Liverpool and Manchester City in hunt for new strikers as Birmingham look at Manchester United starlet

Transfer rumours
Transfer rumours

STRIKERS are top of the transfer agenda today with some leading Premier League clubs looking to bolster their ranks.

Liverpool and Manchester City are both linked with moves for forwards when the window opens in January.

The Daily Express reports that Liverpool and Galatasaray will move for Anzhi Makhachkala’s Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore, 23, in January.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT say Manchester City are believed to be keen on Udinese forward Piotr Zielinski.

Manuel Pellegrini is ramping up his scouting ahead of the January transfer window and the 19-year-old has come to his attention.

Elsewhere, Lee Clark’s Birmingham want to sign Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, 20, on loan, according to the Daily Mail.

It’s quiet on the Newcastle and Sunderland front but other transfer stories today:

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he was reluctant to re-sign Mathieu Flamini, 29, after the way the midfielder left the club back in 2008. Flamini made 102 league appearances, scoring seven goals in his first spell at Arsenal. Full story: Metro

Aston Villa will return with another offer for Kuban Krasnodar’s Bulgaria midfielder Ivelin Popov, 25, in the next transfer window. Full story: Daily Express

Sevilla supporters have devised a plan to try to make on-loan Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin, 24, stay in Spain permanently. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have written to fans who have expressed concerns over new manager David Moyes and his transfer policy. Full story: Daily Mirror