What the papers say

L’Equipe reports Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Paris St Germain right-back Serge Aurier to replace Kyle Walker, but must wait on a court ruling before they can complete the deal.

Aurier is currently banned from entering the UK after being given a two-year suspended sentence for attacking a police officer in 2016.

The Ivory Coast international has appealed, and the outcome may not be known before the transfer window shuts.

Alex SandroJuventus have rejected a third bid from Chelsea for defender Alex Sandro (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Antonio Conte’s bid to strengthen his Chelsea squad has met with further frustration after a third bid for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro was rejected, according to the Daily Mail.

The London Evening Standard reports Conte now wants the Brazilian to put in a transfer request to ease his exit from Turin.

Diego CostaDiego Costa’s hopes of rejoining Atletico Madrid have been dealt a blow ( Mike Egerton/PA)

One man still looking to leave Stamford Bridge is Diego Costa.

With Atletico Madrid under a transfer ban, reports in Spain say Deportivo La Coruna offered to take him on a short-term basis until Atletico’s ban is lifted in January, but found his wages to be prohibitive.

Online/Social round-up

Riyad MahrezLeicester City star Riyad Mahrez will not be joining Roma (Martin Rickett/PA)

@talkSPORT: Roma have ended their pursuit of #LCFC star Riyad Mahrez as club refuse to meet valuation

@MARCAinENGLISH: Barcelona will have to spend big to get Dembele! @BVB refuse to lower their €150 million asking price.

Players to watch

William Carvalho: West Ham continue to be linked with a deal for Sporting’s Portuguese midfielder but are struggling to agree a price.Ryan Sessegnon: The Fulham youngster was linked with several top clubs early in the window and fresh reports say Tottenham want the 17-year-old.Marouane Fellaini: Juventus are reportedly keen on the Belgian after he was pushed down the pecking order at Manchester United by Nemanja Matic’s arrival.