swerving effort from just inside the opposition's half, so, every cloud.

    David Melton: About 20 years ago in a 5-side tournament we lost to a team playing in Elvis Costumes. It wasn't a heavy defeat but I'm still reminded of it by my dear wife.

    And here's the team line-up...

    Elvis impersonators
  11. Stoke present Jones as new boss

    It wasn't just Premier League news conferences taking place today, Championship side Stoke presented Nathan Jones as their new manager after leaving Luton.

    And the 45-year-old Welshman said he's cried over text messages from his players at Luton, adding that he was "married to the club".

    New Stoke manager Nathan Jones
  12. Today's transfer gossip

    The Sun

    Aleksandar Mitrovic will be crucial to Fulham's hopes of clinching Premier League survival and the Sun claims the Cottagers have even turned down a £50m bid for the Serbia striker, 24, from an unnamed Chinese club.

    That's one of the top stories in today's gossip column, which has just has been updated.

  13. 'We're under water - and I want to stay up'

    Burnley v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Fulham

    One last comment from manager Claudio Ranieri before second-bottom Fulham host fifth-bottom Burnley.

    "I'm positive because I believe in this team and this club," said the Cottagers' boss. "But also Burnley will think, 'if we kill Fulham, we go [stay] up'.

    "Believe me, at the moment I never look at the table, because I know where we are, staying under water, and I want to go up."

  14. Ings still out for Saints

    Leicester v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Southampton

    Danny Ings is still not match fit while fellow striker Charlie Austin is waiting on news of the disciplinary charge for allegedly making an "abusive and/or insulting" gesture as he was leaving the pitch during the defeat by Man City.

    "We prepare for Charlie Austin to be playing," said Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

  15. Forster's future lies elsewhere - Hasenhuttl

    Leicester v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said he has no plans to draft goalkeeper Fraser Forster back into the first-team picture.

    "It can be that Fraser can take a game in the under-23s, because he needs to get back in a position where he is an option for other clubs maybe, and that is what we try to force in the future," he said.

    "We are looking to bring someone in this transfer period, but it is not easy because in winter you must find a guy who not only for a short time makes us better, but also for long term.

    "I only want to take a transfer for the future, which is also helping us for the longer term, that is what I want to see.

    "We don't want to be hurried. We will take time, think about it and if you are 100% sure this guy makes us better, then take the decision, not earlier."

  16. Get Involved - what's your worst defeat?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: Travelled to Brooklands Hockey club they were top, we were second, we turned up with 4 debutants including a 13 year old. We lost 18-1, I was the goalkeeper... a shallow victory for me being their coach telling me there were 51 shots on target! from Ben
    Ben
    SMS Message: When I was a 15 yr old goalkeeper back in the day. I played for a team of adults and my dad was watching. Half time 0-0. Dad left, we lost 21-0, and I still got man of the match. Dad never believed that one. from Stealers
    Stealers
    SMS Message: About 40 years ago I was playing fir Graham Spicer Institute in the Kingston district league. Our manager knew the boss of the QPR youth set up. They were around 16 - 17 age group, us around early to mid 20's. He said it would be a good test for us. Result 1-26. A lesson learnt!!! from John, Cheam, Surrey
    John, Cheam, Surrey
  17. 'I wish Gabbiadini all the best' - Hasenhuttl

    Leicester v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Southampton

    Manolo Gabbiadini is reportedly close to completing a £11million switch to Sampdoria and Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes it would be a good move for the 27-year-old Italy striker.

    "He is a good player, fantastic technique," he said. "But I think with this intensive pressing system we try to play, it is not his way, so it was better to find a solution which is better for both sides.

    "It is a good step for him to go back to Italy, I wish him all the best. I am sure he can score goals at every club in the world, but we try to go another way and for that we need other players."

  18. 'When players are training like Ramsey, I feel calm'

    West Ham v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Finally from Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager has backed Aaron Ramsey to be fully committed for the Gunners despite his probable departure in the summer.

    "My last conversation with him is very important," he said. "We both spoke about the situation with respect from him and from us. His response has been a very good response in training and matches with good performances.

    "I said to you before that I want to see Aaron Ramsey with this focus and these performances when he’s playing. This week for example, he’s been the same. He’s working and training very well with good experience.

    "When I look at every player and they’re training like Aaron is this week, I feel calm ahead of the next match because the players are all focused."

    Aaron Ramsey and Unai Emery