Friday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester United have been told that Aston Villa captain and centre-back Ron Vlaar, 29, will cost them upwards of £12m, but face stiff competition from Arsenal – (Daily Express)
Arsenal want Celtic’s 23-year-old centre-half Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window – (Daily Telegraph)
However, Celtic manager Ronny Deila is determined to keep his top players, with Bolton keen to sign attacking midfielder Kris Commons, 31 – (Daily Record)
Juventus have upped their asking price for 27-year-old midfielder Arturo Vidal, a Manchester United target, following strong interest from Real Madrid – (Daily Express)
Manchester United are considering re-signing Stoke captain and centre-half Ryan Shawcross, 27, who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford – (Daily Star)