Garry Monk is set to be sacked as Swansea manager after a run of one win in eight Premier League games.
Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is named as head coach of Major League Soccer club New York City.
Jose Mourinho looks certain to be given more time to turn around the club’s poor season.
Mourinho, 52, is convinced he can improve the Blues’ fortunes by getting rid of underperforming players in January
Chelsea’s season could end up costing owner Roman Abramovich £100m, which includes a £10m pay-off should he sack Mourinho, £15m compensation to recruit preferred replacement Diego Simeone from Atletico Madrid and transfer fees to overhaul the squad.
Former Argentina midfielder Simeone is already planning transfers as he prepares for a summer switch to Stamford Bridge.
Another potential replacement for Mourinho, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, will have his future decided before Christmas, according to the German club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern are keen for Pep Guardiola to remain at the club and are ready to offer him a pay rise from €11 million per year to €15 million.
Fulham, who sacked Kit Symons after Saturday’s 5-2 home loss to Birmingham, could face competition from west London rivals QPR for the services of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, the Burton Albion manager.
Manchester United are to open talks with Paris St-Germain over a deal to sign 34-year-old Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Louis van Gaal believes his Manchester United team needs a winger before they can win the Premier League title – and wants to buy one in January.
Chelsea are targeting a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez.
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has likened the Blues to golfer Tiger Woods because the Dutchman believes neither are feared like they once were.
Bayern Munich are interested in Willian, but Chelsea are set to offer the 27-year-old Brazil winger a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to leave Borussia Dortmund and join Juventus, with the Armenian’s agent a good friend of the decision makers at the Serie A champions.
Hoffenheim are keen to add a striker to their squad, with Galatasaray’s Lukas Podolski and Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar their primary targets.
Karim Benzema could be set for a move to England amid fears at Real Madrid that he has damaged the club’s reputation.
Inter are keen on a move for Branislav Ivanovic, whose contract with Chelsea expires next summer.
Liverpool are very interested in Inter striker Mauro Icardi and are prepared to test the Italian club’s desire to hold on to the striker with a €35 million (£25m) bid in the January transfer window.
Salvatore Sirigu could leave Paris Saint-Germain in January and join AC Milan on the suggestion of Italy coach Antonio Conte. Sirigu has been second choice to Kevin Trapp this season.
Spain have called up Oscar de Marcos and Nacho Fernandez after Sergio Ramos and Juanfran were ruled out with injury
Diego Costa is spending too much time with his back to goal and should play more like Jamie Vardy to help Chelsea, says Alan Shearer
Chelsea’s 33 loan players keep in contact via their own Whatsapp group, Patrick Bamford has revealed.
Emre Can wants to follow in Steven Gerrard’s footsteps as Liverpool’s most influential player – but says even Lionel Messi would struggle
West Brom have rejected an enquiry from Leeds United to sign goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on loan
Wolfsburg’s Brazil defender Dante, 32, has revealed he would love to join Chelsea.
Newcastle’s 22-year-old Spanish forward Ayoze Perez is wanted by Manchester United and Liverpool in January.
West Ham forward Michail Antonio, 25, could be set for a move to Championship side Derby County.
Arsenal a one-man team? That is what their own Twitter account appeared to suggest when they tweeted the team for Sunday’s derby with Tottenham. Injured England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was named 18 times.
After the game at Emirates Stadium, Tottenham scorer Harry Kane’s happiness at the 1-1 draw was reflected in a tweet,which read: “Great performance after a tough week! 7 points from the 3 games isn’t to bad! Delighted to score as well #COYS”.
Former Swindon striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, now a Sky Germany pundit, has tweetedthat Liverpool will make a move for Schalke’s 19-year-old forward Leroy Sane: “I expect Liverpool and Klopp go “big time” for Schalke-striker Leroy Sane.”
Aston Villa fans welcomed Manchester City’s Delph back to Villa Park on Sunday by waving inflatable snakes and hissing as the midfielder replaced Yaya Toure.
After Diego Costa suggested Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross smelt during the Potters’ win over Chelsea, the defender has responded with his wife tweeting a picture.