THE future of two young English players – both of whom have been linked with Newcastle United – makes the transfer headlines today.
Tom Ince and Will Hughes are both in demand by Premier League clubs after their performances in the Championship.
Newcastle have watched Ince, while Liverpool were keen earlier this year, but Blackpool are worried they could lose the £8m-rated winger for as little as £155,000 if he moves abroad.
Ince, 21, a free agent at the end of the season, can start talking to foreign clubs in January, reports the Daily Mail.
Hughes, meanwhile, was watched by Newcastle last season, but is more likely to move to one of the bigger clubs.
The Daily telegraph reports that Derby County want at least £12m in January for the 18-year-old midfielder, who is wanted by Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Other transfer stories:
Arsenal are considering making a bid for West Ham defender Winston Reid, 25, in January with manager Arsene Wenger having followed the centre-back’s progress over the last 18 months. Full story: Metro
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has been offered a £5m-a-year deal by Toronto FC in an attempt to lure the 31-year-old England forward to the MLS, but they face competition from QPR. Full story: Daily Mirror
Liverpool are monitoring 18-year-old Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey, who plays for Djurgarden in Sweden. Full story: Daily Mail
The futures of Nani, 26, Anderson, 25, Rafael, 23, and Ashley Young, 28, are all under threat at Manchester United after failing to impress new boss David Moyes. Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Barcelona are hoping to make Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 23 - who is also a target for Manchester United and Arsenal - the ‘next Xavi’. Full story: Express
Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato, 24, has confirmed Tottenham failed in a bid to sign him in the summer. Full story: Daily Mail
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has ridiculed reports that striker Mario Balotelli, 23, could join Chelsea in January. Full story: talkSPORT