Manchester United are plotting a £25m January raid for Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw, with Chelsea and Spurs also interested.
Arsenal and West Ham target Ciprian Marica, 27, is close to revealing the identity of his next club after the former Schalke striker, who is a free agent, confirmed he is in negotiations with three teams.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have targeted Juventus legend Antonio Conte as a potential new manager if Arsene Wenger decides to retire.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will offer striker Carlton Cole, 29, a new contract if he can prove his fitness.
Championship clubs Birmingham, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich all want Everton defender Shane Duffy on loan.
Sir Alex Ferguson has moved to end the rift that threatened to see Wayne Rooney leave Manchester United by heaping praise on the striker.
Meanwhile, current United boss David Moyes is trying to talk England midfielder Michael Carrick into signing a new deal.
Jose Mourinho admits the attractive football demanded by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is at the heart of his team's problems.
Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton, 23, is set to go on loan with Championship side Derby County interested in the midfielder.
Nottingham Forest will pay Chelsea £25,000 a week to take England U21 international Nathaniel Chalobah on loan.
Everton have admitted that England left-back Leighton Baines did want to leave Goodison Park and join Manchester United in the summer.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll will find out on Friday if he needs to jet to the USA to receive treatment for his freak heel injury.
Jose Mourinho has demanded immediate improvements from his Chelsea players after back-to-back defeats.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says he sold Stephane Sessegnon to West Brom because the player's heart was no longer in the club.
Midfielder John Obi Mikel says Chelsea could lose to anyone they face at the moment with confidence wrecked by successive defeats.