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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 15 November

Sportsday Live featured the build-up to another big night of international football, the draw for the ATP World Tour Finals in London and other breaking sports stories.

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1900: And with that it's time to close down the doors of Sportsday Live for another day. You can join Sam Lyon now for his in-depth international football live text and please join us again for more Sportsday Live from 0800 GMT on Wednesday.

Breaking news
1858 FOOTBALL: England team to face Sweden: Hart, Walker, Baines, Jones, Cahill, Terry, Walcott, Rodwell, Zamora, Barry, Downing.

1852 RUGBY UNION: Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on Treviso wing Benjamin De Jager during the first half of the Heineken Cup game at Vicarage Road on Sunday. He will discover his fate at a hearing on Wednesday.

1850 GET INVOLVED: Nick Mansell on Twitter: "Downing and Zamora can't seriously be in Capello's plans? My luck they have a blinder."

1840 GET INVOLVED: James Harris on Twitter: "Barry, Jones and Rodwell in the middle, where's the creativity!!!"

1836 TRAMPOLINING: Breaking off from the football briefly and world number one Kat Driscoll is set to lead the way for Great Britain at the Trampolining and Tumbling World Championships, which begin in Birmingham this week. The 25-year-old, who has recorded three podium finishes in the World Cup this season, is aiming to secure Olympic qualification by making the final of the individual event.

1830 GET INVOLVED: PW on Twitter: "If the England team being reported is true with no A Johnson or Sturridge, but Downing and Walcott to start then it's a joke."

1826 GET INVOLVED: Toby Weiniger on Twitter: "I have my money on JT getting sent off tonight!"

1820 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Sam Lyon, before bringing you his live text, with a hint on the England team via Twitter: "Word on the Tweet says Eng team v Sweden tonight is: Hart, Walker, Terry, Cahill, Baines, Walcott, Jones, Barry, Rodwell, Downing, Zamora."

1815 GET INVOLVED: Rajath Agasthya on Twitter: "England to concede a goal or two tonight because JT is playing."

1808 GET INVOLVED: DJ on Twitter: "I think there'll be a scramble for Gus Hiddink after tonight! Chelsea maybe?"

1801 FOOTBALL: So with less than two hours before kick-off at Wembley, a reminder that you can hear the England v Sweden match live on BBC Radio 5 live and that Sam Lyon will be waxing lyrical in less than an hour with his live text.

1759 FOOTBALL: Blackburn striker Jason Roberts reveals on Twitter that Saturday's Premier League match at Wigan "looks like a possibility" for his return fron injury.

1745 FOOTBALL: Kenya beat Seychelles 4-0 to complete a 7-0 aggregate victory in their pre-World Cup qualifying match.

1742 GET INVOLVED: Paul Kenny on Twitter: "If Ireland draw Spain, Italy and Greece at the Euros, will it be known as the Group of Debt?"

1745 FOOTBALL: Nigeria beat Zambia 2-0 in an international friendly in Kaduna, with goals from Kalu Uche and Ikechukwu Uche.

1742 GET INVOLVED: Dom McGregor on Twitter: "My girlfriend is Swedish so I have to hope for a draw tonight otherwise I'll be in the dog house."

1728 SQUASH: Top seed Nick Matthew beats New Zealand qualifier Martin Knight 11-6 11-4 11-7 in the first round of the Hong Kong Open. Fellow Englishmen Daryl Selby, Peter Barker and James Willstrop also go through.

1718 FOOTBALL: To get you in the mood for this evening's England match, or in case that finishes 0-0, you can watch 10 Great England Goals from the World Cup on the BBC website.

1715 GET INVOLVED: Iain Fordyce on Twitter: "Hoping to see more attacking play tonight. Was impressed against Spain and the depth & quality in youth is outstanding!"

1712 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "Been to box office at Wembley & a few buying seats for game. Lowest attendance for England at new Wembley? 57,897 v Andorra June '09."

Breaking news
1708 GET INVOLVED: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas denies an FA charge of improper conduct over comments made after the Premier League defeat at QPR.

1702 GET INVOLVED: Jonathan Williams on Twitter: "Would like to see Milner play centre mid for once, maybe with Rodwell. Also A.Johnson needs to be given a go on the wing."

1650 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "At Wembley ahead of England v Sweden. John Terry will lead out his team as captain. Tickets still on sale, crowd of just over 50k expected."

GET INVOLVED - Thoughts about England against Sweden at Wembley in a shade over three hours? Send them in and get them aired on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1645 GET INVOLVED: Ben Fixter on Twitter: "Drogba on loan to AC Milan in January? - Italian football couldn't handle him. Good move."

BBC Radio 5 live
1636 FOOTBALL: A word about what you can listen to on BBC Radio 5 live this evening. At 1900 GMT there is an hour of 5 live sport, rounding up the day's events and looking ahead to England against Sweden at Wembley, which you will be able to hear from 2000 GMT. On the BBC website Sam Lyon will be taking you through the match, plus keeping you updated on the Republic of Ireland and the other games taking place on a busy evening.

1625 GOLF: BBC Sport's Iain Carter on Twitter: "Scottish Open stays at Castle Stuart and will occupy usual date the week before the Open."

1618 GET INVOLVED: Andy Wilson on Twitter: "Uefa will use the Rooney appeal as a stick to beat us with, it be upheld and his ban will be increased."

1610 FOOTBALL: Turkey manager Guus Hiddink will step down after the return leg of the Euro 2012 play-off in Croatia on Tuesday night, Turkish media reported without citing sources. Hiddink's team are 3-0 down following the first match.

GET INVOLVED - Good afternoon. Don't forget that anything you would like to say about the latest sporting issues can be done on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1551 FOOTBALL: Goals from Sasa Markovic and Nemanja Gudelj have given Serbia U21's a 2-0 victory against Northern Ireland in their group 4 match.

1544 RUGBY LEAGUE: St Helens will be playing at Langtree Park from next season after the developers of their new £20m stadium gained the naming rights. Saints' first match at their new home will be a pre-season friendly against Widnes on 20 January.

1540 FOOTBALL: UEFA says it will hear Wayne Rooney's appeal against a three-match ban on 9 December. Rooney is trying to reduce his suspension which currently rules him out of the entire group stage at the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. The forward was sent off in England's last Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro for kicking a player.

1532 FOOTBALL:Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher is in line to make his comeback against Chelsea this weekend after recovering from injury. The defender has missed the last two matches, the win at West Brom and a goalless draw at home to Swansea, with a calf problem.

1530 GET INVOLVED: Got any views or opinions on the latest sports news? Don't keep them to yourself. Get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1522 FOOTBALL: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo says he would welcome the chance to bring David Beckham to Paris Saint-Germain. "Beckham is unique in the world of football. He's very happy in Los Angeles now," Leonardo said on Tuesday in an interview with sports daily L'Equipe. "Anything can happen. His family will weigh heavily in his choice."

1511 TENNIS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is happy to have drawn Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Mardy Fish at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. "Obviously it couldn't be an easy draw but it's a very good group for me. I'll be playing against Roger once again, I'll play Rafa on a surface that suits me really well and I'll be expecting to beat Mardy Fish."

1505 FOOTBALL: Wales drew 0-0 with Armenia in the Group 3 2013 UEFA European Under-21 qualifier in Yerevan's Republican Stadium.

1447 RUGBY LEAGUE: Australian Matt Cecchin will referee the Four Nations final between England and Australia at Elland Road on Saturday. Cecchin's appointment was confirmed following a meeting between the match officials representatives from Australia, England and New Zealand earlier today. Assisting 2011 NRL Grand Final referee Cecchin are touch-judges James Child and Shane Rehm while Ian Smith will be Video Referee.

1440 FOOTBALL: Spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has joined the chorus of approval for England midfielder Scott Parker. Parker was man of the match as England beat world and European champions Spain at Wembley. "Scott is doing a great job in central midfield," said Benoit. "He brings with him a positive attitude and a leader's attitude. "When we watch him, he has a great attitude and we can see that on the pitch. For us, he's been a big positive."

1431 RUGBY LEAGUE: St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus has told BBC Radio Merseyside the club's new stadium, Langtree Park, will revitalise the club and the town.

1422 FOOTBALL: Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud says his club are interested in re-signing striker Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal. "In the last two months I have been leaving messages with Marouane," Triaud told local radio. "I also left messages with (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger but I got no answer."

Breaking news
1419 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has been withdrawn from England's friendly with Sweden at Wembley tonight with a muscle strain, the Football Association have confirmed.

1415 FOOTBALL: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has hinted he could make a move for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after Antonio Cassano was ruled out for up to six months following heart surgery. "Anelka is an important player but I have been in love with Drogba since he was playing with Marseille," Galliani said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

1408 FOOTBALL: Michael Owen says England have got players to "rattle anyone's feathers" but says Spain are still the stand-out team ahead of Euro 2012. England beat the world champions 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday and prepare to face Sweden on Tuesday. "There were a lot of positives to take and the youngsters did well," said former England striker Owen. "But it's only results in a tournament that will matter to the fans."

1402 FOOTBALL: Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi, who guided his country to their 2006 World Cup triumph, wants to take charge of a team at the 2014 World Cup but has ruled out returning to club management. "I want another experience, to build a team, a new national team and play another World Cup in Brazil," he said.

1353 SWIMMING: The BBC Big Splash campaign has received backing from legendary United States swimmer Mark Spitz, who won nine Olympic gold medals in a glittering career, including seven golds at the Munich Games in 1972. The Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief is a brand new fundraising event that will take place during the Swimathon weekend on the 27-29 April 2012.

1348 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport presenter George Riley on Twitter: "30,000 tickets sold for Saturday's Four Nations final at Elland Road. Capacity is 33,000 at the mo. Let's get a full house in.

1345 FOOTBALL: Salisbury player-manager Darrell Clarke has told his players to focus on their form in the Blue Square Bet South rather than the FA Cup, where the Whites will face either Port Vale or Grimsby in the second round. Despite their good cup form, they have gone four games without a win in the league and now sit 16th.

1338 RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand forwards Isaac Luke and Jeremy Smith have withdrawn their challenges against suspensions handed down by an international disciplinary panel following their 28-6 Gillette Four Nations defeat by England in Hull last Saturday.

1336 CRICKET: Yorkshire have signed former Australia Test cricketers Jason Gillespie and Phil Jaques as the club's new first-team coach and overseas player respectively.

1332 RUGBY LEAGUE: Warrington have handed loose forward Tyrone McCarthy a new two-year contract. The 23-year-old said: "I have always wanted to play for Warrington so to get another contract is great and hopefully I can now kick on and use it to progress.

1328 GET INVOLVED: Phil Marston on Twitter: "Murray should have enough to beat Berdych and Ferrer. Should have....?"

1324 TENNIS: Defending champion Roger Federer is anticipating a tough battle to reclaim his crown in the ATP Tour World finals, saying: "I do believe if Djokovic is fit and Murray is fit - which it seems like he is - they will be difficult to beat, and Rafa [Nadal], regardless of how he's going to be, is always a tough customer."

1316 FOOTBALL: Australia booked their place in the final round of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup by winning 1-0 away to Thailand. Brett Holman scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute, heading in a pinpoint cross from Brett Emerton. The result ensured the Socceroos will finish in top spot in Group D of third-round qualifiers, with one game still to play, while putting Thailand on the brink of elimination.

1313 GET INVOLVED: Paul Wallace on Twitter: "Can't believe the negativity over England's win against Spain. It was a great rearguard action against a team better than us."

1309 GET INVOLVED: Got any views or opinions on the latest sports news? Don't keep them to yourself. Get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1300 FOOTBALL: Alan Shearer says England need to "keep the momentum going" against Sweden following Saturday's impressive 1-0 victory over Spain. The former England captain praised Scott Parker and Frank Lampard's performances against the world champions but said fans need to keep a sense of perspective because the game was only a friendly. As for Tuesday's match against the Swedes at Wembley, he added. "They are always very organised and well drilled. England find it difficult against them."

Breaking news
1249 TENNIS: In group B Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish.

Breaking news
1248 TENNIS: The group draw for ATP World Final's at London's O2 has put Andy Murray in with world number one Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych in group A.

1233 TENNIS: The draw for the round robin groups of the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London is scheduled to be made at 1230 GMT. Listen to the draw in full on BBC 5 live.

1226 FOOTBALL: French club Nice has sacked coach Eric Roy after a run of only one win in seven matches. Rivere added that assistant coach Rene Marsiglia will take charge of the team for Saturday's home game against Saint Etienne, while Roy will stay with the club in a general manager's role.

1220 FOOTBALL: Barcelona fullback Adriano will be sidelined for up to 10 days with a leg muscle injury. The defender, picked up the injury while away on international duty with Brazil.

1211 FOOTBALL: Crystal Palace have signed Norwich City striker Chris Martin on loan until January.

Breaking news
1205 FOOTBALL: Manchester United look set for another record-breaking year off the pitch after posting a healthy 16.5% increase in first-quarter turnover to £73.8m. It brings United's gross debt down to £433.2m.

1201 FOOTBALL: Barnsley manager Keith Hill is hoping to plug the gap left by injured duo Danny Haynes and Bobby Hassell by signing two loan players ahead of the busy Christmas period. He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "We probably need at least two new signings in the loan market and then we'll see where we are in January."

1157 GET INVOLVED: Sam Dunne on Twitter: "How can you doubt Usain Bolt? He has acheived everything he has said he would so far. He says he'll win 4x400m gold, so I believe!"

1151 RUGBY UNION: Jeremy Guscott has been answering your questions in his latest Q&A column. Find out what he thinks about Jonny Wilkinson's criticism of him in his autobiography, Mike Tindall's fine and removal from the England elite squad, and the importance of Shaun Edwards to Wales.

1145 LONDON 2012: Remaining tickets for next year's Paralympics will go on sale on Friday, 2 December. Track cycling and wheelchair rugby tickets are sold out but there is still availability for athletics at the Olympic Stadium, wheelchair basketball at North Greenwich Arena, swimming at the Aquatics Centre and equestrian at Greenwich Park.

1140 CRICKET: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf has announced a "vigilance division" will be set up to prevent players from being tempted into illegal betting practices. The move comes after former captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif were found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments. A third, teenage paceman Mohammad Amir, had already admitted his part in the plot to bowl fraudulent no-balls during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.

1125 GET INVOLVED: Can England beat Sweden tonight? Can Usain Bolt win gold in the 4x400m relay in 2012? Don't keep your sporting opinions to yourself, share them with us. Get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1118 FOOTBALL: Nigeria-born Wigan forward Victor Moses could be prepared to switch his allegiance back to England, according to his agent. "Let's be honest, if he got called up for the full England squad, could you see him turning it down? I couldn't," Finnigan told the Wigan Evening Post. "While Nigeria are only playing friendlies he's still able to commit to England."

1112 GET INVOLVED: Nick Harden on Twitter: "Regardless of England's result against Spain, the performance was terrible, we were fortunate. Reality check tonight?"

1108 FOOTBALL: Former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder David Ginola is suing his one-time France coach Gerard Houllier. Houllier is alleged to have referred to Ginola in offensive terms in a new book, Coaches' Secrets. "David is absolutely incensed," a spokesman for Ginola told the BBC.

1104 FOOTBALL: The Football Association is expecting England's lowest attendance at Wembley, since the stadium was rebuilt in 2007, for Tuesday's friendly against Sweden. Around 50,000 tickets have been sold, nearly 40,000 fewer than for Saturday's 1-0 win over world champions Spain. England's current lowest attendance at the new Wembley is the 57,897 that saw Andorra beaten 6-0 in June 2009, a figure affected by a tube strike.

1058 FOOTBALL: Stockport County chairman Lord Peter Snape has told BBC Radio Manchester that Jim Gannon was always the current board's first choice after he returned to the club as director of football.

1055 MOTOGP: Former world champion Nicky Hayden has undergone surgery on the right wrist he injured during the final race of the season in Valencia. The 2006 world title winner expects to be fit for the first day of 2012 testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on 31 January.

1049 GET INVOLVED: Oliver Simons on Twitter: "Excited for the game tonight. The Spain game has given me new-found confidence in Capello. Great tactician."

1047 GET INVOLVED: Robert MacFarlane on Twitter: "Why should Beckham get in the GB squad, robbing a deserving youngster of a spot? Will he ever just go away?"

1043 FOOTBALL: North Korea have beaten Japan 1-0 in a bad-tempered World Cup qualifier at Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Stadium. The result was largely academic, with the visiting Blue Samurai already through to the final qualifying round for 2014 and the hosts playing for nothing more than national pride.

1037 CRICKET: Bad light has brought play to an early end in the second Test between India and West Indies in Kolkata. It's been another good day for the hosts who, after racking up 631-7, reduced the visitors to 34-2 at the close. MS Dhoni shone with the bat, making 144 from 175 balls.

1031 BOWLS: Jersey's Tommy Greechan has won the World Champion of Champions bowls in Hong Kong. Greechan, who had to come through a play-off to reach the knockout stages, beat Scotland's Jonathan Ross 5-0 in a tie-break set.

1027 GOLF: The Scottish Open will retain its customary position on the golf calendar. The tournament's future was cast in doubt following the withdrawal of main sponsor Barclays, but the European Tour have confirmed it will still be played in July. The links course near Inverness will be the 2012 venue.

1023 FOOTBALL: League Two side Cheltenham Town have released defender Kyle Haynes and striker Ethan Moore from their contracts at Whaddon Road. Moore, 18, failed to make a single appearance for the Robins, while fellow teenager Haynes played 20 games during his three years at the club.

1017 FOOTBALL: Cameroon's players have gone on strike over alleged unpaid appearances fees and are refusing to play a scheduled friendly international in Algeria tonight. A statement from Cameroon's players said they had not received money promised for their appearance in a four-nation tournament in Morocco at the weekend.

1012 FOOTBALL: Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told the club's official website that they will not be selling any players during the January transfer window. "With 20 outfield players we have a relatively small squad so quantity-wise we are at the lower limit," he said. "I hope we will still be in all three competitions after the winter break and so we will need a squad that is at least this size."

1007 GET INVOLVED: Sporting Antidote on Twitter: Is it so bad if Tendulkar never makes 100 centuries? Sir Donald Bradman averaged a mere 99.94. Is 99 the number of the greats?

0956 CRICKET: England bowler Steve Finn took 1-35 as Otago bowled out Central Districts for 277 on the second day of their first-class match. Finn is on a month-long contract with the New Zealand side, and is playing his second match for the club.

0947 CRICKET: Bad light stopped play on the second day of the second Test at Eden Gardens between India and West Indies. In reply to India's 631-6 declared, West Indies suffered the loss of two early wickets. West Indies are 34-2 with both openers dismissed, trailing India by 597.

0940 GET INVOLVED: James Harman on Twitter: "Really hope Scott Parker plays again tonight, seems to hold the midfield together well & on this season's form he deserves it."

0935 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0927 FOOTBALL: Robbie Neilson is set to sign for Dundee United today and could make his debut against former club Hearts at the weekend. Neilson, 31, released by Leicester in the summer, has been invited by manager Peter Houston to Tannadice on a deal until the end of the season.

0922 TENNIS: The draw for the round robin groups of the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London is scheduled to be made at 1230 GMT. Listen to the draw in full on BBC 5 live.

0914 ATHLETICS: British 800m runner Jemma Simpson has decided to end her appeal against her cut in lottery funding. Simpson was told she could appeal against UK Athletics' decision to axe her from their funding programme. The 27-year-old said: "I have decided not to take it to an independent panel as it will impinge too much on my preparation for the Olympics."

0905 CRICKET: India declared their first innings on 631-7 after tea on the second day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens. Capatain MS Dhoni fell on 144, four short of his highest Test score, while VVS Laxman was unbeaten on 176.

0858 TENNIS: Andy Murray believes the secret to future success for British tennis is to stop funding players and let them earn their way to the top. Murray, who quit Britain for a tennis academy in Spain at the age of 15, told the Daily Mail: "Do you know that in Spain, at 18, your funding stops? "From there, you get nothing that you cannot earn for yourself. We're funding guys to 27, 28 - while in the most successful tennis nation in the world you're basically on your own. Maybe there's something in that."

0848 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: In the NFL, the defending Super Bowl champions the Green Bay Packers recorded their ninth straight win of the new season with a 45-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

0839 FOOTBALL: Robbie Keane has turned down a request to return to club Los Angeles Galaxy to help the Republic of Ireland seal their qualification for the Euro 2012 finals. The Galaxy face Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final on Sunday and had asked if Keane could be released after Ireland's 4-0 play-off first leg victory in Estonia on Friday.

0830 FOOTBALL: England coach Fabio Capello will use tonight's friendly with Sweden at Wembley to look at the rest of his squad following the weekend win against world champions Spain. The Italian is expected to make eight changes to his starting line-up, including a return for captain John Terry, who missed out on Saturday.

0821 BASKETBALL: The entire basketball season in America could be at risk as the players union and the team owners have failed to reach an agreement on how the income from revenues is split. The scheduled start to the new season had already been delayed by five weeks because of the negotiations, and now the players union has said it will disband so that it can take the NBA to court.

0815 ATHLETICS: Former Olympic champion Michael Johnson says competing in the 4x400m relay at the 2012 Olympics would be a 'distraction' for Usain Bolt. The Jamaican, 25, will defend his existing 100m and 200m titles. But he now plans to run in the relay in a bid to emulate Carl Lewis's feat of four gold medals at a single Olympics. "You can't train for the 400 [as well], it would be an absolute distraction and the training wouldn't work," Johnson told BBC Radio 5 live.

0810 CRICKET: VVS Laxman completed his 17th Test hundred as India continue to pile on the runs in their first innings against West Indies on the second day of the second Test at Eden Gardens. India are currently 601-6 Captain MS Dhoni is unbeaten on 132, while VVS Laxman is 164 not out. India lead the three-match series 1-0.

0804 FOOTBALL: The Republic of Ireland have brought in reinforcements for tonight's Euro 2012 play-off second leg against Estonia in Dublin, despite leading 4-0 from the first game. John O'Shea, Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle have all been added to the squad.

0801 FOOTBALL: England attempt to follow up their 1-0 win over world champions Spain by beating Sweden at Wembley. But the main focus on Tuesday will be on the Republic of Ireland, who can clinch their place at Euro 2012 by completing a play-off win over Estonia. Giovanni Trapattoni's side lead 4-0 from the first leg in Tallinn.

0800 FOOTBALL: We start, as always, with three tasters from Tuesday's gossip column. Real Madrid are expected to pursue Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (Daily Mirror). Friends of Carlos Tevez say the striker is refusing to return to Manchester City because he is suffering from depression (Daily Mirror). Newcastle are tracking £10m-rated Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, 25, who has scored eight goals in 12 games this season (the Sun).

0800 GET INVOLVED: Got any views or opinions on the latest sports news? Don't keep them to yourself. Get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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