Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says striker Darren Bent is not for sale ahead of the close of the transfer window.
It is understood Saphir Taider is set to leave Southampton just three weeks after arriving on a season-long loan.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has reportedly stated his desire to bring David Beckham to the club - as long as he can prove his fitness.
The 37-year-old midfielder, who was born in east London, this week stated his intention to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the year and the Hammers have been one of a number of clubs linked with him since.
The Sun quotes Allardyce as saying: "Yes, I would like to see a fit David Beckham at West Ham.
"But he would need to come and do a fitness test like any other player."
Former England captain Beckham stated he will leave the Galaxy following the December 1 MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo, saying he wanted "one last challenge" before the end of his playing career.