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Barcelonacould include their 28-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann in a deal to re-sign Brazil forward Neymar, 27, fromParis St-Germainnext summer.(Le10Sport – in French)

Tottenhamhave madeLeicester Cityand playmaker James Maddison, 22, their number one target to replace 27-year-old Denmark international Christian Eriksen, whose contract with Spurs expires at the end of the season.(Mirror)

Chelseaare hopeful defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, and striker Tammy Abraham, 22, will sign new contracts in the next few weeks. The pair have both been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers later this month.(Standard)

Chelseaare also about to open contract talks with 31-year-old Brazil forward Willian, whose current deal expires at the end of the season.(Express)

Manchester Cityhave no interest in signing 20-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan atReal SociedadfromReal Madrid.(Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Cityboss Pep Guardiola says 29-year-old right-back Kyle Walker, who has again been left out of the England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers later this month, could find his place in his side under threat from Joao Cancelo if the 25-year-old Portugal international continues to impress.(Times – subscription required)

Liverpoolkeeper Loris Karius, who is on loan atBesiktas,says he could play for the Reds again when his spell in Turkey finishes at the end of the season. The 26-year-old German also suggested he could move to another Premier League team or return to his homeland.(Guardian)

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Ajaxhave removed the £26m release clause in Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech’s deal as part of the 26-year-old’s contract renewal with the club. Ziyech has been linked withArsenal, Manchester City, Manchester UnitedandReal Madrid.(AS, via Telegraaf)

Evertonboss Marco Silva says England Under-19 forward Anthony Gordon, 18, is close to being handed a chance in the first team.(Liverpool Echo)

Manchester Unitedare monitoring the progress ofClub Leon’s20-year-old Mexico striker Jose Juan Macias, who has been labelled ‘the next Javier Hernandez’.(Marca via Express)

West Hamare interested in 20-year-old Bolivian midfielder Daniel Camacho, who plays for local sideClub Aurora.(Diez via Sport Witness)

Real Madridconsidered appointing formerChelseaboss Antonio Conte as their manager following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui last year, but decided against it on the advice of captain Sergio Ramos.(Fichajes.net via Mail)

Manchester Unitedhave scouted 22-year-old Russian forward Aleksandr Sobolev, who plays in his home country for Premier League sidePFC Krylia Sovetov Samara.(Mirror)

Mexican consortium Orlegi , led by multi-millionaire Alejandro Irarragorri, came close to buyingNewcastlethis summer before pulling out of the deal and investing in Mexican sideAtlasinstead.(Chronicle)

Meanwhile, a consortium led by formerManchester UnitedandChelseachief executive Peter Kenyon is stepping-up its £300m bid to buyNewcastle.(Sun)

Anderlechtboss Vincent Kompany is eyeing a move for defender Ashley Williams when the 35-year-old’sBristol Citycontract expires in January.(Sun)

FormerTottenhamandArsenaldefender Sol Campbell and ex-CelticandBarcelonastriker Henrik Larsson have been interviewed for the vacantSouthendmanager’s job.(Sky Sports)

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Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, aManchester Unitedtarget, is among three playerswill look to sell this January.(Calciomercato – in Italian)

A leaked document has revealed how muchReal Madridfine their players for breaking rules such as being late for training or using their mobile phone while in the team bus or dressing room(Marca)

Former England and Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux has linked up with British tennis star Andy Murray, who is looking to expand his sports management agency into .(Times – subscription required)

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