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Christian Eriksen, Brendan Rodgers and Wilfried Zaha are among those making headlines.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen (Adam Davy/PA)
Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen (Adam Davy/PA)

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Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January after the Dane rejected them in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Leicester have opened talks with manager Brendan Rodgers over a lucrative new contact in a bid to fend off interest from Arsenal, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Chelsea are interested in signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha next summer, says The Independent.

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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha (Martin Rickett/PA)

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been interviewed for the vacant manager’s job at Watford, according to The Times.

West Ham will try to sell 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Roberto in January, The Guardian reports.

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Olivier Giroud: Striker Giroud may not be leaving Chelsea in January, with clubs preferring to wait until the French international is available in the summer on a free transfer, according to The Sun.

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Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud (Adam Davy/PA)

Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep England forward Sancho until the end of the season, despite plenty of interest, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Ousmane Dembele: The agent representing France and Barcelona forward Dembele has met with executives from both Chelsea and Manchester City, says Spanish publication El Desmarque.

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