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Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are also linked with Aubameyang but the 28-year-old Gabon international's brother insists he is focused on life at Dortmund. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are looking at four left-footed players as they make plans for the summer. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 28, Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann, Tottenham and England full-back Danny Rose, 27, and Arsenal's 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, are all targets. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Germany's Ozil would be "unbelievable" at Manchester United.(BBC Radio 5 live)

However, Wales international Bale has no intention of leaving Real and wants to finish his career with the Spanish giants. (Fichajes, via Daily Mirror)

Barcelona will move for Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, in January. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Spurs have identified Fulham's 17-year-old defender Ryan Sessegnon as the perfect man to replace Danny Rose, should the full-back leave this summer. (Daily Mail)

Alan Pardew will be announced as West Brom's new manager in the next 24 hours. (Sun)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says any attempts to sign Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, in January will be rejected. (Talksport)

Hughes is set to oversee a clear out at Stoke, with defender Glen Johnson, 33, and midfielder Charlie Adam, 31, set for January exits. (Telegraph)

Arsenal will announce the arrival of former Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi on Tuesday as part of the restructuring of their scouting and recruitment. The 48-year-old left the La Liga giants club after 15 years on Monday. (Daily Mail)

The agent of Hamburg's 17-year-old forward Jann-Fiete Arp's agent has denied reports Chelsea are close to a deal to sign the German. (West London Sport)

Manchester United's 17-year-oldmidfielder Angel Gomes, a World Cup winner with England Under-17s, is a target for German side Borussia Dortmund after being slow to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Fenerbahce's 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza, a summer target for West Brom, has dismissed the idea of leaving the Turkish club in January. (Sporx, via Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has called for Premier League clubs to work more closely with lower tier teams in order to give young players a chance and feels Liverpool's use of Dominic Solanke, 20, "can't be right". (Football 365)

West Ham will step up their interest in Krasnodar and Russia striker Fyodor Smolov after watching the 27-year-old score his 12th goal of the season on Sunday. (Mail)

Everton have been linked with a move for Besiktas' 25-year-old Turkey midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who was once compared to France great Zinedine Zidane. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has warned the club's fans that there will not be a huge amount of money to spend in the January transfer window, even if the Magpies are taken over by Amanda Staveley. (Independent)

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David Moyes has urged David Unsworth not to give up on management and to consider a job in the lower leagues when his time as Everton's caretaker boss comes to an end. (Guardian)

Former Toffees defender Michael Ball says the club are "embarrassing themselves" at the moment. (Liverpool Echo)

Sam Allardyce has told friends he "needs convincing" about becoming Everton manager, after the club initially overlooked him in their search to replace Ronald Koeman. (Mirror)

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane says there has been no dispute with Jurgen Klopp, despite looking visibly unhappy with his manager after Saturday's draw with Chelsea. (Star)

Argentina winger Erik Lamela could return for Tottenham's visit to Leicester after a year on the sidelines with a hip injury. (Independent)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez says he looks around the Premier League and sees players in rival teams who he wants to sign but cannot afford. (Mail)

Liverpool players were pictured taking part in a bizarre training exercise in the build-up to their game against Stoke on Wednesday. (Express)

Liverpool's England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was unexpectedly mocked by a fan as he went undercover during a prank on the club's social media channel. (Star)

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw has transformed himself into the fittest player at the club. (Sun)

Best of Monday's gossip

Barcelona will target Tottenham and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 25, in the January transfer window. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Manchester City are considering making a bid for Real Sociedad's 26-year-old Spain defender Inigo Martinez in January. (Sun)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Wales winger Gareth Bale, 28, will not be sold in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Champions League winners Madrid intend to make an £80m bid for Manchester United's 21-year-old France forward Anthony Martial next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal will consider reasonable offers for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and midfielders Mesut Ozil, 29, of Germany and England's Jack Wilshere, 25, in January. (Daily Express)

Tottenham are checking on Bologna left-back Adam Masina, 23, as they line up a possible replacement for England defender Danny Rose, 27, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

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