MANCHESTER United will be on red alert after Everton 'put aside' a new deal for Leighton Baines. But manager Roberto Martinez promises a contract will be sorted for the defender says the Daily Mirror.
ITALIAN champions Juventus will provide stiff competition for Liverpool to sign Xabi Alonso, 31, should the Real Madrid midfielder fail to extend his contract beyond next summer reports talkSPORT.
ARSENAL are set to sign Basel defender Fabian Schar, 21, in January reports the Metro – with boss Arsene Wenger looking to strengthen his backline.
BRISTOL City are interested in signing winger Luke Freeman, 21, in a £300,000 deal from League One rivals Stevenage. That's from the Daily Star.
BRIGHTON centre-back Lewis Dunk, 21, is wanted on loan by MK Dons and Swindon says the Daily Star.
ITALIAN JOB... The Daily Mirror reports that Sunderland want Watford boss Gianfranco Zola to succeed fellow Italian Paolo Di Canio as manager.
BLACKPOOL manager Paul Ince could also be looked at by Black Cats officials as Di Canio's successor says the Daily Mail.
UNEMPLOYED duo Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet, also contenders to replace Di Canio, have serious reservations about taking the job writes the Guardian.
LIVERPOOL are prepared to wait before offering Glen Johnson, 29, a new contract despite the defender entering the final two years of his current deal says the Daily Telegraph.
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger admits he does not know when forward Theo Walcott, 24, will be fit to return from a stomach problem says the Independent.
WENGER still has a £50m transfer pot to spend at Arsenal even after paying £42.5m for 24-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil says The Sun.