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Manchester United target Brazilian World Cup star while Liverpool eye up Coutinho replacement: transfer rumours

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has one eye on the future according to the latest transfer rumours.

The Old Trafford manager could be keen to swoop for a Brazilian teenager and Spanish Under 21 international, if the latest gossip is to be believed.

Flamengo's young striker LINCOLN has reportedly attracted United's interest, along with that of Real Madrid and Juventus, according to Calciomercato. The Italian outlet, however, report that Juve are keen to secure his services before a bidding war can begin. Lincoln netted three goals in his opening four games at the ongoing U17 World Cup and is earning rave reviews with his performances in India.

United have also been linked with Valenica midfielder CARLOS SOLER. The Sun have reported that Mourinho is willing to part with as much as £30 million to secure Soler's services before next season. The 20-year-old has come through the ranks at Valencia and has started all nine of his side's La Liga fixtures this season.

Also, Arsenal star MESUT OZIL is "always in contact with Jose (Mourinho)" - but Manchester United have not made a move for the German, the Manchester Evening News reports. The paper adds that Ozil would only leave the Emirates for United, Barcelona or former club Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, JULIAN DRAXLER could be heading to Anfield if Philippe Coutinho makes a move to Barcelona in January, according to the Daily Star. The paper reports that German international Draxler might be looking to leave Paris Saint Germain following the arrival of Neymar.

The latest name to be linked to the vacant Everton manager's position is former Chelsea boss CARLO ANCELOTTI, according to the Sun. The Toffees dismissed Ronald Koeman earlier in the week and fancy the former Bayern Munich and Chelsea boss to help revive their season after accumulating only eight points from their opening nine games. The paper also reports that Ancelotti would want to take on Swansea boss Paul Clement as his right hand man.

Tottenham have joined the long list of clubs who are interested in signing Celtic defender KIERAN TIERNEY, according to the Sun. The 20-year-old has already piqued the interest of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, but Spurs may be looking at the Scot as a potential replacement for Danny Rose, the paper reports.

DIAFRA SAKHO could be leaving West Ham and moving to France in January, the Daily Mail reports. The 27-year-old flew himself to French club Rennes on deadline day in September and the striker has said he wants a change of environment, according to the paper.

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