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Sir Alex Ferguson is driving Manchester United's push to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. The Scot has taken the opportunity to sweet talk the Madrid star on several occassions recently as he tries to persuade the Portuguese to shun PSG for Old Trafford.
Manchester City and Chelsea's hopes of landing Pep Guardiola could be dashed, with Bayern Munich confident the Spanish coach will sign a new £17m-a-season deal before Christmas. His current deal expires this summer.
Manchester United's hopes of signing Thomas Muller received a boost as the latest round of talks between the striker and Bayern Munich hit a roadblock. The German is hesistating over a new deal, but his current contract runs until 2019.
Tottenham are in pole position to sign Axel Witsel in January. Spurs are long-time admirers of the Belgian, who is keen to leave the Russian Premier League. AC Milan are also interested, but Witself rejected a loan move to San Siro previously.
Ligue 1 sides Monaco & Marseille are ready to do battle over Everton winger Kevin Mirallas in the January window. The Belgian winger looks set to leave Goodison Park, having fallen down the pecking order, and would be open to moving to France.