Thursday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Arsenal have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, as they prepare a £32m bid – (Daily Express)
Arsene Wenger will have a transfer budget of about £20m in the January transfer window even after a record summer spending spree at Arsenal which saw Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Danny Welbeck join the Gunners – (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea are ready to offer 27-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who is in the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu, a pre-contract in January – (Evening Standard)
Chelsea could be set to loan a number of high-profile players to Turkey after they agreed a new partnership deal with Besiktas – (Daily Telegraph)
Frank Lampard insists he is still preparing to leave Manchester City when his loan deal ends in January, despite speculation the 36-year-old former England midfielder would extend his stay with the Premier League champions – (Manchester Evening News)