Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal made today’s transfer headlines

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WITH the opening of the January transfer window now just a matter of weeks away, speculation over future deals is starting to hot up.

Many of the Premier League top clubs have been linked with business, both next month and next summer.

The speculation is only likely to increase in the weeks ahead, despite the absence of any concete news, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal among those to hit the headlines today.

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen. (Metro)

Real Madrid are ready to pounce after Raheem Sterling stalled over signing a new contract at Liverpool. (Daily Star)

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has insisted he will not leave the club in January. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal are planning a loan move for Atletico Madrid forward Alessio Cerci. (talkSPORT)

Joe Hart and James Milner are close to signing new contracts at Manchester City. (

Nemanja Vidic is set to return to Man United from Inter Milan. (Daily Star)

Chelsea winger Thorgan Hazard – who is on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach – is considering a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)

Man United could sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman after the Italian club crashed out of the Champions League last night. (The Independent)

Sunderland and Leicester City are interested in Hull City defender Curtis Davies. (Daily Mail)

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is open to a move abroad, and has been linked with David Moyes’ new club, Real Sociedad. (Stoke Sentinel)

Chelsea are monitoring the progress of 17-year-old AFC Wimbledon starlet Daniel Agyei. (Daily Mirror)

Man United and Real Madrid could compete for the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer. (talkSPORT)

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