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Chelsea are interested in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 20, but the Scottish champions may not be prepared to sell the France Under-21 international for less than £40m. (Sky Sports)

Celtic are adamant Dembele will not be sold. (Daily Record)

Chelsea are trying to rush through a deal for Schalke's Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac, 23, after their Serbia full-back Branislav Ivanovic, 32, agreed to join Zenit St Petersburg. (Mirror)

West Brom will make a £10m bid for Southampton's England striker Jay Rodriguez, 27. (Express)

Crystal Palace have stepped up their interest in Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, and hope to conclude a deal for the France player on deadline day. Palace are also looking to complete deals for Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic, 25, from Olympiakos and Uruguay defender and free agent Martin Caceres, 29. (Daily Mail)

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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will demand that the Magpies agree to pay the £15m fee Crystal Palace are asking for Andros Townsend, 25. The England winger was sold for £13m in the summer.(Daily Mail)

Watford have accepted a £20m bid from Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai for Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, 27. (Sun)

The Hornets will only allow Ighalo to move to China and will block him moving to another Premier League team. (Daily Express)

West Ham have now pulled out of the race to sign Brentford's £15m-rated striker Scott Hogan, 24, with Aston Villa now the favourites to sign the striker. (Sky Sports)

Villa are ready to sell English midfielder Ashley Westwood, 26, for £5m to Burnley before putting in a £9m bid for Hogan. (Daily Mail)

Hull are set to sign Inter Milan and Italy centre-back Andrea Ranocchia, 28, on loan until the end of the season. (Hull Daily Mail)

Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco - linked with Manchester United and Chelsea - could be unsettled at Atletico Madrid, with reports that the 23-year-old's working relationship with boss Diego Simeone is at an all-time low. (Don Balon, via Manchester Evening News)

West Ham threatened to pull out of the £25m deal to sell Dimitri Payet to Marseille unless the 29-year-old France forward returned his £500,000 salary for January. (London Evening Standard)

Burnley are determined to resist Everton's pursuit of defender Michael Keane, 24. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Everton will not sell England defender Phil Jagielka, 34, in this window even if they manage to prise Keane away from Turf Moor. (Mirror)

Villa boss Steve Bruce says he has received no enquiries about Ross McCormack - who he said missed training because his gates would not open and he could not climb over a relatively small wall - and insisted the striker will continue to train with the club's under-23s until he apologises to him. (Talksport)

Swansea forward Marvin Emnes, 28, is set to return to Blackburn for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move, while Ryan Hedges, 21, could also leave the Liberty Stadium, with Barnsley thought to have held talks over a deal for him. (South Wales Evening Post)

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Several Premier League sides have entered talks with representatives of Galatasaray winger Bruma. The Turkish side will not sell the 20-year-old Portugal Under-20 international this month but may do so at the end of the season if their £20m valuation is met. Tottenham are thought to have been one of the top-flight sides interested.(Yahoo)

Spurs and Everton will compete to sign Feyenoord's Netherlands youth international midfielder Ozancan Kokcu, 18, at the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Watford are understood to have agreed a £3m fee with Hull for Algeria midfielder Adlene Guedioura, 31.(Watford Observer)

The Tigers are thought to have made an offer for Angers forward Nicolas Pepe, with the French Ligue 1 side valuing the 21-year-old Ivorian at about £7.5m.(Talksport)

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch, 25, is on the verge of joining Reading on loan for the remainder of the season.(Croydon Advertiser)

Everton are willing to sell Arouna Kone, 33, before the end of the transfer window, with manager Ronald Koeman revealing he has had offers for the former Ivory Coast striker. (Liverpool Echo)

Charlton are targeting a transfer deadline day loan move for Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi, 18.(London Evening Standard)

Watford are considering a loan move for Newcastle's Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul, 28. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Brighton are hopeful of making their loan deal for Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray, 33, a permanent transfer.(Argus)

Sheffield United have rejected a bid from Everton for England Under-19 goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 18. (Sky Sports)

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The back page of Tuesday's Daily Star

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says moves for Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea, 32, and Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, 24, will not be happening and that any further business in the transfer window is likely to be composed of loan deals only.(Birmingham Mail)

But Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said "no amount of money could buy Callum Wilson", after the Cherries striker was linked with a £20m move to West Brom.(Bournemouth Echo)

Southampton are hoping to add Nice's French goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, 21, and Spartak Moscow's Germany centre-back Serdar Tasci, 29, to their signing of Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini.(Daily Echo)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says the club are "open" to making a signing before the 23:00 GMT transfer deadline but rated the club's chances of a new addition at "0.01%". (ESPN)

Former England defender Sol Campbell - who ran for the Conservative Party nomination at the 2016 election for Mayor of London - has been named as assistant to Trinidad and Tobago boss Dennis Lawrence.(Eurosport)

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has criticized the club's lack of activity in the January transfer window. (Reuters)

Leicester are hoping to sign a centre-half by Tuesday's deadline, but a deal for Boro's Uruguay midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 26, looks to be over. (Leicester Mercury)

Swansea are eyeing a move for Crystal Palace's South Korea winger Lee Chung-yong, 28. (Croydon Advertiser)

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll has revealed he does not like watching football and had to type some Liverpool players into an internet search engine when he signed for them. (Daily Mail)

TV cameras highlighted some less than favourable responses from Cristiano Ronaldo towards the sections of Real Madrid supporters who booed their star player during Sunday's win over Real Sociedad. (AS)

West Ham have announced that fans who bought a club shirt with Dimitri Payet's name printed on the back will be given a new replacement - for the extra cost of £25. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce reveals he has a massive addiction to box sets, in particular Danish drama The Killing and US political series House of Cards. (ESPN)

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