Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is understood to be set for a return to Atletico Madrid, according to Sky sources.
Mark Hughes insists Stoke will not be looking to make any major additions in the January transfer window.
Global football icon Pele has joined the praise of Sir Alex Ferguson upon his retirement and described the Scot as his "idol".
And Pele has paid tribute to the Premier League boss via his Twitter account.
"Sir Alex, you were my idol for a coach, and you are an example for all future generations," wrote the three-time World Cup winner.
"Sir Alex, you are a legend and your achievements are unlikely to ever be surpassed."