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Manchester United want manager Jose Mourinho to stay until 2025, even though the Portuguese is just six months into a three-year deal. (Star)

Crystal Palace have set their sights on Sam Allardyce as a potential replacement for Alan Pardew, should the Eagles boss get the sack. (Mirror)

Wolfsburg's 23-year-old Germany attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, previously a target for Arsenal, has agreed a £34m move to French champions Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mail)

West Ham will attempt to sign either England striker Marcus Rashford, 19, or France forward Anthony Martial, 21, from Manchester United on loan in January. (Telegraph)

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The Sun's back page on Wednesday

Manchester United are in talks with Atletico Madrid over a £60m deal for their 25-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann.(Sun)

And United are ready to spend £50m on Benfica's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22.(Mirror)

Lindelof nearly signed for Middlesbrough last year when they were in the Championship. (Evening Gazette)

Chelsea will reject loan offers for their 23-year-old Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi in January. (Guardian)

Arsenal are interested in signing Valencia's Spain Under-21 left-back Jose Gaya, 21.(Mirror)

Real Madrid's 25-year-old Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is being offered to Premier League clubs.(Daily Mail)

As the Spanish season enters its winter break, Rodriguez will spend Christmas in Colombia, where he will also apply for a visa to travel to England. (El Tiempo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are in negotiations to sign Benfica's 23-year-old Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo. (Record - in Portuguese, subscription required)

Semedo has a £54m buy-out clause in his contract with Benfica, but United would expect to pay significantly less. (Sun)

Everton want to sign Werder Bremen's Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney, 25, for £5.5m. (Liverpool Echo)

West Brom are set to sign Aston Villa's 28-year-old Benin striker Rudy Gestede for £7m in January, with Villa lining up Brentford forward Scott Hogan, 24, as a replacement.(Sun)

Hull will try to sign 27-year-old Ecuador forward Jefferson Montero from Swansea if they lose 29-year-old Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass to West Brom.(Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in signing Standard Liege's 22-year-old Belgium Under-21 goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert and have sent scouts to watch him play six times this season.(Daily Mail)

After a case of mistaken identity, Erik Pieters has had his yellow card against Leicester rescinded and given to fellow Stoke defender Bruno Martins Indi instead.(Stoke Sentinel)

Newcastle are set to appeal against the five-game ban given to midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for using racially abusive language.(Guardian)

French authorities have opened an investigation into possible tax fraud after studying documents released by a collaborative team of European journalists in early December, known as Football Leaks. (L'Equipe - in French)

Birmingham City are interested in signing Nottingham Forest captain and midfielder Henri Lansbury, 26. (Birmingham Mail)

Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham, 19, believes he can succeed at parent club Chelsea, despite being one of 37 players the Premier League leaders have out on loan. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United's England winger Ashley Young, 31, is being targeted by Watford, Everton, Swansea, West Brom, Burnley and Hull. (Sun)

Stoke's Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri says he came close to joining Liverpool when Brendan Rodgers was in charge at Anfield. (Spox - in German)

Bournemouth's 20-year-old French striker Lys Mousset feels he has been "wasting my time" after playing just 23 minutes in the Premier League since joining from Le Havre in June. (Paris-Normandie.fr - in French)

However, Mousset is set to deny making the comments and has the support of his club. (Bournemouth Echo)

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And finally

Swansea manager Bob Bradley actually does not use many Americanisms, despite describing a penalty as "a PK" after his side were beaten on Saturday. (Wall Street Journal)

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