Gossip column: Sanchez, Ozil, Aubameyang, Dzeko, De Gea, Palmieri

Football gossip

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez has been pictured wearing a Manchester United kit for the first time as he edges closer to completing his move from Arsenal. (Metro)

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has suggested Sanchez's move from Arsenal to United is money-motivated. (Telegraph)

Wenger has also admitted the uncertainty over the 29-year-old's future at Emirates Stadium impacted on the team's morale. (Guardian)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, is eyeing a massive new contract if the Gunners sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, and Armenia playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 29, on huge deals in this transfer window. (Sun)

Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been spotted in Dortmund as he attempts to finalise a deal for Gabon forward Aubameyang. (Express)

Roma's sporting director Monchi has refused to rule out the prospect of Chelsea signing both Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and 23-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri. (Metro)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has told the club he will not discuss extending his contract until after the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

Chelsea could still sign Peter Crouch, despite new Stoke City boss Paul Lambert insisting his 36-year-old English striker is not for sale. (Independent)

Burnley's English forward Ashley Barnes, 28, is now a target for Blues boss Antonio Conte in his search for a new frontman. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United will be concerned after Athletic Bilbao's 23-year-old goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga rejected the chance to join Real Madrid, meaning the La Liga giants could again target the Red Devils' fellow Spain international David de Gea, 27. (Mirror)

Arturo Vidal says there is "no chance" of him leaving Bayern Munich in January. The 30-year-old Chile midfielder has been linked with a move to Chelsea. (Goal)

Several clubs across Europe - including Tottenham - have taken notice of Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom, 20, sharing a video of himself on a plane as he flew to meet his agent. (Sun)

Stoke have made a £3.25m bid for New York City winger Jack Harrison. The 21-year-old Englishman is a former Liverpool and Manchester United academy player. (Mail)

Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood has made a personal check on £20m-rated Lille and France Under-19 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 18, who has been described as the new Paul Pogba. (Mail)

Manchester City are exploring the possibility of sending young players to Carabao Cup semi-final rivals Bristol City on loan. (Mirror)

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal says Wilfried Bony will get more Premier League game time in the coming weeks - but only when he believes the 29-year-old Ivory Coast forward can operate at 100%. (Wales Online)

Norwich City are on the brink of signing Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean - but the 26-year-old Scot may not arrive until the summer. (Eastern Daily Press)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says he is worried about his side after seeing a "huge drain of confidence in the players in one and a half matches". (Times - subscription required)

Allardyce also says that Everton's former England forward Wayne Rooney and Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is the club's record signing, cannot play together. (Guardian)

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Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United is on the back page of the Mirror

Best of Sunday's gossip

Real Madrid have told Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo that he can leave in the summer, with Paris St-Germain and Manchester United both interested in the 32-year-old. (Yahoo)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, will be a target for Real Madrid in the summer, with the Spanish club prepared to pay £200m for the England striker. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are closing in on an agreement to sign Bosnian former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and Brazil-born left-back Emerson Palmieri, 23, from Roma, with the Italian side asking for £53m. (Gianlucadimarzio.com - in Italian)

Tottenham are interested in Bordeaux's 20-year-old Brazilian attacker Malcom, but want to be the only bidders to avoid his value rising. (Football London)

Manchester City have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk about a deal to sign 24-year-old midfielder Fred, who would join in the summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

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