MANCHESTER United got their season off to the worst possible start on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Swansea City at Old Trafford.
The defeat highlighted the need for the Red Devils to spend more money in the remainder of the transfer window, and a report in one of today’s newspapers suggests they are ready to do just that.
They are just one of the clubs to have made the headlines, though, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal among the others featuring prominently.
Man United are ready to pay £100m to sign Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, which would cover a £50m transfer fee and the player’s wages. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are all ready to bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi after talks over a new contract broke down. (Daily Star)
Southampton want to sign Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez for £8m. (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sell midfielder Lewis Holtby, with Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace interested. (Daily Mail)
Man United have revived their interest in Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, with Juventus seemingly unwilling to sell Arturo Vidal. (Daily Express)
The Red Devils are also lining up a move for AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes, with Roma’s Mehdi Benatia perhaps proving too expensive at £24m. (Football Italia)
Tottenham will reject Southampton’s £10m bid for winger Andros Townsend, with QPR also interested. (Daily Express)
Morgan Amalfitano wants to join West Ham United after a training ground bust-up with Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa. (Sky Sports)
Celtic are set to sign Rubin Kazan winger Mubarak Wakaso on a season-long loan deal. (Daily Record)
Napoli are expected to beat Swansea City to the signing of Jonathan de Guzman. (La Gazzetta)
Chelsea want to sign Roma striker Mattia Destro in the event of Fernando Torres leaving Stamford Bridge. (L’Equipe)
Arsenal and Napoli are in advanced talks over the transfer of forward Eduardo Vargas. (Tuttosport)
Liverpool will try to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani if they fail to lure Radamel Falcao from Monaco. (Bild)
It is all relatively quiet on the Newcastle United front, with Alan Pardew waiting on a number of first-team players returning to fitness.
Meanwhile, Gus Poyet today warned clubs against making bids for Sunderland strikers Connor Wickham and Steven Fletcher.