Tottenham are set to cash in on £25m-rated goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – but not until the summer. Arsene Wenger is ready to step up his interest in St Etienne centre-back Loic Perrin.
Sunderland have joined the race for Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, 27, who will be allowed to leave White Hart Lane this month.
Jose Mourinho has said there is no chance of Petr Cech leaving Chelsea this month. Third-choice keeper Mark Schwarzer is on the verge of joining Leicester – and Mourinho’s recalled his young goalkeeper Jamal Blackman from Middlesbrough as cover.
Celtic’s highly-rated centre-back Efe Ambrose is a target for Premier League strugglers QPR and Leicester City. The £2m-rated Nigeria international would consider a loan move.
Brendan Rodgers will make a £23m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino – but the Liverpool manager has been told he has to off-load Fabio Borini first. Borini turned down a £14m move to Sunderland in August but has started just one league game this season.
Arsenal have had a second bid for turned down for Legia Warsaw defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik.
Crystal Palace are ready to hijack QPR’s bid to sign Mauro Zarate on loan following the appointment of Alan Pardew. The 27-year-old West Ham striker has had a medical at Loftus Road and has already agreed personal terms.
Morgan Schneiderlin is ready to finish the season at Southampton after admitting it will be “delicate” to leave this January. The France midfielder – who has been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal – went ‘on strike’ to force a transfer last summer.
Paul Clement is the surprise new name on Newcastle’s managerial short-list.
Manuel Pellegrini is hoping James Milner signs a new contract at Manchester City, after Milner’s two goals saw the champions come from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has said that he is under no pressure to sell Saido Berahino – even though by doing so he could double his transfer budget.
Stoke City are set to complete the loan signing of Germany international defender Philipp Wollscheid from Bayer Leverkusen until the end of the season.
Frank Lampard is to leave Manchester City at the end of the season and finally join New York City in July. The former England international recently extended his City deal.
Aston Villa have made a move to sign Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair on loan. The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from Norwich, QPR and Crystal Palace.
Leicester City have a had a £750,000 bid for Wigan’s Scotland international Shaun Maloney rejected.
Liverpool have revived their bid to sign Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri.
Real Madrid will almost double Liverpool’s wage offer to snatch Raheem Sterling in a £35m deal.
Oldham manager Lee Johnson has expressed grave concerns about the signing of Ched Evans but has been overruled by the club’s owners.