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By Laura Savvas and Mantej Mann

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's it from us today - thanks for joining our coverage.

    It's been a looong day of Premier League news conferences! I'm off for a lie down and a cup of tea before the real action starts tomorrow afternoon.

    Be sure to join our live text coverage of Newcastle's trip to Liverpool tomorrow afternoon.

    Until then...

    Jurgen Klopp
  2. Laporte out till January/February

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Manchester City

    Just before we leave, here's a recap of the big story of the day.

    Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will be out until January or February, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

    The France centre-back, 25, has had surgery on his right knee after being carried off in the 4-0 win over Brighton on 31 August.

    You can read the full story here.

    Aymeric Laporte
  3. Neymar set for first appearance of the season

    Paris St-Germain

    Paris St-Germain

    PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has revealed Neymar is available to play after being left out of their squad while negotiations over a potential return to Barcelona took place.

    The Brazilian would be making his first appearance of the season at home against Racing Strasbourg on Saturday.

    Neymar
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    Mark: I'm pretty sure if VAR was put to a vote it would end up being about 58-42% against.

  5. 'We'll need the place rocking'

    Aston Villa v West Ham (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says is he all too aware of opposite number Manuel Pellegrini's credentials.

    "They're a well established side, with a manager who has won the Premier League," said Smith.

    "We'll need the place rocking again on Monday."

  6. Team news

    Aston Villa v West Ham (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says defender James Chester is available for the battle of the claret and blues.

    "Jonathan Kodjia has fractured a cheekbone and had an operation. It's one we'll have to monitor," said Smith.

    "Tyrone Mings comes back to us a better player for his England experience."

    Tyrone Mings
  7. Post update

    Aston Villa v West Ham (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Right then, from Manchester to Birmingham, let's hear from Aston Villa boss Dean Smith...

  8. 'It's too early to say what's going to happen in the Premier League'

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Manchester City

    Some closing words from Pep now... “I’m not predicting, every week there are incredible predictions, there’s a tendency for that but we’ve played four Premier League games and that’s nothing.

    "We start the real competition, we play Saturday, then travel, play Wednesday, land Thursday, Saturday we have Premier League and then we go to Preston to play the League Cup.

    "The next five games we’ve got four away, many things can happen, we’ve had two terrible injuries with Leroy and Laporte, it’s too early to say what is going to happen.

    "Chelsea, United, Tottenham, Everton are doing well, everything can happen, but it’s four games, in February or March we can say better. Now it’s just four games and it’s nothing.”

    Pep Guardiola
  9. 'Norwich have incredible courage'

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Manchester City

    On Norwich: "They destroyed the Championship, incredible courage, really impressed, lot of players inside the wingers.

    "Pukki is in top form, they have a good mentality, team spirit. I saw they are almost the same squad, I’ve never been there but the atmosphere is incredible, a tight narrow pitch and after the break it’s always a mystery.

    On Pukki: “Pukki always the guy who scores goals can do it anywhere, always you sway the champ is different to the Premier League but when the quality is there, he’s incredible with movements in behind, an incredible finisher.”

    Pep Guardiola
  10. Pep calls for transfer window deadline day before season starts

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Manchester City

    Pep on the transfer window: “I like to finish the window the day before the season, there may be a solution but we are at a disadvantage to other teams in Europe.

    "All the managers believe the same, start at the same as the people we work with.

    "The rumours come and players believe they want to be sold and that’s not good.”

    Pep Guardiola
  11. Sane ahead of schedule?

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Now, if Guardiola's assessment of Aymeric Laporte's absence is a worst-case scenario, the Manchester City was very much more optimistic when it came to Leroy Sane.

    The German has had surgery to repair damaged cruciate ligaments, which generally involve an eight-month recovery period.

    It seems unlikely but Guardiola said Sane could be back before the end of the year.

    "He’s back before the end of the season," said the Manchester City boss. December, January, February could be perfect. The surgeon told me it was perfect. He’s here with us, making his rehabilitation. Hopefully he comes back well and we’ll see.”

    Leroy Sane
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  13. Don't believe the hype, Raheem

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    There has been more praise for Raheem Sterling in the wake of his outstanding contribution to England's Euro 2020 qualifying wins over Bulgaria and Kosovo.

    Former Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair was so impressed he said Sterling is now on a par with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    City manager Pep Guardiola is not so sure.

    "I’m so happy for him, for the way he’s playing here and national team," said Guardiola. "But hopefully he won’t read or listen to these kind of things. Nobody can compare with Cristiano or Messi."

    Raheem Sterling
  14. Post update

    Cheers for the update, Stoney.

    *swiftly removes Laporte from my fantasy team*

  15. Laporte facing lengthy absence

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has delivered some bad news about Aymeric Laporte.

    The central defender suffered a cartilage injury against Brighton before the international break.

    It was already known Laporte would not play again this season. But Guardiola says the Frenchman may be absent for even longer.

    "Definitely not this year," he said. "Five or six months probably."

    Six months would represent the end of February.

    Aymeric Laporte
  16. Post update

    Manchester City

    Now then. Look away, Man City fans.

    I'm afraid Friday the 13th has well and truly made its mark on you guys...

  17. Time for Pep

    Norwich v Man City (Sat, 17:30BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It will be interesting to hear Pep Guardiola's injury news today.

    Will John Stones be available for the Manchester City manager at Norwich tomorrow, or will he be forced to pick Fernandinho in central defence given he is without Aymeric Laporte?

    And will there be an update on Laporte and Leroy Sane, who keeps being linked with Bayern Munich even though he is out for most of the season with a knee injury.

  18. 'Away form has to improve'

    Bournemouth v Everton (Sun, 140:00 BST)

    Everton

    And some parting words from Marco Silva on the Toffees' away form: “We have to improve. If you look maybe two seasons ago, we’ve improved clearly and what we need to do this season is improve on the last. To be honest, we don’t change anything special when we play home or away.

    “You have to look at your opponents, their strengths and weaknesses, but always looking more for us and what we can do in matches."

    Marco Silva
  19. 'Iwobi has the quality'

    Bournemouth v Everton (Sun, 140:00 BST)

    Everton

    On Alex Iwobi: “We try to sign the right players, to come here and help us. One or two of them [signings] didn’t need time to adapt, they just changed the shirt. They adapt so fast, him and Fabian.

    "He’s working really well, he has the quality. Many things to keep improving because he can really help our team. He has to score more goals [since leaving Arsenal]. The other things is to keep improving is his defensive processes."

    Alex Iwobi