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09:14, 26 Jan 2022
Last Updated: 22:07, 26 Jan 2022

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest transfer news, and general football stories throughout the day. Southampton are set to formally submit a £25million club-record bid to permanently sign Chelsea loanee Armando Broja, while Roy Hodgson has officially been named as Watford's new manager.

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26 January 2022
The AFCON Round Of 16 Round-Up

Mohamed Salah had the final word in Egypt’s triumph over Ivory Coast, sending his team through to the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations with the winning penalty in the shootout. 

The AFCON Round Of 16 Round-Up
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26 January 2022
Equatorial Guinea's huge win!
26 January 2022
More penalties!

Two AFCON Round of 16 matches today and for the second time tonight we go penalties to decide a winner.

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Mali vs Equatorial Guinea
26 January 2022
Hillsborough disaster to be added to curriculum

The Hillsborough disaster will be taught in schools to Primary and Secondary students in Liverpool.

MP Ian Byrne speaking to the Echo: "What we are doing on the ground in the Liverpool City Region will show other authorities across the country how to commemorate 'Hillsborough Day' and how to approach teaching school children about the disaster and the subsequent cover-up and campaign for justice."

26 January 2022
WATCH: Hatate fires Celtic in front
26 January 2022
Everton fans protest

"Sack the board" rings at Goodison Park tonight where Everton fans have gathered in protest.

26 January 2022
Games postponed due to Covid this season
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26 January 2022
Egypt through to quarter finals

Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to progress to the AFCON quarter-finals.

26 January 2022
Eric Bailly misses!
26 January 2022
We go to penalties!

Click the link below to follow the penalty kicks in the Ivory Coast vs Egypt game.

Ivory Coast vs Egypt
26 January 2022
Top save at AFCON
26 January 2022
Watford announce signing of Samuel Kalu

24-year-old winger Samuel Kalu signs for Watford from Bordeaux.

26 January 2022
Miedema would be a great loss to WSL
Miedema Would Be A Great Loss To WSL

The Arsenal striker's contract runs out at the end of the season.

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26 January 2022
Premier League form table
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26 January 2022
Arsenal incomings looking unlikely

Despite a dire need for reinforcements in the Arsenal camp, the likelihood of bringing in any new talent except USA keeper Matt Turner is looking remote.

26 January 2022
Bruno Guimaraes medical scheduled for Friday

Another twist in the tale.

26 January 2022
Mourinho's Champions League brilliance
Mourinho's Champions League Brilliance

As it's his birthday, read into our piece on Jose Mourinho's Champions League brilliance.

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26 January 2022
Gosens set for Inter

Robin Gosens is set to switch Atalanta for Inter Milan in a loan deal with an obligation to buy.

26 January 2022
Newcastle's Dan Burn bid rejected by Brighton

This has been some hour for Newcastle. After an official statement from Lyon denying the Bruno Guimaraes agreement, news out of Brighton has now confirmed that they have rejected a bid from the Magpies.

Newcastle transfer news: Dan Burn offer rejected by Brighton
Newcastle transfer news: Dan Burn offer rejected by Brighton
26 January 2022
Wolves confirm permanent Hwang deal

He is part of Bruno Lage's long-term plan at Molineux. He is contracted until 2026.

26 January 2022
New Premier League postponement guidance

The new requirement which is now enforced by the Premier League requires a minimum of four COVID cases amongst the squad for a request to be considered.

26 January 2022
Lyon 'categorically deny' Guimaraes agreement

It had been reported by multiple sources that a deal of around £33m had been struck to bring the 24 year-old Brazilian to St James' Park but Lyon have confirmed that this is not the case.

26 January 2022
OTD 2006: Fowler's Liverpool return
26 January 2022
Newcastle want Leno

Newcastle are interested in signing back-up Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno who reportedly wants to leave the Emirates in order to play regular first-team football.

26 January 2022
Vitor Pereira to pull out of race for Everton job

After protests from Everton fans in recent days, the Portuguese manager is apparently ready to pull out of race which might potentially open the door for Frank Lampard to take the helm.

26 January 2022
Valencia agree deal with Spurs for Ndombele

Valencia have agreed a six-month loan deal with Tottenham for French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele however it is thought the player still prefers a move to PSG.

Valencia reach agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for Tanguy Ndombele loan
Valencia reach agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for Tanguy Ndombele loan
26 January 2022
Sunderland announce Clarke

Sunderland have confirmed the loan signing of Jack Clarke from Tottenham Hotspur.

26 January 2022
Bamford's stats are insane

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been out for most of the season but his stats have shown he has played a much bigger role for the Whites than most of his fit teammates.

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26 January 2022
Newcastle in advanced talks for Burn

Brighton defender Dan Burn is in advanced talks with Newcastle United over a £10million move.

26 January 2022
Bryan Mbeumo signs new Brentford deal

The contract runs until 2026.

26 January 2022
Niklas Süle to leave Bayern

The 26 year-old German international has been linked with Barcelona, Chelsea and Newcastle this January and move for his signature looks sure to hot up.

26 January 2022
Fiorentina agree striker deal

The Italian side have agreed a deal for Basel striker Arthur Cabral.

26 January 2022
Loyalty in the Premier League calculated

The average number of months players stay at club table:

1 Burnley 55.7

=2 Liverpool 50.9

=2 Tottenham Hotspur 50.9

3 Leicester City 46.7

4 Manchester City 44.7

5 Manchester United 43.8

6 Newcastle United 41.7

7 Crystal Palace  40.9

8 West Ham United 40

9 Leeds United 39.2

10 Southampton  36.6

11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34.4

12 Chelsea  34.3

13 Everton 33.6

14 Brighton & Hove Albion 29.7

15 Brentford  26

16 Watford FC 23.8

17 Aston Villa 22.8

18 Norwich City 22.6

19 Arsenal  20.8

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26 January 2022
Wolves trigger Hwang Hee-chan buy option

The South Korean has impressed Bruno Lage this season.

Transfer notebook: Manchester City are on the brink of signing Hungarian wonderkid Zalan Vancsa
Transfer notebook: Manchester City are on the brink of signing Hungarian wonderkid Zalan Vancsa
26 January 2022
Bruno Guimaraes undergoing Newcastle medical

At least the Magpies are signing someone.

Newcastle transfer news: Bruno Guimaraes scheduled to undergo a medical
Newcastle transfer news: Bruno Guimaraes scheduled to undergo a medical
26 January 2022
Why Balotelli's Italy return is a strange one

You may feel you have gone back in time, but Mario Balotelli is back in the Italian national team. And it is a call-up that does not match the progress the Azzurri have made under Roberto Mancini.

Balotelli's Baffling Italy Return
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26 January 2022
Lingard's Newcastle deal could collapse

Jesse Lingard's move to Newcastle United from Manchester United is at risk of collapsing.

Jesse Lingard's move to Newcastle is in danger of collapse
Jesse Lingard's move to Newcastle is in danger of collapse
26 January 2022
Jose Mourinho turns 59

Happy birthday to the Special One.

26 January 2022
Jack Clarke heading to Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke is heading to Sunderland for a medical ahead of a loan move.

26 January 2022
Julian Alvarez deal details

Manchester City are yet to confirm the signing.

26 January 2022
One year on: Tuchel's Chelsea record
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26 January 2022
Wolves look to make Hwang Hee-Chan deal permanent

The South Korean has impressed in his loan spell from RB Leipzig and will cost Wolves £14m to make him a permanent fixture in Bruno Lage's side.

26 January 2022
Championship round-up

In case you missed last night's Championship action, our Simon Lillicrap has you covered with a reaction, which you will find below.

Championship Report
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26 January 2022
Saints to launch Broja bid

Southampton are reportedly going to submit a £25million club-record bid for on loan Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

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