Wednesday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United have been quoted a world-record £112m for 20-year-old Paris St-Germain and Brazil centre-back Marquinhos, the man they have identified as their top defensive target, who cost £26m from Roma in 2013 – (Daily Express)
United are not the team who made a £26m bid for Valencia’s Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi and are more likely to move for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, also 26, in the summer – (Manchester Evening News)
Tottenham hope to persuade Everton to sell them Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas – who missed a penalty against West Brom on Monday – and are willing to offer Aaron Lennon, also 27, in part exchange – (Daily Mirror)
Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, 26, has alerted Manchester United by saying he is keen to play in the Premier League – (Bleacher Report)
Barcelona midfielder Xavi wants the Spanish giants to sign fellow Spaniard, Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 30 – (Metro)