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Jadon Sancho‘s future remains one of the major talking points as the January transfer window draws closer.

Talks reportedly took place between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund on Friday over a potential deal for Sancho, which could see Donyell Malen move to Old Trafford in exchange.

The Red Devils have also reportedly opened talks to sign a striker to provide further competition for Rasmus Hojlund, while Chelsea are eyeing another rising Brazilian star.

Fulham’s Joao Palhinha continues to be linked with a move away after seeing a summer switch to Bayern Munich collapse on deadline day.

 Here, Mail Sport takes you through all the biggest transfer rumours on Saturday.

Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho has been linked with a return to Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho has been linked with a return to Borussia Dortmund

Man United and Dortmund are reported to have held talks over a deal involving Donyell Malen

Man United and Dortmund are reported to have held talks over a deal involving Donyell Malen

Fulham star Joao Palhinha continues to be linked with a move away from Craven Cottage

Fulham star Joao Palhinha continues to be linked with a move away from Craven Cottage 

Man United and Borussia Dortmund consider a swap deal involving Jadon Sancho and Donyell Malen to be unlikely at this stage. Malen wants to leave Dortmund in January, but is not yet considered as a key target by the Red Devils. (Florian Plettenberg – Sky Sport Germany)

Manchester United have held initial talks with Stuttgart over striker Serhou Guirassy, who has scored 16 goals in 11 Bundesliga matches this season. The Red Devils could trigger a release clause in Guirassy’s contract, while the striker is also being chased by West Ham. (Sky Sport Germany)

Chelsea have begun negotiations to sign Brazilian wonderkid Estevao Willian from Palmerias. The Blues are willing to complete a deal worth £35m for the forward, who would join when he turns 18 in 2025. (GOAL)

Juventus have joined Man United in the race to sign Valencia star Javi Guerra. The Old Lady are preparing a £21m offer for 20-year-old midfielder, although Valencia are expected to hold out for £34m. (Football Espana via Estadio Deportivo)

Bayern Munich are unlikely to make another approach to sign Fulham‘s Joao Palhinha in January after being put off by the high asking price for the midfielder. (Sky Sport Germany)

Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool have entered the race to sign Palhiniha, with Fulham demanding £60m to sell the Portugal international. (TeamTalk)

Valencia midfielder Javi Guerra, right, is attracting interest from Man United and Juventus

Valencia midfielder Javi Guerra, right, is attracting interest from Man United and Juventus

West Ham are are ready to cut their losses on out of favour forward Maxwel Cornet. The £17.5m signing from Burnley has made just two Premier League starts for the Hammers in 18 months. (talkSPORT)

Julen Lopetegui is interested in taking over at if Steve Cooper is sacked as Nottingham Forest head coach. The former Wolves boss turned down a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad as he eyes a Premier League return. (talkSPORT)

Liverpool are considering a move for Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix and Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi. However, Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions the Reds will target a centre back after Joel Matip’s long-term knee injury. (Mirror)

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