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Summary

  1. I will carry on for a while yet - Man City boss Guardiola
  2. Returning Vardy 'should start' against Everton - Ranieri
  3. Silva appointed Hull head coach until end of the season
  4. Everton complete £11m Lookman signing
  5. Arsenal's Coquelin out for up to a month with hamstring injury
  6. Get Involved: Who will win the Premier League debate & vote - #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for joining us today. We will be back tomorrow morning with more news, footy gossip and no doubt more breaking transfer stories. 

    Oh, and just the small matter of the FA Cup third round.

    Ahh the delights of January...

  2. Southampton skipper Fonte hands in transfer request

    Football

    From BBC Radio Solent's sports editor Adam Blackmore after Southampton captain Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request...

    Jose Fonte
  3. Track every transfer in the Premier League

    Football

    Rudy Gestede

    The transfer window is open and Premier League clubs are already bringing players in to improve their squads for the second half of the season.

    Last year saw a five-year high of £175m spent on players between the 1st and 31st of January. Will that figure be beaten this time around?

    You can keep up to date with all the players either leaving or joining a Premier League club this month by tracking every transfer. 

    You can sort these by day, players in and out, position and fee.

    Simply head over to our transfers page here.

  4. Murray broken in first game

    Tennis

    Not a great start for Sir Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open - he's been broken in the first game by Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and trails 2-0.

    Andy Murray
  5. 'Most of the chances, Defoe scores'

    FA Cup third round, West Ham v Man City (Fri, 19:55 GMT)

    Video content

    Video caption: Jermain Defoe has the most important attribute, goals - Bilic

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says Jermain Defoe has the "most important" attribute - scoring goals, as the Hammers continue to chase the Sunderland striker's signature after their initial £6m bid was turned down.

  6. 'Augusta National Golf Club cordially invites you...'

    Golf

    So, courtesy of English golfer Tyrrell Hatton, this is how you get formally invited to the Masters at Augusta... it even has an RSVP at the bottom!

    Love it, love it, love it. 

  7. 'The Jump' appearance fee v Paralympic funding?

    Disability Sport

    Rebecca Adlington, former Olympic swimmer and competitor on reality skiing show The Jump, has defended Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox’s decision to compete in the show.

    Cox’s decision to compete has seen her elite UK Sports funding suspended.

    The 25-year-old, who has multiple sclerosis and won four medals at the Rio Paralympics, tweeted: ‘Before judging my decisions people should imagine living life as a ticking time bomb. MS has changed my outlook on life, so I'm going to enjoy skiing.’

    Adlington said: “Kadeena is probably getting more money doing The Jump than from all of her funding”.

    Video content

    Video caption: The former Olympic swimmer says Cox, a Paralympic champion, should be able to compete
  8. Live coverage on BBC Sport

    Challenge Cup first-round draw

    From 19:00 GMT, right here on the BBC Sport website and app, follow live coverage of the Challenge Cup first-round draw live from The Deep, Hull. 

    Challenge Cup Trophy
  9. Watch golf for free!

    Golf

    Golf

    Now that I have your attention... 

    The PGA Tour has dipped its toes into live streaming with an announcement that Twitter will distribute over 70 hours of coverage from 31 tournaments across the 2016-17 season. 

    Don't get too excited, they won't be broadcasting the climax of the tournaments but it's a chance to watch golf for free none-the-less! 

    The live coverage will typically be from the first 60 to 90 minutes of play at tournaments on a Thursday and Friday morning.

  10. Djokovic into Qatar Open semi-final

    World number two Novak Djokovic has beaten Radek Stepenek 6-3, 6-3 in the Qatar Open quarter final. 

    The Serb, who looked on top form easing to victory, will face Fernando Verdasco in the semi-final. 

    Murray is up next... 

  11. Get Involved - who will win the Premier League?

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    SMS Message: Tottenham will never finish above Arsenal as long as Wenger is in charge. Said it from the start, Chelsea or Liverpool to win the league, as a Lpool fan! from Gordon
    Gordon
    SMS Message: The winner of the league depends on who has the most decisive transfer window and stays injury-free the most !!! IT'S THAT CLOSE from Kenny from Isle of Wight
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  12. Fonte has 'handed in a transfer request'

    Football

    Jose Fonte

    Southampton captain Jose Fonte has handed in a transfer request, executive director of football Les Reed has told BBC Radio Solent.

    The 33-year-old rejected a new contract offered to him in the summer after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal.

    Fonte has maintained that he wants Saints to offer him a longer contract than the one he signed in October 2015, which has 18 months to run.

    Reed said: “We haven’t had any bids for Jose and I don’t know whether we will or not. 

    "He’s contracted to us, he’s had several opportunities to improve the contract situation. He’s reserved his right not to do that, and made it very clear he would like to explore the opportunities for a transfer.

    "That’s where we are at the moment, Jose wants to leave the club. He’s formally asked for a transfer." 

  13. Djokovic closing in on win

    Tennis

    World number two Novak Djokovic is close to reaching the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.

    The Serb, 29, currently leads 38-year-old Radek Stepenek 6-3 3-2 in their last-eight match.

    Britain's world number one Sir Andy Murray (or SAM as Libby would like him to become known) follows Djokovic on court to face Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

    Novak Djokovic
  14. Awkward...

    Wow. Rio Ferdinand. We are impressed with your dedication to training. Getting up at 04:45 GMT this morning for a work out... 

    Considering it is still pretty dark at around 08:30 here, he must have a pretty good flash on that camera... 

    "Frosty early this morning at 4.35am.... no better feeling than the crisp cold on ya face!!! #JustShowUp "

    Rio Ferd
  15. From non-league to the Premier League...

    Football

    CB

    Hednesford Town FC - a tiny non-league club from, strangely, Hednesford near Cannock... somewhere between Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent to be more vague. 

    Cohen Bramall, the team's star player, is to make the move he and his team-mates all dream of... Non-league to Premier League in one fell swoop. 

    The 20-year-old left-back will leave the Northern Premier League side for north London in a deal worth £40,000.

    He follows the road taken by Everton and Wales defender Ashley Williams, who started his career at Hednesford.

    Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday had both reportedly watched Bramall, but only Arsenal agreed terms.

  16. WRU makes 'best offer' for Halfpenny

    Rugby union

    The Welsh Rugby Union has made "the best offer it can" to bring Leigh Halfpenny back from Toulon, says governing body chief executive Martyn Phillips.

    The Wales and British and Irish Lions full-back's contract with the French club expires at the end of 2016-17.

    Cardiff Blues would be favourites to sign Halfpenny, with Scarlets also interested.

    "It's a head versus heart decision for Leigh," said Phillips.

    "We will hope he comes back, but he's his own man and I would respect his decision, whatever it is."

    Leigh Halfpenny
  17. Koeman keen to get his January targets

    FA Cup third round, Everton v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    James Mountford

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Ronald Koeman

    You get the feeling that Ronald Koeman has been waiting for this January transfer window to open ever since the last one closed.

    Stung by a series of missed targets, Koeman has already completed his first January signing and made no secret of his intention to add to the squad, albeit he is not prepared to settle for anything less than his current shortlist.

    Ademola Lookman is an unknown quantity at this level but the money shelled out for the 19- year-old (£11m) suggests they have genuine belief he can succeed in the long term.

    Koeman was also clear in his intention in playing a first choice starting XI v Leicester City on Saturday. Perhaps he has learnt from the EFL Cup defeat against Norwich which triggered a run of one win in 11.

  18. Bolton news conference

    FA Cup third round: Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Phil Parkinson

    Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has said this weekend's FA Cup game will be "a good test" for his side. 

    "We will go into it as underdogs, but we're relishing the challenge. Our players will be eager to show the football world what they are capable of against top-flight opposition this weekend," he said. 

    "I have come across Sam Allardyce on numerous occasions throughout the years and he's a great guy. Crystal Palace have some real quality in their team and although they find themselves down at the bottom, they are a huge threat.

    "We want to show the wider footballing world that Bolton is alive and kicking and we look forward to doing that, especially this weekend."