Dec 27, 2013

    Man Utd OK with Koke, post-Scholes

    MANCHESTER United's long search for a quality midfielder could be about to come to an end, with the Red Devils reported to be interested in Atletico Madrid's Koke.

    United have longed for a new star to inherit the role vacated by former United and England player Paul Scholes, and it's believed Old Trafford boss David Moyes has found his man in the 21-year-old Spain international.

    According to The Mirror, Moyes has made two personal checks on Koke and will make a £30-million bid when the January transfer window opens.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal could be the heavyweight of the January window, with the Gunners expected to make a number of signings next month. Arsene Wenger's men wowed many with their early-season form but have fallen back to the pack in recent times, losing the lead of the Premier League and slipping to second in the final reckoning of their Champions League group.

    According to multiple outlets, that means Wenger will look to strengthen in the next window.

    The Daily Mail reported that Newcastle have slapped a price tag of £22 million on Gunners target Yohan Cabaye, while The Mirror suggested it will be frontline firepower Wenger will take to the Emirates - Standard Liege's Michy Batshuayi and Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata being the ideal strikers.

    Finally, Chelsea are rumoured to be making a January play for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, with The Sun reporting that the London club will offer £48 million for the Argentina international.