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Football news LIVE - 'Irreplaceable' Neymar fit for Dortmund clash

Football news LIVE - 'Irreplaceable' Neymar fit for Dortmund clash
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18:00 - 'Irreplaceable' Neymar fit for Dortmund clash

Thomas Tuchel is delighted to welcome Neymar back into the fold for Paris Saint-Germain's clash against Borussia Dortmund, saying that the Brazilian's talents are irreplaceable.

"He is here, he will train and if all goes well he will play tomorrow. Because for us it changes almost everything when he plays and I hope he will play," said Tuchel.

"(Neymar) changes everything because if he plays we have his quality and confidence and ability to do decisive.

"It changes everything... because if he does not play we have no other player with that quality to replace him."

16:25 - Favre: More to PSG than just Neymar

Neymar may be an injury doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's clash with Borussia Dortmund, but the Germans' boss Lucien Favre is still aware of the threat the French champions pose.

"They have so many players with great qualities and they beat Real Madrid (in the group stage) even without Neymar," Favre told a news conference on Monday.

"Neymar is obviously a great player but so is (Kylian) Mbappe and (Angel) Di Maria. I can name at least 10 players on that team with huge potential."

16:00: Chilean clash abandoned after firework hits players

Chilean football has been hit by its second serious incident in this month after supporter unrest caused the abandonment of the Santiago derby between Colo Colo and Universidad Catolica.

Fans threw fireworks and missiles onto the pitch in Sunday's game, and Colo Colo striker Nicholas Blandi went down clutching his ears after one explosive device exploded at his feet.

Video showed a clearly disorientated Blandi limping off the field and receiving treatment and the referee removed the players and abandoned the match moments later, with 19 minutes left to play.

15:29 - Ancelotti: Napoli are better off without me

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his former club Napoli are better off without him after he was sacked last year.

“The decision was made in agreement and it was the right one,” he told Rai Uno. “I am better, and Napoli are better.

“Napoli was a wonderful experience, I met players and people who were working with me. The city remains there and waits for me to have my holidays there.”

The Toffees, who are just four points off fifth place, are next in action on Sunday when they travel to Arsenal.

14:50 - Pep: I will stay at City even in League Two

Anyone doubting Pep Guardiola’s commitment to troubled Manchester City can think again, according to the Sun. The tabloid reports that Guardiola issued an uplifting rallying cry to his players over the weekend, following the news of City’s two-year Champions League ban.

The Spaniard allegedly told his players: “Whatever league we are in, I will still be here. Even if they put us in League Two, I will still be here. This is a time for sticking together.”

13:40 - Figo: Fernandes a 'good buy' for United

Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes has been given a boost ahead of tonight's trip to Chelsea after his fellow countryman, the Portuguese legend Luis Figo, called him "one of the best football players in Portugal".

"He is one of the best football players in Portugal," the former Real Madrid and Barcelona star told Sky Sports News. "He is in the international team, a midfielder that can score. He has the quality [to score a] goal and to be in the box. I think it was a good buy. I just hope that he can adapt as soon as possible to a different league."

Fernandes joined United in January on a five-and-a-half-year contract from Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee of around £46.6m. He made his United debut against Wolves last week and is expected to start against Chelsea.

Bruno Fernandes

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13:10 - Ole: Pogba future is in our hands

You’d think Manchester United would be busy revelling in their city rivals’ woes, but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has headaches of his own, not least the future of wantaway star Paul Pogba. The Norwegian has hit out Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, insisting what happens to Pogba is up to United and not Raiola.

“Paul is our player and not Mino’s,” Solskjaer said. “I haven’t sat down and told Paul to tell his agent what to say. I’ve not spoken to Mino, that’s for sure.”

Pogba has been plagued by injury, featuring just eight times this season. He will again be missing when United play Chelsea away tonight in the Premier League (8pm UK time).

11:51 - Tributes paid to Gregg

Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton have led the tributes to Manchester United legend Harry Gregg, who has died at the age of 87. Sir Alex, the former United boss, said: "Harry was a man of great character and a true legend at our club." Sir Bobby, who was a team-mate of Gregg, added: "Harry was a fantastic goalkeeper, but more importantly he was an incredible human being."

11:36 - Liverpool chase Cantwell

Todd Cantwell is in demand despite Norwich City's poor season

Todd Cantwell is in demand despite Norwich City's poor seasonGetty Images

Liverpool have “intensified” their interest in Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, according to The Athletic. The Premier League leaders are apparently leading a four-team race to sign Cantwell, who is valued at £30million.

11:23 - Pep 'to stay at City'

BBC Sport are reporting that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told friends that he intends to stay at the club, even though they have been thrown out of the Champions League. Guardiola is expected to speak about the subject for the first time after Wednesday's re-arranged Premier League game against West Ham.

Pep Guardiola

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10:57 - Arteta and Guendouzi in bust-up: report

According to The Telegraph, Matteo Guendouzi was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Newcastle United on Sunday after a heated row with manager Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during the club’s winter training camp in Dubai.

The 20-year-old is understood to have clashed with Arteta on the training pitch before the argument continued at the team hotel later that evening.

10:46 - Pep and City stars to stay: reports

Good news for Manchester City fans in their time of need...

According to the Mirror, Pep Guardiola will remain as City manager even if the club fail to overturn their two-year ban from the Champions League.

The Daily Mail also adds that City's stars, including Raheem Sterling, have pledged to stay at the club despite their European football sanction.

10:20 - Watch: Marega walks off

Porto striker Moussa Marega left the pitch in protest of being subject to racist insults during his side's 2-1 win away to Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal's Premeira Liga on Sunday. Watch the video here....

Video - Porto forward Moussa Marega leaves the pitch after receiving racist abuse

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09:42 - Harry Gregg dies

Some sad news to begin with....Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, who was hailed as a hero of the 1958 Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. Gregg bravely rescued team-mates and other passengers following the plane crash in which 23 people were killed. When he joined Manchester United in December 1957 for £23,500, he was the world's most expensive goalkeeper and was voted the best at the following year's World Cup. RIP, Harry.

Harry Gregg, one of the survivors of the 1958 Manchester United Munich Air

Harry Gregg, one of the survivors of the 1958 Manchester United Munich AirPA Photos

09:00 - Good morning

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18:25 - That's it for today

16:05 - Son's late winner

14:30 - Ian Wright on Desert Island Discs

Everyone needs to watch this

14:00 - Liverpool defence

Going back to Liverpool for a bit.

This is absolutely remarkable.

13:30 - City players futures unknown

A lot of very interesting things here.

13:00 - Villa v Spurs team news

The team news is in for Villa v Spurs and Ben Davies is back for the visitors whilst Steven Bergwijn starts.

12:30 - Alaba open to PL move

Well these are some fairly intriguing quotes from David Alaba...

“We’ll see [what happens in the future],” Alaba told The Times. “I know the Premier League very well because I followed it a lot when I was younger. I supported Arsenal. Patrick Vieira was one of my favourite players.

“At the moment I don’t think too much about it, but I can imagine playing somewhere else.”

12:00 - Leicester struggles?

This is very interesting on Leicester City.

Feels as if it might be going under the radar a bit? What do you think?

11:30 - And as for Man City?

We have no new updates, hardly surprising given it's the weekend but you should still read Tom Adams' excellent feature on the ruling.

11:00 - Liverpool and Man City

Plus of course there's reaction to Liverpool's continued dominance in the Premier League with Jurgen Klopp saying the gap between them and Manchester City is insane.

10:30 - What's happening today?

Glad you asked.

Today we've got a double-header in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur travelling to Aston Villa and Arsenal hosting Newcastle United.

Plus we'll have live coverage of tonight's La Liga game between Real Madrid v Celta Vigo.

10:00 - Good morning

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