Monday’s news and rumour roundup.
Manchester United will get Angel Di Maria, 26, to try to convince close friend Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, to leave Real Madrid and return to Old Trafford next summer – (Daily Express)
And Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is also keen to add Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, 25, to his squad – (Daily Express)
Arsenal and Chelsea are set to battle for the signature of Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, 21, when the transfer window reopens in January – (Daily Mirror)
Roma are preparing to launch a £2m bid for Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson, 30 – (Daily Star)
Manchester City face losing England midfielder James Milner, 28, in January – and they are lining up Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, 19, or Jay Rodriguez, 25, to replace him – (Daily Star)