31 days until the transfer window opens. Here are the big stories you need to know...
1) Arsenal linked to five
Arsenal are expected to be busy in the January transfer window, with The Mirror adamant they 'will bid' for Ipswich Town left-back Tyrone Mings. The 21-year-old is valued in the region of £8 million. The paper link the Gunners also to Yohan Cabaye from PSG, Sevilla's Grzegorz Krychowiak, and 'an experienced central defender'. They add Arsenal's interest in James McCarthy will be countered by Everton, who want to offer him a new deal, but insist offers of £20 million plus would be considered.
2) Johnson expecting Liverpool exit
Various sources report Liverpool's Glen Johnson expecting to leave Liverpool in the summer as it stands. He told ESPN talks over his expiring contract are not ongoing, and says he won't be begging for a new deal. He did however claim he has no plans for a January exit, nor does he intend on signing a pre-contract agreement with any team from 1st Jan.
3) Hulk not keen on Chelsea
Brazilian attacker Hulk claims he would snub Chelsea or Real Madrid. The Zenit St Petersburg forward told Brazilian newspaper GloboEsporte that"The thing that matters is my happiness . It makes no sense to go to Real or Chelsea not to play." Fortunately for Hulk, he won't have to make such a decision, with neither club reported to be seriously interested.
4) Southampton want Ings
Burnley's Danny Ings is being lined up by Southampton, report The Mirror. Ings is Burnley's top scorer and they would be reluctant to sell, even though his contract expires at the end of this season. The 22-year-old is a former Saints academy star, and has four goals in 10 Premier League starts.
5) Manchester City to consider Lampard options
Manchester City are to consider their options with regard to Frank Lampard in the coming days. The former Chelsea star scored for the club once again on Sunday, in a 3-0 win over Southampton, his fifth for the club. He is on loan from New York City FC, the MLS club created by Manchester City's owners. Manager Manuel Pellegrini told the BBC: "We're going to have to make the best decision for him, the club, New York City, for everyone."
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