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Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, is West Ham's main target for the January transfer window. (Sun)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 21, could sign for Sevilla after their director of football made contact with his agent. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will not bid to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, in January. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, is being targeted by Real Madrid. The Blues are keen to keep him at the club but are lining up Manchester City's Joe Hart, 29, to replace him if he leaves. (Daily Express)

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Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, 29, is in talks with Chinese side Shanghai SIPG and Al-Ain of the UAE over a January move. (Own Goal Nigeria via Daily Star)

Leicester are preparing to sell striker Jeffrey Schlupp in January, with West Brom favourites to sign the 24-year-old. (ESPN)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 23, will not be loaned out by the club, despite not starting in Boxing Day's 3-0 win over Bournemouth. (Daily Mail)

Valencia are close to securing a loan deal for West Ham's Italy international striker Simone Zaza, 25. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have secured a deal to sign Charlton forward Ademola Lookman, 19. The Toffees are also preparing a bid for West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 23. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, wants to remain at the club next season, according to manager Jose Mourinho. (Talksport)

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players motivated by money are not welcome at Anfield.(Independent)

West Ham have had an £8.5m bid for Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite, 25, turned down. (RMC Sport - in French)

Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 28, but the Blues do not want to pay his £25.5m release clause. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United target James Rodriguez will not be leaving Real Madrid in January, according to the 25-year-old midfielder's agent. (AS)

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Watford mascot Harry the Hornet has been criticised by new Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce after mocking Palace forward Wilfried Zaha with a comedy dive. (Daily Mirror)

Eden Hazard was allegedly still drunk from his leaving a party when he scored a hat-trick for Lille in 2012, according to his former team-mate Rio Mavuba. (Sun)

Manchester United's Juan Mata handed out Christmas presents to children from disadvantaged backgrounds over the festive season. (Daily Mail)

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