Arsenal's interest in Red Bull Salzburg and Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, has been confirmed by his agent. (Sun)
Liverpool are interested in signing Inter Milan's 25-year-old defender Milan Skriniar as cover for the injured Virgil van Dijk. The Slovakian is also a target for Tottenham.
Manchester United target Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has a verbal agreement to leave Borussia Dortmund in 2022, but Real Madrid are favourites to sign the Norway striker. (AS)
Chelsea trio Olivier Giroud, the 34-year-old France striker, Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, and Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 29, remain on ex-Blues manager Antonio Conte's radar for Inter Milan. (Football Italia)
Real Madrid reportedly sold left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, to Tottenham this summer because of a disagreement between the Spain international and Rayo Vallecano's French goalkeeper Luca Zidane, 22, the son of manager Zinedine Zidane. (El Confidencial)
Marseille have pulled out of the race to sign Strasbourg's 20-year-old French defender Mohamed Simakan, who is also a target for Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)
Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings revealed how his mother penned letters to every club in the Football League asking them to give him a trial after he was released by Southampton as a teenager. (Birmingham Mail)
Barcelona are ready to sell five players in January, including Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele, the 23-year-old France striker. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has warned that Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, will have to take a pay cut to extend his current contract.
Mansfield Town have announced the appointment of Nigel Clough as their new manager, with the 54-year-old signing a three-year deal at Field Mill. (Sky Sports)
Slaven Bilic is under mounting pressure as West Brom consider ending his 16-month reign as manager and could take action after Sunday's clash with Tottenham. (Daily Mail)
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is another contender, in addition to ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, to succeed Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the under-pressure Norwegian leaves Old Trafford. (ESPN)
Meanwhile, Pochettino has rejected Barcelona twice so that he can take the job at Manchester United. (Daily Star)
Former Watford boss Nigel Pearson says some of the Hornets players knew about his departure from the Vicarage Road helm before he did. (Times)
Pep Guardiola believes seven teams could yet be involved in this season's Premier League title race, but the Manchester City boss insists Liverpool are the favourites to retain their crown.
(Manchester Evening News)
Ryan Fraser is set to pull out of Scotland's squad for their Euro 2020 play-off final with Serbia next week due to a hamstring injury.
Tottenham have applied for permission for their former Park Lane ticket office, housed in the former Corner Pin public house, to be returned to its former use as a pub with beer garden. (Football London)
Derby County's prospective takeover by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan has been approved by the English Football League. (Sky Sports)
Wolves are "understood to be relaxed" on reports suggesting new Fifa agent regulations could highlight a conflict of interest between the club and agent Jorge Mendes.
(Express and Star)