Arsenal to make £40m bid while Chelsea and Man United line up big-money moves

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Arsenal seem well-equipped for a title challenge next season, but may need to secure the signing of another striker to truly have a chance of toppling Chelsea.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for a high-profile forward.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool among the other clubs to feature.

Arsenal are set to make a £40million bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. (The Sun)

Chelsea are ready to hijack Newcastle United’s bid for Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is valued at £15million and is also interesting Swansea City. (Daily Star)

Man United are ready to bid £42million for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. (AS)

The Red Devils could keep goalkeeper David de Gea, with Real Madrid looking more likely to wait until next summer to sign the Spaniard on a free transfer. (The Times)

Christian Benteke is set to complete his £32.5million move from Aston Villa to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

A bookmaker has suspended betting on Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin joining Newcastle, the Gazette revealed yesterday.

Emmanuel Adebayor is being targeted by Aston Villa as a potential replacement for Benteke. (Birmingham Mail)

Benteke’s arrival at Liverpool could open up a move to West Bromwich Albion for Rickie Lambert. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are interested in Man United defender Jonny Evans. (Manchester Evening News)

The Toffees are ready to seal a £6million for Northern Irishman Evans. (The Times)

Tottenham Hotspur have made an £8million bid for Chelsea winger Victor Moses. (The Sun)

Spurs are ready to offer cash plus Aaron Lennon in exchange for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of completing a deal to sign Man United winger Angel Di Maria by the weekend. (Daily Mail)

Edinson Cavani will not be allowed to move in the opposite direction, though. (Daily Telegraph)

Crystal Palace have been told they will have to pay the £3.5million buyout clause if they want to sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. (London Evening Standard)

Man United captain Wayne Rooney says he would consider a move to Major League Soccer in the future. (Seattle Times)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.