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A look at the best football stories from Thursday's back pages...

Daily Mail

Neymar
Neymar: Set to return to Barcelona?
  • Atletico Madrid have joined Sevilla in the hunt for Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.
  • Chelsea will report Bayern Munich to FIFA if they find evidence of an illegal approach by the Bundesliga club to Callum Hudson-Odoi, his family or his representatives.
  • West Ham have rejected an offer of £35m from a Chinese Super League club for Marko Arnautovic but could be tempted to sell if they receive a bid closer to £50m.
  • Manchester United paid Jose Mourinho's £15m compensation package immediately after he was sacked.
  • Barcelona are taking steps towards luring Neymar back to the Nou Camp in a shock return from PSG. His father met with Barcelona representative Andre Cury in Brazil.
  • Borussia Dortmund have started negotiations to sign Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach.
  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is likely to have his loan spell at Valencia ended early after he was taken off at half-time in Tuesday's Copa del Rey defeat by Sporting Gijon.
  • Manchester United midfielder Ethan Hamilton is in talks over a loan move to League One Rochdale.

The Sun

James Tarkowski scores against Watford
James Tarkowski scores against Watford
  • Liverpool are looking to James Tarkowski to solve their centre-back issues but Burnley have slapped a £50m price tag on their defender.
  • Manchester City are lining up West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.
  • West Ham are ready to offload striker Lucas Perez less than six months after signing him from Arsenal, with Spanish side Real Betis interested in a loan deal.
  • Chelsea defender Gary Cahill's £150,000-a-week wages could wreck a potential deal away from Stamford Bridge.
Kostas Manolas: The Greek defender is being watched by a number of top European clubs
Kostas Manolas: The Greek defender is being watched by a number of top European clubs
  • Manchester United are on the verge of signing Roma defender Kostas Manolas (pictured, above) for a cut-price deal of £30.5m.
  • Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to nab Porto midfielder Hector Herrera on a free transfer in the summer.
  • Jurgen Klopp will consider keeping Portuguese youngster Rafael Camacho this month despite firm interest from Sporting Lisbon.
  • Arsenal have held "successful talks" with Dalian Yifang over the transfer of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and are set to make an offer for the Belgian.
  • Newcastle have been told to up their offer for Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron, with the MLS club wanting at least £30m for their midfielder.

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Daily Star

  • Manchester United and Liverpool would be interested in £45m-rated Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks with Marcus Rashford and made it clear he will spearhead United's attack ahead of Romelu Lukaku.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also convinced Ander Herrera to turn down a move back to Athletic Bilbao to stay at Manchester United.
Ander Herrera: Said to be happy in Manchester
Ander Herrera: Said to be happy in Manchester
  • Nacho Monreal has been tied down for a further year at Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2020.
  • Real Madrid have opened discussions with Jose Mourinho's representatives over becoming their next manager, but his pay off from Manchester United must be addressed first.
  • Liverpool are unlikely to move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir this month given the success of Xherdan Shaqiri's impact.

Daily Mirror

Matt Doherty scores a late winner for Wolves against Newcastle
Matt Doherty scores a late winner for Wolves against Newcastle
  • Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic this month.
  • Sevilla boss Pablo Machin has insisted it would be "a blessing" if the Spanish club land Alvaro Morata.
  • Matt Doherty has got super-agent Jorge Mendes working on a new deal for him at Wolves amid interest from Tottenham.
  • Mauro Icardi has given hope to suitors Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid with the news he's 'far away' from a new deal at Inter Milan.

Daily Express

Nikola Milenkovic: A target for United
Nikola Milenkovic: A target for United
  • Mauricio Pochettino has identified a potential replacement for China-bound Mousa Dembele in the form of Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
  • Manchester United have reportedly shifted Nikola Milenkovic down their wanted list after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Daily Telegraph

  • A leading Premier League academy director has warned Brexit could send the cost of the best English talent "through the roof" as clubs now accelerate plans for the expected end to the free movement of European players below the age of 18.

The Guardian

Aaron Ramsey looks to beat Rui Patricio in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Wolves
Aaron Ramsey looks to beat Rui Patricio in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Wolves
  • Aaron Ramsey's proposed deal at Juventus in the summer will be worth £36m overall and £140k a week.
  • The International Cricket Council has announced an unprecedented 15-day amnesty for anyone who has failed to report a corrupt approach in Sri Lanka.
  • Leigh Halfpenny is expected to miss at least the first two Six Nations matches after being told by a specialist he is at least three weeks away from a return from concussion.

The Times

  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the Manchester United defender, wants to cut short his loan spell at Fulham and join another club until the end of the season.

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Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Rashford's big pay day

Marcus Rashford is set to see his wages double with a new Manchester United deal as Gonzalo Higuain jets in for Chelsea move.

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Marko Arnautovic has been linked with a move away from West Ham3

Arnautovic can go at right price

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is willing to sell Marko Arnautovic to China in the January transfer window, but only if the price is right.

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