Wednesday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester City have made enquiries about signing striker Wilfried Bony, 26, from Swansea in January for £30m – (Telegraph)
City will face competition for Bony’s signature from Chelsea, who are also interested in the Ivory Coast international – (Daily Mail)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified central midfield as the area he will look to strengthen when the January transfer window opens – (Guardian)
The Gunners are submitting a £25.5m bid for 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho – (Daily Star)
AC Milan have told clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool that striker Stephan El Shaarawy, 22, will cost £11.5m if they want to sign him in January – (Daily Express)