Transfer rumours: Giroud, Torres, Ferrari, Schuurs, Eriksen, Alaba

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Inter Milan want to bring in Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, on a six-month loan deal in January, with an option to buy. (Tuttosport via Mail)external-link

But Inter could face competition from Serie A rivals Juventus, as their manager Andrea Pirlo wants to bring in four players in January, including Giroud. (Ilbianconero via Calciomercato- in Italian)external-link

Chelsea will open talks with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, 28, in January as they aim to sign the Austria left-back on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (AS via Sun)external-link

Manchester United are hoping Villarreal could be tempted to take back their former player, Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 26, as part of their £60m pursuit of the Spanish side's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 23. (Team Talk)external-link

Liverpool will be able to sign Ajax defender Perr Schuurs if they offer £27m for the 21-year-old centre-back. (De Telegraaf via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leeds United are expected to head a queue of clubs looking to sign Liverpool and Belgium forward Divock Origi, 25, in 2021. (Football Insider)external-link

Tottenham are monitoring Sassuolo centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari, 28, with a view to moving for the Italian in January. (90min)external-link

Manchester United could move for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, if the Denmark playmaker is not wanted by former club Tottenham. (Football Insider)external-link

Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, says he has no regrets over a failed summer move to Arsenal and has ruled out joining the Premier League club in January. (RMC Sport in French)external-link

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan are all interested in Netherlands youth centre-back Melayro Bogarde. The 18-year-old plays for German club Hoffenheim. (Sport)external-link

Barcelona rejected a 250m euro (£224m) bid from Inter Milan for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, in 2006, according to former president Joan Laporta. (Football Italia)external-link

Wayne Rooney, 35, faces competition for the Derby manager's job from his former England team-mate John Terry, 39, with the Aston Villa assistant impressing prospective new owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (Mail)external-link

The Football Association was involved in a dispute with inclusion charity Kick It Out, after Anton Ferdinand explored the issue of racism in football on BBC One on Monday. (Daily Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

France and Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 27, says he turned down a number of other clubs including Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain in favour of joining the Premier League club. (Canal+ via Football London)external-link

Rangers winger Ryan Kent's decision to change agents in the summer could lead to the 24-year-old - who was linked to Leeds last summer - leaving Ibrox, according to former Gers boss Alex McLeish. (Glasgow Evening Times)external-link

Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez, 32, has hinted he will leave the German champions when his contract ends next June, with the Spain player saying he would like to "try something new". (Reuters via Eurosport)external-link

AZ Alkmaar's midfielder Mohamed Taabouni, 18, is set for a move to Italy or Spain in January, with a number of clubs interested in the Netherlands youth midfielder. (Voetbal International - in Dutch)external-link

Newcastle are keen to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's Jetro Willems, 26, on a permanent deal after the Netherlands defender was forced to cut short his loan spell at St James' Park in January because of a serious knee injury. (Shields Gazette)external-link

The Magpies have decided not to offer non-league Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott, 21, a professional contract following a trial. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

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