Roman Abramovich is ready to give Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho approval to make three more signings after the club’s slow start to their Premier League title defence.
Abramovich’s decision is likely to mean an improved bid for Everton defender John Stones, possibly as much as £34m, with Mourinho also looking for a central midfielder and another attacking option.
Sunderland are set to offer Aston Villa defender Kieran Richardson the chance of a return to the Stadium of Light – the 30-year-old could be available for around £2m.
Juventus are mulling over a move for Tottenham forward Erik Lamela as they are struggling to finalise a deal with Schalke for Julian Draxler.
Marseille want Remy Cabella from Newcastle as part of the £12m deal to sell winger Florent Thauvin.
Manchester City are poised to sign Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi for a cut-price fee – because the Spanish club still owe them £23.8m from their purchase of Alvaro Negredo.
Chelsea are close to a deal for Everton defender John Stones – but will have to pay £35m for the player.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has flown to Barcelona to complete a deal to bring Spain forward Pedro to Old Trafford.
Per Mertesacker says crisis talks after the defeat by West Ham helped Arsenal get back to winning ways at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has backed defender Dejan Lovren to prove his critics wrong this season.
Norwich City will let Gary Hooper out on loan but they want his £32,000-a-week salary paid in full.
Southampton are set to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Everton have made a £14m bid for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko.
Watford have been offered France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, who is available after leaving Lyon in the summer.
Chelsea’s late spending spree could also include moves for Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who recently signed a new deal at the French club.
Philippe Senderos is set to leave Aston Villa, with Turkish sides Rizespor and Antalyaspor reported to have an interest.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has put Liverpool on red alert by admitting he is open to a move to the Premier League.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand says the club have received “two firm bids” for £15m-rated striker Charlie Austin.
John Terry feared being completely left out of Chelsea’s side against Manchester City, with Kurt Zouma partnering Gary Cahill in training as they looked to nullify the pace of Sergio Aguero.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told he can leave PSG for a cut-price fee, which could spark interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as former club AC Milan.
Newcastle have offered £12m for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, with Remy Cabella poised to go the other way on loan.
Manchester City are no longer interested in Tottenham target Saido Berahino, whose future at West Brom remains in doubt.
Palermo are refusing to give up on signing Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who is rated at £6m by the Gunners.
West Ham have made a loan enquiry for Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas, who was on loan at QPR last season.
Bournemouth are continuing to push for a deal for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.
Jermain Defoe has leapt to the defence of under-fire Sunderland new-boy Younes Kaboul.
Manchester City’s £28.5m move for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will not include Eliaquim Mangala as part of the deal.
West Brom want Tottenham’s £5m-rated centre-back Fazio.
Juventus are interested in Spurs forward Erik Lamela and Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado.
Norwich City are on the verge of a deal to sign Mattia Destro on loan from Roma.
Manchester City are braced for interest in Samir Nasri from Inter Milan, if they fail to sign Ivan Perisic from Wolfsburg.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton insists Newcastle target Lewis Dunk will be in the club’s squad for their game at Huddersfield on Tuesday.
West Ham striker Elliot Lee will go on loan until Chri