Transfer Rumours, Wednesday December 5, 2012: Newcastle, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Aresnal, Birmingham, Aston Villa, Norwich, West Brom, Brighton, Scunthorpe, Blackburn

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PEPE Reina’s future at Liverpool is under threat, with manager Brendan Rodgers considering January moves for Birmingham’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, or German prospect Ron-Robert Zieler, 23 – Daily Mail

Swansea striker Michu, 26, is a target for Napoli and Genoa after his fine start to the season – Daily Mirror

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 27, has paved the way for a move to Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham or Liverpool next year by confirming he will leave Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires in the summer – Metro

Chelsea and Liverpool have begun talks over the £15million transfer of Blues striker Daniel Sturridge, 23, who is keen to move to Anfield – London’s Evening Standard

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly cooled his interest in Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 28, which could leave Manchester City free to sign the Netherlands international – Daily Star

Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, 33, will demand a transfer from Blackburn if Tottenham’s Brad Friedel, 41, returns to Ewood Park – The Sun

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich will have FC Cluj winger Modou Sougou, 27, watched at Manchester United on Wednesday – Daily Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is plotting a £5million bid for Southampton midfielder and captain Adam Lallana, 24 – Daily Mirror

Brazilian Serie A outfit Sao Paulo are weighing up a January move for out-of-favour Arsenal defender Andre Santos, 29 – Metro

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has laughed off reports of a possible January move from Liverpool for striker and leading scorer Shane Long, 25 – Express and Star

Arsenal and Chelsea could be forced to step up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain’s midfielder Marco Verratti, 20, after Juventus emerged as serious contenders to sign him – talkSPORT

Brighton are ready to strike a deal for Matt Sparrow, 31, to rejoin Scunthorpe United in January – The Argus