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Arsenal players fear forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is ready to quit the club after his public meltdown at Bournemouth. (Daily Mail)

The Gunners are considering a £20m bid for Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, who is on loan at Ligue 1 club Nice. (Daily Star)

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, would "probably rather be back in London", says his former team-mate Jermaine Jenas after a £6m bid from West Ham is turned down. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

West Ham are willing to bid up to £15m for Defoe but Sunderland will continue to reject any offers. (Sunderland Echo)

Chelsea are considering a bid for Monaco's defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 20, but are reluctant to pay the French club's £30m asking price. (Daily Mail)

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra, 31, might be a used as a bargaining chip for Marseille to acquire West Ham's French midfielder Dimitri Payet.(L'Equipe in French)

Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa will not be allowed to leave the club in January. West Brom and Hull are keen on the 30-year-old. (The Sun)

Former AC Milan, Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will probably return to Barcelona as club president. (Marca)

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, has put an end to speculation of a January transfer by insisting he is staying at the Spanish club. The Colombian has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay will only be allowed to join Everton this month on a permanent deal. (The Sun)

Stoke are ready to offer 35-year-old striker Peter Crouch a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)

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Southampton are looking to bid £17m for 25-year-old Napoli frontman Manolo Gabbiadini.(Daily Mirror)

Juventus striker Simone Zaza, 25, never wanted to join West Ham on loan, says his agent. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are prepared to let Ruben Loftus‑Cheek, 20, leave on loan this month and Brighton have emerged as a contender for the midfielder. (London Evening Standard)

Brentford have rejected a £10m offer from West Ham for 24-year-old striker Scott Hogan. (Daily Mirror)

And Celtic will turn down any bid for striker Moussa Dembele, 20, from the Hammers. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa have offered a trial to Luxembourg international Enes Mahmutovic, 19, according to the player's club Fola Esch. (Birmingham Mail)

Hearts striker Juanma Delgado, 27, is due in Japan for a medical this weekend ahead of a proposed transfer to V-Varen Nagasaki. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Sevilla are close to completing the signing of current Inter Milan and former Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic, 27. (As.com in Spanish)

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