Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Germany midfielder Marco Reus, 25, after talks over a new contract at Borussia Dortmund collapsed – (Metro)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is planning on signing Southampton’s 25-year-old £20m-rated England attacker Jay Rodriguez – (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are keen to sign 30-year-old Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner – (Talksport)
Arsenal are also looking to sign Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo, 24, this January, with manager Arsene Wenger preparing to offer the Russian club £9.5m plus striker Yaya Sanogo on loan – (Daily Express
Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in 25-year-old Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak – (Daily Star)