Manchester United are poised to spend £30m to bring a former player back to Old Trafford, while Arsenal will rival Chelsea for a Bayer Leverkusen winger, according to Sunday’s newspapers.
UNITED SET FOR JANUARY SWOOP FOR JONNY EVANS
Jonny Evans could be set to return to Manchester United in the January transfer window following Eric Bailly’s injury.
That’s according to the Sunday Mirror, who claims Jose Mourinho wants to reinforce his central defensive options after Bailly was ruled out for at least three months with an ankle injury.
The paper claims Jose Mourinho thinks Louis van Gaal made a massive mistake allowing Evans to move to The Hawthorns for just £6million two and a half years ago, and is ready to battle Arsenal and Man City for his signature.
Evans was the subject of a failed £22million bid from Man City over the summer, and while reports in the Sunday Telegraph claim the Baggies will make a final big-money contract offer to keep the Irishman, it’s thought an offer of £30million will persuade them to sell.
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The prospects of Neymar moving to Real Madrid may have grown after it was reported in Spain that the Brazilian’s father had met the club’s president (Sunday Times)
Arsenal and Chelsea are going head to head in a battle for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jamaican star Leon Bailey (Sunday Mirror)
Rangers face their search for a new manager dragging on into New Year as Tony Pulis wants to have Christmas off (Sunday Mirror)
Former Real Madrid and Spain keeper Iker Casillas has instructed his agent to get him a move to the Premier League next month (Sunday Mirror)
Everton boss Sam Allardyce is plotting a January transfer swoop for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea are ready to sell David Luiz in January’s transfer window after the defender clashed with boss Antonio Conte (Sunday Mirror)
Tottenham face a £20m transfer bill as they chase Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon to replace Manchester United target Danny Rose (Sunday Mirror)
Fabian Delph is in line for a new contract if he can stay fit until the end of the season at Manchester City (Sunday Mirror)
Alan Pardew is planning a transfer summit with West Brom owner Guochuan Lai (Sunday Mirror)
Raheem Sterling was allegedly ‘attacked and racially abused’ as he arrived at Manchester City’s training ground before the Premier League leaders’ 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday (Sunday Telegraph)
Jose Mourinho is having to tackle his biggest challenge as a manager as Manchester United suffer by comparison to neighbours City (The Observer)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is up for the scrap to keep his place if Everton boss Sam Allardyce brings in a high-profile striker next month (Daily Star Sunday)
Everton manager Sam Allardyce will have to axe a midfielder if he wants to sign Steven N’Zonzi in January (Daily Star Sunday)
Swansea are set to renew their interest in West Brom playmaker Nacer Chadli in January (Daily Star Sunday)
The threat of relegation is adding complications to Amanda Staveley’s Newcastle United takeover talks (Mail on Sunday)
Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could leave the club in January (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester City have scouted Augsburg left-back Philipp Max as Pep Guardiola looks to find cover for the injured Benjamin Mendy (Mail on Sunday)
Antonio Conte is set to move for Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro in January (Sunday Express)
Brendan Rodgers reckons more Scottish players could play for Celtic if they had a stronger mentality (Sunday Express)
Jurgen Klopp has told Daniel Sturridge he is free to leave Liverpool in January if the striker wants to push for a place in England’s World Cup squad (The Sun on Sunday)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has emerged as the latest possible successor to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, whose contract is up at the end of the season (The Sun on Sunday)
Swansea will replace Paul Clement with Leon Britton if Liberty Stadium chiefs decide to change things around (The Sun on Sunday)
Chelsea youngster Dujon Sterling is wanted by Bournemouth in a January loan deal (The Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has rejected a £400,000-a-week deal in China in favour of a move to Manchester City (The Sun on Sunday)
West Ham want Harry Arter and are ready to launch a £15m bid for the Bournemouth star in January (The Sun on Sunday)
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is set to launch a bid to sign Liverpool forward Danny Ings (The Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward will snub a loan move to Sky Bet Championship side Sunderland (The Sun on Sunday)