Rumours: Hummels to Arsenal, everyone to Southampton

Mats Hummels
"M-A-T-S... No, really, "S". Photo: PA

You want the truth? You can't handle the truth! So have some rumours, featuring Manchester United, Arsenal and Southampton.

Arsenal and Manchester United are embroiled over a tug-of-war over a centre-back. It's not Thomas Vermaelen this time, but Borussia Dortmund's World Cup winner, Mats Hummels (Mirror)

Virgil van Dijk, Javier Hernandez, Ron Vlaar and Fraser Forster. What do they have in common? They are all wanted by Ronald Koeman as he rebuilds at Southampton (Mail)

Speaking of Thomas Vermaelen, the lack of decent defenders in World football has resulted in both Manchester United and Barcelona chasing his signature, with Arsene Wenger preferring to sell abroad (Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has not explicitly said he is going to try to sign Sami Khedira, but predictably it is being reported as if he is hinting about it (Express)

One of these players will probably leave for a much bigger side for a huge fee in two years, and the other will likely leave on loan to QPR after struggling to break into the side - Spurs want Wilfried Bony and Morgan Schneiderlin (Mirror)

Sam Allardyce + Peter Crouch x off-season dignity = rumour (Express)