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The Spartak Moscow winger is expected to return to Britain after falling out with the management of the Russian side, with Everton said to be keen.
The veteran striker is to finalise his departure from Bray Wanderers in order to join up with Owen Heary's side.
Borussia Dortmund has spotted two potential successors of Robert Lewandowski: Hertha BSCs Adrian Ramos and Kevin Volland from 1899 Hoffenheim. Other candidates: Atleticos Diego Costa and Portos Jackson Martinez.
Serie A giants Juventus and Inter are interested in signing Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov but will face competition from Zenit St Petersburg.
Tottenham have approached Frank de Boer as they step up the search for a replacement for Andre Villas-Boas. The Ajax boss is Spurs' preferred choice and the club have already begun enquiries.
Championship side Nottingham Forest are preparing a bid for West Bromich Albion striker Shane Long, but face competition from Everton, Newcastle and Stoke City.
Benitez asked the defender, Napoli wants to take him on loan and now waits Liverpool's answer.
Manchester United have identified Porto left-back Alex Sandro as a January target as attempts to sign Leighton Baines appear to have stalled. The 22-year-old has six caps for Brazil and has been at Porto for two years.
Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Real Madrid's out-of-favour goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The 32-year-old is expected to make a decision on his future as the World Cup approaches.
Tim Sherwood will give Emmanuel Adebayor a chance to redeem himself at Tottenham as the interim manager assesses his options ahead of his stint as Spurs boss.