WITH Chelsea and Manchester City seemingly part of a two-horse race for the Premier League title, the battle is on to catch them up.
The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have much work to do to close the gap both this season and beyond, and according to a report in one of today’s newspapers, they are all ready to target the same player.
That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, though, with Newcastle United, Chelsea and Manchester City among the other clubs to feature prominently.
Borussia Dortmund are preparing to sell Marco Reus, leaving Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United free to compete for his signature. (Daily Star)
Arsenal are also ready to battle Chelsea and Man City for £40m-rated Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. (Daily Express)
Newcastle, Everton and Napoli are chasing Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda. (The Sun)
Real Madrid are readying a bid for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling. (Daily Star)
Nemanja Vidic’s agent has dismissed rumours linking the defender with a return to Man United. (Calcio Mercato)
Man City have held talks with Estudiantes over an £8m deal for defender Joaquin Correa, who has also attracted the interest of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Mail)
Winston Reid will not be sold by West Ham United for less than £20m, according to manager Sam Allardyce, amid reports linking the defender with Arsenal and Liverpool. (The Sun)
Juventus have offered Arsenal target Stephan Lichtsteiner a new contract. (Daily Express)
Martin Montoya – who is wanted by Liverpool – would like to leave Barcelona in January, according to the full-back’s agent. (The Independent)
Fernando Torres is set to be offered to Premier League clubs for free in January, with AC Milan wanting to cut his two-year loan from Chelsea short. (Daily Mirror)
Palermo are trying to tie striker Paulo Dybala down to a new contract to see off interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)
Queens Park Rangers are interested in signing Irish teenager Ryan Manning from Galway. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.