Carlo Ancelotti has asked to be released from his contract at Paris St Germain, according to sporting director Leonardo.
Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle remains hopeful of leaving the Bundesliga club in the summer.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing Peter Crouch and Christopher Samba but admits a deal for either player is unlikely.
Stoke striker Crouch played under Redknapp at Southampton, Portsmouth and Tottenham but the QPR boss feels the Potters are unlikely to part with the 31-year-old frontman.
Defender Samba, meanwhile, joined Anzhi Makhachkala in February in a £12million deal from Blackburn and Rangers could struggle to match his wages at the big-spending Russian side.
"These are two players whose names have been mentioned but at the moment we're not close to doing anything," Redknapp told BBC Sport.
"Crouch's name came up in a meeting with the chairman but I don't think Stoke want to sell him.
"On Samba, again the chairman is dealing with this. At this stage I don't think that's a goer. I like Christopher Samba and he is a very good player but at this stage I don't see him leaving Russia.
"Things can changes but at this stage we're not close to doing anything."