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Cristiano Ronaldo has asked that Real Madrid set their selling price for a potential transfer at a "realistic" total of 100m euros (£89m). The 32-year-old Portugal forward is ready for a move away from the Spanish club. (Daily Record)

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, has not rejected a contract extension with the Premier League champions, despite claims from the Belgium international's father that he wants to move to Real Madrid. (Independent)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 25, to replace Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29. (Daily Star)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the £75m signing of 26-year-old Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton does not mean the club have to sell Philippe Coutinho - but he stopped short of saying the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder will not leave the Reds. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is also preparing to make another bid for Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 24. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are monitoring Napoli and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26, as a replacement for 36-year-old Michael Carrick. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham will make a move for Newcastle's England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 25, as David Moyes attempts to strengthen his midfield. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City will offer defender Nicolas Otamendi a contract extension. The 29-year-old Argentina centre-back signed a five-year deal in 2015. (ESPN)

West Brom captain Jonny Evans is also a target for Manchester City. Baggies manager Alan Pardew admitted the club would consider selling Northern Ireland defender Evans to raise funds for a striker. (Mirror)

Inter Milan are considering a move for Manchester United and Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28. (Sky Sports)

Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have rejected a £31m bid from Tottenham for 20-year-old Brazilian forward Malcom. (Esporte - in Portuguese)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge favours a move to Southampton but fears the Reds will block any deal under £25m. (Daily Mirror)

However, Saints could face competition for the 28-year-old England international from Stoke, who are keen to add a striker to their squad. (Mail)

Liverpool will sign Schalke's 22-year-old Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka on a free transfer next summer. (Sun via Bild)

Juventus are ready to make a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Everton director of football Steve Walsh has travelled to Istanbul to finalise a deal for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, 26, amid concerns of interest in the Turkey international from rival clubs. (Times - subscription required)

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Several Arsenal players confronted striker Alexis Sanchez after the side's match against Burnley in November, accusing him of having a bad attitude. (Guardian)

The takeover of Newcastle United has reached an impasse with owner Mike Ashley not willing to sell for less than £300m and potential buyer Amanda Staveley yet to bid more than £250m. (Sun)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has criticised pundits who were unhappy at his negative tactics against Manchester City and says "I will do what I have to do to win for my team". (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane's hopes of scoring a a third successive league hat-trick could be in question as the 24-year-old is a doubt for Tuesday's match against Swansea because of illness. (Daily Express)

Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says he wants to end his career at the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has graduated from Manchester Business School with a Masters in Business Administration. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has been reunited with the staff member who was first on the scene following his car crash in 2016. (Daily Mail)

Everton have been thanked for the potential signing of Cenk Tosun - by Besiktas' city rivals Basaksehir. (Liverpool Echo)

Southampton striker Charlie Austin is set to miss two months after injuring his hamstring against Huddersfield. (Independent)

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Southampton want to bring Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, to the club on a loan deal until the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)

Saints also want to use their money from Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk's £75m transfer to the Reds to re-sign Arsenal's 28-year-old England forward Theo Walcott. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid are interested in Fulham's England Under-19s left-back Ryan Sessegnon. Manchester United and Tottenham are also keen on the 17-year-old. (AS via Talksport)

Spanish giants Real also want Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and the Premier League side are prepared to sell the 25-year-old Belgium international if he cannot agree a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. (Sky Sports)

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