Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has re-iterated that he wishes to speak to Arsene Wenger about his future. The Germany international came off the bench to snatch an injury-time winner as the Gunners defeated Anderlecht 2-1 in their Champions League match last night. Arsenal are monitoring Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 18, but they face competition from both Liverpool and Tottenham.
Manchester United transfer target Juan Cuadrado is looking to see if there is any interest from United or Barcelona before signing a new four-year deal with Fiorentina. United were linked with the Colombia international during the summer. United are also being linked with Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, assuming the European champions can find a suitable replacement.
Manchester City are linked with an £8m move for Real Madrid defender Pepe.
Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he is an Arsenal fan. The Stuttgart defender has been followed by the west London side but admits that his “heart beats for Arsenal.” Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been hospitalised with a mystery virus.
Newcastle United fans have been told the club are not guaranteed to sign a striker in January.
Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Gonzalo Higuain’s situation at Napoli with reports suggesting he could be on his way from the Serie A side in January.
Liverpool are still keen on Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri but the Reds will face competition from Schalke 04.
Burnley, Southampton and Sunderland are among the clubs watching Ilkeston midfielder Che Adams. The 18-year-old is in his first full season with the non-league club.