Manchester United are tracking Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala and Chelsea, Liverpool and United are all in the hunt for Xabi Alonso.
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has conceded some of his performances have been "average" this season.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned any suitors of Papiss Cisse it will take a big fee to land him in January.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce does not expect Stewart Downing to be sidelined for 10 weeks - but won't set a date on when the winger will return.
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta has laid into the fixture scheduling ahead of Saturday's showdown with Manchester City.