Mourinho to sign Virgil van Dijk, David Alaba

Virgil van Dijk is on the radar of Jose Mourinho

Virgil van Dijk is on the radar of Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign two defensive players in January – Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, and versatile Bayern Munich player David Alaba, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton are keen to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, on loan with a view to a £25m summer move. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace insist Alan Pardew’s job as manager is safe despite the 55-year-old’s team having won just once in seven league matches. (London Evening Standard)

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has dismissed reports linking Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 29, with a move to Manchester City. (Guardian)

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, 30, is a target for West Ham. (Sun)

Chelsea are determined to keep Steve Holland on their backroom staff despite Gareth Southgate wanting the 46-year-old in his coaching set-up if he becomes England boss. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara, 22. (Gazetta dello Sport via Daily Star)

Juventus may move again for Arsenal target Julian Draxler after it was revealed the 23-year-old playmaker could be sold by Wolfsburg in January. (Talksport)

Leicester have made a £16m bid to sign Genk’s 19-year-old Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, 21, wants to make his season-long loan move to Sunderland a permanent deal, which could cost the Black Cats £10m. (Sun)

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, 36, could continue his playing career after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy, with a move into the Reds’ coaching set-up more realistic at the start of next season. (Bleacher Report)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says it is “incredible” winger Victor Moses, 25, was underestimated at the club. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Daily Mirror)

The Blues are now favourites – ahead of Paris St-Germain and Juventus – to sign 17-year-old forward Alexander Isak from Swedish club AIK. (ESPN FC)

Arsenal have their best chance in recent memory to compete for the Champions League, according to manager Arsene Wenger. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 22, tops the list of players Everton fans want their club to sign. Readers have taken part in a game of ‘transfer Tinder’ to vote on which players they would like to see move to Goodison Park in January. (Liverpool Echo)

The brother and agent of Swansea striker Fernando Llorente says Bob Bradley’s appointment as manager was “fatal” for the 31-year-old Spaniard.(Daily Star)

Marc Muniesa is prepared to leave Stoke City in January – on loan or permanently – if that is what it takes to play regular first-team football. The central defender, 24, has not started a league game this season. (Stoke Sentinel)

Charlton hope to appoint their new manager this week, with former MK Dons boss Karl Robinson, 36, favourite to take charge. (London Evening Standard)

West Bromwich Albion striker Hal Robson-Kanu, 27, has revealed former Nigeria star Nwankwo Kanu is part of the reason he chose the number four shirt when he joined the Baggies. (Wales Online)

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, says he relishes challenging 34-year-old Petr Cech for the club’s number one jersey. (Four Four Two)

Liverpool defender Joel Matip, 25, has been compared to Alan Hansen, but admits he has never heard of the club legend. (Liverpool Echo)

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