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Manchester United look to sign two TOP talents, beating Liverpool to young star: transfer rumours

Manchester United are targeting two top talents according to the latest transfer rumours.

First of all, United are said to have scouted reported Liverpool target SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC. Reports in Italy, via the Mirror, have claimed that Jose Mourinho sent scouts to watch the Lazio midfielder starring against Sampdoria last weekend. The Serbian played a big role in Lazio's comeback victory, scoring the equaliser and setting up the injury-time winner.

Reports from Tuttosport, via insidefutbol, last week claimed that his club could be tempted to sell for €70m next summer, linking Liverpool and Juventus as interested parties.

United have also been linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur left-back DANNY ROSE. According to the Daily Star, Spurs are ready to do business with the Old Trafford club in January, as long as they receive £45 million for the Englishman's services.

Meanwhile, Manchester City's RAHEEM STERLING will delay contract talks until after the World Cup, the Daily Mirror says. The stall over a new deal at City could alert Real Madrid, who showed an interest in the winger two years ago, the paper reports. The England star has two and a half years remaining on his current £180,000-a-week deal.

Chelsea face a battle to keep hold of star forward EDEN HAZARD, The Times reports. The Belgian is said to be holding off from signing a new £300,000-a-week deal, a club record, in the hope of piquing the interest of Real Madrid. The 26-year-old does not want to harm his chances of a move to Madrid by agreeing a contract of more than two years at Stamford Bridge, it is reported. Contract talks are expected to resume at the end of the season.

THEO WALCOTT's 10-year spell at Arsenal could be coming to an end, according to The Sun. The Gunners are apparently happy to let the 28-year-old leave the club if a suitable offer is made for the winger in the January transfer window. West Ham and Southampton are thought to be interested in the player, the paper says.

West Ham may have to fight off Real Madrid in order to bring Russian striker FYODOR SMOLOV to the Premier League, the Daily Mail reports. The Spanish giants are said to be looking to bolster their attacking positions and Smolov has impressed. West Ham, meanwhile, also want to strengthen their squad come the January transfer window and reportedly hope to persuade the 27-year-old to move to London Stadium.

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Newcastle might have to be prepared to pay a hefty sum if they want to bring CENK TOSUN to England, the Chronicle and Turkish media report. The 26-year-old's impressive run of form means Besiktas bosses appear to have upped their demands. Newcastle have reportedly considered the forward as part of a swap deal with Aleksandar Mitrovic, but are thought to have been unwilling to pay a previously touted £20million.

DANI CEBALLOS could be prepared to leave Real Madrid in search of more game time, the Daily Mirror says. The Spain Under-21 international moved to the Bernabeu only last summer but has struggled to frequently make the starting XI, reports suggest. Arsenal and Tottenham are tipped to be interested in the player, along with AC Milan and Roma.

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