Liverpool set for striker swoop as Arsenal target teen sensation

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LIVERPOOL, Arsenal and Manchester City are all making transfer headlines today – along with Sunderland’s striker search.

The top story of the day – as reported by the Gazette – is Sunderland’s proposed move for Jermain Defoe.

And the Gazette also revealed yesterday how Burnley boss Sean Dyche is confident striker Danny Ings is not being affected by speculation surrounding his future. The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with Sunderland and Newcastle.

But elsewhere, it is the rest of the Premier League’s big boys who are making the transfer headlines.

Here’s a pick of the best stories.

Arsenal remain confident of agreeing a deal for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, 17, despite Hamburg emerging as major rivals for his signature. (London’s Evening Standard)

West Brom boss Tony Pulis wants to offload striker Georgios Samaras, 29 to bring in Blackburn forward Rudy Gestede, 26. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton are lining up a move for £15m-rated Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, 21. (Daily Mirror)

Paris St-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29, is set for an £8m switch to Liverpool as PSG line up Nicolas Gaitan, 26, as his replacement. (Daily Express)

Manchester City are considering a £20m move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, 25. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are looking to complete a permanent move for ex-Arsenal midfielder and Manchester United target Alex Song, 27. (Marca)

Arsenal are considering launching a £12m bid to sign Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, 22. (Daily Express)

Ramon Calderon, the former president of Real Madrid, insists the Spanish club have no need for 24-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea - because Iker Casillas is better. (Talksport)