Transfer Talk Daily Update: John Obi Mikel, Lionel Messi, Steve Mandanda

Mikel John Obi of Chelsea looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.

Tuesday morning's headlines:

Report: Jose Mourinho plotting shock John Obi Mikel reunion
A report claims that John Obi Mikel, out of contract at Chelsea next season after more than a decade at the club, is wanted by former boss Jose Mourinho at Man United. Read more.

Lionel Messi: 'Organisation more important than individual talent'
Lionel Messi rubbishes claims that Barcelona's success in recent years is purely down to his brilliance, instead saying it is down to each player working as one. Read more.

Steve Mandanda refuses to rule out Crystal Palace exit
Steve Mandanda admits that "anything is possible" when asked if he would be tempted to join another English club, with Crystal Palace currently battling relegation. Read more.

Chelsea captain John Terry open to prospect of leaving club
John Terry says that seeing out the final seasons of his playing career abroad "is an option", but is only focusing on helping Chelsea until his current deal expires. Read more.

Three Championship clubs 'interested in Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom'
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is reportedly wanted by Cardiff City, Fulham and Brentford on loan. Read more.

Inter Milan 'put Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez at top of transfer wishlist'
Inter Milan reportedly put Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez at the top of their transfer wishlist. Read more.

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann open to Premier League move
Rumoured Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann admits that he is open to moving to the Premier League from Atletico Madrid one day. Read more.

Victor Moses in action for Chelsea on October 1, 2016
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1393132141830
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd135531815320
8Everton135441615119
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Watford145361824-618
11Southampton144551315-217
12Bournemouth134361519-415
13Crystal Palace144282426-214
14Burnley144281223-1114
15Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
16Middlesbrough132651215-312
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Sunderland143291424-1011
19Hull City133281128-1711
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159