Top transfer rumours - Spurs to make Pirlo offer, Man United back in for Baines, Liverpool and Arsenal go head to head

Pirlo would be a welcome addition to the Premier League. Photo: PA

This week's transfer rumour mill kicks-off in style with one of football's finest ball playing midfielders linked to a Premier League move.

AVB will boost Tottenham's title hopes and increase competition for the top flight's finest beard by offering 34 year-old Andrea Pirlo a three year contract worth £12m (Caught Offside)

David Moyes has made signing Leighton Baines his number one priority after missing out on his former Everton left back on deadline day in September (Express)

Iker Casillas has hinted that he may quit Real Madrid in January with new boss Carlo Ancelotti sticking with Diego Lopez as his first choice stopper (Daily Star)

Ian Holloway wants to free frustrated winger Wilfried Zaha from his substitute role at Man United by taking him back to Crystal Palace on loan (Clubcall)

And finally, Liverpool and Arsenal will battle it out to land winger Arda Turan, despite the Turkish international only recently signing a new deal with Atletico Madrid (Tutto Mercato)