Thirty four (34) days more for the transfer window to reopen in January and clubs and players are accessing their options.

Manchester United will make a surprise move to sign John Mikel Obi, 29, from Chelsea, with the Nigeria midfielder out of favour at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert wants to meet Lionel Messi’s father on a more regular basis in a bid to encourage the 29-year-old Argentina forward to move from Barcelona. (Marca)

The United manager is being let down by his players at Old Trafford, according to former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness. (Daily Star)

Inter Milan are preparing a £50m bid for Chelsea’s Spain striker Diego Costa, 28. (Don Balon, via Calciomercato)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, despite the Saints’ £40m asking price for the 25-year-old Netherlands defender.(Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are ready to move for Borussia Dortmund’s 18-year-old USA midfielder Christian Pulisic following the injury to Philippe Coutinho, 24. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea coach Steve Holland will join Gareth Southgate’s England set-up on a permanent basis at the end of the season. (Times – subscription required)