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Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling, 22, will hold off talks on a new contract at Etihad Stadium until after next summer's World Cup.
Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard is stalling on a new £300,000 deal at Stamford Bridge in the hope of attracting an offer from Real Madrid.
Real Madrid believe signing 26-year-old Hazard from Chelsea could be the key to reinvigorating the form of 32-year-old Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says former team-mate Neymar, who is now at Paris St-Germain, will not join Real Madrid.
Arsenal are willing to sell Theo Walcott, 28, in January, with his former club Southampton and West Ham interested in the England winger.
Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero believes Liverpool's Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23, would be the perfect fit in the Italian club's side.
Manchester United are confident they will sign Tottenham's England defender Danny Rose, 27, for £50 million either in January or next summer.
Newcastle United target Cenk Tosun, 26, has been valued at 100 million euros (£88m) by the vice-president of his Turkish side Besiktas. Crystal Palaceare also interested in the striker.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants £20m in the January transfer window to buy a striker, playmaker and left-back.
West Ham could face competition from Real Madrid for 27-year-old Krasnodar and Russia striker Fyodor Smolov.
Crystal Palace's transfer budget will not be impacted by the club's plans for a £100m renovation of their Selhurst Park ground.
Real Madrid will look to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, and Inter Milan's Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 24, in January.
Ahmed Musa's loan move from Leicester City to Hull City looks to be off following the sacking of Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky. Nigeria forward Musa, 25, played for Slutsky at CSKA Moscow.
England goal keeper Joe Hart, 30, is set to be dropped by West Ham manager David Moyes in favour of Spaniard Adrian, 30.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is a candidate to become the new manager of Australia.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been given two weeks to accept a one-off payment of £250m to sell the club.
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, 32, says former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 29, is "playing like an animal" as he prepares to return to first-team football next month.
Former referees' chief Keith Hackett says ex-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg's comments that he "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct" against Chelsea in 2016 are "nonsense".
Michael Emenalo denies he left Chelsea because of a rift over transfers and says he was simply looking for a new challenge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could offer Leonid Slutsky a role at the club, after his fellow Russian was sacked by Hull City.
Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala saw the funny side of the club's matching outfits as they travelled to Ukraine for their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. He tweeted this photo showing himself in the airport alongside team-mate Yaya Toure:
In Other Sports News:
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will have £80m to spend in the January transfer window with full-backs Luke Shaw, 22, and Matteo Darmian, 28, to be sold to fund the spending.
Everton will compete with Manchester City and Arsenal for West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 29, in January.
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois,25, could reject a new contract at Chelsea, even if the club match David de Gea's Manchester United wages.
Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, could return to Anderlecht in January as his frustration at the club continues.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has made Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29, his top target in the January transfer window.
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