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It’s Friday and another feast/rudimentary meal of football awaits us this weekend. With Spurs playing Manchester United on Sunday and Manchester City taking on Wolves this Monday, Liverpool can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points if they beat Brighton at the Amex on Saturday. As ever, we’ll bring you the choice quotes from the pre-match press conferences for the Premier League games, team news, the latest transfer tittle-tattle as it lands and more. Here’s the weekend’s fixtures in the English top flight:

Saturday

West Ham v Arsenal
Burnley v Fulham
Crystal Palace v Watford
Cardiff v Huddersfield
Brighton v Liverpool
Leicester v Southampton
Chelsea v Newcastle

Sunday

Everton v Bournemouth
Tottenham v Manchester United

Monday

Manchester City v Wolves

And there has been some breaking news in the Championship this morning, where Aitor Karanka, who has been under pressure for some time, has asked to be released from his contract at Nottingham Forest. Forest are seventh in the league and their last league outing was a 4-2 home win over leaders Leeds. Here’s the story on that:

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Chelsea defender David Luiz eyeing Benfica return?

Chelsea defender David Luiz has reportedly opened talks with Benfica regarding a potential return to his former club.

Luiz is currently in his second spell at Stamford Bridge but although the 31-year-old remains a first-team regular, the Blues are against offering the centre-back more than a one-year contract extension.

That has left the Brazilian with six months remaining on his existing deal and free to talk to foreign clubs about a move in the summer, and it appears that discussions have already started regarding an exit from the Blues.

According to reports in Portugal, Benfica are keen for a reunion with Luiz during the summer and the player is open to a second period at Estadio da Luz.

Luiz represented Benfica between 2007 and 2011, with six goals being scored from 132 appearances in all competitions.

Chelsea in advanced talks with Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes?

Chelsea have reportedly increased their efforts to sign Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes.

The Blues are in the market for a replacement for the outgoing Cesc Fabregas, and the Premier League outfit have been strongly linked with Cagliari Calcio's Nicolo Barella.

However, the Italy international is allegedly against a move in January and according to Sportitalia, that has led to Chelsea moving into advanced talks regarding the addition of Paredes.

The report claims that Barella's asking price was also a factor, with Paredes's alleged price-tag of £31.5m lower than Barella's value of £40.6m.

Chelsea are also keen to bring in a new frontman, leaving Paredes as the most attractive option at the midway point of the campaign.

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