Man United prepare £75m bid while Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle line up moves

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Manchester United have suffered a disappointing campaign so far, and sit fifth in the Premier League after 20 games.

They may be preparing for summer improvements to their squad, though, and have today been linked with a big-money move.

That is just one of the stories to have made today's headlines, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United among the other clubs to feature.

Man United are ready to offer more than £75million for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Watford striker Troy Deeney is on Arsenal's radar. (Daily Star)

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll could return to the North East, with Newcastle and Sunderland interested in the England international, who is available for £18million. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus are ready to battle for the signature of Real Madrid forward Isco this month. (Daily Express)

Bournemouth want to take Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace will bid for £10million-rated Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy is a target for Aston Villa, with West Bromwich Albion also interested. (The Sun)

Former world superstar Ronaldinho has received offers from English clubs, according to his brother and agent. (The Times)

Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse is set for a move to the Premier League this month, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham among those interested in signing the £15million-rated Senegal international. (The Guardian)

Jamie Vardy is set to be offered a double-your-money new contract at Leicester City. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are set to loan Serge Gnabry out to a Championship club after recalling him from a spell at West Brom. (Daily Telegraph)

Poland youth international goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, 16, is being targeted by Liverpool, who are in talks over his signing. (Liverpool Echo)

Man City will have to pay £40million to land Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane. (The Sun)

Man United have turned down a loan offer from AC Milan for midfielder Marouane Fellaini, and manager Louis van Gaal insists the Belgian will not leave Old Trafford this month. (The Independent)

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has dismissed speculation that forward Bojan Krkic has a release clause in his contract, and has ruled out a January departure. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.