Football rumours from the media
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
Barcelona may have lost interest in signing Liverpool's PHILIPPE COUTINHO, says the Mirror. The Spanish side made three bids for the forward which were refused and may now be interested in signing Nice's Jean Michael Seri.
Former Chelsea boss CARLO ANCELOTTI will be looking to return to the Premier League in the summer if his current club Bayern Munich trigger a break clause in his contract, reports ESPN. It has been suggested Julian Nagelsmann, currently at Hoffenheim, could replace the former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain boss.
Sporting Lisbon's WILLIAM CARVALHO is optimistic about joining West Ham in the January transfer window, the Mirror reports.
The DIEGO COSTA saga could soon come to a conclusion, according to the Daily Mail. Atletico Madrid will finalise a deal for the absent Chelsea striker within the next fortnight, with the 28-year-old Brazilian set to return to the Spanish capital as the clubs try to strike a deal.
Time may soon be called on HARRY REDKNAPP'S reign as boss of Birmingham, according to the Mirror. The veteran manager saved the Blues from the drop last season but the side sit 22nd in the Championship table having lost four on the bounce.
SOCIAL MEDIA ROUND-UP
@TheSunFootball: Roy Hodgson rejected £8m offer to take on rescue mission at Crystal Palace
@TeleFootball: 'Overweight' Carlos Tevez will not play again until he improves his fitness, says Shanghai Shenhua coach
@MirrorFootball: Arsenal showing "signs of disintegration" a month into the season, pundit Hamann tells Cologne #AFC
PLAYERS TO WATCH
JACK WILSHERE - New Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is looking to make a bid for the Arsenal midfielder in January, says the Daily Mail.
TIMO WERNER - RB Leipzig will face a lot of interest for the striker next summer, with the 21-year-old saying he wants to move to a "big club", pointing out there are more of them in England than in Spain, according to Bild.
ANTHONY RALSTON - Everton may look at making a move for the Celtic right-back after scouting him since the end of last season, reports the Sun.