But, the owner Farhad Moshiri has later denied the reports of a potential sale, insisting he is committed to the struggling club.
Arsenal could rival Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in the summer.
UEFA are set to change their Financial Fair Play rules to combat the long contracts loophole which Chelsea have been using.
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Cristiano Ronaldo‘s new club Al-Nassr are reportedly convinced he will end his career there, as he’ll be 40 years old when his contract ends in 2025.
Everton will continue talks with Marcelo Bielsa about becoming their new manager but will also consider appointing their former boss Sam Allardyce.
Bristol City‘s 29-year-old English goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is set to undergo a medical at Wolves.
Nottingham Forest would like to sign 36-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Paris St-Germain.
Everton are now expected to re-explore a deal for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana after Arnaut Danjuma turned his back on a move to Goodison Park despite undergoing a medical at Finch Farm.
Frank Lampard reveals his nightmare at Everton will “make him stronger” – and he’s vowed to return and prove himself in the Premier League.
Arsenal look set to beat Barcelona to the signing of highly-rated midfielder Martin Zubimendi as transfer is expected to be completed at the end of the season and Arsenal will pay the player release clause.
Barcelona have serious interest in signing Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer at the end of the season as they look at Bosman deals for head coach Xavi.
Napoli director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli says he is “optimistic” the club can sign 22-year-old Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who has also been linked with Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a move for out-of-favour Barcelona star Memphis Depay after agreeing personal terms with the Netherlands forward.
Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is the Mexican Football Federation’s favoured candidate to take over as boss of their national men’s team.
German keeper Loris Karius, 29, is expected to extend his deal at Newcastle United beyond January as talks take place between the two parties.
Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho has yet to sign a new deal at the Old Trafford the club, with the Argentine’s representatives wanting more than the £20,000-a-week that has been offered.
Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen about France winger Moussa Diaby but the German club do not want to sell the 23-year-old in January.
Chelsea are involved in yet another tug-of-war with the Blues monitoring Tottenham’s interest in £25m Leandro Trossard.
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Patrick Vieira fears Chelsea’s spending could distort the transfer market and make it even harder for Crystal Palace to sign players from abroad – despite admitting it is good for the quality of the Premier League.
West Ham are looking at making a move to bring in England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, on loan from Manchester United.
Belgium wing-back Yannick Carrasco‘s agent says talks are taking place for the 29-year-old move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, with Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 28, going in the opposite direction.
Bayern Munich have had an offer of 8m euros (£7m) and 1m euros (£885,000) in add-ons for Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer, 34, rejected by Borussia Monchengladbach.
Leicester City have had a £30m bid for Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 24, rejected by Italian club Fiorentina.
Southampton are getting closer to a permanent deal for 21-year-old Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, who Villarreal value at 20m euros (£17.7m).
Crystal Palace are interested in bringing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher back to the club, with the 22-year-old England international having impressed on loan with the Eagles last season.
Lyon have made a late attempt to hijack Wolves’ move for Flamengo star Joao Gomes, according to reports.
English striker Ashley Fletcher, 26, who joined Watford last summer is set to join MLS side New York Red Bulls on loan. (Watford Observer)
Liverpool are interested in Benfica forward Darwin Nunez and the 22-year-old Uruguay international is keen on joining the Reds. (Football Insider)
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is on the brink of being sacked by the club, with former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch in line to replace him. (Mail)
West Ham boss David Moyes says he spoke to Colombia forward Luis Diaz as the Hammers tried to sign the 25-year-old before he joined Liverpool. (Football London)
Tottenham want to beat Newcastle to the signing of Botman to convince manager Antonio Conte that the club will back him. (Star)
Real Madrid believe they can afford the financial packages needed to sign Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, and Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 21, this summer. (Marca)
Barcelona lead Bayern Munich in the race to sign Chelsea’s 25-year-old Danish defender Andreas Christensen. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)
Real Sociedad and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 22, is favouring a switch to Barcelona over a move to Arsenal in the summer. (Sport via Metro)
Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley says Lille’s 22-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman and Manchester United’s England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 29, both wanted to join the Tyneside club in January. (Athletic – subscription required)
Wolves defender Max Kilman is in contention to be called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for two friendlies in March. (Mirror)