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Swansea are trying to persuade former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal to become their next manager after sacking Paul Clement. (Daily Mirror)

Former Stoke, West Brom and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is the favourite to succeed Clement. (Daily Star)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is nearing a move to Paris St-Germainafter his agent flew to the French capital for talks. (Canal Plus)

PSG will bid £25m to try to sign Sanchez, though Manchester City still want the Chile international after failing with a £60m bid in the summer. (Daily Express)

Sanchez will stay at Arsenal until the end of the season, then join Manchester City on a free transfer in a deal that will earn him £400,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are willing to pay £132m to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, in January. (Sport)

Atletico Madrid say 25-year-old full-back Sime Vrsaljko, a target for Liverpool, will not be moving next month. (Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea are set to fail in their bid to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, 20, next month but are still interested in Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 24, and Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, 22. (London Evening Standard)

Lemar is thought to prefer a move to Liverpool over a switch to Stamford Bridge or Arsenal. (Independent)

Arsenal and Liverpool are in talks to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, 21. (Diario Gol)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says there is a 90% chance he will not add to his squad in January. (BeInSports)

Valencia have agreed a £31m fee for Paris St-Germain winger Goncalo Guedes. The 21-year-old has been on loan at the Spanish club and has interested both Arsenal and Manchester United. (L’Equipe)

Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, 25, with a view to bidding for him next summer. (The Times)

Arsenal and Everton target Steven N’Zonzi appears to have been spotted at Gatwick Airport. The former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder, 29, has told Sevilla he wants to leave. (The Sun)

Newcastle are favourites to sign striker Islam Slimani, 29, from Leicester. (Leicester Mercury)

The Magpies have also secured a loan deal for Chelsea winger Kenedy, 21, and he is set to arrive when the transfer window reopens next month. (Daily Mail)

Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro’s agent says the 24-year-old, who is a target for Newcastle, could move in January. (Tribal Football)

West Brom will focus on signing Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson if they sell Jonny Evans, 29. The Baggies will, however, meet stiff resistance from the Championship club for the 24-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, says he wants to stay and has targeted a place in England’s 2018 World Cup squad. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool will refuse to let striker Daniel Sturridge leave in January, putting his hopes of featuring for England at the World Cup in jeopardy. Newcastle, West Ham and Stoke are interested in the 28-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given Ben Woodburn the green light to leave the club on loan. Leeds United and Sunderland are keen on the 18-year-old forward. (Daily Express)

Inter Milan director Walter Sabatini has insisted the club have no desire to let Joao Mario, 24, leave in the January transfer window. The defender has been linked with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (Independent)

West Ham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Bologna forward Simone Verdi as the club’s sporting director says the 25-year-old does not want to leave. (Sky Italia)

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 34, has hinted at his frosty relationship with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola but insists he has no desire to leave the Premier League leaders anytime soon. (Goal.com)

Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz in the January transfer window, but are only interested in a loan deal for the Brazilian, 30. (Shields Gazette)

Leicester City are lining up a bid for Portugal and Benfica full-back Andre Almeida, 27. (Leicester Mercury)

Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan are not interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Andreas Iniesta as they believe he is not good enough to play in the Chinese Super League. (Marca)

Real Madrid are preparing to pay Athletic Bilbao and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s 20m euro release clause in January and want to confirm the 23-year-old’s signing in the first week of the new year. (AS)

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, 33, is close to completing a move to Chinese side Hebei Fortune. (Sport)


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