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Summary

  1. Dyke to stand down as FA chairman in June
  2. Eight FA Cup news conferences
  3. Your favourite football computer games
  4. GET INVOLVED #thebeautifulgamers

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    And that is your lot for today.

    We will back at 08:00 GMT on Friday.

    Why not tune into Radio 5 live tonight at 19:30 GMT for the Beautiful Gamers.

    Dan Walker presents the special programme from the National Football Museum in Manchester, looking at the growth of football gaming.

  2. Leicester to miss out on strikers

    Football

    Graziano Pelle

    Leicester City will miss out on signing Sampdoria striker Eder, Italian paper Corrierre dello Sport reports.

    Inter Milan is apparently the 28-year-old's preferred destination. 

    And for all those thinking the Foxes were close to signing Southampton's Graziano Pelle, the Southern Echo says offers for the striker will be turned down. Rumours have it that Juventus and Lazio are leading the line to sign the striker, though... 

  3. Get Involved

    #thebeautifulgamers

    Ahead of a BBC Radio 5 live programme later on Thursday on the history of football computer gaming, we’re asking for your favourite football video games and why.

  4. Watford's Arlauskis joins Espanyol on loan

    Football

  5. Coming up

    Radio 5 live, 19:30 GMT

    We have been speaking about football games all day, because....

  6. Konta content with performance

    Australian Open

    One of the biggest stories of the day was Johanna Konta's Australian Open semi-final defeat to Angelique Kerber and you can hear from the woman of the moment here...

    Video content

    Video caption: Johanna Konta feels she played as well as she could against Angelique Kerber.
  7. Oxford to go on loan?

    Football

    West Ham's 17-year-old defender Reece Oxford is to go on loan to Championship side Charlton, reports the Daily Telegraph.

    Oxford starred in the Hammers' 2-0 win over Arsenal on the first day of the season, but has seen his opportunities limited, starting just one league match since.

    Reece Oxford
  8. Psycho is back

    Football

    England football legend Stuart Pearce has come out of retirement aged 53 in a bid to transform the fortunes of a struggling non-league side.

    Nicknamed Psycho, the former Nottingham Forest star won 78 caps and played in a World Cup semi but now a team dubbed "the worst in the UK" have signed him.

    Longford AFC, based in Gloucestershire, have lost all 18 games this season, scoring one goal and letting in 179.

  9. Leicester make £14m striker move?

    Football gossip

    Ahmed Musa

    The Times are reporting that Leicester City have offered £14m for CSKA Moscow's Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa and have also made an approach for Chelsea's Loic Remy.

  10. Happy Days!

    Football

    Arsenal's Mesut Ozil is having a good Thursday...

  11. 'Fantastic for women's football'

    Football

    Steph Houghton

    Manchester City and England captain

    England women

    Women have been included in Fifa 16, the first time this has happened in the game's history...

    "I didn't realise how big it would be. It came as a surprise. To be included was fantastic for women's football. After the year we have had, with the success of the World Cup, it topped it all off to be included in something so big. 

    "The girls play Fifa. When we are in the Euro qualifiers, if there is a console at St George's Park the girls play and fill a bit of time up. Lucy Bronze or Gemma Davison are probably the best, I think."

    Listen to a show on the history of football computer gaming on Thursday on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website, Red Button and iPlayer from 19:30 GMT.

  12. Get Involved

    #thebeautifulgamers

    Ahead of a BBC Radio 5 live programme later on Thursday on the history of football computer gaming, we’re asking for your favourite football video games and why. 

  13. Tremmel joins Bremen on loan

    Football

    Swansea's 37-year-old German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. 

    Tremmel hasn't made a single appearance for the Swans this term, with Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Lukasz Fabianksi preferred ahead of him.

    Bremen are 16th (a relegation play-off place) in the Bundesliga, four points off the bottom spot.

    Tremmel joins Bremen on loan
  14. The Premier League's most injured

    Football

    West Ham and England striker Andy Carroll has missed 641 days since January 2013 through injury.

    But he is a way from being the Premier League'smost injured player.

    Find out who that is here. Incredibly it is not Jack Wilshere or Daniel Sturridge...

    andy carroll
  15. Get Involved

    #thebeautifulgamers

    Ahead of a BBC Radio 5 live programme later on Thursday on the history of football computer gaming, we’re asking for your favourite football video games and why.  

  16. Swansea City news conference

    West Brom v Swansea City (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin says the club are close to completing a deal for 26-year-old Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi. 

    “I asked my chairman [Huw Jenkins] if it was a possibility. I like him,” said Guidolin.

    “Paloschi was my player when we worked together at Parma. He was a promising player. He is a good player, a good guy. I think he is important for us and can help the team to have results and score many goals, I hope.

    “I think he’s a modern player. He can play well in the Premier League because he is strong.”

    Paloschi
  17. Swansea City news conference

    West Brom v Swansea City (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    At Francesco Guidolin's first news conference at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Bortoluzzi is the latest Italian to join Swansea's coaching staff.

    Guidolin started with "bore da". Sported some bold knitwear too.  

    Swansea presser
  18. Get Involved

    #thebeautifulgamers

    Ahead of a BBC Radio 5 live programme later on Thursday on the history of football computer gaming, we’re asking for your favourite football video games and why.

    Careful - this game requires a whopping ONE megabyte of memory...

  19. Slimani, Yarmolenko for Everton?

    Football

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Everton are still coming to terms with the disappointment of their Capital One Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City - so might struggling manager Roberto Martinez go into the transfer market before Monday's deadline to lift the spirits?

    The word coming out of France is that the Toffees are showing an interest in Sporting Lisbon's Algerian forward Islam Slimani. The 27-year-old has attracted attention from around Europe with his fine form this season - scoring 20 goals in 29 games.

    He has been rated in the £20m bracket, which may prove too rich for Everton's liking.

    Everton have long been linked with Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko but he would command a fee in excess of £20m and it is unlikely the Ukrainians will sell while they are still in the Champions League.

    Slimani
  20. Bale on comeback trail

    Football

    What every Real Madrid (and Wales) fan wants to see; Gareth Bale on the comeback trail from calf injury...