Wayne Rooney would consider a transfer to Arsenal should Manchester United scupper his bid to join Chelsea.
The Blues have already had a £20 million offer rejected for the 27-year-old while Arsenal only gave United a phone call, as they concentrate on releasing Luis Suárez from the Anfield Gates.
The Mail write Arsenal have indicated they would match his £200,000-a-week wages, while the upside is Rooney would not score against them anymore. He has netted against the Gunners on 12 occasions for Everton and United.
Cesc Fàbregas is now considering his future at Barcelona, according to Sky Sports, which is some encouraging news for United, who haven't so much attracted a cold all summer.
But if you're Gary Neville, why spend £34 million on a world-class midfielder when you have Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Ryan Giggs?
Carrick/ Clev/ jones/Giggs/ Anderson/ Lin/Roo/Kag.Champion players! Got to be a good one to get in!!— G.Neville (@GNev2) July 23, 2013
United's Angelo Henríquez, one of the superfluous signings of 2012, is wanted on loan by Real Zaragoza, add the Mail.
Moneybags Monaco have made a move to sign United's unloved winger Nani, write the Times.
The Portuguese's contract with the Premier League champions expires in under a year and the club appear unwilling to offer him a new deal.
Tottenham have been told by Valencia Roberto Soldado will cost them €30m and will not go for less than his aforementioned release clause.
And Jackson Martínez, however, will not consider a transfer away from Porto. Spurs and Liverpool are both said to be interested.