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Aston Villa are considering a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour 30-year-old defender Joleon Lescott, who supported Villa as a boy.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has been offered Inter Milan forward Wesley Sneijder, 28, to boost his side's relegation scrap.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish expects forward Wilfried Zaha, 20, to stay at Selhurst Park until the summer - but admits a big bid could tempt the Championship club to sell in January.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are in pole position to sign Zaha and the Old Trafford club are confident of recruiting the England international in the summer.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has been quoted by Spanish newspaper AS as describing reports linking striker Radamel Falcao, 26, with Real Madrid as "totally false".
Tottenham are leading the race to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 23, on a pre-contract agreement from Toulouse.
Tottenham will listen to offers for England international midfielder Jake Livermore, 23, this month, with London rivals QPR and Fulham monitoring the situation.
Newcastle have compiled a shortlist of strikers to replace Chelsea-bound Demba Ba, with Marseille's Loic Remy, 26, one of the three international forwards being considered by the Magpies.
Manager Alan Pardew has warned Newcastle owner Mike Ashley the club are in danger of relegation from the Premier League if he does not allow him to spend heavily in January.
Pardew had to persuade the Newcastle board to break their policy of not recruiting players over the age of 25 to land 27-year-old France right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.
Swansea striker Danny Graham, 27, is Brian McDermott's next target after the Reading manager's capture of defender Daniel Caricco, 24, from Sporting Lisbon.
Standard Liege defender Rami Gershon, 24, underwent a medical on Thursday night ahead of his proposed loan move to Celtic.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)
French club Evian Thonon Gaillard are interested in signing winger Florent Malouda, 32, from Chelsea.
Fabio Coentrao's future at Real Madrid is in danger after the 24-year-old full-back failed to show up for the first training session of the year.
Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 23 - a previous target of Manchester City and Chelsea - has left AC Milan for Corinthians for around £12m.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 22, is seeking help from the club's chaplain as he bids to save his career with the Premier League champions after his apparent training-ground bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini.
Frank Lampard has told Chelsea he will take a £100,000-a-week pay cut to stay at the club, but Blues owner Roman Abramovich insists the midfielder will leave when his contract expires in the summer.
Chelsea do not know when injured captain John Terry, 32, will return to full training let alone start playing, a month on from the date initially pencilled in for the defender's comeback.
Married West Ham and England winger Matt Jarvis has posed for the cover of Britain's bestselling gay magazine Attitude in an attempt to crush one of the game's last remaining stigmas.
Grime stars Devlin and Lethal Bizzle are just a handful of the acts set to go head-to-head for the right to sing the next official FA Cup anthem as part of a new competition launched by the Football Association.
Mansfield boss Paul Cox is getting married on Friday - but he insists his priority is an FA Cup upset against Liverpool on Sunday.
Coventry will wear a replica of the kit that they sported during their famous 3-2 FA Cup final win over Tottenham in 1987 when they travel to Spurs in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Swansea's promotion to the Premier League generated £58m for the Welsh economy, a Cardiff University study has found.