Transfer rumours - Man United send scout to Benfica, Arsenal challenge Spurs for Romanian striker

Ezequiel Garay is being tracked by Man United. Photo: PA

After another action-packed weekend of Premier League football, attention turns to which players England's big spenders are hoping to land in January's transfer window.

Reports in Portugal have confirmed there was a Man United scout present at Benfica's home victory against Braga on Saturday, adding credence to suggestions the Red Devils are keeping a close eye on Ezequiel Garay, Nemanja Matic and Nicolas Gaitan (A Bola)

Patrice Evra will be offered a big money move to either PSG or Monaco when his Man United deal expires in the summer (Daily Star)

Arsenal have shortlisted Romanian striker Ciprian Marica as a cheaper option to Karim Benzema, despite London rivals Spurs also expressing an interest in the Getafe forward (Metro)

Tony Pulis wants to raid former club Stoke and make Peter Crouch his first January signing at Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

And finally, Everton boss Roberto Martinez is prepared to listen to offers for Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic if he manages to find a suitable replacement (Mirror)