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Spain

Barcelona are accelerating their plans to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. The Germany international is out of contract in the summer and could be sold for a cut-price in January with the Gunners wary of losing a player of his quality for free. Barcelona are frontrunners for his signature, with Ozil open to the idea of playing at the Camp Nou despite spending three years at their bitter rivals Real Madrid. The 29-year-old is also thought to be a Manchester United transfer target after working with Jose Mourinho in Spain. (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid will revive their long-standing interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea with a €70m (£62m) bid. De Gea has been the subject of Real Madrid transfer rumours for years and came close to signing for the Spanish giants in 2015, until the deal fell through.

However, with Los Blancos in the market for a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas, de Gea remains a player they are watching closely. Other keepers that are being considered by Real include Bilbao’s Kepa, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan. (Cadena Ser)

Barcelona have not received any offers for Aleix Vidal. The Spaniard is tipped to leave the Camp Nou after failing to nail down a spot in the starting line-up, with Inter and Roma among the clubs linked. (Diario Gol)

PSG midfielder Javier Pastore favours a move to Sevilla. The Argentine has also been linked with Inter Milan. (Sport)

Germany

Schalke are ambitiously harbouring hopes of re-signing Mesut Ozil. The Germany international began his career in Gelsenkirchen and could be open to an emotional return, nine years after he left for Werder Bremen. The 29-year-old’s contract at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season but Arsene Wenger remains confident he will put pen to paper on fresh terms. (Kicker)

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz has confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to the starting line-up for tonight’s Champions League clash against Tottenham. The Gabon international was suspended by the club for reasons that remain unclear following the international break, and he was not in the squad for Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Stuttgart, a result which heaped pressure on Bosz. (Bild)

Italy

Carlo Tavecchio has resigned as president of the Italian Football Federation. The 74-year-old, who had been held partly responsible for the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, announced his decision at an FIGC meeting on Monday. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m leaving because I failed. I apologise to all Italians. Now’s the time for Italian football to embark on a new era and not just the usual round of armchairs.” (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus and Inter Milan are the two latest clubs interested in Chelsea transfer target Mouctar Diakhaby. The Lyon defender has been scouted several times this season and is expected to make a move to a big club by the start of next season, with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte considering him as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger, who has not settled in England. However, the Italian duo are both keen to steal a march on the Premier League champions after identifying the 20-year-old as a candidate to bolster their own defensive ranks. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea have joined the race to sign highly-rated Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa. The 23-year-old is a rising star in Spain and has also emerged as a Real Madrid transfer target in recent weeks. (El Chiringuito)

France

RB Leipzig director of sports Ralf Rangnick has confirmed the German club missed an opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe two years ago. Mbappe’s parent club Monaco face the Bundesliga outfit in the Champions League tonight, with Rangnick revealing how close he came to snapping up the France international’s signature. However, Mbappe’s father said his son would only join Leipzig if he was guaranteed starting football, a promise Rangnick felt he couldn’t keep. (L’Equipe)

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