Transfer news and football gossip: Morata linked with return to Spain, Liverpool to offload squad players, Balotelli set for Premier League? round up all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Mesut Ozil’s future with Arsenal will not be decided until the end of the season. The out-of-favour playmaker and the club have played down the possibility of him leaving the club in January. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and could join the Italian champions this month. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is a target for Sevilla, the Spanish club’s sporting director Joaquin Caparros has confirmed. (Football.London)

However, the 26-year-old will only be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge should Chelsea find a replacement for him in January. (The Sun)

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at Arsenal

But the Blues have decided against a January move for Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports. (Goal)

Chelsea are planning a £36m bid for PSV’s Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 23 – FULL STORY

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is a target for Cardiff and Bournemouth, with the Cherries keen to sign the 27-year-old on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Reds midfielder Adam Lallana is a January target for Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Caught Offside)

Manchester United will not sell centre-back Eric Bailly this month, despite interest from Sevilla. (Daily Telegraph)

Mario Balotelli could be set for an unexpected return to the Premier League with Newcastle United. (Daily Mirror)

Can Mario Balotelli fire Newcastle to Premier League safety?

Can Mario Balotelli fire Newcastle to Premier League safety?

Chelsea have until January 14 to make a decision on Tammy Abraham. The 21-year-old striker is on loan at Aston Villa but he can be recalled by the Blues, with Wolves keen on signing the youngster permanently. (Daily Telegraph)

Cesc Fabregas will not be allowed to move to Thierry Henry’s Monaco until Chelsea secure a replacement for the Spanish midfielder. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea are hoping to convince 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new contract with the club, amid a reported third bid from Bayern Munich. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out Belgium international midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, leaving the club in January. (Football.London)

Spurs are also keen to offload Fernando Llorente, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Victor Wanyama this month. (Daily Mirror)

Wanyama and Dembele are no longer first choice for Tottenham

Wanyama and Dembele are no longer first choice for Tottenham

Crystal Palace have made a £6.5million bid for Everton striker Oumar Niasse. The Eagles switched targets after a loan deal for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke fell through. (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain have beat Barcelona to a deal for Ajax duo Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt. The French giants have reportedly made an offer Barca will not be able to match to sign the Dutch starlets. (Marca)

Leicester have received an approach from Villarreal for midfielder Vicente Iborra. (Leicester Mercury)

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