Valencia striker Edinson Cavani, 35, went off injured with an ankle problem in the game against Barcelona on Saturday and Uruguay face a wait to find out the extent of the issue with the World Cup starting on 20 November.
Tottenham are keen to offload Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, who is on loan at Villarreal, and Spurs could accept an offer of £18m for the 26-year-old.
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Manchester United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong but could face competition from Chelsea for the 21-year-old Dutchman.
Jules Kounde has said he did not think his injury was ‘anything serious’ after his early withdrawal from play on Saturday – a much needed boost for Barcelona and France.
Real Madrid are in pole position to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund next summer.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, is intent on staying at the Nou Camp club and the 25-year-old Dutch international will not listen to any offers in January.
Nottingham Forest, Tottenham, West Ham and Marseille are ready to rekindle their interest in Atalanta and Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, 29.
Liverpool are monitoring Eduardo Camavinga’s situation at Real Madrid having been admirers of the 19-year-old French midfielder for some time. (El Nacional – in Spanish)
Brentford are close to finalising terms on a six-month contract with Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, with the Bees in the process of doing due diligence on the 29-year-old’s fitness to play. (Sky Sports)
England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 29, is looking for a loan move away from Manchester United in the January transfer window but also open to running down his contract at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)
Watford have already begun the search for a new manager with Claudio Ranieri on the brink of being sacked after only 14 games in charge.(The times)
Celtic are facing the nightmare scenario of losing Callum McGregor for more than two months.(Daily record)
Jamaica boss Paul Hall has revealed he passed on calling up Kemar Roofe for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at the Rangers striker’s insistence.(Daily record)
A bet placed on Granit Xhaka’s yellow card against Leeds United on December 18 is the Arsenal booking that is said to be the focus of an FA probe.(The times)
Tottenham are open to selling England player Dele Alli and Argentina international Giovani Lo Celso, both 25, after the midfield pair were left out of Antonio Conte’s squad for the game against Chelsea on Sunday. (Goal)
Spurs have also made a move for non-league Lewes’ English winger Ollie Tanner in effort to beat Premier league rivals Brighton to the 19-year-old’s signature. (Athletic – subscription required)
Aberdeen are considering a loan move for Celtic star Mikey Johnston. (Daily record)
Rangers defender Connor Goldson appears closer to the Ibrox exit door after a report named two English sides hunting his signature with a third unnamed for now.(Daily record)
Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of 25-year-old Netherlands left-back Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen. (Mirror)
Arsenal have agreed terms on a loan deal until the end of the season for Juventus’ Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, 25. (90min)
Liverpool are monitoring 19-year-old Fulham winger and England youth international Fabio Carvalho. (Fabrizio Romano)
Newcastle have been boosted in their hopes of signing Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata due to the Serie A side’s willingness to loan out the 30-year-old Colombia international for around £8m. (Mirror via HITC)
Arsenal’s pursuit of striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, has been further complicated by Juventus presenting Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso with a competing offer for the Serbia international. (Times)
Meanwhile, Vlahovic has been accused of ignoring the club’s calls by Fiorentina chief executive Joe Barone following the Gunners’ reported bid for the Serie A forward. (Metro)
Pep Guardiola will reportedly be offered the chance to become Netherlands manager when he decides to leave Manchester City, to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Johan Cruyff. (Daily mail)
Erik Ten Hag’s stunning defensive record at Ajax could edge him into pole position to pip Ralf Rangnick and Mauricio Pochettino to the Manchester United job in the summer(Daily mirror)
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has suggested the strength in depth at his disposal is considerably less than their top-four rivals.(Daily mirror)
Clubs may soon have to show proof of four positive tests in their squads in order to have a fixture postponed under a significant, hardline shift in Covid cancellation criteria being examined by the Premier League.(Daily mail)