Danny Welbeck has emerged as a shock target for strugglers Reading. The Royals want to sign the England international on loan, write The Sun. Welbeck has dropped down to fourth in United's pecking order this season with Robin van Persie's arrival. We still do not expect this deal to go through as Welbeck can be crucial for United still this season, especially if injuries strike.
One player who Reading have signed is Crawley Town midfielder Hope Akpan. The deal was announced late last night. The 21-year-old began his career with Everton and will hope his stay in the Premier League will not be a brief one and can help them avoid relegation.
Manchester United have loaned out youngsters Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton to Championship club Peterborough, where Sir Alex Ferguson's son Darren is manager in an attempt to help them avoid relegation, while Robbie Brady has sealed his permanent move to Hull.
Liverpool are close to wrapping up a deal for winger Tom Ince, report The Mail. The Reds have upped their offer to £6 million and hope to clinch the deal ahead of this weekend's clash with United. The same report claims AC Milan have entered the race to take Nuri Sahin off Liverpool's wage bill.
Fulham and Everton are both interested in Argentine winger Matias Schelotto, report The Mirror. The attacker plays for Serie A side Atalanta and holds and Italian visa so would not require a work permit.
Arsenal are said to be interested in Hungarian striker Adam Szalai, report German newspaper Bild. The international forward plays for Bundesliga club Mainz, but his club's £20 million asking price is likely to put the Gunners off, while Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the 25-year-old.
Rumours persist that Danny Graham will leave Swansea, with Reading, QPR, Norwich and Sunderland all interested. As a result, the Swans are looking at other strikers and are targeting Stoke's Kenwyne Jones, report The Mirror.
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