Man United want south coast star while Chelsea line up big-money striker

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The opening of the transfer window is still more than a month away, but Premier League clubs already appear to be lining up their moves.

Manchester United are one of the sides rarely out of the gossip pages, and today they have been linked with a midfielder.

That is just one of the stories to have made today’s headlines, with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Arsenal among the other clubs to feature.

Man United are lining up a move for Bournemouth midfielder Matt Ritchie. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are considering making a bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in January (Le10sport)

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin could be the subject of an offer from Aston Villa in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Juventus are considering moves for Southampton striker Graziano Pelle and Chelsea midfielder Oscar, but may struggle to meet the financial demands. (Daily Mail)

Out-of-favour Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is on the radar of Arsenal and Man United. (The Independent)

Barcelona could try to sign Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco. (Rai Sport)

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