Monday's gossip: Neymar, Mane, Hernandez, Ivanovic

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Manchester United are set to meet Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar's £140m release clause after the 23-year-old's contract talks stalled. (Le Sport10, via Daily Star)external-link

United will let will let midfielder Nick Powell, 21, go out on loan to a Championship club for the rest of the season. (Sun)external-link

Southampton will not sell Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 23, or Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, during the January transfer window, and manager Ronald Koeman has told the pair to focus on their football. (Times - subscription required)external-link

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Daily Star back page leads on Chelsea skipper John Terry saying that the champions are back to their best after Sunday's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says Bojan Krkic will not be sold this month. The 25-year-old Spaniard reportedly has a £10m release clause in his contract. (Sun)external-link

French club Marseille have told Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, 22, he is going nowhere in January, despite interest from Tottenham and Newcastle.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool are expected to announce the signing of 19-year-old Serb midfielder Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade on Monday.(Sky Sports)external-link

The Reds' 34-year-old Ivorian defender Kolo Toure, who is out of contract at Anfield in the summer, is a target for Serie A club Lazio. (Il Messaggero, via Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club could complete a signing within 10 days.(Talksport)external-link

But the Gunners have been told by Bayer Leverkusen's sporting director Rudi Voller to forget about trying to sign Mexico and former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 27.(Sun)external-link

Newcastle United hope to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26, after learning that Papiss Cisse, 30, could be out for three months following surgery on his injured groin. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Newcastle striker Joe Allon believes the club should recall 18-year-old striker Adam Armstrong from his loan spell at Coventry City.(Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Chelsea and Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic, 31, is a transfer target for AC Milan after being linked with rivals Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain's 34-year-old Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be the perfect fit for the Premier League, says his agent. (Sky Sports Italia, via Evening Standard)external-link

Cardiff striker Kenwyne Jones is a target for coach Sven-Goran Eriksson at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. (Daily Mail)external-link

Romania utility player Gabriel Tamas, 32, is set to leave Cardiff - without kicking a ball for the Bluebirds. (Wales Online)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 22, wants to extend his loan spell at Preston until the end of the season.(Daily Star)external-link

Wigan Athletic want to sign Oldham Athletic's 25-year-old captain and Scotland midfielder Liam Kelly.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wants striker Andy Carroll, 26, to forget about England and Euro 2016 this summer and focus on his fitness instead.(Independent)external-link

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins will ask Alan Curtis, 61, to stay on as interim manager at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the season.(South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Swans defender Angel Rangel, 33, has admitted he dived to try to win a penalty against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.(Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

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Social media went into a frenzy when Chelsea midfielder Willian scored a cracker against Crystal Palace in the 3-0 win on Sunday. Watford forward Troy Deeney was also wowed by the strike.external-link

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty used his Twitterexternal-link page to address rumours linking him with a move to Championship side Leeds United.

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Southampton and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, has apologised for his red card against Norwich City on Saturday, calling it "reckless and irresponsible" on Instagram.external-link

And finally

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he is unlikely to stay in football when his playing career ends and the 30-year-old wants to continue to build his brand and "live like a king". (NBC Sports, via El Mundo)external-link

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 21, who was criticised by Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit this week for his 'bling' lifestyle, used his £250,000 Rolls Royce for a shopping trip into Manchester city centre. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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