Gossip: Willian, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Van Dijk, Griezmann, Lemar

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Manchester United have made an enquiry about 29-year-old Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian. (Daily Mail)

United boss Jose Mourinho is also ready to offload 28-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer and wants to sign Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 29, as his replacement. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea could use Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, as part of a deal with Monaco for 22-year-old France winger Thomas Lemar, who is also a target for Liverpool and Arsenal.(Sun)

Bayern Munich and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 20, may have his season-long loan deal at Swansea cut short and return to the German club in January. (Mais Futebol - in Portuguese)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reassured France forward Antoine Griezmann he will eventually be allowed to leave the La Liga club. (Daily Mail via L'Equipe)

Liverpool remain keen on signing Southampton's 26-year-old Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk in January. (Liverpool Echo)

However, Manchester City want to add a centre-back to their squad in January and may also move for Van Dijk, though the Premier League leaders are also interested in Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez, 26. (Goal)

City boss Pep Guardiola is also in the market for a left-back in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce will not argue if the club decide to offload Ross Barkley, 24, in January, with the England midfielder yet to sign a new contract. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester United's versatile Netherlands defender Daley Blind, 27, on a free transfer when his contract runs out in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United will battle Juventus for the signing of Monaco and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 24. (Tuttosport, via Talksport)

Representatives from Turkish club Fenerbahce are flying to Liverpool in a bid to secure a loan deal for Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 21. (Takvim, via Talksport)

England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, has confirmed he is still waiting for a date from Arsenal for when his contract will be discussed. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa are keen on a January move for Burnley and Bermuda forward Nakhi Wells. (Birmingham Mail)

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Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery has been burgled, with thieves stealing two Neymar shirts as well as documents about PSG's transfer dealings. (Le Point - in French)

Even Jose Mourinho couldn't sort out Rangers' problems according to John Hartson, who believes the Glasgow club's board are a problem. (Daily Record)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has warned mis-firing striker Christian Benteke he "cannot afford any passengers" as Palace bid to climb the table. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham must prove they are more than just the 'Harry Kane team' according to team-mate Harry Winks. (Daily Mail)

Coventry City owners Sisu have rejected a fourth takeover bid for the club worth a potential £20m. (Coventry Telegraph)

Paul Pogba's new hairstyle
Paul Pogba has revealed his new flame-coloured hairstyle to the world. His caption was 'Hair is burning'.

Everton tagged rapper Lil Wayne instead of Wayne Rooney in their full-time tweet following the 1-0 win at Newcastle. (BBC Sport)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has showed off his latest haircut. (Twitter)

Jack 'Woolshire' and Hector 'Baa-llerin' were among a number of Arsenal players to don Christmas jumpers for charity. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are scouring the globe for a doctor capable of solving James McCarthy's persistent hamstring woes. (Daily Mirror)

Best of Thursday's gossip

Mesut Ozil, 29, would favour a move to Manchester United rather than Barcelona if he leaves Arsenal. (Daily Mail)

Ozil's agent has told Barcelona they must make a decision on whether or not to sign the Arsenal playmaker in the next fortnight. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, would be an "important reinforcement" for the La Liga side should they move for him in January. (Goal)

David de Gea's agent Jorge Mendes is delaying the 27-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper's potential move to Real Madrid because another one of his clients, Cristiano Ronaldo, is unhappy with the European champions. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)

Ronaldo is consulting his lawyers to try to lower his release clause and engineer his move away from Real Madrid. (El Chiringuito via Daily Express)

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