Monday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Arsenal are moving closer to a deal for Barcelona playmaker Pedro, 27, after he handed in a transfer request at the Nou Camp – (Daily Express)
The Gunners also remain keen to bring West Ham defender Winston Reid, 26, to the Emirates in January – (Daily Mirror)
However, Arsenal are set to miss out on Andre-Pierre Gignac with the 28-year-old France striker close to agreeing an extension with Marseille – (Metro)
Bayern Munich are in discussions to sign 32-year-old former Brighton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak – (Daily Mail)
United States captain Clint Dempsey, 31, is ready to make a Premier League loan return from MLS outfit Seattle Sounders in January, with Aston Villa, QPR and Stoke all interested in the forward – (Daily Mirror)