LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea’s move to strengthen their squad has taken a fresh twist after Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa confirmed they have made an offer to buy him, with the Blues reported to have bid £16million.
Paulinho is seeking clarification on his Tottenham future after becoming disillusioned at a lack of playing time under Mauricio Pochettino.
QPR have agreed a deal with Inter Milan to take striker Dani Osvaldo on loan for the rest of the season – but are struggling to convince the Italy international to move to Loftus Road.
Dnipro insist Tottenham and Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka will not leave the club this month.
Chelsea’s move to sign Partizan Belgrade midfielder Danilo Pantic for £1.25million has fallen through.
Crystal Palace are in talks with £3.5m-rated Lille left-back Pape Souare, according to reports in France.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City have asked to be kept informed about Jay Rodriguez as they weigh up a summer move for the Southampton striker.
Agent Jorge Mendes has not done anything to play down talk of his client David de Gea joining Real Madrid.
Everton FC have the option to extend Kevin Mirallas’ contract by a year beyond the end of his current deal.
Newcastle United are focusing on a summer recruitment drive at St James’ Park to ensure the club’s new head coach gets the best possible chance of making a solid start to life on Tyneside. Mike Ashley is open to the idea of some ‘sensible signings’ in the summer window and chief scout Graham Carr is already compiling reports on potential new faces.
Carr watched Ajax’s 2-0 win over Groningen last weekend with Premier League scouts running the rule over Arkadiusz Milik, the striker who is currently on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Everton, Arsenal and Aston Villa are all keen on the 20-year-old Polish star.
Frank de Boer is interested in the Newcastle United head coach role and would be open to an approach from the Magpies.
Tony Pulis says selling Saido Berahino would be a risky business even if a top Premier League club come in with a late bid.
Kenny Jackett says Wolves have not received any offers for Bakary Sako despite persistent transfer rumours over the top scorer.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom look likely to miss out on midfield target Darren Fletcher with West Ham moving into pole position to sign the Manchester United midfielder.
West Brom have been offered the chance to bid for former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.
Asmir Begovic’s Bosnia teammate Vedad Ibisevic has revealed he turned down a move to Stoke City in the summer.
THE DAILY ECHO
Ronald Koeman is hoping to settle the futures of a raft of star players in the coming weeks. Jack Cork, Toby Alderweireld, Ryan Bertrand and Nathaniel Clyne all face uncertain futures at St Mary’s.
Southampton loanee Dani Osvaldo’s immediate future looks unclear after he was suspended by Inter Milan.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City are tracking Tottenham and England winger Aaron Lennon in an ambitious bid to sharpen their attacking edge this month.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce is not ruling out handing Maynor Figueroa a contract extension beyond this summer if the veteran defender can finish the season.
Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer says he will not make signings for the sake of it.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is leaving the chase for Blackburn Rovers top-scorer Rudy Gestede in the hands of his chairman Steve Parish.
Burnley’s new chief operating officer David Baldwin has warned the Clarets against ‘over-stretching’ themselves this summer, whatever league their future lies in.
Leicester City’s transfer dealings have hit stalemate, manager Nigel Pearson has said.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City are set to follow up the signing of Kyle Naughton by landing Norwich City’s Martin Olsson – but that will not necessarily spell the end for Neil Taylor.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Massimo Cellino is set to announce his resignation as Leeds United president after a week of negotiations with the Football League over his departure from Elland Road.
Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi are awaiting the finishing touches on transfers to Leeds United as the club close in on their first signings of the January transfer window.
Derby County have received international clearance for new signing Raul Albentosa, who is now eligible to play in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Chesterfield.
Andy Halliday has had his Boro contract terminated and has signed a short-term deal with Bradford City until the end of the season.
Cardiff City manager Russell Slade says John Brayford is holding talks with Sheffield United today over a possible return to the Blades.
United have tabled a £1.5m bid for Bluebirds defender Brayford while Russell Slade will reportedly listen to offers for striker Adam Le Fondre.
Garry Monk has revealed he would be open to making Tom Carroll’s Swansea City loan stay from Tottenham Hotspur a permanent one – but insists there’s no rush in making it happen.
Monk has confirmed Swansea interest in midfielder Alexandru Maxim.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Adam Le Fondre will join Bolton on loan from Cardiff City next week. The 28-year-old striker had been poised to join Huddersfield Town until Neil Lennon made his interest known.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Shaun Maloney is moving to America to join Chicago Fire.
FA Cup hero Ben Watson is poised for a Wigan Athletic exit. The midfielder was having a medical at fellow Championship outfit Watford on Friday.
Blackpool added young Bolton defender Niall Maher on a busy day of activity at Bloomfield Road – and more could follow today.
Brighton are losing patience in their bid to bring Elliott Bennett back to the Amex. The Seagulls have hit a brick wall in their attempts to sign the winger for a third time on loan from Norwich.
Brighton are trying to fight their way through red tape to clinch the signing of Celtic’s Beram Kayal in time for Arsenal’s FA Cup visit.
Former Albion head coach Oscar Garcia is wanted by current and potential bosses at Barcelona to play a role in the coaching set-up of the Spanish giants.
Sheffield United are unlikely to receive a slice of the £5m transfer fee Kyle Naughton will command when he completes his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Swansea City.
Chris Hughton, the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, has confirmed Sheffield United want to sign Chris O’Grady on a permanent basis
Ronny Deila revealed he tried to sign Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard for Celtic – then refused to rule out the 16-year-old s coming to Parkhead from Real Madrid on loan.
Deila admitted he is hoping to strengthen his Celtic squad further before the end of the transfer window.