Top five rumours: Monaco keen on Kompany, Barcelona target Luiz, Stoke seek out De Jong

Vincent Kompany. Photo: PA

You might not be able to see today's liveliest rumours, as they are shrouded in thick fog. But you sure can feel their heat…

Monaco have £17m burning a Vincent Kompany-shaped hole in their rather deep pockets. The French club have reportedly contacted the Man City skipper's agent to sound him out. (Express)

Barcelona want to strengthen their back four in the January window and will try to sign Chelsea's Brazilian centre-back David Luiz for a fee in the £30m ballpark. (Star)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes fancies a January swoop for Dutch striker Luuk de Jong. (Mirror)

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, is on Hull's radar. (BBC)

Turkish teen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who plays his club football for Hamburg, is a January target for Arsenal and Liverpool. (Mail)