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By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for sticking with me today. I am done now and unlike several Premier League players, don't expect to see me boarding a flight to Italy anytime soon.

    But before I depart here are a few things for you to have a look at:

    Arrivederci. See you all soon.

  2. Scunthorpe's Bedeau attracting attention

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Scunthorpe's 20-year-old defender Jacob Bedeau is attracting a bit of attention.

    The League Two outfit picked Bedeau up on a free transfer from Aston Villa 12 months ago.

    Southampton, Norwich and West Ham are amongst the top flight clubs keeping an eye on the Londoner, who made his first-team debut at 16 when he was at Bury.

    It will be interesting to see if any of them lodge firm interest in him.

  3. Thomas joins ADO Den Haag on loan

    Leicester City

    Missed this one earlier, must have been when I nipped out for a sandwich.

    Leicester's George Thomas has joined Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag on loan until the end of the season.

    The 22-year-old Wales international spent last term on loan in League One with Scunthorpe United, so the Dutch top-flight sounds like a decent upgrade.

  4. England learn schedule for SheBelieves Cup defence

    England Women will defend their title at the invitational SheBelieves Cup from 5-11 March and will face hosts United States, Japan and Spain.

    The Lionesses won the tournament for the first time in 2019 and have confirmed their participation in the event for a fifth consecutive year.

    Spain, ranked 13th in the world, are making their debut in the event, while Japan are returning for a second time.

    All four sides will play each other once in a round-robin format.

  5. Post update

    Tranmere Rovers v Watford (Tues, 19:45 GMT)


    Watford boss Nigel Pearson was also asked about a couple of possible transfers.

    But he gave the stock managerial reply these days.

    "Somebody else’s player," he said.

    "I have no control of stories generated in the media. I’d be delighted to talk about business if we do business."

  6. 'I have to prioritise due to our situation'

    Tranmere Rovers v Watford (Tues, 19:45 GMT)


    Watford boss Nigel Pearson has been doing his thing in front of the media, with his side due to travel up to Prenton Park to face Tranmere in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

    That means the Hornets will play two games in just over 48 hours after their win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

    "It’s not easy," Pearson said.

    "It’s the climate we are working in at the moment. I have to prioritise due to our situation in the Premier League at the minute.

    "I will endeavour to give the competition the respect it deserves but it is not the main priority for us."

  7. McBurnie reminded of responsibilities

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie has been reminded of his responsibilities by the Football Association after appearing to make an obscene gesture while watching Swansea City.

    The 23-year-old striker, who joined United for a record £20m in August, is a Swansea fan and was in the crowd for their derby at Cardiff City on Sunday.

    McBurnie had Sunday off after scoring in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Friday. Sheffield United are not commenting on the incident.

    The Scotland international, who has scored four goals for the Blades since his summer move from Swansea, was also pictured watching his former team at QPR earlier in the season.

    Oli McBurnie
  8. Mavropanos joins Nuremberg

    Arsenal's Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Nuremberg.

    This tweet featuring the 22-year-old defender, roughly translates as: 'Landed in Nuremberg, completed a medical check today and signed the contract.'

    They've even thrown in a pic of him doing his heart screening.

    View more on twitter
  9. Build United

    Probably not quite what Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had in mind during the January transfer window.

    View more on twitter
  10. Frank signs new Brentford deal

    Brentford boss Thomas Franks has signed a deal to keep him at Griffin Park until the summer of 2023.

    View more on twitter
  11. Uche leaves Leicester

    Leicester City

    Leicester City striker Raul Uche has joined Spanish La Liga side Real Valladolid on a permanent deal.

    The 22-year-old, joined the Foxes in 2016 from Rayo Vallecano in his native Spain but did not make a first-team appearance at the club.

  12. Inter Milan wait on Eriksen & Young

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Inter Milan expect to know more in the next 48 hours about their chances of signing Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young this month.

    Inter have targeted the Premier League duo to boost Antonio Conte’s squad.

    Both men are out of contract in the summer but Inter want to sign them now to aid their attempt to win Serie A for the first time since 2010, when Jose Mourinho was coach.

    Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta at the San Siro allowed Juventus to move two points clear in the title race.

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known to be reluctant to lose Young’s experience this month without securing a replacement.

    The former England international has not been in United’s matchday squad for the last two games.

    Eriksen has already indicated he has no wish to sign a contract extension at Spurs and wants to experience life outside England.

  13. Watch: The FA Cup live on BBC One

    Tottenham v Middlesbrough (Tuesday, 20:05 GMT)

    BBC One

    Just a quick reminder that Tottenham's third-round replay at home to Middlesbrough will be shown live on BBC One.

    The winner of the replay on Tuesday, 14 January will play away against Southampton in the fourth round.

    Build-up to Tuesday's match will be available on BBC iPlayer from 19:30.

  14. 'Eriksen plays on Tuesday'

    Tottenham v Middlesbrough (Tues, 20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Christian Eriksen will play on Tuesday: "Eriksen plays tomorrow. Every player we have has to be ready to help the team.

    "We are not in conditions to think about anything else than that.

    "One thing is to not put his best performance in but for so many reasons players all around the world have better seasons than other players."

    Mourinho is then asked if this is the best version of Eriksen he could have?

    "No. If you ask me the reasons, I am not an idiot, I have been in football many years.

    "A player in this situation, even if he wants - and I am not criticising him - it's normal a player in this situation doesn't perform in the highest level.

    "But he is helping us in matches he has played for us. He's had positive performances and contributions like against Olympiakos and Norwich."

    Wasn't the Dane meant to be in Milan by now?

  15. Post update

    Tottenham v Middlesbrough (Tues, 20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    More from Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho: "We know what Fulham did to [Aston] Villa, We know what Leeds almost did to Arsenal and Middlesbrough almost did to us.

    "It's a difficult match. We are in our limits. It was an incredible effort against Liverpool two days ago."

  16. 'I am waiting for news'

    Tottenham v Middlesbrough (Tues, 20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been asked about Gedson Fernandes arrival at the club but plays it with a straight bat.

    "I am waiting for news," he said.

    "But news can come or not. I am more worried about Middlesbrough than the market. He is a Benfica player. I don't know if my friends, the Benfica coach and president, would be happy if I speak about one of their players."

  17. Gedson Fernandes due to have Spurs medical

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes is due to have a medical at Tottenham today ahead of an 18-month loan to the Premier League club.

    Fernandes had been targeted by West Ham but has opted instead to join Jose Mourinho at Spurs.

    Providing there are no issues, the 21-year-old will become Mourinho’s first signing as Tottenham manager.

    It is understood Tottenham will have an option to buy Fernandes when his loan deal expires in 2021. His arrival will be a boost for Mourinho, who has lost skipper Harry Kane and influential midfielder Moussa Sissoko to long-term injury.

  18. 'It is a difficult situation for us'

    Tottenham v Middlesbrough (Tues, 20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    So after starting with a bit of team news (namely that Tottenham have no fresh injuries) Jose Mourinho was asked about his team's chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.

    Spurs are currently eighth in the table nine points fourth-placed Chelsea:

    "Mathematically yes [it's possible]," said Mourinho.

    "Of course the distance is important, we don't need to just win, we need opponents to lose.

    "We know we are not powerful enough to believe we will win every game or compete in three competitions. It is a difficult situation for us. I prefer to look match after match.

    "While Liverpool could change 10 for an FA Cup match the only one I can rest is [Toby Alderweireld. He's the only one I can say 'goodbye, take two days off.'"

  19. Post update

    Right Jose Mourinho's news conference at Tottenham is finally on its way....