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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.
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.
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.
Dick Advocaat is to leave Sunderland after their clash with West Ham on Saturday.
Arsenal could now be favourites to sign Nolito after Barcelona pulled out of the running to sign the Celta Vigo forward, who has a €24 million buyout clause.
Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Lionel Messi will take legal actions against El Mundo after the media published an article accusing him of fiscal fraud
Spanish defender Martin Montoya is closing in on a move to Barcelona in January. The right full back, now in Inter, demands more minutes.
Aston Villa have joined Manchester City in the race to sign Besiktas forward Gokhan Tore. Scouts from Villa Park were impressed with the attacker after he impressed against Fenerbahce.