Monday 27 December 2021 08:12, UK
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday's national newspapers...
Gareth Bale is set to be transfer listed by Real Madrid in the January window along with Isco, Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and club captain Marcelo.
Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly rejected Arsenal's latest contract offer - leaving boss Mikel Arteta with a striker dilemma ahead of the January transfer window.
Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Steven Gerrard for Aston Villa's exciting style of football despite their defeat against Chelsea.
John Terry is set to return to Chelsea after five years away by taking up a coaching role.
Arsenal are reportedly 'ready to sell' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and already have two replacements eyed up - Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Manchester United have opened the door for Anthony Martial to leave Old Trafford - but only if the deal is right for the club.
Roma have offered a six month loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles with the prospect of the transfer becoming permanent for £8.4m.
Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson are key to Newcastle's Premier League survival hopes, says boss Eddie Howe.
Thomas Tuchel revealed he was unable to enjoy Chelsea's comeback victory at Aston Villa because of worries over his players' health and safety as he let rip at English football chiefs again.
Manchester United will have to compete with Chelsea for Wolves star Ruben Neves in January.
Liverpool may have to wait until next summer to land Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma.
Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is targeting four German wonderkids for potential transfers - Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, Borussia Monchengladbach's Luca Netz, RB Leipzig's Eric Martel and Bochum's Armel Bella-Kotchap.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen, Leeds star Raphinha and Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.
Real Madrid are confident that they are on the verge of signing Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is aiming to sign Rangers star Glen Kamara in the January transfer window.
West Ham are set to rival Newcastle in the cut-price transfer race for James Tarkowski, according to reports.
Liverpool have made an approach for RB Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi, according to reports.
Italy Euro 2020 hero Federico Chiesa reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool last year in favour of joining Juventus.
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Franck Kessie, with talks at an advanced stage.
Ralf Rangnick believes serious consideration should be given to whether clubs sign unvaccinated players.
Newcastle United are leading among the clubs looking to sign Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon on loan during the January transfer window.
Hull City are among the clubs who face an investigation from the EFL after calling off their Championship match against Blackburn Rovers during a chaotic Boxing Day when the fixture list was hit by Covid-19 outbreaks.
Watford have made an enquiry over USA international George Bello as they step up their attempts to land a left-back during the January transfer window.
Rangers and Celtic are going head to head for Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson who is available on a free transfer next summer.
England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone looks increasingly like running his contract down at West Brom, with West Ham at the front of the queue to land him on a free transfer in the summer.
Former Manchester United winger Deji Sotona is set to head back to the Premier League from Nice after seeing a move to Chelsea fall through during the last window.
USA centre-back Walker Zimmerman has attracted interest from Championship clubs chasing promotion in the second half of the season.
Ralf Rangnick says Manchester United have a "higher ratio" of double vaccinated players than the Premier League average, and the club would hesitate before signing any player not vaccinated against Covid.
Ricardo Pereira, the Portugal right back, will be out for up to two months as Leicester City's injury list increased to nine players on Sunday.
The fourth and fifth Ashes Tests scheduled for Sydney and Hobart next month could be moved to minimise the risks of members of England's touring party being forced into lengthy periods of isolation.
Motherwell assistant manager Chris Lucketti has admitted Tony Watt could leave the club in January after being left out of the 2-1 Boxing Day win over Livingston.
Rangers have confirmed their B team match against Celtic has been postponed - as the clash in the Lowland League is put off for another day.
A furious James McPake has claimed the SPFL put lives at risk by making Dundee play Aberdeen.