Coach Roberto Mancini will step up Manchester City's search for a new defender if Vincent Kompany loses his red card appeal, and the champions could target Borussia Dortmund pair Neven Subotic, 24, and Mats Hummels, 24.
Arsenal are trying to sign midfielder Mohamed Diame, 25, from West Ham by offering £3.5m for the Senegal star.
As well as beating Newcastle to the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy, 26, QPR boss Harry Redknapp is hoping to secure a £8m move for Rennes' midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, in the next 24 hours.
West Brom's Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, is still a target for Premier League basement side QPR. The Baggies have already rejected a £2m offer for Odemwingie - who they value at £6m - from Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, as well as his £5m bid for their centre-back Jonas Olsson.
Birmingham will leave keeper Jack Butland, 19, out of their FA Cup third round replay against Leeds to ensure he is not cup-tied in a move that could lead to his exit in a £6m deal.
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Fulham are going to have to pay £1.5m for 18-year-old Barnsley right back John Stones, 18. Wigan are also interested.
Reading hope to land Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu, 23.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, 28, admits he would like to play for Boca Juniors again, especially with Carlos Bianchi as manager of the Argentina side.
Manchester United keeper David De Gea, 22, is on Barcelona's short-list as they draw up plans to replace Victor Valdes, 30, who's future is uncertain after contract talks broke down.
Norwich are watching Swedish striker Marcus Berg, 26, after he was told he could quit Hamburg.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hopes that the "love" shown towards Fabricio Coloccini, 30, from the Toon Army can help him keep his influential skipper on Tyneside.
Tottenham are in talks with Dutch side FC Twente over a move for defender William Ekong, 19.
AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has ruled out a move for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 22.
Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan will be confirmed as the new Scotland boss within the next 48 hours after winning the race to succeed Craig Levein. The 55-year-old has been the bookmakers' favourite ever since Levein was axed last November.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, 49, has once again alerted top Premier League clubs, including his former employers Chelsea, to his potential availability in the summer by reiterating a desire to work in England again.
Celtic want to open talks with Victor Wanyama, 21, about a new deal despite the midfielder having two years left on his deal.
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Dundee United manager Peter Houston, 54, says he is surprised Blackpool were given permission to talk to him about taking over at Bloomfield Road.
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Juventus are also said to be interested in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, who had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United.
Former Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen, 34, has moved across the Belgian capital from Cercle Bruges to rivals FC Bruges on a free transfer. The Icelandic player is used to playing on both sides of a local rivalry, having played for both Chelsea and Fulham during his career.
Juventus could offer Lyon up to £8.3m to sign Argentine player Lisandro Lopez, 29. The French side previously turned down a loan bid from the Italians for the striker.
Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti has called on Welsey Sneijder, 28, to be "professional" and respond to a recent offer from Turkish side Galatasaray. The two clubs have agreed on a transfer, but the Dutch playmaker is said to be undecided on the move.
BBC 5 live's 606 newsletter reports that Ajax midfielder Siem De Jong, 23, is a contender for miss of the season after a howler in Sunday's friendly against Vasco Da Gama.