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Chelsea are on course to complete the £12m signing of 21-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Basel before their FA Cup tie at home to Stoke on Sunday.
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25.
Manchester United are planning up to five more signings of the same calibre as £37.1m club record capture Juan Mata, 25, as manager David Moyes instigates an overhaul of the current squad.
Manchester United have made a big offer for Southampton star Luke Shaw, as they look to pip Premier League rivals Chelsea to the 18-year-old defender's signature.
Liverpool have targeted Benfica midfielder Andre Gomes and the Portuguese club want £12.4m for the 20-year-old.
There is fresh doubt over Tom Ince's Blackpool future after the 21-year-old winger was left out of caretaker manager Barry Ferguson's first squad.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has insisted Peter Crouch is not for sale, amid reports linking the 32-year-old striker with a move back to former club Queens Park Rangers.
Alberto Gilardino has disappointed West Ham and Sunderland by pledging his future to Italian side Genoa. The 31-year-old striker has his sights set on scoring 200 Serie A goals.
Chelsea had said they would not sell Juan Mata to Manchester United but had to do so after no other club met their £37m valuation of the Spanish international playmaker.
Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has launched a verbal attack on Black Cats players John O'Shea, who he says criticised team-mates to him in private, as well as the "rotten" duo of Phil Bardsley and Lee Cattermole.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is set to leave the club following a falling out with chairman Huw Jenkins.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is also at odds with co-chairman Steve Parish over transfer policy and the future of the Eagles boss is now in doubt.
Manchester United are ready to commit £65m in wages to keep Wayne Rooney, 28, at Old Trafford for the next four years.
Nicolas Anelka will be sacked by West Bromwich Albion if the 34-year-old forward is found guilty by the FA of making an anti-Semitic gesture.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 29, played through the pain against Bournemouth after having staples to close a head wound that he picked up during Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round win.
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