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Live Reporting

By Thomas Mallows

All times stated are UK

  1. ‘They’re young and will make mistakes’

    Leicester v West Ham (Wed, 19:30 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Brendan Rodgers on Hamza Choudhury and Ben Chilwell, who were both left out of defeat to Burnley after turning up late to a training session:

    “It’s something that happens at every club and misdemeanours happen. It was dealt with internally – there’s no need to broadcast.

    “We’ve moved on. They’re young and will make mistakes, it will happen at lots of clubs. Both are available.

    “You’re creating a standard. Authority is important and players need to understand that they can’t miss training if they want to succeed.”


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  2. Ndidi in contention after ‘incredible’ recovery

    Leicester v West Ham (Wed, 19:30 GMT)

    Leicester City

    There is a “great chance” Wilfred Ndidi will be in the Leicester City squad to face West Ham tomorrow.

    Brendan Rodgers says the midfielder has made an “incredible” 11-day recovery from a knee injury – having initially been sidelined for three to four weeks.

    “He has been a big miss,” said Rodgers. “He’s a colossal player for us – covers a lot of space for our attacking players, and there are not many more important players.

    “He has been a miss – there’s no doubt.”


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  3. Liverpool turn down Shaqiri bids

    Mandeep Sanghera

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool have turned down
    approaches from Italian club Roma and Spanish side Sevilla to take Switzerland
    midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri on loan.

    The Reds are not prepared to
    let Shaqiri leave in January as they close on the Premier League title and
    remain in the Champions League and FA Cup.

    Nor will they consider a loan
    deal with an option to buy the 28-year-old.

    The club will not sell him
    until the summer when they would value him at 30 million euros (£25.5m).

  4. Mourinho on Rose omission

    Tottenham v Norwich (Wed, 19:30 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    He’s more from Jose Mourinho on the reasons why Danny Rose missed the weekend draw at Watford:

    “On the Thursday before Watford late evening I got a call from my medical
    staff saying that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he
    wouldn’t train the next day.

    “Friday it was a bit of a surprise to see him training, but even so I decided
    to play with (Japhet) Tanganga and have Ryan (Sessegnon) on the bench. That is
    the situation.”

  5. Mourinho on transfers

    Tottenham v Norwich (Wed, 19:30 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was not having any of it when he was pushed for an update on any potential incomings, as well as the future of rumoured Inter Milan target Christian Eriksen.

    “We are very poor on news for two reasons. One, because we
    are not buying a player every day. And two, I am the kind of guy who refuses to
    speak about players from other clubs. Some managers are happy to do that but I
    am not.”

    On the future of Eriksen: “In relation to Christian, the answer is not
    good for you and the answer is he is selected for tomorrow.”

    On a possible move for PSG’s Edinson Cavani:“I have a very
    good relationship with Mr Nasser (Al-Khelaifi, PSG president) and Mr Leonardo
    (PSG sporting director) and I want to keep that good relationship. Good
    relationships are based on respect, so I am not going to speak about a player
    of PSG.”


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  6. Mundo Deportivoclaims they are targeting Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    However, the report also states that Arsenal are reluctant to sell the player this month, meaning Barca would struggle to agree an acceptable fee for the Gabon international.

  • The Athletic.The Reds have rejected loan offers from Seville and Roma for Switzerland midfielder.


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  • ‘It isn’t an easy task to get money out of this club’

    Man Utd v Burnley (Wed, 20:15 GMT)


    Burnley boss Sean Dyche was asked about potential outgoings this month, including defender Ben Gibson:

    “It would be a decision we make rather than have to make. We
    are under no pressure to sell any of our players. That’s a much stronger
    position certainly since my first few years here.

    “He (Gibson) is as happy as a player can be. As a manager I
    try and treat players right and get them as much football as they can, but there is
    a challenge within that. All players want to play, but if other players have been
    playing well, and I think our central defenders have been playing well, that’s
    the challenge.”

    On potential incomings:“Every manager is linked with every player now. Some of the
    ones we have been linked with do tickle me. It isn’t an easy task to get money out of this club so I do laugh when
    we are linked with players for £20m.”


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  • Burn signs new deal

    Brighton defender Dan Burn has signed a new contract committing himself to the south coast club until June 2023.

  • Post update

    Bournemouth v Brighton (19:30 GMT)

    Tony Husband

    Match of the Day commentator

    One day they’ll surely build a statue of Eddie Howe outside Bournemouth’s ground, but right now his kingdom appears to be crumbling.

    Saturday’s 1-0 reverse at Norwich was a 10th defeat in 12. The only crumb of comfort for Bournemouth fans is that they’re still only a win or two from being right back in the mix.

    Three points are surely vital against Graham Potter’s Albion, who are stuttering somewhat and have won just once in nine games themselves – against Bournemouth.

    Brighton have never won a Premier League game in January; this seems a good chance to change that stat.