Transfer Clock: Prem star on Barca's radar, as United up chase for two key targets

Jan Vertonghen

Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton feature in today's transfer feature special.

Our daily midnight run through the biggest five transfer stories of the past 24 hours. 

1) According to the Mirror, David Moyes is interested in Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus. Assistant manager Steve Round was in attendance at the Westfalenstadion during Dortmund's Champions League match with Napoli, and would have been impressed with what he saw, as the German scored one and made another. Reus is considered Borussia Dortmund's brightest talent and United could be forced to wait until the summer 2015 for his €35 million to become activated. 

2) Barcelona are tracking Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. Reported by French newspaper le10sport the Spanish giants could turn to the Belgian international, after apparently being disappointed at being forced to play out-of-position for the North London side. Catalan Daily Sport published that the Barcelona would be on the lookout for any changes in his situation. 

3) Chelsea star Kevin De Bruyne is apparently one step closer to leaving the club after The Star published reports from Spain indicating the 22-year-old had held meetings with Atletico Madrid officials over a possible loan move in the January window. The Belgian international has been advised to leave the club by team-mate Eden Hazard, which he believes would strengthen Belgium's World Cup bid.

4) Manchester United are said to be pushing ahead with a deal for Spanish attacker Koke, while Liverpool join the fight for his signature. The Atletico midfielder has been at the heart of intense speculation due to his recent form, and €16 million release clause has caused the sharks to circle. It's likely the player will be off in the summer or even sooner, but where will he go? 

5) The Mirror is reporting that Everton have agreed a third consecutive loan move for the United States veteran, Landon Donovan. Speaking recently to American media, the L.A Galaxy star admitted that he would love another spell at Goodison Park, and it has been said that talks are reaching an advanced stage. The former team-mate of David Beckham is a popular figure from his previous spells at the club, it will be interesting to see what he can bring to an Everton side pushing for the top 6.

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