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Chelsea are prepared to move for Alexis Sanchez if the 27-year-old striker does not resolve a contract stand-off with the Gunners. The Blues want to pair the Chilean with Diego Costa, 28. (Daily Mirror)

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has played down reports the Spanish club could make a move for Sanchez. (Talksport)

Arsenal will reluctantly listen to offers for midfielder Mesut Ozil next summer if the 28-year-old does not lower wage demands of £384,000 a week. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea will be rivals for Manchester United in their attempt to sign Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, from Southampton. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's reported target Marcelo Brozovic has extended his Inter Milan contract until 2021. The 24-year-old midfielder turned down the chance to move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, according to his agent. (Daily Star)

Blues captain John Terry, 36, will be asked by the Football Association to join ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and former team-mate Frank Lampard in mentoring young players. (The Sun)

Manchester United will consider offers for Marouane Fellaini to leave the club in January but only on a permanent basis. The Old Trafford club are not interested in any loan moves for the 29-year-old midfielder. (Daily Mail)

The Mirror runs a story on Chelsea making a move for Alexis Sanchez
The Mirror runs a story on Chelsea making a move for Alexis Sanchez

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gave Fiorentina star Federico Bernardeschi his Italy debut in March and is preparing a £38m move for the 22-year-old winger. (Calcio Mercato via Daily Star)

Premier League clubs have been put on red alert after Ajax boss Peter Bosz said Riechedly Bazoer is set to leave in January. The 20-year-old midfielder has caught the interest of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)

Olivier Giroud will not leave Arsenal in January despite his lack of game time, the 30-year-old striker's agent insisted. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have all contacted the father of Real Madrid midfielder Isco over a move for the 24-year-old. (Sun - via Diario Gol)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, has confirmed another Premier League club came very close to signing him during the summer and has reiterated his desire to challenge for the Premier League title. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has urged former captain Gerrard, 36, to take up a role with the club's academy. (Metro)

The Daily Star leads on Tottenham's Champions League win and the frozen pitch which awaited Manchester United as they trained for their Europa League fixture on Thursday
The Daily Star leads on Tottenham's Champions League win and the frozen pitch which awaited Manchester United as they trained for their Europa League fixture on Thursday

Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are pursuing a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 26.(Calciomercato)

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Benfica's 23-year-old full-back Nelson Semedo during the Portuguese club's Champions League fixture against Napoli this week. (Talksport - via Diario de Noticias)

Manchester City striker Nolito, 30, says he is content with manager Pep Guardiola's rotation policy.(Manchester Evening News)

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang promised his grandfather he would play for Real Madrid, according to his mother. Aubameyang, 27, has been linked with a move to the Spanish club and scored against them on Wednesday. (Metro)

Celtic top scorer Moussa Dembele, 20, will not be sold in January, says manager Brendan Rodgers - despite interest from Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Record)

Leicester City's £15m-target Wilfred Ndidi has the ability to replace N'Golo Kante in the Foxes midfield, according to his old Genk manager Alex McLeish. The ex-Birmingham, Aston Villa and Scotland boss signed the 19-year-old midfielder for the Belgian side. (Leicester Mercury)

West Brom centre-back Jonas Olsson, 33, says this could be his last season at the Hawthorns. The Swede has made more than 250 appearances since joining the Baggies in 2008.(Express & Star)

Stoke City could face a battle with German giants Borussia Dortmund over 26-year-old Russia striker Fedor Smolov. (Stoke Sentinel)

Joey Barton on BBC Radio 5 live

Best of social media

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla tweeted an image of him in a hospital bed: "Surgery done! Looking forward to be with you at Emirates Stadium". The 31-year-old has had surgery on his Achilles and expects to be back in action in two months.

Santi Cazorla

After their 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen tweeted: "Good to get the win & have a good performance. A disappointing journey in the Champions League but now we must focus on the Europa League."

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch posted an image on Twitter showing off his new hairstyle. The 35-year-old has gone for a sweep over.

Peter Crouch

And finally

More players in the MLS earn more than £100,000 a week than in Italy's Serie A, according to a study. (Guardian)

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