Ranieri considering move for Simpson
Ranieri managed Simpson during the pair's time at Leicester, where they famously won a title in 2015-16.
The 31-year-old is out of contract next summer, and the Foxes are weighing up cashing in on him this January.
Watford terminate Kaboul contract
Watford have terminated the contract of defender Younes Kaboul by mutual consent.
Kaboul joined Watford from Sunderland in a reported £4 million deal in August 2016, and featured frequently in his first season.
However, the 32-year-old has not played for Watford in 15 months, having dealt with several injury issues.
Sheffield Wednesday to offer Bruce £2m per year
Crew sign Valenzuela on permanent transfer
The Columbus Crew have signed left-back Milton Valenzuela on a permanent transfer from Argentine side Newell's Old Boys.
🚨 NEWS 🚨#CrewSC has acquired Milton Valenzuela on a permanent transfer from @CANOBoficial_en as a Young Designated Player!— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) December 21, 2018
Welcome back, Milton! 🖤💛
➡️ https://t.co/jcDfIRSU5J pic.twitter.com/UXVXzT09RT
The 20-year-old played the 2018 season with Columbus on loan, and has now joined full-time as a Young Designated Player.
Valverde refuses to discuss Barca links to Rabiot
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has claimed Barca made a "disrespectful proposal" for the 23-year-old, who is set to leave PSG at the end of the season.
De Boer the frontrunner for Atlanta United
Moses set to join Crystal Palace for £12m
Moses has fallen out of favour under Maurizio Sarri, having made just five appearances in all competitions this season.
Wolves and West Ham were also interested in the 28-year-old, but Moses appears to be heading for Selhurst Park, where he played from 2007 to 2010.
Sarri: Drinkwater can leave Chelsea if he wants
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that midfielder Danny Drinkwater can leave Chelsea if he so chooses.
Drinkwater's only appearance this season came in the Community Shield back in August, with the 28-year-old not fitting into Sarri's preferred 4-3-3 system.
Barca and Valencia in talks with Boca over Almendra
The 18-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of South America's brightest prospects, with several of Europe's biggest clubs tracking his progress.
Union sign homegrown goalkeeper
The Philadelphia Union have announced the signing of goalkeeper Matt Freese to homegrown deal.
Wayne, PA ➡️ @harvardcrimson ➡️ Philadelphia Union Homegrown— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) December 21, 2018
Let's give a Philly Welcome to our newest Homegrown signing, goalkeeper @Matty_Ice49!https://t.co/9EEf2zhfN7 | #DOOP pic.twitter.com/7VpzwXTn5F
The 20-year-old leaves Harvard University after two seasons, and was called up to the United States U-19 team in 2017.
'Ozil-Rabiot swap would be no surprise'
Former Arsenal star Perry Groves has suggested that a swap deal involving Mesut Ozil and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot would make sense.
Ozil's future with the Gunners is in doubt, while Rabiot's mother and agent insisted earlier this week that her son was set to leave the Ligue 1 champions.
PSG look to bolster midfield
Blaise Matuidi was sold to Juventus in the summer, Thiago Motta retired and the Ligue 1 giants are now facing the increasingly likely departure of Adrien Rabiot, leaving them desperately short of options in the centre of the park.
Fabinho seems an improbable capture given that he's just moved to Liverpool, but Gueye and Fabregas are viable and relatively inexpensive options.
U.S. U-20 Ledezma signs with PSV
Boca Juniors ask Mourinho to take manager's job
Boca Juniors have discussed with Jose Mourinho the possibility of becoming the club's manager, according to TNT Sports.
Mourinho recently called Boca director of football Nico Burdisso to congratulate him on his role with the club and, as part of that conversation, Burdisso asked the Portuguese about his thoughts of managing the Argentinian club.
The manager recently departed Manchester United and, in a recent interview, said he wishes to live a normal life until his eventual return to the game.
Ramsey to Inter in January?
Aaron Ramsey reportedly has a verbal agreement to join Inter on a free transfer at the end of the season, but manager Luciano Spalletti wants to bring the deal forward to January, according to Football Italia.
The Welshman's contract negotiations have stalled with Arsenal over wages, and Inter are reportedly prepared to meet his lucrative €6m-7m per season demands.
However, Spalletti is desperate to bring the midfielder in immediately and the club's hierarchy are considering a January proposal.
Rice set to commit to Ireland
The teenager had been holding out from committing his allegiances in the hope that he could break into the England set-up, but his mind appears to have been changed.
Since the departure of Martin O'Neill as head coach, replacement Mick McCarthy has reportedly made securing the services of Rice a priority and it seems his efforts have paid off.
Chelsea eyeing Fekir?
Fekir was on the verge of a move to Liverpool in the summer but the deal collapsed over a failed medical.
However, Chelsea are now keen to bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri looks to bolster his squad, although the Blues may be forced to wait until the end of the season.
Emery - Ozil has a future here
Unai Emery stated that seemingly out-of-favour midfielder Mesut Ozil does have a future at the club, despite the fact that he has started just one game since November 11 - a dead-rubber Europa League game with Qarabag.
However, Emery informed a press conference that the German would be in the squad for Saturday's Premier League fixture against Burnley, and when asked if he had a future at Arsenal, responded with, "Yes, why not?"
Juve after De Ligt
The 19-year-old centre-back won this year's Golden Boy award and Juve defenders Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli were reportedly instructed to try and convince him to join the club during the ceremony in Turin.
However, the Dutch wonderkid has long been a target for Barcelona, although Juve representatives are hoping that a €75m fee plus young striker Moise Kean will be enough to see off their Spanish rivals.
Sarri plays down Higuain talk
Liverpool face Werner fight
Gattuso quashes Higuain talk
The Rossoneri boss said: "We're keeping hold of Higuain and, in recent years, Chelsea have not bought players aged 30 or 31."
Arsenal to explore swapping Ozil for Isco
Gunners open to trade deal with Real Madrid
The Spain international currently finds himself in a frustrating position at the Santiago Bernabeu, with manager Santiago Solari reluctant to show faith in him.
With Unai Emery doing likewise with Ozil, it could be that a trade deal is put in place during the January transfer window.
Mandzukic opens Juve talks
New Rangers deal for Jack
Villa capture new keeper
Milan keen on Rashford
Rossoneri monitoring Red Devils strikers
The England international struggled for regular game time under Jose Mourinho, which first sparked the exit talk, but has seen the Portuguese move on and may see more minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer hints at January arrivals
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Manchester United will be making moves in the January window and has vowed he will "have an input" over the club's transfer dealings.
The former Red Devils striker has taken interim charge of the Old Trafford outfit until the end of the season having replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho.
Brands: Everton won't be held to ransom by PSV
The Toffees have reportedly been quoted €30m for Lozano and €20m for Bergwijn, price tags which Brands has categorically stated will not be met.
Lozano, 23, and Bergwijn, 21 have scored 18 goals and provided 14 assists between them in 31 combined Eredivisie appearances for the league leaders.
Valencia to cancel Batshuayi loan?
The Belgian striker has struggled to make an impact in Spain so far this season, scoring just three goals in 20 appearances in all competitions.
However, with rumours circling over the future of Alvaro Morata at Chelsea, Batshuayi may be given an opportunity to impress if the Spaniard is moved on.
Chelsea prepare huge January bid for Higuain
Maurizio Sarri keen on a reunion with the former Napoli striker.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was interested in signing the striker in the summer, but the Argentine eventually moved to Milan on loan as part of a deal that saw Bonnuci return to Turin.
However, the Rossoneri are reportedly struggling to meet Financial Fair Play regulations and may be forced to part with their higher-valued assets, opening the door for a potential big-money move to Stamford Bridge in January.
Man City fighting for £60m De Jong
City want the 21-year-old to replace Fernandinho, 33, at the base of midfield after failing to capture any of Fred, Jorginho or Kovacic in the summer.
The Dutchman's agent has hinted that a decision will be made soon, with Barcelona the current favourites for his signature.
Monaco to make Fabregas move
Four Man Utd players threatened exits
Roma planning Van Aanholt raid
Real propose Hazard swap deal
The Blancos have seen their Spain international playmaker slip down the pecking order under Santiago Solari, but remain keen on attacking reinforcements and a long-standing target at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham product signs with future MLS team Nashville
Lancaster was the Golden Boot winner in the U.S. second tier, the USL, in 2018 and has helped Louisville City FC to back-to-back league titles over the last two years.
The forward will spend next season on loan at Nashville SC ahead of joining the MLS outfit.
Earthquakes sign Brazilian midfielder on loan
FA to investigate Fulham's Seri transfer
Fulham signed Seri and teammate Maxime Le Marchand in July for a combined fee believed to be around £21.5million.
However, it has since been claimed that the deal was arranged in such a way as to avoid a bonus due to Seri and payments due to his former clubs.
Arsenal considering sending Ozil out on loan
Germany international struggling for regular action at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are considering sending midfielder Mesut Ozil out on loan next month, according to The Times.
Ozil's Arsenal future is in doubt after struggling to fit into the system employed by new Gunners boss Unai Emery.
The pair have also reportedly clashed in team meetings when the player's work rate has been questioned, with a January departure now a possibility.
Atletico look to ward off Bayern interest in Hernandez
Hernandez's agent is due to meet Atletico CEO Gil Marín on Friday and could use the speculation to push for a new contract for the 22-year-old.
Minnesota announce Gregus deal
Napoli to bring Ospina deal forward
Ospina joined Napoli on a season-long loan last summer with the option of making the deal permanent for £3.1million (€3.5m/$4m) at the end of the season.
However, Napoli could now move to bring that deal forward to next month having been impressed with the Colombian's performances.
Player mutiny threat sparked Mourinho sacking
Up to four members of the squad had threatened to hand in transfer requests next month if Mourinho had remained in charge.
The players had reportedly lost faith with the Portuguese's methods and tactics as well as his treatment of certain players, including Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly.
Real Madrid not interested in Mourinho
Mourinho maintains good relationships with Real president Florentino Perez and sporting director Jose Angel Sanchez, sparking speculation he could make a dramatic return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the Spanish giants remain fully behind current boss Santiago Solari and are not considering bringing Mourinho back in the short term or long term.
Arsenal may struggle to sell Ozil
Club fear midfielder's wages will be an issue
Arsenal are willing to sell Mesut Ozil in January but fear his £350,000 a week wages will put off potential suitors, according to The Mirror.
The Germany international has only started 11 of Arsenal's 26 games this season after failing to fit into new boss Unai Emery's tactical system.
Ozil was left out of Arsenal's squad for their Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham in midweek for 'tactical reasons' and after the game Emery refused to confirm whether the midfielder had a long-term future at the club.