Football rumours and news: Friday, November 23

Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal and Aston Villa make the headlines today

Manchester City are preparing a £15m January bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. The Premier League champions are offering £12m up front with add-ons and would allow the 20-year-old to remain with Palace until the summer - the Sun

Tottenham appear to have failed in a second bid to sign 22-year-old Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic - Daily Mirror

Blackburn have told goalkeeper Paul Robinson that he is no longer required at Ewood Park as Rovers attempt to lure Tottenham veteran Brad Friedel to the club. Robinson, 33, will be allowed to leave for free and may attract interest from Fulham boss Martin Jol, who worked with Robinson at Spurs - Daily Mirror

Arsenal are leading the race to sign German side Schalke’s Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 29, in January, says former Netherlands forward Erik Meijer - Metro

Aston Villa are battling Fiorentina to sign 19-year-old Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara - talkSPORT