Bayern Munich are prepared to fight for Pep Guardiola amid reports the Spanish boss has agreed to join Manchester City next season.
Guardiola is “understood” to see Manchester United as his preferred option when he decides to leave the German giants.
However, Guardiola, has also refused to answer questions about reports in his native Spain linking him to the manager’s job at City.
Real Madrid have added Guardiola to the list of possible replacements for Rafa Benitez.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, is ready to return to Manchester United, even if he gets an offer from French champions Paris St-Germain.
Real have made Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno a January transfer target, causing fears that they’ll lose the Spaniard midway through the season.
Juventus are desperate for a new midfielder, with Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan top of their shortlist.
Manchester City will offer £28.1 million to sign with Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. The Brazilian player impressed the Citizens in the last Champions League matchday.
City defender Martin Demichelis, 34, could leave the club in January, with Rosario Central interested in taking the Argentine back to his homeland or move to MLS club New York City FC.
Chelsea are ready to make a £30m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira, 25, in January.
Brazilian Teixeira has revealed the reigning Premier League champions are now in “deep” talks to sign him.
Chelsea midfielder Willian, 27, has been backed to break the record for the most number of goals from free-kicks in a single Champions League season by the man who set it – ex-Lyon midfielder Juninho Pernambucano.
Leicester City would be willing to let in-form striker Jamie Vardy leave in the January transfer window, should Chelsea or Manchester City offer more than £30m for the 28-year-old.
Plenty of current and ex-professionals congratulated Jamie Vardy on breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record, including the former Manchester United striker. The Dutchman tweeted:”Well done Vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it.”
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a fan of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and could make a mega-bid in the coming months.
Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Roma’s Miralem Pjanic ahead of a January bid, though Barcelona are also monitoring the situation.
Arsenal are set to enter the race for Everton defender John Stones, 21, and manager Arsene Wenger is willing spend big to land his man.
However, the Toffees defender has also alerted La Liga giants Barcelona after it was reported he is taking Spanish lessons.
Arsenal have also emerged as the frontrunners to sign Germany midfielder Lars Bender, 26, from Bayer Leverkusen in January.
The Gunners are keen to beat north London rivals Tottenham to the signing of teenage striker Breel Embolo, who is valued at £21 million by Basel.
Tottenham are ready to offer England winger Andros Townsend, 24, plus cash in a £25m package for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22.
Liverpool are ready to make a £20m swoop for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, 22, but face competition from Merseyside rivals Everton.
Jurgen Klopp will look to raid his old club for £31.5m-rated winger Marco Reus and defender Mats Hummels, both 26, valued at £24.5m.
Manchester United could resurrect a deal for Paris St-Germain forward Lucas Moura, 23, who they almost signed four years ago.
AC Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is understood to have impressed Manchester United and Chelsea, is worth £119m, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 25, says he is on course to make his comeback from his knee injury over the festive period.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has some advice for Aston Villa’s 20-year-old Jack Grealish, who has been dropped after his partying antics were criticised. Carragher says ex-Reds boss Gerard Houllier told him: “Don’t go to the nightclubs now. Buy a nightclub when you have finished playing.”
West Ham are reviving their interest in 27-year-old Inter Milan full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio after failing to agree a deal in the summer.
The Football Association is to ask the Premier League to reduce the elite division from 20 clubs to 18, in a move the FA believes will give leading clubs more breathing space as they contest European honours and would also help England.
Everton and Aston Villa are monitoring £15m-rated Burnley striker Andre Gray, 24, who began the season at Brentford and has scored 11 goals this term.
Former Magpies manager Chris Hughton, now in charge at unbeaten Championship side Brighton, insists McClaren is the right man for Newcastle.
Jose Mourinho has claimed former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba criticised the club because he is looking to sell copies of his new book.
Neymar said he wants to extend his Barcelona contract after scoring more in Saturday’s 4-0 La Liga win against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.