Gossip column: Batshuayi, Aubameyang, Hart, Ibrahimovic, Vidal

Football gossip

12:00 GMT

Chelsea's Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, 24, is set for a loan move to Borussia Dortmund - which would allow 28-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Arsenal from the German club. (Mirror)

Watford are in talks to sign Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu but Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma are also interested in the 23-year-old Spaniard. (Talksport, via RAC 1)

West Ham are expected to try to resist 30-year-old England goalkeeper Joe Hart, on loan from Manchester City, leaving in January to get more first-team football. (Telegraph)

Liverpool and England striker Danny Ings, 25, remains a possible loan signing for the Hammers, who want to bring in a forward and a midfielder before the transfer window closes on Wednesday. (Evening Standard)

Championship promotion challengers Derby County want to bring in a striker in January, with Johnny Russell, 27, keen on a move to Major League Soccer in the United States. (Derby Telegraph)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says defender Tommy Elphick "looks as if he's going to go to Reading" in what could be a loan deal with a view to a permanent move in the summer. (Birmingham Mail)

07:30 GMT

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is nearing a move to LA Galaxy in the MLS. The 36-year-old former Sweden international is due to return to training next week following a December injury setback. (ESPN)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists he needs three strikers in his squad to stand any chance of winning silverware this season. (Express)

Goalkeeper Joe Hart is keen to end his loan deal with West Ham before the transfer window closes. The 30-year-old, on loan from Manchester City, is now David Moyes' second choice and wants to retain his position as England's number one for the World Cup. (Times - subscription required)

Andre Ayew could also be on his way out of West Ham with Swansea hoping to complete an £18m deal for the 28-year-old Ghana forward's return to the Liberty Stadium. (Sun)

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Bayern Munich's Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 30. (Mirror)

Stoke City will have to pay the £16m asking price if they are to sign Galatasaray and Senegal midfielder Badou Ndiaye. The Potters have already had a £14m bid rejected for the 27-year-old. (Sun)

Arsenal will allow forward Olivier Giroud to move to Chelsea if their Premier League rivals meet the 31-year-old France international's £35m asking price. (Mail)

Blues manager Antonio Conte insists 24-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, who is being linked with a loan move away from the club, does not have to leave this month. (Evening Standard)

West Ham and Senegal striker Diafra Sakho, 28, has resumed talks with Rennes over a prospective £9m move to the French side. (Mail)

Monaco's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, has indicated he is keen to leave the French club for a new challenge. (Lancenet via Sky Sports)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko's proposed move to Chelsea is off after talks over the 31-year-old Bosnia international broke down. (Star)

Watford manager Javi Gracia will attempt to make Sunderland and Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 23, his first signing. (Sun)

West Brom are ready to put in a bid of £18m to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29. The Englishman missed his side's FA Cup defeat on Saturday. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle could return with a third and final offer for Feyenoord and Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen, 27, in the next 24 hours. (Chronicle)

Crystal Palace are considering a move for Burnley's 28-year-old English striker Ashley Barnes, who has 18 months left on his contract at Turf Moor. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has put new signing Alexis Sanchez's new locker next to Marcus Rashford's - to help them strike up a partnership on and off the pitch. (Sun)

German side FC Kaiserslautern are the latest side to be showing an interest in Bristol City's Swedish striker Gustav Engvall, 21. (Sport Bladet via Bristol Post)

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Manchester City are ready to make a £150m move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, 27, after Pep Guardiola identified the Belgium winger as his main summer transfer target. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal must either meet Borussia Dortmund's £60m asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, or look elsewhere. (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the rumours of Neymar, 25, moving to Real Madrid make him laugh and insists "2,000%" that the Brazil international will be at the Ligue 1 outfit next season. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out against in an attempt to sign Brazil midfielder Fred, 24, from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Daily Star Sunday)

Liverpool and Tottenham are set to miss out on 28-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, who has confirmed that returning to Italy is his priority. (Metro)

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