Transfer gossip: Lukaku, Ozil, Griezmann, Koeman, Mazzarri, Bilic, Chiellini

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Transfer news update - 12:00 BST

Manchester United will make a move for Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil this January as his contract talks with Arsenal continue to stall. (Independent)

Former Watford manager Walter Mazzarri, 56, is among the candidates to replace Ronald Koeman, should the Everton boss leave his job. (Watford Observer)

Manchester City are looking at Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, 26, as a short-term replacement for Benjamin Mendy. France defender Mendy is out for several months with a knee injury. (Le Buteur, via Manchester Evening News)

Everton could be tempted to move for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro in January. The 30-year-old France forward is yet to start for the Spanish club this season and faces more competition when Diego Costa returns at the start of the year. (Marca, via Liverpool Echo)

Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid are considering moves for 21-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner, who has scored six goals in nine games for RB Leipzig this season. (Mundial Deportivo, via Daily Mail)

Valencia forward Simone Zaza's short spell at West Ham United last season was "a huge mistake", says the 26-year-old Italy striker's father. Antonio Zaza blamed the British weather and Slaven Bilic's tactics for not helping his son settle in London. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa forward Ross McCormack, who is on loan at Australian side Melbourne City, says he is aiming to prove he is not "a silly little boy" after a "disaster" move to Villa Park. (Express and Star)

Transfer news update - 07:00 BST

Everton players think manager Ronald Koeman is waiting to be sacked by club owner Farhad Moshiri after the club's poor start to the season. (Sun)

Arsenal want to swap striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, for Paris St-Germain winger Julian Draxler, 24, in January. (Daily Star)

Celtic should expect offers for striker Leigh Griffiths, 27, from a host of Premier League clubs, according to Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee. (Edinburgh News)

Inter Milan are interested in Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, though they do not expect to sign the 28-year-old in January. (Premium Sport, via ESPN)

But Arsenal could look to cash in on the Germany international then, rather than losing him for nothing in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette says he will try to persuade Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, to join the Gunners next summer. (Match of the Day magazine, via Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United could move for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, with Barcelona not willing to bid for the 22-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea fear £70m striker Alvaro Morata, 24, will miss at least a month with a hamstring strain. (Daily Mail)

West Ham's board remain firmly behind manager Slaven Bilic, despite continuing rumours about his future. (London Evening Standard)

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, 33, is set to sign a new contract, despite being wanted by Chelsea. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Middlesbrough's 20-year-old England Under-21 centre-back Dael Fry. (Teamtalk)

The agent of Manchester United target Krepin Diatta, 18, says the Sarpsborg midfielder is not ready for a move to a big European club. (FootMercato, via Metro)

Birmingham City's owners have vowed to back new manager Steve Cotterill by investing in the club's playing squad as they seek promotion. (Birmingham Mail)

New York City manager Martin Gray is hoping to bring in three players before Saturday's home match against Brackley. (York Press)

The Telegraph Sport on Tuesday


Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, 20, has wished his England U-21 room-mate Harry Winks well as he makes the step up to Gareth Southgate's senior side.

Ben Chilwell tweeted this picture of room-mate Harry Winks after he was called up to England's senior side
Ben Chilwell tweeted this picture of room-mate Harry Winks after he was called up to England's senior side

Southgate will reiterate to Dele Alli the importance of discipline after the 21-year-old Tottenham midfielder was given a one-game ban for his gesture during the Three Lions' win over Slovakia last month. (Daily Mail)

Italy striker Simone Zaza, 26, made a "huge mistake" by agreeing to join West Ham, says his father and agent. (Calciomercato)

Carlo Ancelotti says he will take a 10-month break before considering returning to football, after he was sacked by Bayern Munich last week. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Meanwhile, the Bayern players trained secretly without the Italian coach. (Kicker)

Huddersfield winger Tom Ince, 26, is in a financial dispute with Blackpool over their refusal to pay him a six-figure fee when he joined Hull City. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 28, has been praised by France manager Didier Deschamps after reviving his career. (London Evening Standard)

The best of Monday's gossip

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is on the verge of being sacked following his side's 1-0 home defeat by Burnley on Sunday. (Sun)

The Dutchman says his future at Goodison Park is out of his hands. (Daily Mirror)

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has given his support to the club's under-pressure manager Koeman by stating the 1-0 loss to Burnley is their only "unexpected defeat" this season. (Guardian)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will get until the end of the season to prove his worth at the Hammers. (Daily Mirror)

Everton will not renew their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, when the transfer window opens in January. (Daily Star)

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