Today's newspaper gossip: Man United chase Neymar; Chelsea want Senegalese Niasse

Published on: 04 January 2016

Manchester United are set to trigger Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar's £140m release clause after the 23-year-old's new contract talks stalled. (Daily Star via Le Sport10) 

Chelsea are lining up a bid for Lokomotiv Moscow and Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 25, according to reports in Italy. (Daily Express) 

French club Marseille have told Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, 22, he is going nowhere in January, despite interest from Tottenham and Newcastle. (Daily Mirror) 

Liverpool are expected to announce the signing of 19-year-old Serb midfielder Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade on Monday. (Sky Sports) 

Reds' Ivorian defender Kolo Toure is a target for Serie A club Lazio, and the 34-year-old's contract at Anfield ends in the summer . (Il Messaggero via Daily Express) 

Daily Star back page leads on Chelsea skipper John Terry saying that the champions are back to their best after Sunday's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club could complete a signing within 10 days. (Talksport) 

But the Gunners have been told by Bayer Leverkusen's sporting director Rudi Voller to forget about trying to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 27. (The Sun) 

Former Newcastle striker Joe Allon believes the club should recall 18-year-old striker Adam Armstrong from his loan spell at Coventry City . (Newcastle Chronicle) 

Chelsea and Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic, 31, is a transfer target for AC Milan after being linked with rivals Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror) 

Paris St-Germain's 34-year-old Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be the perfect fit for the Premier League, says his agent. (Sky Sports Italia via Evening Standard) 

Cardiff striker Kenwyne Jones is a target for coach Sven-Goran Eriksson at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. (Daily Mail) 

Romania utility player Gabriel Tamas, 32, is set to leave Cardiff - without kicking a ball for the Bluebirds. (Wales Online) 

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 22, wants to extend his loan spell at Preston until the end of the season. (Daily Star) 

Wigan Athletic want to sign Oldham Athletic's 25-year-old captain and Scotland midfielder Liam Kelly . (Manchester Evening News) 

Best of social media

Social media went into a frenzy when Chelsea midfielder Willian scored a cracker against Crystal Palace in the 3-0 win on Sunday. Watford forward

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">Troy Deeney was also wowed by the strike. 

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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty took to

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">twitter  to dampen speculation linking him with a move to Championship side Leeds United.

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Southampton and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, has apologised for his sending-off against Norwich City on Saturday, calling it "reckless and irresponsible" on instagram.  ">https://www.instagram.com/p/BAE8rUAm5Sm/">instagram. 

And finally

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he is unlikely to stay in football when his playing career ends and the 30 year old wants to continue to build his brand and "live like a king". (NBC Sports via El Mundo) 

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