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Arsenal's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, is using a £400,000-a-week offer from China to try to get the Gunners to break their wage structure to keep him. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino's contract includes an 'anti-Arsenal' clause, with the 25-year-old Brazil international's £82.6m release clause able to be triggered by any club except the Gunners. (Le Soir, via Independent)

West Ham are planning to move for Manchester United's Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, when the transfer window opens next month. (Daily Telegraph)

The Hammers also want 29-year-old Chelsea and Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on loan. (Sun)

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, is expected to become part of the national team's backroom staff following the departure of assistant manager Sammy Lee. (Daily Star)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Ajax all want 13-year-old Celtic forward Karamoko Dembele, with the English and Scottish Football Associations also competing over his international future. (Independent)

Everton held talks with Manchester United over deals for Netherlands winger Memphis Depay, 22, and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 27, before Sunday's draw at Goodison Park. (Scottish Sun)

The Toffees also want 21-year-old forward Zach Clough from Bolton Wanderers.(Sun)

And they are prepared to sell midfielder Tom Cleverley in January, with several clubs aware of the 27-year-old England international's availability. (Daily Mirror)

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Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Middlesbrough say they want £35m for defender Ben Gibson, 23, as they try to ward off interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are interested in signing Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, 16, who was the subject of a £3m bid from Arsenal in January. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are confident they will agree a new contract with defender Toby Alderweireld long before a potential £25m release clause can be triggered in the 27-year-old Belgium international's contract. (Daily Telegraph)

AC Milan will rival Chelsea for the signing of Fiorentina's Croatia midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, who has 18 months left on his contract. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says manager Alan Pardew's job is "totally safe", despite a poor start to the Premier League season. (Talksport)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will not leave the club in the January transfer window, according to the 30-year-old France international's agent. (Foot Mercato, via Daily Express)

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The Times' back page on Wednesday

Chelsea face competition from Atletico Madrid for Napoli's Algeria left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, 25.(Calciomercato)

Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 29, said the "total picture" of the club convinced him to sign a new deal. (ESPN)

Barcelona rejected the chance to sign Croatia international Luka Modric in 2008, before the 31-year-old midfielder, now at Real Madrid, joined Tottenham. (SER Catalunya, via ESPN)

Best of social media

Chelsea midfielder Willian has a new addition to his wardrobe... a signed shirt from Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams. He wrote on Instagram: "Thank you for the shirt bro!!!"

Willian

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted a photo of him working out at 05:30 GMT. All OK, except in the picture it is light when at that time it is dark. When his followers pointed out his 'error', he suggested he had been 'fishing' for 'nibbles' with his original post.

Rio Ferdinand
Are you sure it is 05:30, Rio...?

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie posted this tweet after confirmation he will need knee surgery following serious ligament damage...

Yannick Bolasie

Greater Manchester Police made an unusual arrest when Celtic visited Manchester City in the Champions League...

Greater Manchester Police tweet

And finally

National League North side Altrincham are searching for a new manager, but have asked people not to apply based on their achievements on football management games. (Twitter)

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