Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Arsenal want to sign Polish defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Spanish side Sevilla, although the 24-year-old could cost as much as £20m – (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to bid for Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 30, after the Netherlands international’s agent suggested he was unhappy at not playing in recent matches for the Turkish side – (Daily Express)
Bayern Munich and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, a former transfer target for Liverpool, will be allowed to leave the German champions in January – (Daily Mail)
Everton striker Arouna Kone, 31, could be sent out on loan in the January transfer window as he aims to regain full fitness after a year out of action with a knee injury – (Talksport)
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is considering a shock swoop for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21 – (Daily Star)