Man United set to beat Liverpool to striker while Arsenal star seeks talks

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Manchester United beat Liverpool to a Champions League place last season, strengthening their hand in the transfer market.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, that could prove crucial, with one Premier League player reportedly set to join the Old Trafford club ahead of Liverpool.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland among the other clubs to feature.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is ready to choose Man United over Liverpool in a £32.5million deal. (The Sun)

Benteke is keen to join Liverpool, but they have been unable to agree a fee with Villa. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is seeking talks with manager Arsene Wenger to clarify his future. (The Sun)

Reported Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain will not leave Napoli this summer. (Mediaset)

Man United are set to make a final bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. (Daily Star)

The Red Devils could be ready to let Angel Di Maria leave, and could try to lure Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain as part of a swap deal. (The Guardian)

Sunderland are interested in Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul. (The Times)

Tottenham are in talks to sell striker Roberto Soldado to Sevilla for £11million, which is £15million less than the fee they paid for him two years ago. (Daily Mirror)

Watford are set to sign AZ Alkmaar winger Steven Berghuis for £3.5million. (The Guardian)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is adamant midfielder James McCarthy will not be sold to Manchester City. (Daily Express)

Carlton Cole could become Claudio Ranieri’s first signing at Leicester City. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are hopeful of signing Nice defender Jordan Amavi after agreeing a £9million fee. (Daily Telegraph)

West Bromwich Albion have made an improved offer of £5million for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio. (The Guardian)

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