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The Sevilla midfielder is believed to have caught the attentions of the Premier League rivals, but both clubs have been told they will not get the 25-year-old on the cheap and will have to pay his €40 million release clause in full.
The Premier League champions are set to encounter stiff competition from Arsenal for the services of the 21-year-old Basel defender.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is eyeing a January loan move for Manchester United youngster Nick Powell, who can be recalled from his current loan spell at Wigan next month.
Tottenham have been dealt a double blow as both former Holland boss Guus Hiddink and Ajax manager Frank de Boer have rejected the chance to succeed Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.
Roma are considering making a move for Everton defender John Heitinga to replace Nicolas Burdisso, while Fiorentina are also monitoring the Dutchman's situation.
Martin Montoya wants to stay at Camp Nou and the renewal talks are set for next month.
Diego Costa is unlikely to want to leave the Vicente Calderón any time soon. This won't stop Arsenal trying to sign the 25-year-old Brazilian who has scored 22 goals already this season
Fulham's striker Hugo Rodallega has some offers from Colombia. Millonarios, Cali, Santa Fe are the most interested.
It is believed that Rafinha extends his contract at Bayern Munich until 2017. His original contract would be expired in 2014.
Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne met Leverkusen officials to hold first talks about a transfer in January. Bayer seem to be the favourite for the Belgian international. He favours to come back to the Bundesliga.