Saturday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool are preparing to make a £30m January bid for Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 28, who has 72 goals in 106 appearances and is also a target for Arsenal – (Daily Express)
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has promised the club’s fans that he is ready to resist any offers for midfielder Fabian Delph and defender Ron Vlaar in the January transfer window – (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United have opened talks with Monaco about signing 22-year-old left-back Layvin Kurzawa – also a target for Chelsea – for £12m in January – (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, centre back Nemanja Vidic, 33, could be in line for a return to United on a free transfer at the end of the season after failing to impress at Inter Milan – (Daily Express)
Liverpool have joined Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon’s £37m-rated defensive midfielder William Carvalho, 22, in January – (Daily Star)