Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea want Atletico Ace while Arsenal and Manchester City chase Diarra

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THE Premier League big boys continue to be linked with incomings and outgoings today.

With the transfer window almost upon us, the stories are hotting up in the national newspapers.

One intriguing story today concerns Manchester United and Liverpool target Koke.

The Daily Star say that Atletico Madrid are hoping to bring Chelsea midfield duo Juan Mata, 25, and Kevin De Bruyne, 22, to Spain as they prepare to let the 21-year-old midfielder leave in the January transfer window.

It’s quiet on the Sunderland and Newcastle fronts, but other transfer stories today include:

Arsenal and Manchester City have expressed an interest in bringing former Chelsea, Gunners and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra, 28, back to the Premier League from Lokomotiv Moscow in January. Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea are lining up a loan deal to bring unsettled Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, 27, to Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United are planning to offload midfield duo Ashley Young, 28, and Anderson, 25, in January. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 32, is among a host of the top Premier League players being targeted by the United States’ Major Soccer League ahead of their 2015 expansion plans. Full story: Daily Mail

Benfica are facing a battle to keep £20m-rated Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic in January, with interest from Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, says he hopes to seal a move back to Barcelona next summer. Full story: Metro

Barcelona scouts have been watching Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 22, but Arsene Wenger prices him at £50m. Full story: Daily Mail

Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep, 21, says he is keen on a move to Arsenal, despite interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and Aston Villa. Full story: Daily Express