Frank de Boer has snubbed Newcastle, clearing the way for Remi Garde to take over. The ambitious Ajax manager has decided to stay in Holland until the end of the season, gambling on the Barcelona job becoming available.
Saido Berahino is stalling on signing a new West Brom contract in the hope that Liverpool make a £20m move for him this month.
Aston Villa are ready to fight off a £7.5m move from Liverpool for Fabian Delph.
Chelsea are ready to end Marco van Ginkel’s AC Milan hell. The 22-year-old wants to cut short his season-long loan in Italy and the Blues are ready to move him on elsewhere.
Tottenham are set for a mass clear-out with six members of their first-team squad ready to move in the transfer window. Aaron Lennon is wanted by Crystal Palace, Everton and West Brom, while the Eagles and Baggies are also keen on Kyle Naughton. Paulinho could return to Corinthians, Etienne Capoue may head to Napoli on loan and Emmanuel Adebayor, along with Younes Kaboul, is a Besiktas target.
West Ham are set to offer goalkeeper Adrian a new contract.
Wolves and Fulham will go head-to-head for the loan signing of Crystal Palace’s Zeki Fryers.
Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees is a £3m target for Sunderland.
Newcastle have opened talks with Remi Garde about becoming their new head coach. Garde is on a break from the game after leaving Lyon but the Magpies could yet try to lure Derby’s Steve McClaren in the summer.
Manchester City are planning a £100m overhaul of their strike force. Swansea striker Wilfried Bony could be joined by £25m-rated Lyon forward Alexandre Laczatte, with Stevan Jovetic a £20m target for Juventus and Alvaro Negredo’s Valencia loan set to become a permanent deal for £25m.
Aston Villa want Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj on loan and are also chasing Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.
Manchester City could make a move for Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph to increase their English quota – but Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked with the midfielder.
Arsene Wenger will make a £3m bid for West Ham’s Winston Reid after Sam Allardyce revealed the defender has “no future” at Upton Park.
Ronald Koeman has an escape clause in his Southampton contract, which could make him available to Barcelona for just over £2m.
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Brendan Rodgers is targeting a move for Aston Villa’s Belgium striker Christian Benteke. The Reds are believed to be weighing up a £15m offer.
Aston Villa should find out this week if they have any chance of landing Adnan Januzaj on loan – but David Moyes at Real Sociedad is also interested in the Manchester United man.
Arsenal want £1.75m for Benik Afobe, who has hit 19 goals on loan for MK Dons in League One season. Wolves are closing in on a deal for the 21-year-old.
Burnley are planning a surprise move for versatile Hull defender Steve Bruce.
Sheffield United have made a £1m bid for Dundee United striker Gary Mackay-Steven, who is out of contract in the summer.
Newcastle are closing in on former Gunner Remi Garde. Talks on Friday are understood to have progressed well, with Garde seen to fit the criteria specified by owner Mike Ashley: an outstanding coach who will leave recruitment to the St James’ Park board.
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Leicester are considering a bid for former Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka. Lokomotiv Moscow will sell for £4m but West Ham and Aston Villa are also interested.
Aston Villa have made a £3.9m offer for Valencia midfielder Carles Gil. Villa are also monitoring Lens defender Dimitri Cavare, with Swansea and Bolton interested in signing Matt Lowton.