Transfer rumours – Man United approach Barcelona over Pedro, Torres could leave Chelsea on loan, Palace want Zaha

Will we see Pedro in a Man Untied shirt next season? Photo: PA

Less than twelve months after missing out on Cesc Fabregas, Man United have already made contact with Barcelona about signing Spanish international Pedro (Sport Witness)

Toni Kroos may be in Manchester to face United in the Champions League, but that's as close as he'll come to playing for the Red Devils according to Pep Guardiola (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea will consider sending Fernando Torres out on loan if they cannot find a buyer for the 30 year-old striker who Jose Mourinho clearly doesn't see as part of his long term plans (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace would be interested in resigning Wilfried Zaha from Man United if David Moyes decides his future lies away from Old Trafford (Daily Star)

And finally, Rafael Benitez has reignited his career-long public slanging battle with Jose Mourinho by claiming the Portuguese boss was a European flop at Real Madrid (Mirror)