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Arsenal are planning to sign Borussia Dortmund's 27-year-old Germany forward Marco Reus if they fail to commit Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez to new deals. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are set to offer Diego Costa a new contract. The 28-year-old Spain striker is to be offered a two-year extension on his deal that will raise his weekly wage by £50,000 to £200,000. (Daily Mirror)

The Mirror's back page on Tuesday
The Mirror's back page on Tuesday

Manchester United and Chelsea are competing to sign Roma's 23-year-old Germany defender Antonio Rudiger. (Sun)

The Blues are also interested in signing Fenerbahce's 27-year-old Denmark centre-back Simon Kjaer. (ESPN)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is also interested in Genoa winger Diego Laxalt, 23, with the Italian club willing to sell at the right price. (Daily Mirror)

Argentina forward Carlos Tevez, 32, is set to leave Boca Juniors to join Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in a deal worth £615,000 a week. (Daily Mail)

Benfica's president has flown to England for talks with Manchester United over a £38m deal for his 22-year-old Sweden defender Victor Lindelof. (Ojogo.pt - in Portuguese)

Manchester United's Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, is considering a move to Italy. (Daily Mail)

United are willing to accept half of the £25m they paid for midfielder Memphis Depay in 2015 with Everton leading the chase for the 22-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Leicester are both interested in National League Aldershot's 17-year-old striker Idris Kanu. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are prepared to pay £30m for Wolfsburg's 23-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler.(Daily Express)

Southampton will reject January offers for their 25-year-old Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk but will consider bids for captain and Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte, 32. (Daily Telegraph)

Southampton manager Claude Puel wants to sign 21-year-old France Under-21 midfielder Wylan Cyprien from his previous club Nice. (Daily Mirror)

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace both want to sign Aston Villa's 28-year-old Benin forward Rudy Gestede in January. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham's 29-year-old France midfielder Dimitri Payet has suggested he would be open to a return to Ligue 1 club Marseille. (SFR Sport - in French)

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura is considering recalling Nice striker Mario Balotelli. The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals in 13 games for the French club this season. (Daily Mail)

Huddersfield Town's German boss David Wagner is set to take over at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg. (Bild - in German)

However, sources at Championship club Huddersfield say the story is "pure speculation".(Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Wolfsburg's 27-year-old defender Philipp Wollscheid, on loan from Stoke City, has been suspended for insulting a member of the German club's coaching staff. (Wolfsburger Nachrichten - in German, subscription required)

Swansea City will not hold a Christmas party this year as the players have decided it would be inappropriate with the club 19th in the Premier League. (Wales Online)

Guingamp are the only French club whose manager is paid more than any of their players. (L'Equipe - in French)

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And finally

Is Arsene Wenger amazing? Or is he a turkey? That's pretty much the questioned posed by Swedish paper Aftonbladet in their Monday edition.

Arsene Wenger as a Turkey

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