Gossip: Barkley, Zaha, Oscar, Oxford, Laxalt, Lima

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Tottenham have made enquiries about signing Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, but they would have to offer at least £35m for the 23-year-old. (London Evening Standard)

Spurs are also interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 24, in January and have made a £25m bid. (Squawka)

Brazil midfielder Oscar, 25, is keen to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place, rather than move to China. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea could replace Oscar with Genoa's 23-year-old Uruguay midfielder Diego Laxalt. (Daily Mirror)

The Times leads its back page with news of Chelsea's 10th successive league victory

England Under-20 defender Reece Oxford has rejected interest from Manchester United and Manchester City and will sign a five-year deal with West Ham - to be announced on his 18th birthday on Friday. (Sun)

Everton could complete a deal which may rise to £11m for Charlton winger Ademola Lookman, 19, in the January transfer window. (Independent)

Manchester United are close to signing Ajax forward Daishawn Redan, 15. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool owner John W Henry has denied rumours that a Chinese takeover of the club is imminent. (Liverpool Echo)

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's manager, has watched Anderlecht left-winger Frank Acheampong, 23, several times this season and could make a £6m move for the Ghana international. (Sun)

Swansea boss Bob Bradley wants to sign a defender, a midfielder and a striker in the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace are keen to sign Santos attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, but are refusing to pay more than £8m for the 26-year-old Brazil international. (Sun)

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The Daily Mirror focuses on a controversy surrounding Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo

Best of social media

Argentina legend Diego Maradona, 56, has been dancing on a treadmill. (Facebook)

Diego Maradona

Yaya Toure tweeted after his 200th Premier League game for Manchester City. The midfielder wrote: "Great to mark 200 Premier League games at City with a win in front of our fans!" (Twitter)

Full-back Cesar Azpilicueta's 200th game for Chelsea was the side's 10th league win in a row. He tweeted: "We keep working hard and getting points! Another step forward! Happy to make my 200th appearance for the club! Hopefully many more to come." (Twitter)

Ander Herrera praised Manchester United after their late winner against Crystal Palace. "Even when we don't have our best day, we are a TEAM, deserved victory," the midfielder tweeted. (Twitter)

Former Liverpool and Netherlands striker Dirk Kuyt, 36, went home with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick for Feyenoord against ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Cup.


And finally

Chester FC may have conceded the quickest penalty in football history, giving away a spot-kick after just six seconds against Witton Albion in the FA Trophy first round. (Chester Chronicle)

Chester FC

Paul Pogba's mum says she does not want either son to lose when Manchester United play his brother Florentin's Saint-Etienne in the Europa League. (Manchester Evening News)

Club America coach Ricardo La Volpe will not shake hands with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane before Thursday's Club World Cup semi-final, because he thinks it will bring his team bad luck. (Marca)

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