Sunderland and Newcastle United have had plenty of battles on the pitch over the years, but now it appears they could be set for one off the pitch, too.
One former Newcastle player has been consistently linked with a move back to St James’s Park since leaving the Magpies, but now Sunderland are reportedly interested in him.
That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United among the other clubs to feature.
Sunderland want to make West Ham United striker Andy Carroll – formerly of Newcastle – their first January signing. (Goal)
Arsenal, Man United, Manchester City and Leicester City all want to sign highly-rated 15-year-old goalkeeper Josh Donaldson from Dundee United. (Daily Record)
Chelsea fear they would fail with a January bid for Everton defender John Stones, as he wants to concentrate on securing a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad. (Daily Mirror)
Barcelona are interested in Stones after their scouts watched him play for England against France on Tuesday. (Daily Telegraph)
Newcastle have assured Papiss Cisse he still has a future at the club. (Daily Star)
Should Real Madrid lose Cristiano Ronaldo and fail to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the summer, they will make a bid to bring back Alvaro Morata from Juventus. (Gazetta dello Sport)
West Bromwich Albion are prepared for the January departure of Saido Berahino, who is wanted by Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur. Queens Park Rangers pair Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips have been lined up by the Baggies. (Daily Express)
Tottenham are set to lose highly-rated Milos Veljkovic in January after talks over a new contract broke down. (The Independent)
Norwich City are considering a loan move for Juventus forward Simone Zaza. (Tuttosport)
Tottenham target Sofiane Boufal insists he will only leave Lille for Champions League football. (Daily Express)