Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United to miss out on midfield star

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LIVERPOOL, Manchester United and Arsenal could miss out on a top midfielder – while Newcastle United are in line for a cash windfall according to reports today.

The main transfer news involving Newcastle centres around former goalkeeper Fraser Forster’s proposed £10m move from Celtic to Southampton.

It is believed that Newcastle have a sell-on clause in the contract which would net them £2.5m.

Elsewhere, the Metro reports that Borussia Dortmund say they will do all they can to keep midfielder Marco Reus, 25, at the club, despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Other transfer rumours today:

Manchester United have made a £55m bid for Real Madrid’s 26-year-old midfielder Angel Di Maria. (Daily Express)

United will look to sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, from Barcelona if they fail to land Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27. (Daily Express)

Manchester City are close to announcing the signing of Porto’s French defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, for £32m. (Daily Mail)

Alberto Moreno, 22, will complete his move to Liverpool next week, but only after the Spanish left-back plays a last game for Sevilla against Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup in Cardiff. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid want to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado on loan, but Spurs would prefer a permanent deal for the 29-year-old Spaniard. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham are chasing £2m-rated Nigerian winger Moses Simon, 19, after watching him in both legs of Trencin’s Europa League qualifier against Hull City. (Daily Mirror)