Spurs want former Premier striker Rossi as Arsenal and Manchester United fight over Real Madrid winger

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ARSENAL are closing in on Real Madrid Alvaro Morata, and could face a battle with Manchester United for the Spanish giants winger Angel Di Maria.

The Gunners have agreed to sign Real striker Morata, 21, on a six-month loan deal in January – Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal and Manchester United look set to miss out on Real Madrid’s Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, 25, who is keen on a move to Monaco after finding himself on the sidelines at the Bernabeu – Full story: Talksport

Brazilian club Corinthians have rejected a £6m bid from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Pato, 26, who is also said to have been a target for north London rivals Tottenham – Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says striker Edin Dzeko will be staying at the club as he ended Arsenal’s hopes of signing the 27-year-old – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham are looking at strengthening their forward line by considering a £30m move for Fiorentina’s former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi, 26 – Full story: Daily Express

Ashley Cole, 32, has no intention of leaving Chelsea in January and the left-back is determined to fight for his first-team place and earn a new contract with the Stamford Bridge club – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hinted he may sell 30-year-old defender Johnny Heitinga – Full story: Daily Star


Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is an early favourite to succeed Owen Coyle as Wigan manager – Full story: Independent

However, ex-Blackpool and Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is also a front runner to replace Coyle at the DW Stadium – Full story: Times (subscription required)

Former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has emerged as a shock candidate for the vacant post at Sheffield Wednesday following the sacking of Dave Jones – Full story: Daily Mail