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Chelsea have accepted a £60m offer from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, managed by former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas, for midfielder Oscar. The 25-year-old Brazilian will make the move in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Blues manager Antonio Conte has admitted he cannot guarantee midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, will still be at the club after the transfer window shuts. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal are close to finalising new deals with striker Olivier Giroud, 30, and midfielder Francis Coquelin, 25, and while forward Mesut Ozil, 28, could agree a five-year contract, the Gunners have concerns over 27-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez's future. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are among several clubs monitoring Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, with the 22-year-old unhappy with his lack of game time at White Hart Lane. (Times - subscription)

Manchester United are close to signing 15-year-old Ajax forward Daishawn Redan, who has played for Netherlands Under-17s. (Squawka)

United winger Memphis Depay, 22, and midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 27, are free to leave for Everton in January. (Daily Mail)

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho fears striker Marcus Rashford is struggling to cope with the hype around his talent and was furious the 19-year-old was nutmegged twice against Tottenham on Sunday. (Sun)

Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich want Rangers midfielder Billy Gilmour, 15.(Sun)

Leicester City will sign Genk's Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for around £15m after the 19-year-old completed a medical. (Guardian)

Borussia Dortmund have told Liverpool not to make an approach for 18-year-old United States winger Christian Pulisic in January. (Bild, via Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal and Germany player Jens Lehmann has told Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp not to drop goalkeeper Loris Karius, 23. (Talksport)

Wednesday's Times
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears the sack, according to the back page of Wednesday's Times

Chelsea have added Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, to their list of transfer targets but will not make a decision on 36-year-old captain John Terry's future until the end of the season. (London Evening Standard)

Former Celtic player Van Dijk is also wanted by Manchester City, and his preference is to work with City boss Pep Guardiola. (Daily Record)

Southampton want £40m for Van Dijk, with manager Claude Puel denying there is a £25m buyout clause in the centre-back's contract. (Daily Mirror)

Brighton boss Chris Hughton wants action to increase the number of black managers in England. (Argus)

Crystal Palace want to sign Tottenham and Wales defender Ben Davies, 23, on loan. Palace have also been made aware of the potential availability of Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede, 28. (Guardian)

The back page of Wednesday's Daily Star
Everton's win over Arsenal dominates the back page of Wednesday's Daily Star

West Ham United and Liverpool are preparing January offers for Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel, 25. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Stoke City striker Joselu, 26, is wanted permanently by Deportivo La Coruna, the Spanish club he joined on a season-long loan in August. (Sentinel)

The agent of CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev says the 26-year-old Everton target could move to China. (Sport Express, via Liverpool Echo)

Former QPR and Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has turned down the chance to manage League One Coventry City. (Coventry Telegraph)

Tottenham's Tom Carroll, 24, is one of the midfielders Swansea City want to sign in January. (Wales Online)

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay posted pictures of his training regime after being left out of the squad for Wednesday's match at Crystal Palace. Depay, 22, could leave Old Trafford on loan in the January transfer window.

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay

Bristol City forward Lee Tomlin, 27, seemed surprised after finding himself linked with a move to French club Marseille.


Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 32, is back in training has he looks to make his first appearance of the season after a knee injury.


Bobby Gould, who managed Wimbledon to their famous FA Cup triumph in 1988, reacted to non-League Stourbridge's surprise second-round win over League One Northampton Town on Tuesday. Gould's grandson, Matthew, is goalkeeper at Stourbridge.


Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings said it felt good to be back after making his first Premier League appearance for 16 months following a knee injury. Mings came on as a 93rd-minute substitute in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Leicester City.


And finally

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has said he is fine with his players having one beer immediately after a game as it is "good for recovery". (Goal)

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