Carlo Ancelotti would consider a sensational return to Chelsea if Jose Mourinho leaves the club – but only if they offered him a permanent contract.
Barcelona great Xavi has told Wayne Rooney to play deeper to prolong his Manchester United career.
Newcastle target Victor Valdes says he wants to remain in Premier League when he leaves Manchester United.
Swindon are ready to hand their manager’s job to first-team coach Luke Williams.
West Brom defender Sebastien Pocognoli is ready to join Championship leaders Brighton on loan.
Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes part of the reason his ex-club may want Frenchman Remi Garde as their new manager is to get the best out of the French players at the West Midlands outfit.
Barcelona are ready to double Neymar’s wages to derail Manchester United’s chances of signing the Brazil star.
Jamie Vardy will not be allowed to quit Leicester City in the January transfer window unless Real Madrid make an offer too good to refuse.
Gus Poyet is set to become the new manager of Greek side AEK.
Everton, Swansea and Sunderland all want Bordeaux midfielder Wahbi Khazri.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has joined the race for Sion’s Swiss centre-half Leo Lacroix.
Matthew Etherington has warned of the dangers of after admitting he lost a month’s wages in just a fortnight when he was playing in the Premier League.
Chelsea and Arsenal are on alert after Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti revealed he dreams of one day playing in the Premier League.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool makes it even harder for British bosses to land a top job.
Isco wants to leave Real Madrid with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to battle it out for the 23-year-old Spain midfielder.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a long awaited return to Old Trafford – but only to take part in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial in August next year.
Marco Verratti’s agent has told Europe’s elite clubs, including Manchester United, they can sign the Paris St-Germain star if they stump up £72m.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola refused to answer questions on his future with the German champions after further speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison has been told to forget about leaving Lazio.
Christian Benteke is a doubt for Liverpool’s weekend trip to Chelsea after suffering a knee injury.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has stepped up his rehabilitation from injury ahead of his comeback next month.
Alexandre Pato could sign for West Ham with Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade understood to be looking to offload the 26-year-old forward.
Barcelona are planning to give Lionel Messi, 28, a new contract, which will see him finish his career at the Nou Camp.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said he is willing to offer Barcelona a place in Ligue 1 next season if the Champions League winners are kicked out of La Liga ahead of a potential referendum to decide whether Catalonia remains part of Spain.
Nigel Clough could follow in his father Brian’s footsteps by becoming the next Nottingham Forest manager – if Dougie Freedman cannot turn his side’s fortunes around.
Jose Mourinho’s representatives are finding out about the Portuguese moving to Paris St-Germain or back to Inter Milan if the 52-year-old is sacked by Chelsea.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Guus Hiddink is refusing to rule himself out of the running for the Chelsea job should the club decide to part company with Jose Mourinho.
Barcelona will hand Neymar a new deal and double the Brazil star’s wages to £500,000 per week in order to keep the forward out of Man Utd’s reach.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Real Madrid have not given up all hope of luring Man Utd No 1 David de Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu, despite the La Liga club preparing a new deal for goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Man City’s chances of signing Andrea Pirlo are over after the New York City midfielder ruled out the possibility of joining a European club on loan when the MLS season ends.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi in the January transfer window.
The Reds have also said to be lining up a swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, with the Spain international unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu and wanting a “change of scenery”.
Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is set to take over at AEK Athens.
Sunderland want to sign Sion defender Leo Lacroix when the transfer window reopens in January.
Ex-Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper says the club’s under-pressure coach Steve McClaren will be “given time” to turn things around at St James’ Park.
Sunderland forward Jeremain Lens says he will not leave Wearside in January, despite the recent departure of Dick Advocaat, the man who brought him to the club.
Aston Villa remain in discussions with Lyon boss Remi Garde about the vacant managerial job at Villa Park, although the Frenchman’s wish to bring his two assistants with him is still a sticking point.
Wolves have signed former Hamilton Academical forward Daniel Armstrong on a three-year deal.
EXPRESS & STAR
Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says expectation levels “are too high” at the west Midlands club as their search for a replacement for the recently departed Tim Sherwood continues.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea are interested in signing out-of-favour Spurs winger Andros Townsend on loan in the January transfer window.
Philipp Lahm says he and his Bayern Munich team-mates want coach Pep Guardiola to stay at the Allianz Arena next season.
Chelsea forward Loic Remy says the club’s players have been “unaffected” by the recent speculation surrounding the future of under-pressure boss Jose Mourinho.
Nigel Clough is being lined up to replace Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman at the City Ground.
Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Nigel Clough has emerged as the favourite to take over from Dougie Freedman at the Championship club should the Scot be sacked after a poor run of recent results.
Middlesbrough coach Aitor Karanka says he signed Bruno Zuculini from Man City to play as a defensive midfielder.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Former Bolton forward John McGinlay has urged the club to stick with boss Neil Lennon if they wish to avoid being relegated from the Championship this season.