Top five transfer rumours - Liverpool and Everton battle for 'new Messi', Soldado to leave Spurs in January

Soldado has only scored one goal from open play this season. Photo: PA

Manchester United endured one of their worst weeks in years after two home defeats against Everton and Newcastle - so plenty of transfer activity is expected at Old Trafford this January.

Although, the Mirror reports that David Moyes will not plunge into the transfer market next month - with Everton left-back Leighton Baines the only realistic target.

Chelsea are expected to follow suit - with Jose Mourinho ruling out a January move for any striker despite the poor scoring record of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba (Telegraph)

Although Chelsea are expected to bolster their defence with the capture of £10m Kurt Zouma from Saint-Etienne (Mirror)

Liverpool and Everton sent scouts to watch Dundee United's Ryan Gauld - dubbed the 'new Messi' - at the weekend (Express)

And finally, a number of clubs in Spain including Getafe and Sevilla are looking to give Roberto Soldado a way out of Spurs just half a season after he joined the North London club (Sport Direct News)