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Manchester United want to bring defender Jonny Evans back to Old Trafford, two and a half years after selling the 29-year-old to West Brom - but Manchester City and Arsenal are also interested. (Sunday Mirror)

But the Baggies are ready to make a final contract offer to Northern Ireland international Evans in a bid to repel other clubs. (Sunday Telegraph)

Juventus appear willing to sell defender Alex Sandro but Chelsea, who failed to sign the 26-year-old Brazil international in the summer, face competition from Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (Sunday Express)

Daniel Sturridge has been told he can leave Liverpool on loan next month by manager Jurgen Klopp as the 28-year-old England striker looks to rescue a World Cup spot. (Sun on Sunday)

Meanwhile,Klopp has ruled out RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, joining the Reds in January. (Daily Star Sunday)

And the Liverpool boss says he was put under pressure by his scouting department to sign Mohamed Salah in the summer after he initially feared the 25-year-old Egypt winger might be too skinny to succeed in the Premier League. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are weighing up making an offer of nearly £30m for Bordeaux's Brazilian winger Malcom, 20, in the January transfer window. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester City have watched Augsburg's German left-back Philipp Max, 24, as they look for cover for injured France defender Benjamin Mendy. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is targeting a reunion with Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 27, when the transfer window opens next month. (Sunday Mirror)

And Allardyce will have to sacrifice a midfielder if Everton are to sign Sevilla's France international Steven Nzonzi, 29. (Daily Star Sunday)

West Ham manager David Moyes is ready to make a £15m bid for 27-year-old Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter. (Sun on Sunday)

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has not ruled out selling Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk 26, in January. (Liverpool Echo)

Inter Milan and Barcelona are monitoring the situation of 27-year-old Manchester United and Netherlands defender Daley Blind. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal and Chelsea are going head to head over 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen's Jamaican winger Leon Bailey. (Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out a January move for 28-year-old Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez. (Sky Sports)

Guardiola has told Manchester City he wants to buy for the long term in January after asking the club to back a mid-season spend. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has emerged as the latest possible successor to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, whose contract is up at the end of the season. (Sun on Sunday)

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's future at Old Trafford is coming under increasing scrutiny following recent controversies which have involved the club. (Sunday Express)

Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is "ready to manage again", six weeks after being sacked by the London club. (Mail on Sunday)

Bilic, 49, has also hit back at Hammers chairman David Sullivan's claims he was responsible for poor signings. (Sun on Sunday)

Cristiano Ronaldo and his boss Zinedine Zidane are in agreement the 32-year-old Real Madrid and Portugal forward should retire at the Bernabeu. (FourFourTwo)

Manchester United's Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 30, is set to be sidelined by a knee injury until next month. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Best of Saturday's gossip

Carlo Ancelotti will return to Stamford Bridge and be appointed Chelsea's new manager before the start of next season. (Daily Record)

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, 22, is wanted by Chelsea, who are preparing a player-plus-cash deal involving striker Michy Batshuayi. (Daily Mirror)

Batshuayi, 24, hopes to leave Chelsea on loan next month to ease fears over losing his place in Belgium's World Cup squad. (London Evening Standard)

Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, was dropped by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after a row between the two men during a video analysis session at the club's training ground last month. (ESPN)

Arsenal will hold contract talks with 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere before the end of the month. (London Evening Standard)

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