Chelsea are apparently ready to lure Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to Stamford Bridge on a lucrative six-year deal and pay a £200m contract-release clause.
On-loan Radamel Falcao wants to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of the season.
On-loan Tom Cleverley would prefer to join Everton on a permanent deal rather than remaining with Aston Villa.
Norwich striker Luciano Becchio wants to return to fellow Championship club Leeds United.
Arsenal have had a £5m bid for 22-year-old Dinamo Zagreb star Marcelo Brozovic rejected, with Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Valencia also linked with the midfielder.
Liverpool have earmarked James Milner of Manchester City as a possible replacement for Steven Gerrard who is departing for LA Galaxy in the summer.
Swansea are keeping tabs on Watford striker Matej Vydra.
Stoke are on the verge of capturing Bayern Munich’s Swiss striker Xherdan Shaqiri for £16m.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson could miss out on signing 23-year-old Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric who had looked set to join the Foxes from HNK Rijeka for £9.5m.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend insists he does not want to leave White Hart Lane during the transfer window by saying: “I’m a Spurs boy. I’ve been at the club since the age of eight.”
Crystal Palace will make a club record £9.25m bid to land Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Shola Ameobi could make a shock return to Newcastle after quitting Turkish club Gaziantep.
Swansea are set to swoop for Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton.
Arsenal are set to make a £4m move for 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik, after an initial £2.4m bid was rejected by his Polish club Legia Warsaw.
Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard reckons fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson, 24, is the perfect choice to become the club’s next captain.
Aberdeen will not fine their striker Niall McGinn for being seen sitting among Celtic supporters during the Hoops’ league match against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Monday.
New Charlton signing Tony Watts admits he was frustrated at Belgian club Standard Liege saying: “Glad to get out of Belgium and back in the UK.”
Manchester United are hoping to tie down David de Gea to a new longer deal in a bid to prevent Real Madrid from getting their hands on the 24-year-old Spanish ‘keeper.
Luis Suarez faces an uncertain future at Barcelona – which could see him return to England – following the dismissal of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.
Sunderland’s Jozy Altidore is attracting interest from three MLS clubs – Toronto, Portland and New York Red Bulls.
West Brom are making plans to sign Blackburn’s Rudy Gestede.
Southampton are looking to buy Dundee’s teenage striker Craig Wighton.
Aston Villa are continuing talks with Manchester City over a deal to sign Scott Sinclair.
Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has asked the side’s players if they still want manager Stuart Pearce at the club after a run of only two wins in 19 games.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is targeting Dutchman Frank de Boer to replace Alan Pardew who left last week to manage Crystal Palace.
Romelu Lukaku wants Everton to tailor their tactics to suit his own style of play – in other words be more direct.
Tottenham are hoping they can offload Emmanuel Adebayor during the transfer window – possibly to MLS.
Fulham are ready to make a £3m bid for Bournemouth forward Matt Ritchie.
Manchester United have made an offer for German central defender Mats Hummels – but struggling Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund insist the 26-year-old is not for sale.
Greek side Olympiakos have made an attempt to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, on loan until the end of the season.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, could leave the club at the end of the season and has been linked with a move across London to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Alan Pardew may have left his job as Newcastle United manager after being told by owner Mike Ashley that he intends to sell the North East club.
Liverpool and England striker Rickie Lambert, 32, is a transfer target for new Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew