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What the papers say

Manchester United and Chelsea may enter a bidding war over 26-year-old Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries, according to a report in the Express citing Italian journalist Marco Barzaghi. But it adds Tottenham may have an edge over both teams if they are willing to offer 23-year-old right-back Emerson Royal as part of their deal.

Chelsea are going ahead with more talks with Benfica over 21-year-old midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to Metro. The Argentinian was a star of the World Cup and has been pursued “aggressively” by the Blues.

Manchester United are following 25-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, who is out of contract in the summer, according to the Mail.

Argentina v France – FIFA World Cup 2022 – Final – Lusail Stadium
Marcus Thuram is out of contract in the summer (Nick Potts/PA)

And also at Old Trafford, the Mirror reports the Red Devils could move for a new goalkeeper in January after Newcastle recalled 33-year-old Martin Dubravka.

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Players to watch

Che Adams: Give Me Sport reports the 26-year-old Southampton forward is a target for Leeds and he is open to the move.

Kouadio Kone: The Newcastle target, a 21-year-old midfielder at Borussia Monchengladbach, has been linked to Paris St Germain, according to French publication Media Foot.