Top five transfer rumours - Morata set for Arsenal, Man Utd want Juventus playmaker, Lamela heading back to Italy

Morata could be heading to the Emirates. Photo: PA

Arsenal would have to pay Real Madrid £1.7m to take striker Alvaro Morata on loan this window but with the Arsene Wenger looking for a 'special striker' the Gunners would be prepared to spend big on Mario Mandzukic, Diego Costa, Jackson Martinez, Edin Dzeko or Wayne Rooney if any of them became available (Mail)

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are in talks to sign Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate (Star)

Sunderland are set to sign defender Santiago Vergini from Estudiantes (Sky Sports) - see tweet


Argentine club Estudiantes have revealed that they expect defender Santiago Vergini to join Sunderland.

Manchester United are under pressure to add some quality to their squad this transfer window and are ready to bid up to £20m for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio but the 27-year-old wants to stay with the Italian giants (Express)

In other Juventus related news, Erik Lamela has been linked with a move to the Serie A leaders despite joining Spurs in the summer for £30m (Mail) that move could include a swap deal with striker Mirko Vucinic according to (Mirror)