Newcastle to compete with Stoke for Dutch ace, Man City may lose Kompany and Barca want Chelsea star

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A RIVAL for the signature of one of Newcastle United’s main transfer targets has emerged today.

Dutch forward Luuk de Jong has long been a target for the Magpies, after they failed to sign him two seasons ago when he joined Borussia Monchengladbach instead.

But the Daily Mirror today reports that Stoke are plotting a January swoop for the 23-year-old, and manager Mark Hughes has not given up hope of getting a work permit for American forward Juan Agudelo, 21. The transfer stories are hotting up as the January looms, and these are some of the headlines elsewhere:

Monaco are set to test Manchester City’s resolve to hold on to Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, 27, in January by making an audacious £17m offer for the player’s services. Full story: Daily Express

Barcelona will attempt to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, in January for £29m. Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham new boy Erik Lamela, 21, could be set to for an early White Hart Lane exit with Atletico Madrid interested in taking the former Roma winger on loan. Full story: Footy Latest

Barcelona striker Antonio Sanabria, 17, has decided to leave the Nou Camp and commit his future to Roma, even though Arsenal have made a major offer for him. Full story: International Business Times