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Diego Costa's Chelsea team-mates have urged the 28-year-old striker to apologise over the dispute that saw him left out of Saturday's 3-0 win at Leicester. (Telegraph)

The Brazil-born Spain international has told friends he has no interest in moving to China, despite rumours of a lucrative offer. (ESPN)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in replacing Costa with Real Madrid's 24-year-old Spain forward Alvaro Morata. (Sun)

The Premier League leaders will try to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 27, for £75m if Costa leaves Chelsea. (Sunday Express)

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is adamant Costa will stay at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)

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Andy Carroll's spectacular goal in West Ham's 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace features on the back page of the Mail on Sunday

Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng are interested in signing Manchester United's 31-year-old England winger Ashley Young. (Sun)

Liverpool want to sign Southampton's 33-year-old Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte and may offer their 26-year-old France defender Mamadou Sakho in exchange. (Daily Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea's 23-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. (L'Equipe - in French)

The French club also want to sign 26-year-old Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. (Express)

Manchester City are considering making a £20m bid for Tottenham's 23-year-old Wales left-back Ben Davies. (Sun)

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan says the club will not be selling 29-year-old attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet in the January transfer window. (Guardian)

At a meeting between Payet's representatives and club officials, a sale at the end of the season was not ruled out. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

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Marseille would be willing to loan France international Payet back to West Ham for the rest of the season if the Hammers agree to sell this month. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa hope to sign Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, on a permanent deal. However, the Premier League club want £10m for the player. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, can have the same impact as Frank Lampard had at Chelsea. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Nottingham Forest are likely to reject any future Derby offers for 26-year-old midfielder Henri Lansbury now that negotiations over a potential US takeover have come to nothing. (Nottingham Post)

Brazilian club Corinthians hope to sign 38-year-old former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. (Globo.com - in Portuguese)

Newcastle are considering re-signing 25-year-old England winger Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle want to sign Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney, 25, despite the London club valuing the player at £20m. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka suggested he would like to re-sign Patrick Bamford after the 23-year-old striker's loan spell at Burnley was ended by parent club Chelsea. (Evening Gazette)

Former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince is in contention to become the new England Under-21 manager. (Mirror)

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