Top five transfer rumours - Moyes wants an Italian, Barca chasing Liverpool man and Arsenal want Barry

Defender Davide Astori is a target for Man United. Photo: PA

The transfer window is hotting up along with the British weather this week as the Premier League's big boys step up their pursuit of new talent.

David Moyes is hoping to beat Southampton and Liverpool to the signing of Italian centre beck, Davide Astori (Express)

Gareth Barry could make a surprise move to Arsenal if he doesn't feature in new boss Manuel Pellegrini's plans (Daily Star)

Barcelona are hoping that £30m will be enough to persuade to part with David Luiz (Daily Mail)

If Chelsea turn down Barcelona's approach for Luiz then the Spanish giants will turn their attentions to Liverpool's Daniel Agger (Inside Futbol)

And finally, Sunderland are close to completing a deal for American striker Jozy Altidore (Independent)