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Swansea City manager Garry Monk said negotiations are ongoing with Manchester City over the transfer of Swans striker Wilfried Bony, 26, amid reports suggesting a £27m fee has been agreed. (Manchester Evening News)

City also want Lyon's £25m-rated France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 23, and are prepared to release Stevan Jovetic, 25, now a £20m target for Juventus, and Alvaro Negredo, 29, whose loan move to Valencia will become a permanent £25m deal. (Daily Star on Sunday)

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the club during the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Baggies boss Tony Pulis is planning to go back to his former club Stoke to try to sign 31-year-old striker Jon Walters, whose deal with the Britannia Stadium side ends next summer. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, 28, is another player Pulis has his sights on and could be the target of a £5m bid from The Hawthorns club. (Sunday Telegraph)

Liverpool are considering a £7.5m January bid for Aston Villa's England international midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, as the replacement for Steven Gerrard, who is leaving to join the LA Galaxy. (Sunday Mirror)

The Reds are also keen on a move for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, and are considering making a £15m offer for the Belgium international. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Arsenal may have one challenger fewer in their pursuit of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, with Tottenham thought to be turning their attentions to Everton's Republic of Ireland international midfielder James McCarthy, 24, instead. (Sunday Express)

Meanwhile, Tottenham could be prepared to let six first-team players leave during the transfer window, including out-of-favour England international winger Aaron Lennon, 27. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are lining up a surprise move for Borussia Dortmund's Germany attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 25, with the future of his compatriot Andre Schurrle, a 24-year-old forward, at Stamford Bridge rumoured to be uncertain. (Sunday Express)

Leicester could bring former Tottenham defender Vedrun Corluka, who is currently at Lokomotiv Moscow, back to the Premier League as the Foxes are weighing up a bid for the 28-year-old, who is also a target for Aston Villa and West Ham. (Mail on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle have opened talks with former Lyon boss Remi Garde, 48, who played for Arsenal from 1996 to 1999, about becoming their new head coach. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes compatriot and Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal should be challenging for the title after the amount of money the Old Trafford club has spent and the players he has at his disposal. (Observer)

With pressure continuing to mount on Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce, ex-Sunderland manager Roy Keane and former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood were spotted at Forest's 2-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground, their fourth straight defeat. (101greatgoals.com)

Gareth Bale provoked an angry reaction from team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid fans during his side's 3-0 victory over Espanyol. The flashpoint came when the Wales international forward decided to shoot, despite the Portuguese being better placed, and rolled the ball past a post.(Sunday Telegraph)

Swansea boss Garry Monk praised Bafetimbi Gomis after the striker helped them claim a point against West Ham United and celebrated by raising the French flag in tribute to the people who have died in his homeland this week. (South Wales Evening Post)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

In-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who scored his 18th goal of the season against Crystal Palace, tweets his support to fans and vows to remain upbeat despite the 2-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.

Harry Kane Twitter

But Palace striker Fraizer Campbell is understandably far more buoyant and has a quip about the Match of the Day running order on Twitter: "Great result today against a top side. Might even be on Match of the Day before last for a change!! Haha"

The BBC's Match of the Day tweets Campbell to say: "You'll be happy to hear Fraizer #Palace vs #Spurs is the third match on #MOTD."

Liverpool dressing room
Liverpool's players show their delight after the 1-0 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light

Under-fire Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet tweets a picture from the dressing room after the 1-0 win at his former club Sunderland: "Great performance by the whole team! #LFC thanks for the support by both sets of fans!"

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren posts a picture on Instagram as the Liverpool celebrations continue on the team coach.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Twitter after returning from injury as a second-half substitute in the 1-1 draw at Everton: "Very happy to be back in the field! We just missed taking the three points but there's plenty ahead of us. C'mon, City!"

Manchester United's Luke Shaw pays tribute to his old club Southampton on Instagram before Sunday's meeting between the teams at Old Trafford. "A club that has got me to where I am today, forever thankful to the club and fans," he says.

AND FINALLY...

QPR boss Harry Redknapp criticised his side's defending in the 2-1 defeat at Burnley - complaining his players had made Scott Arfield look like Lionel Messi. (Lancashire Telegraph)

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