Real join fight to sign Rooney from Man United, who look set to sign Mata from Chelsea, and Sunderland’s Cattermole could move to Stoke

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MANCHESTER United could face a fresh battle to hold on to Wayne Rooney, while the Red Devils could step up their chase for Chelsea star Juan Mata.

Real Madrid plan to make a £25m move for United striker Rooney, 28, in the summer when he enters the final year of his contract – Full story: Daily Telegraph

England international Rooney will not sign a new deal with United even if they bolster their squad with the acquisition of Chelsea playmaker Mata, 25 – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record with a £37m bid for Spanish midfielder Mata, but Chelsea are thought to want £40m for the player they bought from Valencia for £23.5m in 2011 – Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Atletico Madrid hope to hijack United’s attempts to sign Mata by offering David Moyes first option on striker Diego Costa, 25, and Brazilian full-back Filipe Luis, 28, if they drop their interest in the Chelsea midfielder – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Stoke City are closing in on the £5m signing of Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, 25 – Full story: Stoke Sentinel

The Potters are reportedly considering recalling Cameron Jerome, 31, from his loan at Crystal Palace if they fail to attract another striker before the end of the transfer window – Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Newcastle are hopeful of clinching a loan deal for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Netherlands international forward Luuk de Jong, 23 – Full story: Newcastle Journal

That move may be more likely after Dutch giants Ajax and PSV Eindhoven pulled out of a move for De Jong – Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Arsenal hope to sign Benfica striker Rodrigo, 22, from Benfica but face competition from Valencia and Zenit St Petersburg – Full story: Daily Express

Lille have had a bid rejected for Sochaux full-back Sebastien Corchia, who is also wanted by Arsenal. The 23-year-old is under contract until 2015 but has hinted at a move to a bigger club in Europe – Full story: talkSPORT

Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31, says he wants to leave Norwich City, despite the club rejecting his transfer request – Full story: Eastern Daily Press

The Canaries are thought to be weighing up a move for Lazio’s France international defender Michael Ciani, 29 – Full story: talkSPORT

Centre-back Joleon Lescott, 31, will be allowed to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window if manager Manuel Pellegrini can secure a replacement – Full story: the Guardian

Bayern Munich defender Dante, 30, says Manchester United have shown an interest in signing him in the January transfer window – Full story: Manchester Evening News

However, the Brazilian’s agent, denies that a deal has been agreed with United and that Dante’s first option is to agree a new contract with Bayern – Full story: Sky Sports

Atletico Madrid manager boss Diego Simeone says he is willing to pay whatever it costs to keep Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, when his loan spell runs out at the end of the season – Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool are considering a loan bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong, 29, as a replacement for the injured Lucas Leiva, 27 – Full story: the Independent

Sporting Lisbon and Juventus are interested in signing Manchester United winger Nani – Full story: Daily Mirror

Brighton have targeted Northern Ireland international Chris Baird, 31, as a potential replacement for Adam El-Abd, who joined Bristol City last week – Full story: the Argus