Thursday’s transfer rumour roundup.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, is set for a £6m move to Toronto FC – a Major League Soccer record – and is likely to be loaned back to Spurs until March – Daily Telegraph
Manchester United are ready to bid £20m for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 27, despite the Italian wanting to remain in Turin – Daily Express
Juventus will look to sign Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, 21, in the summer, although Spurs’ expectation of recouping most of the £30m paid for the Argentine has deterred Inter Milan – Daily Mail
Tottenham will also consider a cash-plus-player deal for Lamela, with Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic, 30, potentially part of the deal with Juventus – Daily Mirror
Arsenal and Liverpool are targeting Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, 24, with his agent saying he has been in talks with both Premier League sides – Daily Star