Tuesday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Chelsea have stolen a march on Arsenal in the chase for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, because the Spanish giants are interested in Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32 – (Daily Express)
Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, 25, is not interested in returning to his former club even if West Ham choose to offload him – (Newcastle Chronicle)
Arsenal will bid £8m for Celtic’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, in January – (Daily Star)
Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore, 24, has shrugged off suggestions he could move to Burnley in the January transfer window –(Sunderland Echo)
Aston Villa will have to double 29-year-old defender Ron Vlaar’s wages to stop him moving to Manchester United in January – (Daily Star)