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Harry Redknapp is hoping Lyon's France international right-back Anthony Reveillere, 33, will sign for Queens Park Rangers.
Wigan are close to completing the loan signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel, 22.
Tottenham are close to signing Schalke's Germany international midfielder Lewis Holtby, 22, on a pre-contract deal.
Fulham are waiting on the results of a medical as they ponder giving Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, a deal at Craven Cottage.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 25, has put Manchester City on alert after his agent said he is likely to quit the Italian club this summer.
Midfielder Jermaine Jenas, 29, is heading back to Tottenham after making one start in three months during a loan stint at Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reigniting his interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, with hopes of making him his first signing of the transfer window.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Paris St Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau, 28, after he was told he can leave in January.
West Ham are willing to let 25-year-old striker Modibo Maiga leave the club for Newcastle. The Mali international failed a medical with the Magpies last year but he is on their shortlist if a bid for Marseille striker Loic Remy, 26, fails.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans has been told he can look for a new club during the January transfer window.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)
Chelsea are willing to part with around £24m for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, of Real Madrid, according to AS.
Former Sunderland player John Mensah, 30, will join French side Stade Rennes. The Ghanaian defender has been without a club since his contract with Lyon ended in June.
Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder did not participate in the team's first training session of the year. The Dutch international, 28, is said to be unhappy at the club and looking to move elsewhere.
Sean O'Driscoll, who was sacked as Nottingham Forest manager last week, will be on the Wolves shortlist if the club lose patience with current boss Stale Solbakken.
Blackburn's bid to bring in Peter Taylor as their next manager has hit a snag - because of a tax problem.
A new survey has revealed that more than three-quarters of professional players in England and Scotland say depression is a problem for footballers.
Defender Rio Ferdinand, 34, says if Manchester United keep their "house in order", the Premier League leaders can ignore rivals Manchester City's title challenge.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him by admitting he still "loves" the club that gave him the platform to become one of the world's best players.
Bury manager Kevin Blackwell is believed to be among the candidates to take over as Barnsley boss after they sacked Keith Hill.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, 49, could one day manage in the United Arab Emirates, according to his friend and Al Ahli manager Quique Sanchez Flores.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he was confronted by a gang of hooded fans during his contract talks with the club eight years ago. The group calling themselves the 'United boys' turned up outside his house to demand that he sign a new deal.