Transfer gossip: Herrera, Coutinho, Ozil, Ibrahimovic, Kane, Barkley

Football gossip

Barcelona are preparing a January move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 28. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

United will trigger a one-year option on Spain international Herrera's contract if he fails to agree new terms by the end of the year. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona will make a final attempt to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says the club are striving to create circumstances that ensure 25-year-old Coutinho wants to stay at Anfield beyond this season. (Telegraph)

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, wants to join Manchester United when his deal with Arsenal expires at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Ozil has not held talks about a new Gunners contract since March but has also not told anybody at the club he wants to move to Old Trafford. (Sun)

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident Ozil will remain "100% professional". (Sky Sports)

Leicester City's hierarchy will meet former Southampton boss Claude Puel as they search for a new manager after sacking Craig Shakespeare. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, says he wants to be a one-club man, despite interest in the England international from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Everton's 23-year-old England midfielder Ross Barkley in January because of the club's mounting injury problems. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona may make a move for AC Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva, 21, who is also a target for Arsenal.(Sun)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche will not "run away" from Turf Moor, but cannot say for definite he will not leave the club. (Guardian)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, to return from injury before the end of the year. (Telegraph)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are considering making a move for 17-year-old French forward Lenny Pintor, who plays for second-tier side Brest. (Sun)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has denied there is a release clause in the new contract signed by 20-year-old midfielder David Brooks, who is the subject of interest from Liverpool. (Daily Express)


Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been getting back into shape in Fernando Torres' gym after leaving Chelsea. (Sun)

Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23, says he does not lack commitment due to his contract impasse with the Reds. (Daily Mirror)

Australian film producer Bruce Davey has held talks with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish about buying a stake in the club. (Times - subscription required)

Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, 33, says he was not to blame for the club sacking Aitor Karanka last season and, if he had "known what it was going to be like" following his return to the Teesside outfit, he would not have come back. (Daily Star)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes a chance meeting with boxer George Groves will inspire his players after a poor start to the season. (Daily Star)

Mauricio Pochettino says his Tottenham line-up against Real Madrid surprised even his close friends. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is not possible for his side to remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season. (Times - subscription required)

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, has told team-mates he will sign for Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid are prepared to offer forward Karim Benzema, 29, to help push through a deal to sign Tottenham's 24-year-old striker Harry Kane. (El Gol Digital, via Daily Express)

Manchester United are expected to extend 28-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera's contract and also remain hopeful of persuading midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, to stay. (Daily Express)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has not ruled himself out of the running for the Leicester job. (Daily Mirror)

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