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Diego Costa suffered a mystery illness after his spell on international duty with Spain and was forced into hospital on his return to Chelsea. The Spain international is currently sidelined with a groin injury and should miss the Man Utd clash.
Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger has killed Chelsea's hopes of signing him, admitting his 'heart beats for Arsenal'.
Liverpool will beat Tottenham to the £2 million signing of Birmingham City prospect Demarai Gray, dubbed the 'next Raheem Sterling'. Gray, a winger, has played for England under-19s.
The Serie A side are interested in signing Ianis Hagi, son of former Romania hero Gheorghe. Currently at Vitorul Constanta, reports suggest Barcelona also have their eyes on the young attacker.
Despite the interest of Newcastle in the Argentina international, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has identified the midfielder as a key target and the Ligue 1 club are poised to pounce in the next transfer window.
AC Milan scouts have been in Argentina watching the talented River Plate midfielder Leonel Vangioni according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio. Milan reportedly saw Vangioni as the alternative to Pablo Armero in the summer transfer window.
Manuel Pellegrini has instructed the Manchester City hierarchy to sign Arsenal flop Mesut Ozil as a replacement for Yaya Toure, who he expects to leave the club.
Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Fredy Guarin, after Inter Milan put the Colombian up for sale. The 28-year-old is seen as an alternative to Arturo Vidal.
According to reports Arsenal want to sack Arsene Wenger and replace him with current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti. The Gunners will hand the Italian sizeable funds to spend in the transfer market.
Manchester United have turned their attention to Real Madrid left-back Marcelo and hope to sign the Brazilian in January. Madrid are prepared to let Marcelo leave as they target a move for Bayern's David Alaba.