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Transfer gossip: Manchester United eye shock Paulo Dybala swoop, while Arsenal attempt to land Julian Draxler

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Boxing Day's newspapers…

Manchester City are closing in on a £60m deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26. (Telegraph)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on signing Argentina attacking midfielder Paulo Dybala, 24, in a £60m deal from Juventus. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have made an improved offer to Marouane Fellaini, to keep the 30-year-old midfielder – who will be out of contract in the summer – at Old Trafford. (Daily Express)

United have also opened talks with Bordeaux over 20-year-old forward Malcom, with manager Mourinho prepared to pay £33m. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have been told they must pay £40m to sign Germany forward Julian Draxler, 24, from Paris Saint-Germain. (Mirror)

The Gunners are in a bidding war with Liverpool for 22-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward Hirving Lozano, who is valued at £42m. (Daily Star)

However, bids in excess of £35m would tempt Arsenal to sell striker Alexis Sanchez, 29, in January. (Daily Mail)

Manager Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea's hierarchy to sign three players in January. (Mirror)

West Ham manager David Moyes is interested in signing Steven Nzonzi if Sevilla decide to sell the 29-year-old French midfielder next month. (Guardian)

Celtic have denied reports that they have accepted an £18m bid for striker Moussa Dembele, 21, from Brighton. (Sun)

Manager Roy Hodgson fears Crystal Palace will be forced to sell Wilfried Zaha next month, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham all interested in the 25-year-old winger. (Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Mark Hughes is confident he retains the support of the Stoke City board and can ‘ride the storm’ and turn the club’s fortunes around

Manchester United could end the season without a trophy following their shock exit from the EFL Cup, believes Ray Wilkins

Arsenal are in hot pursuit of Barcelona starlet Jose Arnaiz and could even make a bid for him in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain

Manchester City appear unlikely to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in January

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have been put on red alert by the news Leonardo Bonucci may leave AC Milan in January

Inter Milan are willing to take Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan in January – but cannot commit to buying him in the summer

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