Chelsea after £32m La Liga star while Man City, Arsenal and Man United battle for Barca’s Xavi

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MANCHESTER City and Manchester United look set to have a number of battles in the summer transfer window.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, they are in a race with Arsenal to sign a Spanish World Cup winner.

Chelsea, meanwhile, appear to be stepping up their transfer activity, with a £32m deal for a La Liga star in the offing.

Man City, Arsenal and Man United want to sign Barcelona’s World Cup-winning midfielder Xavi, who still has two years left on his contract. (Daily Star)

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa could join Chelsea ahead of the World Cup for £32m. (Daily Mail)

Man United have made a bid of £27m for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, who will be a part of England’s squad for the World Cup. (The Sun)

Former Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell wants to leave Cardiff City, and has an escape clause of £800,000. Hull City are interested. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa duo Andreas Weimann and Fabian Delph are on Newcastle United’s summer shortlist. (Daily Star)

Patrice Evra could follow in the footsteps of Nemanja Vidic by quitting Man United for Inter Milan. (Daily Express)

The Red Devils’ interim manager, Ryan Giggs, is confident Danny Welbeck will not leave the club, despite interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Express)