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Summary

  1. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to reach League Cup final
  2. FA Cup media - Mourinho due to speak
  3. Zidane admits Real Madrid job fears
  4. Get Involved - #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Craig Lowe and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Three things you may have missed

    That's it for today. Thanks for your company and contributions, I'll leave you with three of the stories that caught your imagination:

    Mourinho says Real Madrid are "on fire" but not in a good way. Read here.

    That came after Zidane admitted Real's situation is a "fiasco". Read here.

    And Ross Barkley's Chelsea debut grabbed your attention. Read here.

  2. Locadia won't play in FA Cup

    Middlesbrough v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton boss Chris Hughton says the club's record signing, Jurgen Locadia, won't be fit to play in the FA Cup this weekend but he should be ready in the next few weeks.

    "He came with an injury - which we were aware of but we look forward to having him fully fit and in the squad," said Hughton.

    Jurgen Locadia
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    SMS Message: Aymeric Laporte will be a great defensive signing for Man City, like a French John Stones. Would be great if City can get Neymar in summer too! from A.Gibbon, Cheshire
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  4. Transfer Market isn't easy - Moyes

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

    West Ham United

    West Ham boss David Moyes has been asked if he is keen to bolster his striker options after recent injuries to forwards Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic.

    "Not necessarily forward players, but it made me think I need to get some players," he says.

    "It's not that easy, the market is not allowing it, there are lots of clubs who would like our players too. We've never said we want anyone to go."

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    SMS Message: Zidane to Chelsea, Poch to Real, Conte to Spurs? from Mike O
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  6. Carvalhal plays down transfer speculation

    Notts County v Swansea City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Swansea City

    Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal on Atletico Madrid midfielder Nicolas Gaitan and other transfer rumours including West Ham's Andre Ayew.

    "I can only speak about what is fact," the Portuguese insists.

    Carvahal has confirmed Jay Fulton is joining Wigan on loan until the end of the season. He says the Scotsman "needs to play more games."

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    Loser92: the Villa loan move sounds like a great opportunity for Axel to get some well-deserved, and a sustained period of, first team action.

  8. Lazio fined for anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers

    Serie A side Lazio have been fined 50,000 euros (£43,520) after supporters displayed anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers last October.

    Fans posted images of the Holocaust victim in a Roma jersey alongside slogans such as "Roma fans are Jews".

    Thirteen Lazio fans have received stadium bans of between five and eight years in connection with the incident.

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    Jay Barnes: Mourinho's mischievous comments could well be the trigger for Real Madrid's next raid on United for De Gea

  10. Mario having West Ham medical

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Joao Mario is having a medical at West Ham this afternoon.

    He's due to join West Ham on loan. Mario arrived at Inter to huge acclaim from Sporting Lisbon in August 2016.

    However, the £35m Portugal midfielder failed to have the impact expected as he struggled to adjust to the tactical nature of Serie A.

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    Chris Allen: My only problem with Conte is the lack of flexibility in changing the formation. A back 3 hasn't worked for Chelsea all season, and far too often Alonso gets beaten too easily. Blues need to bring in Alex Sandro from Juve

  12. Coleman in goal for Terriers

    Huddersfield v West Brom (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    David Wagner reveals Joel Coleman will start in goal for Huddersfield against Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday.

    Elias Kachunga and Jon-Gorenc Stankovic remain out, with new signing Alex Pritchard cup-tied.

  13. Jovial Jose

    Yeovil Town v Man United (Fri, 19:55GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho was in a very good mood at Carrington this lunchtime.

    He noticed the change in backdrop before he sat down and then offered a full answer to every question put to him.

    Understandably, Mourinho was happy to extol the virtues of Alexis Sanchez.

    But I am not too sure Zinedine Zidane will be impressed at Mourinho suggesting Real Madrid are 'on fire'. That is hardly going to help him calm some nervous club officials.

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    Paul Harris: On a free, with wages to match his value over the last couple of years, I wouldn’t mind Arsenal looking at Rodwell. Could be our sort of player (injured? Yeah I know, very funny!!)

  15. A new Fab Four?

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    It looks like someone has been having some fun on Photoshop.....

    Adebayo Akinfenwa tweet
  16. More from Mourinho - Sanchez one of world's best

    Yeovil v Man United (Fri, 19:55 GMT)

    Manchester United

    "I think everybody knows the player he is, I think everybody knows what he did at Arsenal, I try not to speak what he did before in Spain and Italy but in the Premier League he has shown the quality he has.

    "We got one of the best attacking players in the world and he's very important for us because we want the best possible players," said Mourinho.

    "Alexis changed from a fantastic club to a giant club and Mkhitaryan changed for a fantastic club."

    Mourinho also confirmed Sanchez will be in the squad for Friday's game at Yeovil.

    Alexis Sanchez
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    SMS Message: I would like to see a Sturridge plus cash deal for Aubameyang plus Lemar as well as Arsene Wengers face if it happened! Although my only concern as a Liverpool supporter is with Salah, Keita, Matip, Mane and potentially Aubameyang is that we would be in trouble when the African cup of nations start! from Phil
    Phil

    Fear not Phil as from 2019 the Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June. You can read more here.

  18. Mourinho won't be drawn on Ronaldo, sticks boot into Real

    Yeovil Town v Man United (Fri, 19:55 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has been speaking ahead of Manchester United's game at Yeovil tomorrow night.

    He wouldn't be drawn on whether he's interested in signing Ronaldo and it looks like he couldn't resist having a little dig at his former employers.

    "I think with the moment Real Madrid is having now I think I should be the last one to add some fuel to the fire.

    "Madrid is on fire, the results are not good and it's a club where I worked three years," said Mourinho.

    "I cared about the club, I am the last one to add fire, Cristiano is the kind of player every manager and club wants but Zidane and Real Madrid, that's my feeling."

    Naughty Jose, very naughty....

    Jose Mourinho
  19. A flurry of activity in the Championship

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    I've got a few deals that have gone through in the Championship to tell you about now.

    Norwich have signed winger Onel Hernandez and striker Dennis Srbeny on permanent deals.

    Bristol City have signed striker Lois Diony and Aston Villa have signed Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on loan.

    Axel Tuanzebe
  20. 'Nah, you're alright'

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Maybe not quite the enthusiasm Crewe were hoping for from their lunchtime poll.

    BBC App users may need to click the link to find out the results.

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