Friday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester City are set to sell 31-year-old Yaya Toure next summer and replace him with either Juventus’s Paul Pogba, 21, or Everton 20-year-old Ross Barkley – (Scunthorpe Telegraph)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a January move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 24 – (Daily Mirror)
Dutch duo Virgil van Dijk of Celtic, 23, and Aston Villa’s 29-year-old captain Ron Vlaar are also on Arsenal’s defensive shopping list –(Daily Mail)
Fabian Delph has told Aston Villa he has no plans to sign a new contract and is set to leave the club in the summer, with Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham all interested in signing the 24-year-old midfielder – (Daily Telegraph)
Serie A side Fiorentina, who already have Manchester City’s Micah Richards in their ranks, are lining up a shock loan swoop for Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott, 25 – (Daily Express)