Chelsea could sign Man United star while Newcastle want Bundesliga ace

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Chelsea have endured an awful start to the defence of their Premier League title, and sit a lowly 16th in the table after 12 games.

Because of their slump, thoughts have reportedly started to turn to the transfer window, and today the Blues have been linked with a Manchester United player.

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

Chelsea are the favourites to sign Man United captain Wayne Rooney. (Metro)

The Blues are also determined to secure the signature of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for £70million. (AS)

Ronaldo and Karim Benzema could both leave the Spanish giants in the summer, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski lined up to replace them. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are interested in Werder Bremen defender Jannik Vestergaard. (SportBild)

The future of Man City midfielder Samir Nasri is in doubt. (Manchester Evening News)

David de Gea insists he is “very happy” at Man United after coming close to joining Real Madrid in the summer. (Daily Mail)

The Spaniards could trigger a £30million release clause to sign de Gea, though. (The Sun)

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