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England manager Gareth Southgate could strip the national team's captaincy from Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 31, and give it to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 26. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, 55, would expect £5m in compensation if he is sacked, after he signed a contract until 2020 with the club in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are keen to sign Barcelona forward Neymar in a £180m deal, with the 24-year-old said to be considering his future at the La Liga side. (Daily Record)

United striker Anthony Martial, 20, is being targeted by French champions Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Liverpool are preparing a January transfer bid for 20-year-old Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, which could be worth up to £20m. (Glasgow Live)

West Ham are planning a £25m move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 24. (Guardian)

Southampton are resigned to losing defenders Virgil van Dijk, 25, and Jose Fonte, 32, to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. (Sun)

Chelsea are considering a £24m-bid for 25-year-old Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam. (Le Buteur, via Calciomercato)

Blues boss Antonio Conte is slowly phasing 35-year-old central defender John Terry out of his squad, with the ex-England international's contract with the club expiring at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are keen on signing Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente, who is on loan at Deportivo Alaves, but could struggle as the 21-year-old wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great uncle in playing for the Spanish club. (Don Balon via Daily Star)

Napoli will rival Manchester City and Juventus for the signing of Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg, 19. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Leicester City are in advanced talks with Genk over a £14m deal for 19-year-old defender Wilfred Ndidi. (Telegraph)

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Thursday's Daily Mirror back page

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is wanted by Bayer Leverkusen, but the Old Trafford club hope to recoup most of the £16m they paid for the 26-year-old. (Daily Mail)

United defender Daley Blind, 26, fears for his future at the club with manager Jose Mourinho planning a defensive rebuild. (Daily Mirror)

John Mikel Obi's agent says it is "50-50" as to whether the 29-year-old midfielder will leave Chelsea during the January transfer window. (Goal.com)

Valencia are keen to sign Nigeria international Mikel, whose contract runs out next summer. (All Nigeria Soccer, via Daily Star)

On-loan Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, says he must perform well for the Cherries if he is to earn a new contract at parent club Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

Premier League and La Liga clubs have made offers for Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel, 25, according to the Italian club's director general. (Radio Goal, via TalkSPORT)

Questions are being asked of Tottenham's transfer policy after the £30m signing of midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, and with head of recruitment Paul Mitchell's departure imminent. (Squawka)

Both Inter Milan and Juventus are keen on signing Sissoko. (Daily Mirror)

Telegraph
Thursday's Daily Telegraph

Everton defender and Wales youth international Gethin Jones, 21, is considering an offer to play for Australia. (Liverpool Echo)

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is using New York-based firm Inner Circle Sports to help sell the club. (Sky Sports)

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, 30, who now plays for Marseille, says he could have been a Ballon d'Or contender if it was not for injuries. (France Football, via Metro)

Barcelona have made contact with Ajax over the signing of 20-year-old centre-back Davinson Sanchez. (Sport, via Calciomercato)

Mason Holgate's performances for Everton this season have convinced manager Ronald Koeman that the 20-year-old is adequate cover for first-choice right-back Seamus Coleman, 28. (Liverpool Echo)

Cheshire-born Ben Woodburn, the 17-year-old who became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer on Tuesday, has committed his international future to Wales. (Wales Online)

Best of social media

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin posted this picture on Twitter of him meeting nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt...

Hector Bellerin Twitter

Striker Bojan Krkic joined Stoke team-mate Ibrahim Afellay for lunch, adding: "Enjoying our day off with a great professional and a fantastic man, my friend Afellay."

Bojan Twitter

Leeds United manager Garry Monk posted on Twitter after his side's 2-0 EFL Cup defeat by Liverpool: "The support from our fans yesterday at Anfield was just incredible. We'll all be Marching On Together again on Saturday at Elland Road!"

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah had a message for Gareth Southgate, his former England Under-21 coach, on his appointment as permanent senior team boss.

Chalobah Twitter

Tributes to the victims of Monday's plane crash in Colombia - which included members of the Chapecoense team - have continued around the world, with PSG striker Edinson Cavani wearing a t-shirt to honour the club. (Twitter)

Sporting Lisbon players and fans also paid tribute, with on-loan Arsenal forward Joel Campbell sharing the moment on Twitter.

French side Lyon posted this picture:

Lyon Twitter

And finally...

Sub-zero temperatures? 260-mile midweek round trip? That was no issue for the North Ferriby United fans who made the trip to National League opponents Chester - all two of them. (ESPN)

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says he introduced yoga to the club after going to classes with his wife. (Goal.com)

Sydney goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, 31, stopped his side's FFA Cup final match against Melbourne to rescue an injured seagull. (Washington Post)

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