Tuesday's Paper Talk: Latest football gossip and transfer rumours including Stones, Eriksen, Cavani and Lacazette

Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours

Mikel Arteta is set to aim at bringing Manchester City and England defender John Stones to Arsenal, according to today's back pages.


  • Manchester City defender John Stones is a shock target for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
  • Chelsea have taken 18-year-old former Wolves starlet Kaden May on trial until the end of January.
  • Manchester United and Chelsea have got their eyes on 19-year-old Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla.
  • Hull City have emerged as the leading contenders in the race to sign Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe.
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho fears injured England striker Harry Kane could be out until next season and miss Euro 2020.
John Stones could be on his way


  • Jose Mourinho wants two strikers this January to cover for the injury to Harry Kane, with Krzysztof Piatek and Edinson Cavani on his shortlist.


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout to report on West Ham's Declan Rice at the weekend ahead of a summer move for the England midfielder.
Edinson Cavani


  • Newcastle are offering Dwight Gayle to Championship clubs on a "free" loan but will demand a huge £20m fee on promotion.


  • Christian Eriksen is a step closer to leaving Tottenham after reaching an agreement in principle with Inter Milan worth about £100,000 a week after tax.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho with Christian Eriksen


  • Arsenal are happy to see Shkodran Mustafi leave this month with Galatasaray looking like the favourites to sign him.
  • Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is still desperate to land Southampton forward Che Adams.


  • Steve Bruce is set for face-to-face talks with Mike Ashley this week as the club holds a transfer window summit.


  • Atletico Madrid have made Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette their number one target should they fail to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani.


  • Celtic hope to complete a double January swoop with deals for Ivory Coast midfielder Ismaila Soro and Polish striker Patryk Klimala on Tuesday.
  • Celtic's Lewis Morgan has agreed a three-year deal with David Beckam's new club Inter Miami.
  • Ross County are trying to sign Oli Shaw from Hibernian.


  • Hearts have offered captain Christophe Berra to St Johnstone as a sweetener as they try to land winger Matty Kennedy.
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  • Germany forward Thomas Muller could be leaving Bayern Munich after 20 years at the club, with Manchester United ready to move for the 30-year-old in the summer. (Sport 1)
  • Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote says he is looking to buy Arsenal in 2021. (Evening Standard)
  • Blackburn's former forward Martin Olsson is expected to spend a week training with Sky Bet Championship side West Brom. (Lancashire Telegraph)
  • In-form Southampton hitmat Danny Ings is worthy of a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad, according to Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers - the man who signed him for Liverpool. (Sky Sports)
  • Liverpool have offered 15m euros (£12.8m) to Trabzonspor for their 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. (Sabah, via Sport Witness)
  • Bournemouth defender Steve Cook says "there are things not right all across the pitch" at the struggling Premier League outfit. (Bournemouth Echo)
  • Leeds would enhance the Premier League, says former Elland Road boss Howard Wilkinson, who guided them to the English title in 1991-92. (Talksport)

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