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MESUT OZIL is eyeing a move to Manchester United when his contract with Arsenal expires next summer, the Sun reports. The German international, 28, has reportedly turned down an £8.1million-a-year offer to stay with the Gunners and wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho - his boss of three years while at former club Real Madrid.

Real have put a £634million barrier between ISCO and any Premier League clubs hoping to lure their star attacking midfielder away, the Sun reports. The 25-year-old joined Real in 2013 and signed a new five-year contract with the Spanish champions on Thursday, snubbing UK sides rumoured to include Tottenham and Manchester United.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ is set to reject any advance by Real Madrid in favour of Manchester City in 2017, the Daily Mirror reports. The Gunners are said to have lost out on up to £70million when a bid by City collapsed over the summer, although the club are primed to revive the transfer. Rather than moving to European champions Real, the 28-year-old forward simply fancies swapping the Emirates for the Etihad.

Former Chelsea winger JUAN CUADRADO may be returning to London with a January bid from Arsenal, according to the Sun. Juventus reportedly paid 20million euros (£17m) for the Colombian international, 29, in August 2015 after a period on loan to the Italian giants.

Newcastle skipper JAMAAL LASCELLES has agreed a new contract that will see him stay at the club for another five years, the Daily Telegraph reports. Magpies bosses are on the verge of announcing the new deal that comes after rumours the defender, 26, was a target for Liverpool and Chelsea last season.

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@BBCSport The heat is off Slaven Bilic for now, but the West Ham boss' job is still in danger.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

RYAN LEDSON - The outstanding 20-year-old Oxford midfielder, who shone in the Everton academy, has displayed enthusiasm and composure on top of a very competitive edge, the Mail Online reports.

KAYS RUIZ - The 15-year-old Lyon-born midfielder has been signed on a youth contract by Paris St Germain until 2020. He originally signed a pre-youth academy contract with the French side in 2015, following his departure from Barcelona, but is now fully able to demonstrate his skills in Paris.

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