Transfer rumours: Cavani, Diop, Umtiti, Allegri, Zaha, Rodriguez, Reina

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Arsenal and Manchester United have submitted offers to sign Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32. (El Chiringuito - via Metro)

Chelsea have made West Ham defender Issa Diop their primary target and will bid £40m for the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Express)

Chelsea will only trigger a £40m buy-back option for Bournemouth and Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake, 24, if they can offload 23-year-old Denmark defender Andreas Christensen. (Sun)

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United are trying to sign centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 26, from Barcelona with the Spanish club keen to sell the France international. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been delaying a return to management in the hope of replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Mail)

Ajax are considering trying to bring Matthijs de Ligt back to the club on loan despite the 20-year-old Dutch defender only moving to Juventus during the summer. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Manchester City are planning four to six signings this year, with a centre-back and left-back the priorities for manager Pep Guardiola. (Telegraph)

Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 34, says he is close to activating clauses in his Manchester City contract which would automatically trigger a contract extension. (ESPN Brazil, via Mirror)

Lyon and France striker Moussa Dembele, 23, was watched by Chelsea and Manchester United scouts as he scored in his side's 3-1 French League Cup win over Stade Brest on Wednesday. (Mail)

Chelsea are unlikely to pursue a move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha because manager Frank Lampard does not see the 27-year-old as the right fit for the squad. (90min)

Crystal Palace have rejected an approach from German champions Bayern Munich to sign Zaha. (Guardian)

Tottenham have joined the race to sign AC Milan's 24-year-old Poland international striker Krzysztof Piatek with the Italian side holding out for £30m. (Guardian)

Spurs have no immediate plans to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 30, who is out until April. The club are focusing on signing a midfielder if they sell Kenyan Victor Wanyama, 28, and Denmark international Christian Eriksen, 27. (Evening Standard)

Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 25, has emerged as a target for Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester United are understood to be interested in signing Hellas Verona and Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 19. (Star)

Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Burnley and England striker Jay Rodriguez, 30. (The Athletic)

Aston Villa are set to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 37, from AC Milan. (AS - in Spanish)

Brighton, Crystal Palace and Southampton are all looking to sign Tottenham right-back​ Kyle Walker-Peters, 22, on loan. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea have bid £17m for Metz and Senegal attacker Habib Diallo, 24. (Republicain Lorraine - in French)

Chelsea defender Reece James, 20, is close to signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, 19, is set to leave on loan this month as the Gunners work on offloading as many as 12 players in a busy January window. (The Athletic - via Metro)

Watford are considering a bid for Fulham left-back Joe Bryan, 26. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has ruled out loan exits for midfielders Luke Freeman, 27, and Ben Osborn, 25, this month but a host of other names could be set for moves away from Bramall Lane. (Mirror)

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