Twenty three more days for the January transfer window to reopen. Clubs and players are accessing their options and will be hoping to make a move.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has played down the prospect of a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, citing doubts over the 27-year-old’s fitness. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, accepts that there will be criticism of his performances but he says it helps him. (Guardian)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 25, for comments he made about Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes expects Derby County to continue increasing their asking price for goalkeeper Lee Grant. The 33-year-old has impressed while on loan with the Potters. (Stoke Sentinel)

Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez, 32, has played down talk of a move to China and hinted he could retire.(Ole, via Talksport)

Nice striker Mario Balotelli, 26, says it is possible he could challenge Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 29, and Real Madrid frontman Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, for the Ballon d’Or if he can have an injury-free season. (Xinhua, via ESPN)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has criticised Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 28, over the wild tackle that left him “scared” about defender David Luiz, 29. (Daily Mail)

West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, will be able to leave the club for £15m if the Hammers are relegated from the Premier League. (Times – subscription required)

Liverpool and Tottenham are considering trying to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 28, in January. (Daily Mirror)

The agents of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, and midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, are working together during contract talks. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes he may have found the new Thierry Henry – Sanchez. (Daily Telegraph)

Wolfsburg have dropped 23-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler from their matchday squad to play Bayern Munich this weekend, alerting Arsenal to his possible availability in January. (Metro)

Watford striker Odion Ighalo would like the Hornets to sign Nigeria team-mate and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, 29, in January. (Goal)

AC Milan are prepared to offer 27-year-old midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura – a reported target for Chelsea – a new deal. (Tuttosport via Sky Sports)

West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher, 32, will trigger a clause early in the new year that will extend his contract by a further 12 months. (Express and Star)