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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United latest as the January window approaches

Terry heading for China?

John Terry is wanted by Andre Villas-Boas for a reunion in China.
Chelsea captain Terry is in the sights of Super League club Shanghai SIPG, where his former Blues boss Villas-Boas replaced ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson earlier this month.
SIPG are keen to move for 35-year-old Terry - who played under AVB for most of the 2011-12 season - when the January transfer window opens.
But they could be made to wait until the end of the season if the Londoners’ legendary skipper chooses to see out the remaining months of his contract chasing the fifth Premier League title of his career.

More arrivals at City?

Pep Guardiola is still planning an overhaul at Man City.
The Spaniard spent £160m last summer with the likes of John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan.
But the City boss still wants to add his stamp to the Etihad squad, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Guardiola is expected to focus on his defence over the next couple of transfer windows, after failing to bring in any full backs or a central defensive partner for Stones in the summer.
Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin and centre backs Leonardo Bonucci and Aymeric Laporte were all targeted - and Guardiola is set to address those areas again.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
(Photo: REUTERS)

Where next for Gerrard?

Gerrard has returned to the UK and is likely to spend Christmas with his family contemplating his future as he weighs up offers on the table.
That brings him a step closer to a possible return to the Liverpool club he served for more than 20 years...but he is still far from agreeing any Anfield role.
It is likely the Anfield legend will be offered the chance to both act as a club ambassador, and also mentor young stars in the academy.
Gerrard would be interested in such a role, but he has other coaching offers, and also several propositions to take up a media role, with both Sky and BT Sport thought to be interested.
It is understood he also has offers from Premier League clubs to return to a playing role with the chance to incorporate coaching opportunities within the position - but he is reluctant to accept any chance to return as a player if it means facing Liverpool.
His former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers could offer a route to continue playing at Celtic, but Gerrard has told close friends he will not rush into a decision.
He is likely to continue working with BT Sport over the Christmas period, and then make up his mind on his next step in the New Year, with his preference thought to be for offers related to coaching roles.
Video thumbnail, Steven Gerrard says goodbye to LA Galaxy

Donnarumma to replace Buffon?

Juventus are interested in Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The 17-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Milan this season.
And Juve believe Donnarumma could be the heir to long-standing stopper Gianluigi Buffon.
Chief executive Giuseppe Marotta had this to say...
We always want to have the best goalkeepers.

Today we have Buffon, who will play with us for a few more years, and it’s beautiful that he represents everything good about football.

After that, we’ll look around and replace him with someone. Of course, it won’t be easy to replace a player like Buffon.

It’s a difficult task, but Juventus’ ambition is to find a worthy successor.
Gianluigi Donnarumma in action
(Photo: Getty)

Toffees draw up transfer plans

Everton are set to put together their transfer strategy this weekend.
Steve Walsh will meet with his new-look scouting team after Laurence Stewart joined as senior recruitment co-ordinator
Ronald Koeman has already revealed his interest in Memphis Depay and Walsh will draw up a shortlist, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Everton take on Swansea at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Steve Walsh the new Director of Football at Everton FC shakes the hand of Team Manager Ronald Koeman at Finch Farm on July 21, 2016 in Halewood, England.
(Photo: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Vitolo eyeing Premier League switch

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has urged Spain star Vitolo to join him on Merseyside.
The Sevilla winger is set to start against England at Wembley tonight, and the 27-year-old admits he is keen on a move to Premier League in the future.
Moreno played alongside Vitolo during his time in La Liga and has encouraged him to follow him to Anfield.
“At some point in the future it would be really good for me to try playing in England,” Vitolo told the Daily Mail.
“Liverpool is a great club with a lot of history. One day I would like to try a league like the Premier League. He tells me it would really suit me.
“When I was a kid on the Canary Islands, we followed the fortunes of Manchester United and Liverpool. There are a lot of great teams in England. Let’s see what happens.”
Spain's midfielder Vitolo celebrates after scoring
(Photo: AFP)

Gerrard leaves Galaxy

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is leaving LA Galaxy.
The Liverpool legend’s contract expired at the end of the MLS season after 18 months with the club.
He has remained tight-lipped about his future and possible retirement plans.
Gerrard has previously been linked with a return to Anfield in a coaching capacity while a reunion with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic has also been reported.
But the former England captain will wait before he makes a big decision.

Toure should join Marseille

Kolo Toure has advised his brother Yaya to join Marseille.
The Ivorian’s Manchester City future remains bleak under Pep Guardiola after comments made by his agent.
He remains out of favour and now Kolo has suggested he moves to France.
Of course it’s difficult at City at the moment. We’ve all been through that. We’re at the top and at some point you go down.

He has to understand that and maybe go somewhere where people want you.

I haven’t talked to him about that [Marseille]. He’s still at City, I respect that. But OM is a great club. He knows the French championship well.
It could be a great club for him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Yaya Toure of Manchester City goes past Kolo Toure of Liverpool during the Capital One Cup Final between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
(Photo: Michael Regan - The FA)

Celtic eye Konsa

Brendan Rodgers has entered the race for Charlton starlet Ezri Konsa.
Following his capture of striker Moussa Dembele from the Addicks fellow Londoners Fulham, Celtic boss Rodgers is plotting a fresh raid on the Football League for the teenager.
Rodgers is ready to battle with the Premier League’s biggest clubs for centre-back Konsa, 19.
Manchester CityManchester UnitedArsenalChelsea and Liverpool are among the sides to have all watched Konsa this season.
Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic
(Photo: Getty)


Jose Mourinho was at The O2 on Sunday night to watch Dominic Thiem in action against Novak Djokovic.
Thiem took the first set before Djokovic fought back to claim the victory, but Manchester United’s manager was clearly impressed with the Austrian’s performance.
Mourinho met with Thiem after the match and handed his VIP pass to the 23-year-old. On the back, he signed his name and wrote: “A star is born. Big hug.”
The message suggested a softer side to a man who has made his name as a combative coach. But what does the handwriting itself say about Mourinho?
We asked handwriting expert Tracey Trussell of the British Institute of Graphologists to take a look at the note and tell us what Mourinho’s scrawl implies about him as an individual.
(Photo: Reuters)

Liverpool eye Dahoud?

Liverpool are set to go head to head with Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund in a bid to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud.
That is according to German paper Bild, who say the Reds’ attempts to sign the player could be scuppered by the Bundesliga giants.
Klopp is a known admirer of the 20-year-old and tried to take him to Anfield over the summer.
Dortmund are reportedly ready to offer £12.8million plus midfielder Nuri Sahin to take Dahoud to the Westfalenstadion.
Moenchengladbach's midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud poses during the team presentation of Borussia Moenchengladbach on August 1, 2016 in Moenchengladbach , western Germany
(Photo: AFP)

Schweinsteiger opens talks with MLS side

Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has opened talks with MLS side Chicago Fire over a January move.
Schweinsteiger is looking for a switch to the MLS after being frozen out at United by Jose Mourinho and is in negotiations with Fire executives.
It is understood he met Fire’s head coach Veljko Paunovic near his Cheshire home last week to discuss a move.
Schweinsteiger, 32, who last played for United in March, rejected offers to leave Old Trafford in the summer because he wanted to assess the offers from the MLS.
Fire are making the early running and they feel the German World Cup winner could boost them after they finished bottom of the Eastern Conference in the 2016 campaign.
United will let Schweinsteiger leave and have written off his value in their latest accounts after paying Bayern Munich £14.4million for him in July 2015.
Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger
(Photo: Man Utd via Getty)

United join race for €60m man Andre Silva

Manchester United have joined the pursuit of young Portugal international Andre Silva, as the English Premier League club moves to further overhaul a squad that has proved itself unfit for purpose.
Silva, who turned 21 last week, has drawn the interest of a number of Europe’s leading clubs with his recent performances for FC Porto and Portugal, reports Duncan Castles in the Daily Record.
The towering centre forward has scored seven goals in 10 Primeira Liga appearances for Porto this season, adding two more in the Champions League.
A prolific finisher at Under-19, U20 and U21 international level, Silva was called up to the full national team in August, rapidly contributing four goals in four World Cup qualifiers.
Porto's forward Andre Silva celebrates after scoring a last minute penalty kick during the UEFA Champions League groug G football match Club Brugge vs FC Porto on October 18, 2016
(Photo: Getty Images)

Exclusive: Daniel Sturridge ready to spark January transfer tug-of-war with Anfield exit

Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool – a move which will kick off a major battle for his signature.
England striker Sturridge is frustrated after slipping down the pecking order at Anfield, and could leave Merseyside in the looming January transfer window.
A number of clubs have been made aware that Sturridge has accepted he is not wanted by the Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp.
The 27-year-old - who scored in the Three Lions’ Wembley win over Scotland last Friday - has claimed he is happy to fight for his place.
But Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi are ahead of him, and both men are seen by Klopp as better team players.
West Ham and Stoke are among the clubs interested in the £120,000-a-week marksman, who has netted four times for his club this season although they have all been in the EFL Cup.

Rakitic to Man Utd?

The agent of Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has played down rumours linking the midfielder with a move to Old Trafford.
Rakitic, 28, has enjoyed a stellar couple of seasons at the Nou Camp since moving from Sevilla in 2014 and has been linked with a switch to the Premier League, report the Manchester Evening News.
But Arturo Canales, the player’s agent, insists the Croatian is happy to continue playing his football with the Catalans.
He said: “Ivan is very happy at FC Barcelona, where he has been tremendously successful and has a contract with the club until 2019.”
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic reacts after a goal of Sevilla
(Photo: REUTERS/ Marcelo del Pozo)

Arsenal eye Roma midfielder?

Arsenal have made contact with Roma over the possibility of signing Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, according to reports in Italy.
The 22-year-old is regarded as one of Serie A’s hottest prospects, but is under contract with Roma until 2019.
Tuttomercatoweb report the Gunners have made their interest in the defensive midfielder apparent, but are unlikely to move in the January transfer window.
They could step up their interest next summer as Arsene Wenger bids to plot an end to the club’s Premier League trophy drought in the meantime.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Leandro Paredes of AS Roma controls the ball during an AS Roma training session at Lakeside Stadium on July 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
(Photo: Michael Dodge)

Exclusive: Southgate to get £1.5m-a-year as permanent England boss

Gareth Southgate will be offered a £1.5million-a-year contract until 2020 to manage England.
FA chiefs are convinced interim boss Southgate is the right man for the job and serious negotiations will begin after Tuesday night’s friendly with Spain at Wembley.
The deal will include a break clause in 2018 but will also feature big bonuses and incentives, even though it is worth less in basic-wage terms than the deals given to his two predecessors Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce.
It is believed Southgate, 46, wants a long-term deal beyond the World Cup in 2018, as he believes he needs time and patience to stamp his authority on the role.
Gareth Southgate prepares a drill
(Photo: The FA via Getty)

Exclusive: Ozil close to £200k-a-week deal

Mesut Ozil is closing in on a £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Arsenal.
Attacking midfielder Ozil and his representatives have held further negotiations with the Gunners during this international break.
Arsenal are confident the 28-year-old wants to sign and stay, and they are ready to make him the highest-paid player at the club.
Ozil is currently on £140,000-a-week and has 18 months left on that contract.
His camp have been pushing for a big rise as he is in the form of his life.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring their third goal
(Photo: REUTERS)

Morning all...

We’re now mid-way though November and the January transfer window is fast approaching.
A look at this morning’s papers suggests Hull are ready to bring Ravel Morrison back to the Premier League.
The midfielder played under boss Mike Phelan at Manchester United and the Tigers chief hopes he can boost their survival bid.
Morrison has played just eight times for Lazio since arriving 16 months ago and would likely jump at the chance to return to the Premier League.
To read the rest of Wednesday’s paper round-up, click here.
We’ll also bring you the latest on every move as we get it throughout the day, so don’t go anywhere!