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Philippe Coutinho edging closer to Aston Villa transfer, Kieran Trippier to Newcastle imminent, FA Cup build-up as depleted Man City face Swindon Town

Friday marks the beginning of the FA Cup third round – and talkSPORT will bring you a classic David vs Goliath clash.

Premier League champions Manchester City travel to League Two Swindon Town to get one of English football’s favourite weekends under way.

City have suffered a COVID outbreak in the build-up to the clash, with manager Pep Guardiola testing positive, while 21 people inside the camp are now isolating.

The match is currently scheduled to go ahead, as only seven players are affected.

Elsewhere, the January transfer window could see its first big deal announced imminently, with Newcastle expected to sign Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier.

And Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to make a decision on his future amid links with a loan move to Aston Villa.



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