What the papers say
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.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen 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.
Everton are said to be eyeing up Wolves star Ruben Vinagre. The Daily Mail reports that the club want 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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