Manchester United say OK to Koke

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Koke Atletico Madrid 20131027GettyImagesManchester United will reportedly make a January bid for Koke.

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-pound 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 the early season form but have fallen back to the pack of recent times, losing the lead of the Premier League and slipping to second in the final reckoning of their Champions League group. And according to multiple outlets, that means Wenger will look to strengthen in the next window. The Daily Mail are reporting that Newcastle have slapped a price tag of 22 million pounds on Gunners target Yohan Cabaye, while the Mirror suggest it will be frontline firepower Wenger will bring to the Emirates -- Standard Liege’s Michy Batshuayi and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata the ideal strikers.

Finally, the rumours of Chelsea making a January play for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, with the Sun reporting that the London club will offer 48 million pounds for the Argentina international. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has bemoaned about his side’s lack of scoring in recent times with Chelsea again enduring another shutout against Arsenal on Monday. And Chelsea’s lack of cutting edge is forcing Mourinho’s hand when Higuain wanted to make the switch to the Premier League despite joining the Serie A side only last summer.

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