Manchester United have made an enquiry about the availability of Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc to become their new manager, either midway through this season or at the end of the current campaign.
The PSG coach is tempted by the prospect of returning to Old Trafford.
United are working to bring Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez to Old Trafford and are set to make a £30 million move amid interest from Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Everton centre-back John Stones, 21, following the recommendation of former manager Rafael Benitez.
Madrid may consider making a bid of more than £100m next summer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, to thwart both Manchester City and Barcelona.
Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane’s “passion” for Tottenham would convince the striker to reject Real Madrid’s riches if the Spanish giants come calling.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has put Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 26, on his list of transfer targets as he lines up signing a forward in the summer.
Pep Guardiola has told his agent to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal for his next club. The Spaniard wants to move to the Premier League and capture the Chilean who he knows from his time at Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain returned to Ligue 1 action following the mid-season break with a routine 2-0 victory over Bastia that extended their lead at the top of the table to 22 points.
First-half goals from Thiago Motta and Maxwell proved enough for Laurent Blanc’s men, who have now won 17 of their 20 league games during the current campaign.
Reports in Spain have claimed Chelsea are keen to bolster their forward options during the January transfer window and Carlos Bacca is one of the name on Blues list. Milan striker is valued at around 30 million euros.
New Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called Cristiano Ronaldo the “soul of Madridismo” and that the Portugal star is “non-transferrable.”
Liverpool have launched a bid for Schalke winger Sidney Sam as Jurgen Klopp looks to add more options to his forward line.
Jurgen Klopp is lining up a move for Mario Gotze but Liverpool would need a €50 million (£37.2m) bid for the Bayern Munich midfielder.
Gotze, 23, has admitted his future at the German club is uncertain as he has spoken highly of Klopp, who managed him at Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp has held talks with striker Mario Balotelli’s agent and told him he wants the 25-year-old back at Anfield following his loan spell at AC Milan.
Barcelona’s board have offered the chance for Pedro to return to the club on loan for the rest of the season but Luis Enrique would rather sign Celta Vigo forward Nolito.
Juventus have rejected a €27 million (£20m) bid from Crystal Palace for Simone Zaza.
But, West Ham are interested in signing Zaza on loan this month, but any move will depend on whether they can offload players.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu admits they could be tempted into selling attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira if the price is right.
Galatasaray are eyeing three Atletico Madrid players and want Oliver Torres, Yannick Fereira Carrasco and Saul Niguez – although the trio remain part of Diego Simeone’s plans.
Besiktas have enquired about the availability of Juventus goalkeeper Neto, but the Serie A side have turned down the Turkish side’s offer.
Guangzhou’s forward Robinho has agreed to reduce his salary demands to approximately US$ 150k monthly, and is set to be announced back at his youth club Santos.
Bournemouth are close to breaking their club transfer record as they are on the brink of signing Wolves striker Benik Afobe, 22, for £10m.
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 29, is a target for Chinese Premier League side Shanghai Greenland Shenua.
Crystal Palace are interested in Gregoire Defrel, the Sassuolo striker. The Eagles will send scouts to watch him in action against Inter.
West Brom are keen to sign forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, 29, from local rivals Aston Villa before the end of January.
Everton are looking to bolster their defence in January with Leeds United right-back Sam Byram, 22, a possible target.
Sunderland may have pulled out of a move for Lorient defender Lamine Kone, 26, but Aston Villa and Norwich remain interested in signing the Ivory Coast international.
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil knows how to deliver a good sidestep. During a Twitter Q&A he was asked to choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and replied by answering with the name of Gunners team-mate Mathieu Flamini.
An Arsenal fan appeared to have brought a tear to his bride’s eye during his wedding day speech before he ended it by dedicating it to Gunners playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris, 29, says Spurs have a “strong team” but need “to add some experience” to become a great team.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he will sing a Chas and Dave-style duet with the club’s chairman Daniel Levy if Spurs win the FA Cup this season.