Forty more days for the January transfer window to reopen, clubs and players are accessing their options.

Chelsea are determined to keep Steve Holland on their backroom staff despite Gareth Southgate wanting the 46-year-old in his coaching set-up if he becomes England boss. (Daily Mail)

The Blues are now favourites – ahead of Paris St-Germain and Juventus – to sign 17-year-old forward Alexander Isak from Swedish club AIK. (ESPN FC)

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara, 22. (Gazetta dello Sport via Daily Star)

Juventus may move again for Arsenal target Julian Draxler after it was revealed the 23-year-old playmaker could be sold by Wolfsburg in January. (Talksport)

Leicester have made a £16m bid to sign Genk’s 19-year-old Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, 21, wants to make his season-long loan move to Sunderland a permanent deal, which could cost the Black Cats £10m. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign two defensive players in January – Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, and versatile Bayern Munich player David Alaba, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton are keen to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, on loan with a view to a £25m summer move. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace insist Alan Pardew’s job as manager is safe despite the 55-year-old’s team having won just once in seven league matches. (London Evening Standard)

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has dismissed reports linking Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 29, with a move to Manchester City. (Guardian)

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, 30, is a target for West Ham. (Sun)