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Paris St Germain apparently need to liquidate some assets after blowing £200million on Neymar, with the French side reportedly planning on selling Edinson Cavani and replacing him with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez – who will be available on a free transfer next summer. According to the Daily Mirror PSG and Manchester City, both owned by Gulf investors, tried to sign the Chile international over the summer and the Parisians have not given up the chase. However, after a going on a record-breaking spending spree and agreeing a deal for on-loan Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, the club will reportedly need to balance the books to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Southampton are prepared to bring Theo Walcott unhappy spell at Arsenal with a homecoming deal in January, the Daily Express reports. The 28-year-old has started every Premier League game of the season so far on the bench and there are no plans to extend his contract when it expires in 18 months, the newspaper says. Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino is looking for ways to reverse a dearth of goals, however he may have to fend off interest from Italian giants Inter Milan and deflect admiring glances from Everton and West Ham.

Theo Walcott warming-up against West Brom
Walcott could be set for a return to Southampton (John Walton/Empics)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are planning a January bid for Manchester United defender Daley Blind, the Daily Mirror reports. Rumours in the Turkish media suggest they are considering buying the Holland international who has had a lacklustre start to the season. The 27-year-old has slipped below Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young in Jose Mourinho’s line-up, prompting speculation he may be on the way out.

Adrien Silva has trained with Leicester City for the first time after his move to the club was scuppered due to a registration issue, the Leicester Mercury reports. The Portuguese midfielder is ineligible to play for the club until January after a deadline for registration was missed by 14 seconds.

Oscar in action for Chelsea
Oscar has hinted at a return to Stamford Bridge (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Former Chelsea star Oscar has said he “would go back” to the club, the London Evening Standard reports. The 26-year-old left the Blues for Shanghai SIPG in a mega deal last year. But the midfielder thinks he is still young enough to return to England and continue his career at his former club, telling PL Brasil he would be happy to play in the Premier League again.

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Kai Havertz in action for Germany Under-19s against England
Kai Havertz has been scouted by Liverpool during a Germany Under-19s match (Simon Cooper/Empics)

Kai Havertz – Liverpool scouts attended Germany’s Under-19s match against Belarus and were focused on the 18-year-old Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder as he scored four times and bagged an assist, the Liverpool Echo reports.Abdulkadir Omur – The Trabzonspor midfielder, 18, is an Arsenal target but has also attracted interest from Atletico Madrid, the Daily Mirror reports.

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