Transfer rumours - Man United and Liverpool fight over Brazilian, Mata leaving on loan, Man City eye defenders

Ribeiro would cost either United or Liverpool around £8m. Photo: Folhapress

Man United's summer transfer window activity infuriated some supporters, but the Red Devils are hoping to get one over Liverpool in January.

According to reports in Brazil, the Red Devils are scrapping it out with Liverpool in a bid to sign versatile 24 year-old Everton Ribeiro. The Brazilian plays for Cruzeiro where he's scored seven goals in 14 games on the left wing this season, though he's also capable of playing as an attacking full back (Lancenet)

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are preparing loan bids for Chelsea's Juan Mata, who fears for his place in Spain's World Cup squad because Jose Mourinho is not offering him regular first team action (Mirror)

Man City are interested in signing either Benfica's Ezequiel Garay or Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, as doubts grow over Vincent Kompany's condition (O Record)

Newcastle are preparing a January move for Reading's Alex McCarthy if they lose in-form stopper Tim Krul to one of Europe's top clubs (Daily Star)

And finally, David Moyes has hinted that Ryan Giggs will be offered a one year extension to his Man United contract ahead of his 40th birthday (Telegraph)