ARSENAL and Manchester United have been unable to launch a serious bid for the Premier League title this season.
However, they could use the transfer market in the summer in a bid to catch up to the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.
Today, they have been linked with summer deals, while the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have also made the headlines.
Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes, who is wanted by Man United and Arsenal, is targeting a move to England. (Daily Mirror)
Rickie Lambert says he agreed a move from Liverpool to Aston Villa on transfer deadline day – but needed more time to finalise the deal. (Metro)
Chelsea captain John Terry is willing to accept a new one-year contract to stay at Stamford Bridge, but says talks have not yet opened. (Daily Star)
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is wanted by Inter Milan, but any potential move there is dependent on them qualifying for next season’s Champions League. (Tutto Mercato)
Man United are lining up a £20m summer move for Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker. (Daily Mail)
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has told team-mate Paul Pogba to resist a move to the Premier League and stay at the Italian club. (The Sun)
Aymeric Laporte has played down talk of him leaving Athletic Bilbao this summer, despite reported interest from Arsenal and Man United. (talkSPORT)
Marseille want Fernando Llorente as a replacement for striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, who is a target of Liverpool and Man United. (Daily Express)
Nene, who has just joined West Ham United, is at the centre of a Hammers power struggle between manager Sam Allardyce and co-chairman David Sullivan, who pushed through the deal. (Daily Mirror)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.