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Summary

  1. Everton agree £22m fee for Schneiderlin
  2. Arsenal Ladies & England legend Smith announces retirement
  3. England prop Marler set to miss start of Six Nations
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's your lot for today's Sportsday. 

    Thanks for joining us.

    Don't forget to follow Southampton v Liverpool in the EFL Cup semi-final on the BBC Sport website with live text commentary from 19:00 GMT plus BBC Radio 5 live commentary. 

    We'll also have live text commentary of the action across Europe as Barcelona attempt to come from 2-1 behind in their Copa del Rey tie second leg with Athletic Bilbao while Juventus are also in cup action.

    Don't miss it! 

  2. Saints' long wait

    Southampton v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Here are the best stats ahead of tonight's game at St Mary's.

    • Liverpool beat Southampton 6-1 at the same venue in the League Cup quarter-finals last season.
    • Southampton have not reached the League Cup final since a 1979 defeat by Nottingham Forest.
    • The two sides drew 0-0 at St Mary's in the Premier League when they met in November.
  3. 'Common sense required in Messi talks'

    Football

    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona's ability to offer Lionel Messi an improved contract will rest on their capacity to raise revenue from sponsorship deals and player sales, chief executive Oscar Grau says.

    Messi's contract expires in 2018 and he is expected to command a new deal on a par with the reported £21m a year earned by Luis Suarez and Neymar.

    But La Liga's salary cap means Barca must exercise common sense, Grau said.

    "We want the best players but perhaps we have to prioritise," he added.

  4. Get Involved

    Over 40s XI

    Here's the National Football Museum's suggestions for our Over 40s XI. Thanks for getting involved. Keep them coming.

    Players must have continued their playing career beyond their 40th birthday.

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  5. Ake back in training at Chelsea

    Football

    Here's Nathan Ake back in training with Chelsea after he was recalled from a loan spell with Bournemouth.

    Will he force his way into the first team at Stamford Bridge?

    View more on twitter
  6. England open against France

    Women's Football

    England Women will play France in their opening fixture of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup in March. The Lionesses will travel to the United States to take part in the annual tournament, now in its second year.

    They will face France at the Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, on 1 March. Mark Sampson’s side will then travel to New Jersey where they will face the tournament hosts on 4 March. They finish against European champions Germany on 7 March .

    England finished third in the tournament last year.

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  7. Get Involved

    Over 40s XI

    Rory Stoves: Guys, Dave Beasant over Dino Zoff? Come on, Zoff won a World Cup aged 40.

    Anthony Shaw: How could you leave out Francesco Totti!?

    There's plenty of love for Roma and Italy legend Francesco Totti who is still going strong aged 40.

    Totti
  8. Zaha scores for Ivory Coast

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    Crystal Palace's former England winger Wilfried Zaha scored his first goal for the Ivory Coast as they beat Uganda 3-0 Wednesday in a warm-up match for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Zaha, 24, struck with a low shot after a solo run during the second half in Abu Dhabi. 

    Aston Villa's striker Jonathan Kodjia and Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier were the other scorers after a goalless first half.

  9. Calleri to leave West Ham?

    Latest gossip

    Jonathan Calleri

    Jonathan Calleri has played just nine first-team games for West Ham since joining in June but he is a wanted man.

    Italian sides Fiorentina and Sampdoria plus Spain's Las Palmas are among the clubs interested in the 23-year-old.

    The Guardian says Calleri is likely to leave the Hammers this month in search of first-team football.

  10. Makelele named Swansea assistant

    Football

    Claude Makelele

    Former France and Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has joined Swansea's coaching staff as assistant coach.

    The 43-year-old reunites with head coach Paul Clement who he worked with during his playing career at Chelsea and as a coach at Paris St-Germain.

  11. Get Involved

    Over 40s XI

    Lee Parkinson: Shilton(47), Zanetti (40), Maldini (41), Pearce (53), Matthews (50), Strachan(40), Davids(40), Giggs (40), Milla(42), Phillips (40), Sheringham (43).

    Michael: Surely Peter Shilton in goal. Played in a world cup semi-final aged 40. I saw him play as a teenager for Leicester in 1967.

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    Image caption: Peter Shilton played 125 times for England
  12. Gardner completes Birmingham move

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    Craig Gardner

    West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner has joined former club Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season.

    The deal includes an agreement for a permanent transfer in the summer.

    The 30-year-old midfielder spent 18 months at St Andrew’s from January 2010 to June 2011.

    He has played 85 times in three seasons for West Brom but just has made just nine appearances this season.

  13. Southampton have 'very good opportunity'

    Southampton v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Claude Puel

    Southampton manager Claude Puel is aware of the importance of a good result in their semi-final first leg.

    “We have to try and make a strong game and get a good result to prepare well for the second game and still have a good possibility to qualify,” said Puel.“This first game at home is very important. I don’t know exactly what a good result will be, but we have to keep an opportunity for the second game."The Frenchman added: “We are ready for a strong game. I think the game against Liverpool in the Premier League was about a strong game in a defensive organisation.“I think we have to have good control of the game a little more with the ball and possibilities to create chances to score against this team.“It’s another game and it’s important to see this as a very good opportunity.”  

  14. Carroll heading back to Swansea?

    Latest gossip

    Tom carroll

    Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll is an £8m target of Premier League strugglers Swansea, according to the Daily Telegraph.

    The 24-year-old spent the 2014-15 season on loan at the South Wales club.

    He has played just two EFL Cup and one Premier League matches this season.

  15. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Dean Windass

    Who would you have picked in an Over 40s XI? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday.

    Callum McCarthy: How dare you exclude Sir Dean Windass?

    Liam Statham: What about Scholesy!!!

    Paul Alexander: Pat Jennings surely?

    I'm a big fan of Dean Windass, Callum, but I'm not sure he gets in ahead of Rivaldo - or Teddy Sheringham...

  16. Vonn back in action

    Four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn will return to competition this week after completing an intensive three-month rehabilitation programme.

    The 32-year-old American skier had surgery on a broken right arm in November.

    "Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week," said the 2010 Olympic downhill champion.

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  17. Millwall to consider move away from London

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    The Den

    Millwall would have to consider a move away from London if land around The Den is sold to developers, according to chief executive Steve Kavanagh.

    A Lewisham Council cabinet meeting, which was set to confirm a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the land, has been postponed until February.

    The Lions have played in Lewisham since 1910 and at The Den since 1993.

    "I can't rule out relocation in the event the CPO went through," Kavanagh told BBC Radio 5 live.

    What are your thoughts Millwall fans? Read more here

  18. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Are we missing anyone from our veterans XI? We've named ours (see 15:18) after Japanese player Kazuyoshi Miura signed a contract today that will take his professional football career into his 50s.

    ELT Postman: Donato a must for the over 40s team. Retired at 40 at Deportivo Coruña. Fantastic player and wonderful person!

    Liam Price: Edwin Van der Sar played in the Champions Lague final aged 40, definite 40+ legend

    Edwin van der Sar
  19. Ranger admits banking fraud

    Football

    Nile Ranger

    Former Premier League striker Nile Ranger has admitted an online banking fraud in which a woman lost more than £2,000.

    The 25-year-old Southend United footballer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring the money.

    He denied a second count of money laundering at Wood Green Crown Court.

    Read more here

  20. Perfect timing

    Southampton v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

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    Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final with Southampton has arrived at the perfect time for Daniel Sturridge to showcase his talent, according to Jurgen Klopp.

    Sadio Mane is away on international duty while Philippe Coutinho has been missing through injury.

    "If he stays on this fitness level and improving as he always should, that is perfect," said Klopp when asked about Sturridge. "It is perfect news for him and for us that he can perform. It would be cool if we could speak like this for the next few weeks and months.”