Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out until at least March after having an ankle operation.
Derby boss Steve McClaren will raid his old club for FC Twente for star striker Luc Castaignos.
Liverpool target Martin Odengaard, the 15-year old Norway international, will meet Bayern Munich and Ajax before deciding which club to join.
Connor Wickham will sign a new four-and-a-half year contract this week
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has told friends he will be out of action for a month after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 win over Everton.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has urged misfiring Diego Costa to rediscover his goalscoring mojo after drawing blanks against Sunderland and Newcastle.
Everton star Ross Barkley is not turning into a diver, insists boss Roberto Martinez. Barkley was booked for simulation against Manchester City.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is demanding a new spine for his team in January, and the club’s board want to make it happen. Pochettino wants a new centre-back, central midfielder and centre-forward. Napoli’s Spain international Raul Albiol and Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are Spurs’ top targets.
Steve Clarke is in the frame to become the new No 2 at Aston Villa following Roy Keane’s departure.
Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford will extend his loan at Middlesbrough.
Hull midfielder Stephen Quinn is set to be awarded a new two-year contract.
Richard Dunne has called on Roy Hodgson to pick his QPR team-mate Rob Green for England.
Leicester are considering appealing Paul Konchesky’s red card at Aston Villa.
James Milner says Manchester City can salvage their Champions League campaign even without Sergio Aguero.
Motherwell will name their new manager in the next 48 hours – Terry Butcher is the favourite but Dutch pair Mitchell van der Gaag and Rob Maaskant will be interviewed.