The Gunners are rumoured to be keen to sign 30-year-old Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
There could be a huge United bid for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte on the way.
Highly rated Laporte is a tall and combative defender, he also has a £32m release clause.
Manchester United , Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak.
Germany midfielder Marco Reus is being heavily linked with a move to Anfield. He had been in talks with his club Borussia Dortmund over a new deal but it is thought that talks have collapsed.
Man City are the latest team to show an interest in signing Real Madrid’s midfielder Sami Khedira. Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked previously.
Villa are being strongly linked with a move for Wolves winger Bakary Sako in the January transfer window. He is out-of-contract at the end of the season. Kenny Jackett is very keen to keep him but much will depend on Wolves being around the promotion places.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is plotting a January swoop for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala.
Dybala – who the Italians compared to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero when he joined them in 2012 – has scored two goals in Serie A this season and is also attracting interest from Portuguese giants Benfica.
Chelsea are being linked with a £23.6million offer for Gerard Pique in the January transfer window. Manchester United have also shown their interest in the Barcelona defender in an attempt to bolster their defence.