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Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, could be on his way to China in an £80m move after his agent Jorge Mendes was pictured with the president of Tianjin Quanjian. (London Evening Standard)

The Blues' top scorer, who has complained of a back injury in recent days, has reportedly been offered £576,000 per week, which would make him the second highest paid footballer in the world after Shanghai Shenua's Carlos Tevez. (Daily Express)

Dimitri Payet has threatened to feign injury if West Ham order him to play, while manager Slavan Bilic is looking to spend £20m to fill the gap with Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, Hammers boss Bilic is convinced the crisis will bring out the best in the rest of his players at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid and Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 25, also represented by Jorge Mendes, is another player who could move to Tianjin Quanjian. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled out a January move for club captain John Terry, 36, after the former England international was linked with a loan move to Bournemouth. (Guardian)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is set to trigger a one-year extension in 26-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea's contract. (Sun)

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has the same "aura" about him as another Old Trafford favourite - Eric Cantona.(Telegraph)

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has "no idea" whether 23-year-old striker Saido Berahino will sign a new contract at The Hawthorns. (Talksport)

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Diego Costa's row with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dominates many of Saturday's back pages, including the Telegraph

Hull would consider selling Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass for £10m, despite the 29-year-old being their top goalscorer this season. (Bleacher Report)

Any interest from Arsenal and West Ham in 22-year-old France striker M'Baye Niang will be rebuffed by AC Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

New Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 27, chose the Merseyside club because they have ambitions to be a Champions League club.(Talksport)

Struggling striker Vincent Janssen, 22, "needs love" to become a success at Tottenham, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. (London Evening Standard)

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri's job is under threat after a run of just one win in eight games. (Daily Mirror)

Everton's move for Algeria and Standard Liege forward Ishak Belfodil, 25, has been delayed. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester have agreed a deal to sign Middlesbrough and Uruguay midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 26. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has said 30-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote's seven-year stay on Tyneside is close to an end. (Northern Echo)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce wants Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane, 25. (Daily Mail)

Midfielder Tom Cleverley, 27, moved to Watford from Everton on loan because he wants to "feel like a real footballer again". (Talksport)

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And finally

Colombian pop star Shakira wants her boyfriend, 29-year-old Spain defender Gerard Pique, to quit Barcelona so that the couple can move to London. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

Sunderland manager David Moyes has described winger Jeremain Lens as a "disgrace" after the player, currently on loan at Fenerbahce, said it would be "easier" for him if the Black Cats were relegated this season. (Daily Mail)

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