Football gossip: Kane, Piatek, Muller, Eriksen, Ings, Lacazette, Cavani

Football gossip

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is considering an audacious attempt to sign Manchester City defender John Stones, 25, on loan. (Sun)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants two strikers to cover for the injured Harry Kane. AC Milan and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, 24, has been offered as one of the main options so far, with agents of Napoli and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 34, and Crystal Palace and Belgium forward Christian Benteke, 29, also contacting Spurs. (Independent)

Germany forward Thomas Muller could be leaving Bayern Munich after 20 years with the club, with Manchester United ready to move for the 30-year-old in the summer. (Sport 1, via Sun)

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is a step closer to leaving Tottenham after reaching an agreement in principle with Inter Milan worth about £100,000 a week after tax. (Times, subscription needed)

Atletico Madrid have decided Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 28, is their top target should they fail to sign Paris St-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, 32. (Express)

Sheffield United are planning a combined £10m move for Anderlecht's Belgian defender Elias Cobbaut, 22, and Ipswich centre-back Luke Woolfenden, 21. (Sun)

Southampton striker Danny Ings, 27, is worthy of a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad, says Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers - the man who signed him for Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool have rejected a move from Roma to take Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, on loan. (Star)

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has won his legal battle against the club at an employment tribunal, although he has been awarded only just over £85,000 in compensation. (Mirror)

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce will sit down with owner Mike Ashley this week to discuss a plan for what remains of the January transfer window. (Guardian)

Newcastle are offering striker Dwight Gayle, 29, to Championship clubs on a loan. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa could move to re-sign Crystal Palace's Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 29. (Express)

Liverpool have offered 15m euros (£12.8m) to Trabzonspor for their 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. (Sabah, via Sport Witness)

Southampton remain adamant that 23-year-old midfielder Che Adams will not be leaving on loan in January to join Leeds. (Mirror)

Leeds would enhance the Premier League, says former Elland Road boss Howard Wilkinson, who guided them to the league title in 1991-92. (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 27, vomited before the Spanish Super Cup final penalty shootout against Real Madrid. (Marca)

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, 62, says he is looking to buy Arsenal in 2021. (Evening Standard)

Pep Guardiola will give his Manchester City squad a period of complete rest from football during the Premier League's new winter break. (Telegraph)

Blackburn's former Sweden forward Martin Olsson, 31, is set to spend a week training with Championship side West Brom. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 28, says "there are things not right all across the pitch" at the struggling Premier League club. (Bournemouth Echo)

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