Manchester United are plotting a £15m move for Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto with Sir Alex Ferguson having recommended the Japanese star.
Arsenal will launch a £33m bid for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Arsene Wnger has been tracking the tough-tackling Poland international for more than a year.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted confidence is low with the players but the England forward is determined to come out fighting to salvage their season.
Memphis Depay says he knows he’s struggled at the start of his Premier League career at Old Trafford, admitting “failure is not an option”.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 27, is set to get a new five-year deal, worth about £60,000 a week.
Bolton face a fight to stop star midfielder Josh Vela, 22, joining Championship rivals Cardiff City.
Jurgen Klopp is planning to have a one-on-one chat with Christian Benteke and get him firing again in front of goal. The £32.5m signing from Aston Villa has only delivered five goals in 17 matches.
Roy Hodgson has tipped Gary Neville to succeed him as England manager at some point in the future.
Louis van Gaal has agreed to relax his strict regime after meeting with senior players including Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. United are desperate to turn things around after losing three in a row and they head to Stoke on Boxing Day.
Mikel Arteta is set to be offered a role on Arsenal’s coaching staff when he retires with the Spanish midfielder currently taking his coaching badges.
Guus Hiddink says it’s still possible for Chelsea to win the Champions League, FA Cup and get in the top four of the Premier League.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to be the next high-profile victim of Remi Harde’s new hardline approach.
West Ham are ready to make a swoop for Barnet’s teenage winger Daniel Cheema.
Newcastle central defender Mike Williamson, 32, is set to join Wolves in January for a nominal fee.
Derby’s Jamaica international Simon Dawkins is set to be sold in January after playing in just one game this season.
Striker Jamie Vardy will be offered a new ‘double your money’ contract to keep him at Leicester with Chelsea waiting in the wings.
Louis van Gaal’s future at Man Utd rests on events at Stoke today.
Manuel Pellegrini is unfazed by claims he is set to be offloaded as the Manchester City manager.