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Wayne Rooney is ready to quit Manchester United this summer for a final huge payday in China, where some clubs are willing to pay the England captain, 31, as much as £1m a week. (Sun)

Watford are considering an offer approaching £27m for 27-year-old striker Odion Ighalo from China's Shanghai Shenhua - and will let him go this month. (Daily Mirror)

An agreement for Marseille to sign 29-year-old midfielder Dimitri Payet from West Ham is still "miles away". The Hammers want at least £30m but Marseille have indicated they will not pay more than £25m. (Sky Sports)

But Marseille have made what they says is a fourth and final bid of £27.2m plus a possible £3m in add-ons for Payet, and Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has urged his board to accept the offer. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 24, says he is not interested in a move to China or Spain and wants to stay with the Reds and emulate the club's legends. (Daily Mail)

Daily Star
The Daily Star focuses on Liverpool's plans to play their big names in the FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Wolves

Chelsea will turn their attention to Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, 30, if their bid for Celtic's Craig Gordon, 34, fails. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, spoke to team-mate Anthony Martial, 21, last month to tell him to take on board manager Jose Mourinho's advice. (Daily Telegraph)

Aston Villa are ready to offer 21-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish to Premier League Middlesbrough for striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, in a surprise cash-plus-player deal. (Daily Mirror)

Manager Antonio Conte does not know whether 32-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic will remain a Chelsea player beyond this month, after an approach by Zenit St Petersburg. (Evening Standard)

Hull City are vying with Nice, Bordeaux and Fiorentina for Zenit St Petersburg's 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Mauricio. (TASS - in Russian)

Hull are also set to rival Crystal Palace for 25-year-old Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic. (ESPN)

Manchester United target Paulo Dybala, a 23-year-old Argentina striker, is close to agreeing a new contract with Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has made a bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor, 27, and winger Modou Barrow, 24. (Daily Telegraph)

Birmingham City have expressed an interest in 23-year-old Juventus forward Francesco Margiotta. (Goal.com)

Former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison, 23, is training with Championship side QPR. (Manchester Evening News)

Daily Express
Saturday's Daily Express leads on the four-match ban handed to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for pushing a match official

Hull boss Marco Silva has confirmed the club have missed out on signing 19-year-old Genk winger Leon Bailey, who has had a medical at Bayer Leverkusen. (Hull Daily Mail)

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, who is a free agent after leaving MLS side New York City, says he has "turned down a few Premier League offers" and has no desire "to get involved in a relegation dogfight". (Daily Mail)

Chelsea will not pursue a deal to sign 31-year-old Swansea striker Fernando Llorente this month. (Guillem Balague on Twitter)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keeping faith with his squad, insisting there is only a "1%" chance of any January arrivals. (Talksport)

Former England manager Sam Allardyce's plans to recall Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, to the national side were vetoed by the Football Association. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side's recent struggles are not down to fatigue. (Guardian)

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And finally

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been advised to stop his "stupid haircuts" and off-pitch antics if he is to become the best player in the world - by former United youth team boss Warren Joyce. (Metro)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got a hug from defender Joe Gomez after the 19-year-old, who has recently returned after a long-term injury, signed a new five-year deal with the club. (Daily Express)

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