Spurs set to beat Liverpool to striker while Man United ace could leave

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TOTTENHAM Hotspur and Liverpool have both struggled to adapt since the departure of their star man, with Gareth Bale leaving Spurs last summer and Luis Suarez exiting Anfield this July.

Both clubs have endured a difficult start to this season, and according to a report in one of today’s newspapers, both are set to compete for the same player in January.

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

Spurs will offer Roberto Soldado to Porto in an attempt to seal a part-exchange deal for Jackson Martinez and beat Liverpool to the striker’s signature. (Metro)

Man United midfielder Juan Mata is being monitored by Sevilla ahead of a possible January move. (Daily Mirror)

Premier League clubs have been offered the chance to sign AC Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini, with Sunderland, Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers interested. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool players are pleading with captain Steven Gerrard to stay. (The Guardian)

AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang has revealed how a move to Arsenal collapsed in 2012. (The Sun)

Liverpool are considering a deal for Stromsgodset’s 15-year-old Norway international midfielder Martin Odegaard. He was shown around the club’s training ground yesterday. (Daily Mail)

Shaun Wright-Phillips could move to the MLS when his Queens Park Rangers contract expires. (talkSPORT)

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