Sir Alex Ferguson has held private discussions with Arsene Wenger over the transfer of Arsenal captain Robin van Persie. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck is set to sign a five-year contract worth £75,000 a week to remain at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Daniel Agger says he can't imagine playing for any other club in England other than Liverpool, but admits his Anfield future may be taken out of his own hands, with interest from Manchester City. (The Guardian)

Yaya Toures believes City have the perfect striker partnership in Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero, and tips the Argentine duo to fire the club to the Premier League title next year. (The Sun)

Jermain Defoe has issued Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas with a "use me or lose me" plea, amid fears he could be forced to quit White Hart Lane. (Daily Mirror)

And finally, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has warned supporters intent on winding up John Terry with abusive chants not to waste their time. (The Times)

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