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Chelsea have made Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos their top transfer target as they see him as being easier to sign than Everton's John Stones.
Sam Allardyce is set to take the vacant manager's job at Sunderland.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is studying the possibility of signing Auxerre youngster Brahim Konate, a dynamic teenage midfielder.
West Ham could move for former Arsenal midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who is currently playing with Besiktas and is valued around the £14 million mark.
Louis van Gaal is ready to offload Argentina defender Marcus Rojo and replace him with Netherlands international Bruno Martins Indi of Porto during the January transfer window.
Jose Mourinho is set to get his wish as Chelsea will make a £36 million bid for Everton defender John Stones in January. The Blues unsuccessfully pursued the centre-back for much of the summer.
Linked with a potential move to Barcelona, Dortmund and Germany midfielder Marco Reus has instead bought a house in the Spanish capital, strongly suggesting a move to Real Madrid is likelier.
Aston Villa is not happy with the recent performances of goalkeeper Brad Guzan. The club has sent scout Tony Coton to watch Mainz keeper Loris Karius and Coton liked what he saw.
Manchester City have highlighted Philippe Coutinho as a possible long-term replacement for David Silva, with Liverpool likely to lose the midfielder should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Dick Advocaat is to leave Sunderland after their clash with West Ham on Saturday.