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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences: Unai Emery, Marco Silva, Claude Puel
  2. Eight Premier League games on Saturday, including Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat 17:30 GMT)
  3. All the latest transfer news and gossip
  4. Get involved: #bbcfootball and text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's your lot. If you're at a game over the weekend, enjoy it.

    See you soon.

  2. Silva wary of Saints

    Southampton v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Everton boss Marco Silva also says he is wary of Southampton after their recently brought in manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “He changed many things - their style and way of playing. The players are playing with more confidence."

  3. Bielsa had courage to tell the truth - Silva

    Southampton v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Everton boss Marco Silva has his say on 'spygate'.

    He says of Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: "He was a clear about the situation and had courage to tell truth about it. He said he did it in the past and in football what you see here, you can see in other countries as well and vice-versa.

    "One of the most important things in football is to show respect for your opponents. He said it wasn’t disrespectful, he did it in the past and there is nothing in the rules to say you can't do that."

  4. Richarlison comfortable in either position - Silva

    Southampton v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Richarlison

    Everton boss Marco Silva was also asked if Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi was a target but was not willing to talk about other players.

    Of Richarlison, who has not scored since Boxing Day, Silva was asked if it was better to play him as a wide player or a striker.

    Silva said: "He's comfortable in either position and it's up to me where he plays."

  5. Cardiff have 'strong interest' in Oumar Niasse - Silva

    Southampton v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Oumar Niasse

    Everton boss Marco Silva is next up and he's been speaking about striker Oumar Niasse potentially leaving Goodison Park.

    "There has been strong interest from Cardiff," he says. "There is nothing done yet but we will have to see if anything gets done." He would not confirm if it might be a loan move.

    As for potential signings, he says that they need to sell in order to buy. "That's the feedback I get from our board, so I have to find different solutions."

  6. Guess who?

    Wolves v Leicester (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    More from Leicester boss Claude Puel on one of his players in fancy dress this morning at training: “We needed our superhero. He dressed up, and I think it was good fun this morning. They had a day off yesterday and came back with a smile.”

    Who was he talking about? That joker Jamie Vardy of course, who fancied himself as Spiderman.

    Leicester City
  7. 'We've been inconsistent' - Puel

    Wolves v Leicester (Sat, 12:30)

    Leicester boss Claude Puel has been the subject of some criticism from certain fans ahead of the trip to Wolves for Saturday's early game in the Premier League.

    The Foxes are eighth, three places and two points above their opponents, and the Frenchman wants a result.

    Puel says: “We have shown inconsistency against teams we could have a good result against. We have to find a solution and have a good result against Wolves.”

  8. Evans back in the squad - Puel

    Wolves v Leicester (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Claude Puel and Jonny Evans

    Leicester boss Claude Puel has been speaking too and says defender Jonny Evans will be back in the squad to face Wolves after a toe injury.

    He said: "It was not a serious injury and I think he will be in the squad on Saturday.”

  9. Dyche amused by 'spygate'

    Watford v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche has also been having his say about ‘spygate’.

    “I understand how Frank Lampard is not overwhelmed with joy,” he says. “There are questions about whether it is gentlemanly conduct in the game.

    “But I was amusing myself about the whole furore about it. I much prefer things being sorted out on the pitch rather than someone snooping around the training ground.”

  10. Burnley 'not close' to any new signings

    Watford v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Burnley

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche is now facing the media ahead of his side's trip to Watford on Saturday with the Lancashire team three points above the relegation zone.

    Dyche confirms that winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson remains a doubt for the game. Goalkeeper Nick Pope will not be involved as he returns to full fitness and Robbie Brady serves the last of his three-match suspension.

    The manager also says there is "nothing close" in terms of new signings in January.

  11. 'I'm a professional. I pick my players based on their penis size'

    Imke Wubbenhorst
    Image caption: Imke Wubbenhorst pictured when she was a player

    Let's pause for a minute for some light relief and how's this for a response to a daft question?

    Former German youth international Imke Wubbenhorst made history by becoming the first woman to manage in Germany's fifth tier when she took over at BV Cloppenburg in December.

    She told Welt how one journalist had asked her whether she warned players to put their pants on when she entered the dressing room.

    "Of course not, I'm a professional," she responded, sarcastically. "I pick my players based on their penis size."

    You can read more about Wubbenhorst here.

  12. Emery praises Cech

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Finally from Emery for now, he was asked about goalkeeper Petr Cech who is retiring at the end of the season.

    "First, he is a very big person. A person I’ve only known for six months, a person who is close to more people than me. As a player he was great, with a lot of titles in his career. The respect to him is very big for me and for all the football world.

    "His decision is a very, very personal decision. He said to us at the beginning of the week, when he did we were surprised but respectful. He was thinking with his family about this decision.

    "All we can say to him after every player in the team, we want to find a good moment with you at the end of your career."

    Petr Cech and Unai emery
  13. Emery on Ozil's future

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Emery on Mesut Ozil and whether he will be leaving the club this month: "I am not thinking about that. I am thinking how he can help us.

    He helps us sometimes this year with good performances but other moments he has had injuries and has not been ok to play the matches.

    "Now after these two weeks working with normality maybe this Saturday he can be ok for us."

    Unai emery and Mesut Ozil
  14. Emery 'respects' Bielsa

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Emery on Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa and 'Spygate': "There are two things. One, is it legal or illegal? Two is fair play.

    I know him. In his career, above all in Spain, I know he is obsessive but a very big professional doing his work. For me, I respect him a lot. He’s one of the best coaches in the world."

  15. 'I want to protect the possibility'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    In the wake of the Leeds 'Spygate' affair Emery was asked about whether he was concerned that Watford, whose training ground is near Arsenal's, were spying on him.

    "In all my career I protect a lot so that there is not the possibility because I want to keep my work against every team and every match and protect the possibility," he said.

    "We close the training ground. In Spain it’s different, for every training session the first 15 minutes is open. Then they leave and we work alone without the other people.

    "Sometimes I say to our camera not to show videos when we are working on something tactically."

  16. 'I want to see a good performance'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Emery on this weekend's game against Chelsea: I want to see the victory first. We are doing two different performances at home and away. We want to find the balance.

    "We are going to go game by game and the first is Saturday. At home I think we are doing very big matches with a big confidence with our supporters.

    "Chelsea will be a difficult, tough match. It’ll be a good test for us. We wanted to take this match with three points more in the table but our defeat in West Ham doesn’t give us this possibility.

    "Saturday I think I am looking for us to play this match well. I want to see my team playing with a good performance, showing our supporters we can do more and better than we are doing away."

    Unai Emery
  17. 'We are working normally'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Next manager up is Arsenal's Unai Emery who was asked about the club's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, whose future at the Emirates has been uncertain.

    "I was working with him the last two weeks we had two or three meetings together.

    "We are working normally. I don’t know other issues. I don’t know [if he’s leaving].

    "My relationship about transfers is we’ve been speaking about that for the last two, three weeks."

    "It is not easy to take players who can help us with better performances than we already have."

    Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat
  18. 'I don't think he will refuse to play'

    Bournemouth v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Back to West Ham for a moment and manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident Marko Arnautovic will not follow Dimitri Payet's lead and go on strike.

    Arnautovic wants to leave West Ham for a big-money move to China and two seasons ago France midfielder Payet, another fans' favourite at the London Stadium, refused to play until he got a move back to his former club Marseille.

    "When you have such a high offer, everyone wants to leave but he has a contract here and we will know what will happen about it in the coming days," said Pellegrini.

    "Of course you can't blame him, he knows what is the best option for him and now we will see what happens between the clubs. I don't think that the player will refuse to play."

    Manuel Pellegrini and Marco Arnautovic
  19. O'Neill relishes his opportunity

    More from O'Neill, who says he has had chances before to manage Nottingham Forest.

    "I wasn't sure if it was the right time [previously], but now I have this opportunity and I may not get it again so I need to make the most of it," he said.

    "You make decisions in your life and you hope they're the right ones, you never know at the time. I felt the timing probably wasn't right previously, but it's great to be here and I'm ready to go."

    Martin O'Neill as a player with Nottingham Forest
  20. O'Neill wants Keane at Forest

    O'Neill was asked about the chances of Roy Keane joining him as assistant manager at the club.

    "I'd like him to join us," he says. "He has a number of things to sort out himself and I think we've had some discussions here.

    "There's a spot open for him and I hope that may happen. It may not, he has a number of things to consider, but he'll keep me informed.

    "He was a great asset to me with the Republic of Ireland, we had some really great days. He can be tough to handle, but you know that with him and that what makes him pretty special."

    Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill