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Manchester United are ready 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. (Mirror)

But West Brom are ready to make a final contract offer to Evans in a bid to repel other clubs. (Telegraph)

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)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the possibility of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22, joining in January. (Daily Star)

And the Reds boss has admitted being put under pressure to sign Mohamed Salah, 25, by his scouting department in the summer after he initially feared the winger might be too skinny to succeed in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)

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

And Allardyce will have to sacrifice a midfielder if he wants Everton to sign Sevilla's Steven Nzonzi, 29. (Daily Star)

West Ham manager David Moyes is ready to make a £15m bid for Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 27. (Sun)

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to rule out selling defender Virgil van Dijk 26, in January. (Liverpool Echo)

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

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

West Ham are prepared to cash in on Portugal Under-20 international Domingos Quina, with Liverpool leading the chase to land the 18-year-old midfielder. (Daily Mail)

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

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

Pep 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)


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

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

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

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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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