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Manchester United and Tottenham to battle over wonderkid while Barcelona eye TWO Spurs stars: transfer rumours

Manchester United and Tottenham are set to go head to head for the signing of a Polish teenage star, according to the latest transfer rumours.

MIKOLAJ BIEGANSKI is a goalkeeper for Polish side KS SKRA Czestochowa but is tipped by both club and country to be a future star. ESPN report that United, Tottenham and Aston Villa are all keen on the 15 year-old who isn't expected to stay in the Polish third tier for long. Bieganski is thought to have had trials at all three clubs and ESPN say he is now weighing up his options.

HARRY KANE and CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN, meanwhile, were being watched by Barcelona during Spurs' match against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, say reports in Spain. Mundo Deportivo claims Barca's sporting director Robert Fernandez is keeping a close eye on the duo.

Crystal Palace are reportedly ready to step up their interest in Besiktas striker CENK TOSUN, according to the Mirror. The 26-year-old has been linked to Newcastle and Tottenham, but the paper says Roy Hodgson wants to take the transfer chase to the next level after another impressive display this week.

Everton are said to be eyeing up Wolves star RUBEN VINAGRE. The Daily Mail reports that the club wants to find competition for Leighton Baines and have shown an interest in the 18-year-old, who is currently on loan from Monaco. Arsenal and Manchester City have also had their eye on Vinagre.

The Sun reports that both Stoke and Newcastle have sent scouts to France to watch 19-year-old striker NORDINE IBOUROI. Several European clubs are said to be keen to snap up the teenager from fourth-tier side FC Martigues.

HATEM BEN ARFA could be considering a return to the Premier League in January, according to the Daily Mail. The paper says the Paris St Germain winger is contemplating a return to England to get his playing career back on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

BRAHIM DIAZ: The 18-year-old Manchester City starlet is being tracked by Inter Milan, according to Italian site Tuttosport. The teenager has been tipped for a big future and has already attracted the attention of Real Madrid, but Inter are said to be plotting a move for him in the January transfer window.

JULIAN WEIGL: Juventus have reportedly joined Barcelona and Manchester City in the race to sign the 22-year-old midfielder. According to Italian news site CalcioNews24, the Italian champions are ready to offer big to lure him away from Borussia Dortmund.

PHIL JONES: Manchester United have opened talks over a new deal with defender, reports ESPN FC. United are reportedly looking to reward the 25-year-old, whose current contract runs until 2019, with a new long-term contract.

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