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Cristiano Ronaldo is still expected to leave Real Madrid in the summer despite the club appointing Zinedine Zidane as the new head coach.

Real Madrid are willing to pay £100m to sign Chelsea’s Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 24.

The move could prompt Chelsea to pursue the signing of Real forward Gareth Bale, 26.

But Manchester United are hoping to sign the Wales international for £75m this month – and working with “boyhood hero” Ryan Giggs, the club’s assistant manager, could be key in attracting his compatriot.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 44, will become Manchester City manager in the summer.

Should Guardiola move to City, the club will look to reunite him with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 28.

Guardiola could yet move to Manchester United – if they act quickly. The Spaniard has spoken to both Manchester clubs, turned down an offer from Chelsea and would also consider Arsenal.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he would accept the sack from the club this summer, if he left with the Premier League title

Pellegrini believes it is “impossible” for his side to achieve the quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.

United are closing on a deal for Lazio star Felipe Anderson and are ready to make a £36.7 million bid to ensure the transfer goes through.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all monitoring Jamie Vardy’s contract situation at Leicester City, with the Foxes yet to offer the striker a new deal.

Chelsea have made a £45 million bid for Everton defender John Stones after missing out on the England international in the summer.

The Blues are reluctant to let 29-year-old striker Loic Remy – a target for Newcastle, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace – leave on loan unless they find a replacement

But, Remy could join Monaco on loan in the January transfer window

Juventus are set to launch a bid for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera after officials from the Serie A champions visited Old Trafford and were impressed by the Spaniard.

Sporting have rejected a £15 million bid for striker Islam Slimani from Crystal Palace.

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed training on Tuesday. The 26-year-old has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Striker Bas Dost is dissappointed with his situation at Wolfsburg and wants to leave the Bundesliga side in January.

Liverpool are set to recall Tiago Ilori from his loan spell at Aston Villa after a series of injuries to their central defenders.

Joe Cole, 34, is set to complete a permanent move to Coventry, with Aston Villa allowing the former England midfielder to be released from his contract six months early.

Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, is considering offers from Watford and Crystal Palace.

Tottenham are set to reward Dele Alli for his fine form by offering him a new deal to double his wages to £20,000 per week.

City have shown an interest in Real Betis full-back Cristiano Piccini with Pablo Zabaleta possibly leaving in the summer. Everton have also watched the player.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City are all keen on signing Lille’s Sofiane Boufal, though a move is not likely until the summer.

Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi is in talks to join Reading on loan, with Royals boss Brian McDermott knowing the youngster from his time as a scout for the north London outfit.

West Brom sent scouts to watch Tottenham’s Under-21 side take on Manchester United to keep tabs on winger Andros Townsend.

Bournemouth have spoken to AC Milan regarding a loan move for Stephan El Shaarawy with the Italy international set to have his spell at Monaco cut short.

Bournemouth have made an enquiry as to the availability of Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, with the Cherries preparing a £5 million bid.

Swansea will not recall winger Nathan Dyer, 28, from his loan spell at Leicester in the January transfer window.

The Swans are keen to bolster their attacking options with the loan signing of Chelsea youngster Islam Feruz.

Everton are expected to sign Grasshopper Zurich’s Switzerland Under-21 striker Shani Tarashaj, 20, on Wednesday.

The Toffees have ended Celtic’s hopes of re-signing the club’s former winger Aiden McGeady, 29, as they will not subsidise his wages as part of a loan deal.

Watford are close to signing Fiorentina’s Spain midfielder Mario Suarez, 28.

Former West Ham winger Morgan Amalfitano is set to reject Aston Villa and instead join Lille on a free transfer.

Newcastle have held initial talks with Bordeaux regarding a deal to bring midfielder Henri Saivet to Tyneside, with the Ligue 1 outfit wanting £3 million.

General Charles Krulak – an Aston Villa board member who served in Vietnam and the first Gulf War – says he “faced way bigger losing battles and won them” during his military career than the predicament currently facing the Premier League’s bottom club.

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