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Transfer gossip: David Luiz could swap Chelsea for Real Madrid, Crystal Palace in £15m striker swoop?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…

Real Madrid are weighing up a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazil international has dropped down the pecking order under Antonio Conte after falling out with the Italian following Chelsea’s 3-0 Champions League defeat by Roma in October. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants to sign out-of-favour Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe for £15million in January. (The Sun)

David Silva is on the brink of signing a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2020. Spain playmaker Silva, who joined the Blues in 2010, will make it a decade in England by putting pen to paper on the new £160,000-a-week deal. (Daily Mirror)

Leroy Sane is set to be rewarded for his stunning start to the season with a new Manchester City mega-deal. (The Sun)

Liverpool and Leicester City are considering a move for West Bromwich Albion loanee Ahmed Hegazi. (ESPN)

Watford have issued a firm hands-off warning to clubs interested in their Brazilian star Richarlison. The 20-year-old has been a revelation at Vicarage Road since his summer arrival from Fluminense and has caught the attention of Tottenham and Chelsea. (The Sun)

Arsenal are among a clutch of Premier League clubs to have made checks on young Dutch forward Alessio Da Cruz. Da Cruz, 20, has been impressing since joining Serie B side Novara this season, scoring five times in 12 starts. The starlet, who started his career at FC Twente, has also been watched recently by Brighton, Southampton and Swansea. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Ray Wilkins has told talkSPORT Rangers must appoint an Ibrox legend as manager – and has expressed his desire to take up a role with the club

Alan Stubbs insists Everton should forget all about the idea of appointing Paulo Fonseca as their new manager

Wayne Rooney must be restored to the Everton team, Tim Sherwood has told talkSPORT

There is just over a month to go until the transfer window opens, and Chelsea are certain to be busy throughout January

Man United are said to be targeting some left footed players when considering their next batch of signings

Napoli and Manchester City target Sime Vrsaljko has asked to leave Atletico Madrid

Besiktas have told Newcastle United to forget about using Aleksandar Mitrovic as a makeweight in any deal for Cenk Tosun

AC Milan are hoping to appoint either Antonio Conte or Carlo Ancelotti as their manager next summer, claim reports in Italy

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