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Barcelona and Juventus are interested in Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, and face competition from Paris St-Germain. (Times - subscription based)

Manchester United could make a £40m move for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in order to beat Chelsea to the 22-year-old. (Daily Star)

West Ham are close to wrapping up the transfer of Brentford striker Scott Hogan in a deal worth £15m, having had three earlier bids for the 24-year-old rejected. (Sun)

Chelsea are lining up Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, 23, as their number one target to replace John Terry when he heads to China in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

But Chelsea club captain Terry, 36, will not be leaving the club before the end of the season despite being linked with a loan move to Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)

However, a conflicting report claims Terry will indeed speak to Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe over a possible move later this week. (Daily Mail)

Former England team-mates Paul Ince, 49, and Stuart Pearce, 54, will be interviewed for the England Under-21 manager's job. (Times - subscription required)

The Football Association have been urged to bid for the 2030 World Cup by the president of the Asian Football Confederation. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland manager David Moyes is weighing up a move for 27-year-old Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 23, has been told he has no chance of leaving Chelsea this month amid reported interest from Swansea and West Ham. (Daily Star)

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is ready to make a new move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, 26, and could finance the deal by selling 23-year-old striker Saido Berahino to Stoke. (Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 28, is set to stay at the Nou Camp for at least the rest of the season despite reports linking him with a move to Manchester City. (Guardian)

Thursday's Guardian sports section leads on Manchester City's run-in with the FA's anti-doping authorities

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is closing in on the £3m signing of 24-year-old Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, while Sunderland left-back Patrick Van Aanholt, 26, is also a £7m target for the Eagles. (Sun)

Italian champions Juventus are interested in signing 22-year-old Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. (

Arsenal will not let club captain Per Mertesacker, 32, leave on loan this month despite him not playing a single minute for the Gunners this term after suffering a serious knee injury in pre-season. (Daily Mirror)

Hull City boss Marco Silva has confirmed his interest in 30-year-old FC Porto midfielder Evandro, who worked under Silva at Estoril. (Hull Daily Mail)

Swansea City are thought to have held talks over a deal for Norwich full-back Martin Olsson, 28, as they push on with their January spending plans. (Wales Online)

West Ham have made an improved bid of £5m for 29-year-old Hull and Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass, who has scored 12 goals for club and country this season. (Sky Sports)

French side Lyon are interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United forwards Memphis Depay, 22, and Adnan Januzaj, 21, who is on loan at Sunderland. (Daily Mail)

Everton are eyeing a move for 17-year-old Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst - the the son of former Owls striker David. (Liverpool Echo)

Aston Villa believe their offer for Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury has been accepted and are preparing for the 26-year-old midfielder's medical. (HITC)

Stourbridge defender Dan Scarr, 22, who scored his side's goal in their 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat by Wycombe last weekend, has been taken on trial at Premier League West Brom. (Express and Star)

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Fifa has launched an investigation after six watches worth £10,000 each went missing at its awards gala in Zurich on Monday. (Sun)

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