Football gossip: Payet, Depay, Evra, Lingard, Wilshere, Brady, Schlupp

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Premier League leaders Chelsea will move for 29-year-old West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet, who Hammers boss Slaven Bilic says is refusing to play for the club. (Sun)

West Ham will want a transfer fee of between £35m and £40m before they let Payet leave the club. (The Times, subscription required)

Lyon are the only club trying to sign Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 22, on a permanent deal but have offered substantially less than the £15m asking price. (ESPN)

Another Red Devils winger, 24-year-old Jesse Lingard, has agreed a new £95,000-a-week contract. (Sun)

Manchester City, Everton and Italian side AC Milan are monitoring the future of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 25-year-old is on loan at Bournemouth and his contract with the Gunners expires next season. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace are close to signing former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 35. (Sky in Italy, via Sky Sports)

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing to make a bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24. (OK Diario, via Daily Express)

Burnley have made an offer worth up to £13m for Norwich winger Robbie Brady, 24. The Republic of Ireland international is also wanted by Crystal Palace and Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)

Premier League champions Leicester are ready to sell winger Jeffrey Schlupp, 24, to Crystal Palace in a £12m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, is believed to be a transfer target for Everton. (Daily Star)

Swansea boss Paul Clement hopes to sign Norwich full-back Martin Olsson, 28. (Eastern Daily Press)

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Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has said he could be interested in being part of a consortium to buy Coventry City. (Coventry Telegraph)

Everton are considering a January move for Sheffield Wednesday forward George Hirst, 17, who is the son of Owls legend David. (Liverpool Echo)

Championship side Leeds have rejected offers of £7m for full-back Charlie Taylor, 23, from Premier League sides West Brom, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace. (Guardian)

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has urged the club's supporters to give former midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, a good welcome when Chelsea visit this weekend. (Sky Sports)

Palace boss Sam Allardyce has made an initial £6m bid for Sunderland full-back Patrick van Aanholt, 26, who is rated at £10m by the Black Cats.(Daily Mail)

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And finally

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller devised an 'ingenious' way to get out of media interviews, by pretending to be on his phone... which turned out to be a passport. (Sun)

A number of Arsenal players, including Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Per Mertesacker and Hector Bellerin, enjoyed a night off on Thursday by going to watch the NBA Global Game at London's O2 Arena. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he only needed three months before he "conquered" English football. The 35-year-old has scored 13 goals in 19 Premier League games with the club sixth in the table. (Daily Express)

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