Michael Hector has committed his future to Reading after signing a new three-year contract with the Championship club.
Watford have confirmed the signing of Austria defender Sebastian Prodl from Werder Bremen.
Rafael van der Vaart insists he wants to stay at Spurs but hasn't ruled out a move to Schalke.
The 29-year-old former Hamburg midfielder has been linked with a return to Germany, where his wife still works.
Asked about the prospect of joining Schalke, Dutchman Van der Vaart told Bild: "I don't know. Actually, I want to stay at Tottenham. But, in football, you never know."
Pointing out he never expected to join Real Madrid or Spurs in the way he did, he added: "I spent three years living in Hamburg and had a wonderful time at HSV.
"My wife, Sylvie, works there and we have many friends who live in your country."