THE latest stories on the transfer rumour mill surround three of the Premier League’s big guns.
According to the Daily Star, Manchester United are ready to activate the £16m release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 21, who is also a target for Barcelona. An interesting piece in the Daily Express says Man United are winning the race to sign Brazilian Bruno Gomes with Real Madrid, Udinese and Sao Paolo all chasing the 17-year-old Desportivo Brazil forward.
And in the Daily Mirror, Moyes reveals he could send Wilfried Zaha, 20, out on loan because he is unsure the winger is ready to play for the club.
Elsewhere, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, denies he is planning to join Barcelona next summer upon completion of his year-long loan in Italy with Napoli, in the Daily Star.
Brighton have signed experienced striker Leroy Lita on loan from Premier League side Swansea until the start of January – Sky Sports
Ian Holloway has informed the Crystal Palace players waiting on contract extensions that they will have to be patient – Sky Sports
Other transfer stories:
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 27, says he would consider leaving the Gunners in January to improve his chances of playing at the World Cup for Belgium. Full story: The Times (subscription only)
Championship side Wigan Athletic are struggling to afford to take South Korean striker Park Chu-Young, 28, on loan from Arsenal because of his wages - even with the Gunners paying some of the cost. Full story: Daily Mirror
Arsenal target Karim Benzema, 25, could be sold by Real Madrid to fund a move for 27-year-old Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, the Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez has admitted. Full story: London Standard
Benzema remains high on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s radar ahead of the January transfer window though, with the Frenchman confident he can sign the Real Madrid striker for £30m. Full story: The Sun