Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to return to AC Milan, telling the club he needs rest.
Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa is content at Chelsea in response to reports linking him with a return to Atletico Madrid.
Stoke have announced the signing of United States international Juan Agudelo and loaned him immediately to FC Utrecht having failed to get a work permit for the striker.
The Potters completed a free transfer for the 21-year-old despite being denied a work permit in November and have decided to send him to the Eredivisie while they prepare a second application.
Agudelo, who left Major League Soccer franchise New England Revolution, made his international bow as a 17-year-old and has earned 17 caps.