Transfer roundup: Arsenal’s stunning approach for Chelsea’s main target and Merseyside battle for stopper?

John Stones

Sunday’s transfer gossip has some intriguing stories involving the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Stoke City and Borussia Dortmund, with the respective sides seemingly getting ready for the January transfer window to open.

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a huge bid to sign a highly rated Chelsea target, while Liverpool and Everton have locked horns in a bid to sign an England international.

Finally, Jurgen Klopp is ready to make a £56 million double raid on former club Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool and Everton want Jack Butland

The Mirror state today that Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are ready to go toe-to-toe in a transfer battle to land Stoke’s Jack Butland.

jack-butlandThe England international has been in sparkling form for the Potters this season, getting the chance to play regularly after Asmir Begovic’s departure to Chelsea.

The report suggests that both the Reds and Toffees are interested in landing Butland, and are willing to pay £20 million for his capture.

Arsenal launch stunning Stones offer

The Mirror also claim that Arsenal have entered the battle to sign prodigious Everton defender John Stones, and will rival Chelsea for his signature with a bid in excess of £30 million.

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The England international has been in stunning form over the last 12 months and is widely acknowledged as one of the best of the current homegrown generation.

Chelsea had a number of offers rejected for the centre-half over the summer, with the London pair seemingly set to fight over Everton’s main man at the end of the current season.

Klopp wants Hummels and Reus at Anfield

Finally, The Daily Star has reported that Jurgen Klopp is keen to raid his former club Borussia Dortmund, with defender Mats Hummels and attacker Marco Reus in his sights.

Marco Reus and Mats HummelsThe German trainer has revealed recently that there is nothing stopping him from signing players from the Bundesliga outfit, with the Merseyside club expected to be active in forthcoming transfer windows.

The report suggests that the Germany international duo, who are two of the best in their respective positions in the world game, would cost Liverpool a whopping £56 million.

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