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Transfer gossip: Man United to replace Mkhitaryan with Ozil, Chelsea to sign Monaco ace, Barcelona win Griezmann race

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Fridays newspapers and online…

Manchester United are hoping to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer and are planning to replace him with Mesut Ozil, who will sign for free when his Arsenal contract expires. Armenian playmaker joined the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund for £30million in summer 2016 but has struggled to make a big impact at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are keen on signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and could offer Michy Batshuayi to the French club on loan as part of a deal. Lemar is rated at £86million by Monaco, with Liverpool and Arsenal also interested. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Man United have been linked with a shock move for Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are set to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Antoine Griezmann. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Barcelona could also make a shock bid for United's Daley Blind in January. Spanish media report that the Catalan club are keeping a watchful eye on the Dutchman, who has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and is out of contract next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for the Southampton centre back Virgil van Dijk, while Liverpool could also try and sign him again. (

Chelsea defender David Luiz has held crunch talks with boss Antonio Conte over his future at the club, having fallen out of favour under the Italian this season. (Daily Star)

West Brom and Crystal Palace are eyeing up Norwich midfielder Ben Godfrey. The 19-year-old is on loan at Shrewsbury this season and has been a regular, with Swansea also sending scouts to watch the impressive youngster. (Daily Mail)

Everton are interested in signing Lille defender Adama Soumaoro. The 25-year-old has also impressed clubs such as West Ham, Monaco, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund, who could all join the race to land him. (Daily Mail)

Here are the latest talkSPORT headlines:

talkSPORT exclusive: ‘All I’ve done is stop them conceding goals’ – Sam Allardyce on his Everton revival

Everton manager Sam Allardyce will discuss ‘one or two targets’ with Farhad Moshiri this week ahead of the January transfer window

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he is ‘excited’ to have more weapons at his disposal when five of his key players return to action from injury

John Carver says it is vital for Newcastle United that a takeover happens as quickly as possible

In-form Heung-Min Son believes Tottenham have a great chance of ending Manchester City’s record-breaking winning run on Saturday – telling talkSPORT: ‘They’re still only human!’

Juventus to battle Manchester United for Monaco star Fabinho next summer

Newcastle United transfer news, including updates on Gameiro, Mitrovic and a Real Madrid legend

Inter Milan are hoping Manchester United will be open to swapping Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Joao Mario during the January transfer window

Chelsea FC transfer news: Featuring Lemar, Bailey and Alex Sandro boost

Fenerbahce chiefs are flying to England to tie up a loan deal for Liverpool starlet Marko Grujic

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