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Jose Mourinho has ordered his Manchester United team in for training at 4.30 in the afternoon on Christmas Day. (Sun)

Mourinho would like Paris St-Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 29, as a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35. (Daily Express)

Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, 32, may want to leave Inter Milan if they fail to finish the season in a Champions League spot. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was interested in the Slovenian last summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Paris St-Germain may move for Real Madrid's Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 25, as they seek to make a statement signing in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not held talks with Arsenal about extending his contract, despite manager Arsene Wenger saying negotiations had begun with the 23-year-old, who has 18 months left on his deal. (Daily Mirror)

England manager Gareth Southgate could persuade Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, 17, to switch allegiance from Wales, after Geraint Williams left the Welsh youth set-up. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be given £20m to replace 31-year-old France left-back Gael Clichy in January. (Daily Mail)

Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher told 23-year-old Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius "to shut up and get on with his job" after the German criticised Carragher's colleague Gary Neville in an interview.(Sky Sports)

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'Keep your mouth shut', Phil Neville tells Liverpool's Loris Karius

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is hopeful of making on-loan Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi a permanent member of his squad, describing the 24-year-old Dutchman as "a great guy". (Daily Mirror)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is not concerned about January transfer bids for his top players. Defender Michael Keane, 23, is among those reported to be interesting other clubs. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Aston Villa could try to sign Arsenal and England right-back Carl Jenkinson, 24, on loan. (Birmingham Mail)

Rumoured Liverpool target Aaron Cresswell, 26, was pictured touching the Anfield sign as he walked on to the pitch to play for West Ham on Sunday. (Metro)

Former referee Keith Hackett believes the time has come for retrospective punishment for divers, after Hull winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, apologised for winning a penalty against Crystal Palace. (Daily Telegraph)

Justin Kluivert, the 17-year-old son of former Barcelona and Netherlands striker Patrick, has been called up to the Ajax senior squad. (Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been given a boost in his pursuit of Everton's 26-year-old midfielder James McCarthy. (Daily Record)

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke hinted he would be active in the transfer market amid speculation about goalkeeper Kelle Roos' future. The 24-year-old is on loan from Derby but was dropped for Saturday's win over Bury.(Bristol Post)

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The sight of New York City midfielder Andrea Pirlo at Stamford Bridge had Chelsea fans hoping for an unlikely transfer switch.

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The Portuguese top-flight match between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon proved popular among the scouting teams of an eclectic mix of European clubs.

Benfica Sporting Lisbon scouts

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was joined in the kitchen by some of his Arsenal team-mates as they cooked for charity.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

And finally...

Antonio Valencia won Manchester United's player of the month award for November - but the Old Trafford club didn't exactly stretch the budget to buy him a trophy. (Daily Mail)

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