Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola an £18m-a-year deal to become Chelsea's next manager in the summer.
QPR are set to sign 28-year-old Stoke midfielder Wilson Palacios, who has played only four times this season.
Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain Fabricio Coloccini, 30, to leave the club.
Manchester City are confident a deal can still be struck with AC Milan to offload striker Mario Balotelli, 22.
Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, says there is no chance of the striker moving back to Italy this month and that AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi made a "huge mistake" in criticising the Italy forward.
Inter Milan's Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is hoping for a last-minute switch to England and the 28-year-old has asked his advisers to make one final attempt to plot a move to a top Premier League club.
Harry Redknapp will hold talks with Ryan Nelsen, 35, next week in an attempt to convince the defender to remain at QPR.
Tottenham are in talks over a £15m move for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo. The 27-year-old is reportedly seeking a four-and-a-half-year deal worth in excess of £70,000 per week.
Ajax and Galatasaray are seeking a loan deal for Liverpool's 24-year-old winger Oussama Assaidi - a £3m summer signing by Brendan Rodgers.
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Liverpool have offered Turkish club Fenerbahce £9m for Senegalese striker Moussa Sow, 26.
Andreas Laudrup, son of Swansea manager Michael, has joined French team Saint Etienne on loan with an option to purchase. The 22 year-old has been at Danish side Nordsjaelland since 2008.
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing South Korean Son Heung-Min, currently of Hamburg.
Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez accepts he has no chance of landing the permanent job after his side's defeat by Swansea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Angry Chelsea fans have decided to boycott matches until Rafa Benitez is dumped.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 18, says his mother Nadine is his own personal Jose Mourinho, running his life and even advising him on how to play.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned some of his young players that they need to shape up or face being shipped out this summer.
Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, 39, has said defending in Serie A is not as good as it was when he was playing.
Jamie Oliver is Manchester City's surprise transfer-window signing, agreeing a five-year deal to take care of all catering needs at Etihad Stadium.
Footage has emerged of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola appearing to shun Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, during the Fifa Ballon d'Or awards.
New Wolves manager Dean Saunders has ordered his players to stay out of McDonalds.