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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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.
Two AFCON Round of 16 matches today and for the second time tonight we go penalties to decide a winner.
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."
Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to progress to the AFCON quarter-finals.
Mo Salah wins the penalty shootout for Egypt 👏🇪🇬
Click the link below to follow the penalty kicks in the Ivory Coast vs Egypt game.
24-year-old winger Samuel Kalu signs for Watford from Bordeaux.
Welcome to Watford, Samuel Kalu! 🇳🇬
The Arsenal striker's contract runs out at the end of the season.
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.
Other than Matt Turner, Arsenal not currently expecting any arrivals before deadline.
Plenty needs to change if squad is to be improved...
As it's his birthday, read into our piece on Jose Mourinho's Champions League brilliance.
Robin Gosens is set to switch Atalanta for Inter Milan in a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
Gosens will sign his contract in the coming hours. Deal sealed and completed. He joins Inter immediately - in January.
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.
He is part of Bruno Lage's long-term plan at Molineux. He is contracted until 2026.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunderland have confirmed the loan signing of Jack Clarke from Tottenham Hotspur.
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.
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.
“We know that Niklas wants to leave the club at the end of the season”. @imiasanmia
The Italian side have agreed a deal for Basel striker Arthur Cabral.
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
At least the Magpies are signing someone.
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.
Manchester City are yet to confirm the signing.
- Man City will pay €18.5m with bonuses/taxes
- Contract until 2027 but Julián's staying at River Plate on loan
- He's considered a "star for the future", won't affect City plan to sign top striker
- Man United were never close to sign him
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.
In case you missed last night's Championship action, our Simon Lillicrap has you covered with a reaction, which you will find below.
Southampton are reportedly going to submit a £25million club-record bid for on loan Chelsea striker Armando Broja.