Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Arsenal lead the race to sign 27-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who is unhappy at Paris St-Germain – (Daily Star)
The Gunners could also move for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, who says he wants to leave St James’ Park – (Independent)
Manchester United have been handed a significant boost in their efforts to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, after the Italian club’s manager Rudi Garcia admitted he could not stop the Dutchman leaving – (Daily Express)
Arsenal are set to compete with Chelsea for the signature of West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 15 – (Daily Express)
Manchester United winger Nani, 27, says he may make his loan switch to Sporting Lisbon permanent at the end of the season – (Independent)