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England striker Daniel Sturridge is set to leave Liverpool in January, with West Ham and Stoke ready to pay £28m for the 27-year-old. (Mirror)

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 31, is a target for new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC, who will make their debut in 2018. (Daily Star)

The Football Association plans to offer interim England manager Gareth Southgate a basic £1m-a-year deal - which is £2m less than predecessor Sam Allardyce - to take permanent charge of the national side. (Times - subscription required)

Southgate, 46, will be offered a £1.5m deal until 2020, including a break clause after the 2018 World Cup, following Tuesday's friendly against Spain at Wembley. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is set to lead England's forward line against Spain. (Daily Express)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester United forward Memphis Depay, 22, centre-back Chris Smalling, defender Daley Blind, and right-back Matteo Darmian, who are all 26. (Corriere dello Sport via Daily Mail)

Manchester United's Memphis Depay is open to discussing a move to Everton in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have lined up Watford captain Troy Deeney, 28, as their number one target. (Mirror)

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 23, wants a new contract that would boost his £50,000-a-week salary to give him parity with other top Premier League forwards. (London Evening Standard)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman says his side's derby rivals Liverpool deserve to be top of the Premier League and have a "good chance" to win the title. (ESPN)

Manchester United legend Gary Neville revealed his best current Red Devils starting XI in a speech at the Oxford Union - and it did not include Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Wayne Rooney. (Sun)

Real Madrid are considering meeting the £52m release clause in the contract of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City are ready to move for Lionel Messi next summer after Spanish newspaper Marca claimed the Barcelona and Argentina forward, 29, has indicated he will not renew his deal at the Nou Camp. (Manchester Evening News)

However, Barcelona believe the contract story is "an act of revenge" after refusing to attend Marca's awards gala last month. (Sport)

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Chelsea will offer former player Frank Lampard a role at the club should the 38-year-old ex-England midfielder decide to retire after leaving MLS side New York City. (Guardian)

Sunderland will have to pay more than £10m for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, if they want to sign the Argentine in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head with his former club Borussia Dortmund to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 20. (Bild - in German)

Hull are ready to give former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison a route back to the Premier League. The 23-year-old is available from Lazio for £600,000. (Sun)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will play for Chile in their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay, despite warnings from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to not risk the 27-year-old's fitness. (Guardian)

Iran forward Sardar Azmoun - who is said to have attracted the interest of Liverpool - is not looking to leave Russian side FC Rostov in the near future, according to the 21-year-old's agent. (Liverpool Echo)

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West Ham could make a move for Galatasaray winger Bruma, although Tottenham are also interested in the Portuguese 22-year-old. (Fanatik - in Turkish)

Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic, 27, who broke his nose playing for Serbia against Wales, will wear a protective mask so he can play against Liverpool this weekend. (Daily Echo)

Sunderland's 22-year-old goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who is interesting Manchester United and Tottenham, will become England's first-choice stopper "one day", says team-mate Victor Anichebe, 28. (Sunderland Echo)

Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, has held talks about his future with manager Aitor Karanka having struggled for first-team football so far this season. (Daily Star)

Best of social media

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos showed the cast on his injured right foot has been removed when he uploaded this picture on to his Twitter account. The Germany international, 26, is expected to be out for six weeks.

Toni Kroos

Wales and Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley shared a picture of his international caps following his side's 1-1 draw against Serbia on Saturday.

Joe Ledley

And finally...

The son of former Arsenal winger Robert Pires is captaining the Gunners' U-9 team just months after joining the academy. (Sun)

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