Roman Abramovich has told new Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay to make signing Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery, 32, his top priority. (Daily Mail) 

Manchester City have turned down a £10m offer from Juventus for 28-year-old France midfielder Samir Nasri. (Daily Mirror) 

The Daily Telegraph focused on Manchester United's troubles in the Champions League

The Daily Telegraph sports supplement focuses on Manchester United’s troubles in the Champions League

Juventus are considering making a bid for Spain midfielder and Arsenal target Isco, 23, who is unsettled at Real Madrid.(Tuttosport, via Talksport) 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has will target Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Lars Bender, 26, in January. (Calciomercato – in Italian) 

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has told Wayne Rooney, 30, that China would be a “great place” to finish his career. (Evening Standard) 

Manchester United continue to monitor Borussia Dortmund’s Germany defender Mats Hummels, 26. (Bild, via Talksport) 

Gerard Deulofeu wants to stay at Everton “for a lot of years” after speculation Barcelona could take the winger, 21, back to the Nou Camp. (Liverpool Echo) 

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is considering a move for £14m-rated Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, 27. (Mirror) 

Ex-Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was at Old Trafford on Wednesday to watch his old side against PSV Eindhoven

Ex-Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was at Old Trafford on Wednesday to watch his old side against PSV Eindhoven

West Brom and Leicester are monitoring Burnley’s Tendayi Darikwa, 23, who has been impressive in the Championship this season. (Mirror) 

Cardiff City are continuing to monitor Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt, 26, before the emergency loan deadline.(Sunderland Echo) 

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 21, says he is not overweight – he’s just bulked up in muscle. (Newcastle Chronicle) 

Birmingham City supporters have urged manager Gary Rowett to sign striker Libor Kozak, 26, from rivals Aston Villa in a poll conducted by the Birmingham Mail. 

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand posted this picture on Instagram after visiting a school, saying it reminded him of when he played for his own school growing up

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand posted this picture on Instagram after visiting a school, saying it reminded him of when he played for his own school growing up

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has sent a defiant message to manager Louis van Gaal. In an Instagram post, Valdes wrote: “Not to disappoint those who want to see me play again, the only motivation that pushes me to continue working. I struggle to be free and again enjoy my profession.” (Manchester Evening News) 

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have beenpranking team-mates  on the club’s Snapchat.

Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick tweeted  his delight after a horse he owns, Quintus Cerialis, won at Kempton at odds of 5-2.

Everton striker Arouna Kone tweeted a picture of himself  signing a new contract. Although it has not been confirmed by the club, it is believed he triggered a clause in his old contract to extend his deal when he played against Sunderland earlier this month.

Louis van Gaal has been accused of "destroying" Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has been accused of ‘destroying’ Manchester United

Former England winger Chris Waddle says the Premier League is too quick for Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Waddle believes the Sweden international – who has been linked with a move to the English top flight – does not have “the legs or the pace” to compete in the division.Listen here.

A Manchester United fan phoned the station to say that manager Louis van Gaal is “destroying” the club. Listen to the full clip here.

A Manchester United player has told Telegraph football journalist Jason Burt he is “half the player he can be under manager Louis van Gaal”. Listen to the full clip here.

Manchester United players and their partners are getting fed up with surprise evening training sessions being sprung on them by manager Louis van Gaal. (Sun) 

Leicester City midfielder Andy King has achieved a rare feat of playing for the club at both the lowest (sixth in League One) and highest point (top of the Premier League) in their history. (Leicester Mercury) 

Fifa 16 fans have launched an online petition to have Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley’s trademark beard added to the game. (Mirror)

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