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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning a British record £90m move for 26-year-old Chelsea and Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested Manchester City should sign Liverpool forward Mo Salah. (Sky Sports via the Daily Express)external-link

Everton boss Sam Allardyce wants to offer England forward Theo Walcott, 28, an escape route from Arsenal and tie up a deal for Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 29. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz in the January transfer window, but are only interested in a loan deal for the Brazilian, 30. (Shields Gazette)external-link

Atletico Madrid are ready to sell France forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, to Manchester United after reporting Barcelona to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach from Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leicester City are lining up a bid for Portugal and Benfica full-back Andre Almeida, 27. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Liverpool and Wales forward Ben Woodburn, 18, is to be allowed to go on loan in January in order to gain regular first-team football. (Daily Mail)external-link

Brighton are considering a fresh bid for Spartak Moscow and Cape Verde striker Ze Luis, 26. (Sun)external-link

Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan are not interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Andreas Iniesta as they believe he is not good enough to play in the Chinese Super League. (Marca via the Chongqing Morning Post)external-link

Real Madrid are preparing to pay Athletic Bilbao and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's 20m euro release clause in January and want to confirm the 23-year-old's signing in the first week of the new year. (AS)external-link

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, 33, is close to completing a move to Chinese side Hebei Fortune. (Sport)external-link

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is interested in Burnley and Bermuda striker Nahki Wells, 27, and Leicester's Argentine forward Leonardo Ulloa, 31. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Stoke manager Mark Hughes retains the support of the club's board before Saturday's game against West Brom, despite the Potters being a point above the relegation zone. (Sky Sports)external-link

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says there will be money to spend in the January transfer window, regardless of who is manager. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Former midfielder Mikel Arteta is being lined up as a future Arsenal manager as the club continue to plan for life after Arsene Wenger. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool's Welsh winger Harry Wilson, 20, has turned down a new deal at Anfield. (ESPN)external-link

West Ham manager David Moyes is keen for the club to invest in midfield players in January after picking teenagers Declan Rice and Domingos Quina for the club's Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat at Arsenal. (the42.ie)external-link

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Meanwhile...

Manchester City remain on course for a quadruple after reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup but the club's manager Pep Guardiola says it can't be done. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United fans could have to pay up to £133 for a ticket for the Champions League away leg against Sevilla. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich have released new fourth kits, but only on computer game Fifa 18. (Daily Mail)external-link

Major League Soccer is to unveil its new expansion franchise in Nashville on Wednesday. (NBC Sports)external-link

Manchester City's official French Twitter account has trolled Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, by claiming he's not a football player. (Metro)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is to build a paediatric hospital in Chile in 2020. (Four Four Two)external-link but other reports say he has no plans to build a hospital. (efe)external-link

The power cut which delayed Stoke City's match against West Ham by an hour had another bizarre consequence as dozens of spectators reported that their mobile phones died when the power was switched back on at the bet365 Stadium. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Premier League footballers helped spread some festive cheer with their annual hospital visits. (BBC Sport)

Best of Tuesday's gossip

Manchester City are ready to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 25. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are planning a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, 30. (Daily Express)external-link

The Gunners could offer £25m for Brazilian Luiz during the January transfer window. (Sun)external-link

Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26. Real midfielder Marco Asensio, 21, has told the club he will leave if Hazard joins. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)external-link

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, could be set to join Barcelona. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Manchester United want more than £35m for 28-year-old midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. (Daily Mail)external-link

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