Newcastle are set to bid £4m for Jack Butland and also want Danny Graham, while Chelsea and Tottenham are stepping up efforts to sign Willian.
Shakhtar Donetsk will consider selling Willian to Chelsea or Tottenham this month but they will demand about £20million for the Brazilian playmaker.
Joey Barton has apologised after becoming embroiled in yet another Twitter row - this time with his former team-mate Didi Hamman over QPR's potential signing of Loic Remy.
Marseille striker Loic Remy has still not decided whether to join Newcastle or QPR, according to OM's sporting director Jose Anigo.
World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann wants England to stage the tournament again in recognition for the Football Association bringing "credibility" to the game.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has claimed Manchester City have tried to lure a number of people to the Etihad Stadium from the Nou Camp.
Manchester City have finally released midfielder Michael Johnson, the player once compared to Colin Bell and tipped to be a regular England international.
Manchester United were over obsessed with neighbours City last season says Patrice Evra - and it cost them the title.
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing insists the Reds can press their way into the Premier League's elite bunch, by adding a nasty streak to their patient passing style.
Swansea could hijack Liverpool's bid to re-sign Blackpool's Tom Ince.
Steven Pienaar has urged Everton not to lose focus during the extra wait before their quest for a top four place resumes.
Newcastle United are eyeing Birmingham City's England international goalkeeper Jack Butland and are readying a £4million bid.
Newcastle will move for either Danny Graham or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after losing out to QPR for Loic Remy, who will join Harry Redknapp's side on an £85,000 a week deal.
Steven Taylor is hoping to make his return to first-team action against Reading on Saturday.
Bolton defender Marcos Alonso is fully focused on dumping Premier League Swansea out of the FA Cup this month - rather than plying his trade there.
Dougie Freedman believes Josh Vela can be a regular Wanderers first-team player after being impressed by the young Salfordian in training.
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman could hand Stuart Holden a first-team start at Sunderland on Tuesday as he looks to get the American midfielder back into senior action after 15 months out.
Blackburn Rovers' under-fire owners Venky's are set to be at Ewood Park this weekend - with club matriarch Anuradha Desai preparing for just her second visit since The Walker Trust sold up in November 2010.
Jordan Rhodes believes Blackburn Rovers' squad will all have a point to prove this week - as he prepares to play under his ninth manager within the last 12 months
Kieran Lee hopes Sheffield Wednesday keep taking the fast track to success ahead of Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay away at MK Dons.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones said Gary Madine still has a job to do for the club despite speculation linking the striker with a move to Millwall.
Sheffield United will this week press ahead with their efforts to reshape Danny Wilson's squad following the arrival of Jamie Murphy and Danny Higginbotham at Bramall Lane.
Barnsley director Don Rowing believes new manager David Flitcroft will stamp his own identity on the club.
Martin Jol is prepared to let Pajtim Kasami leave Fulham on loan - providing he's guaranteed regular football.
QPR's Nedum Onuoha has revealed the personal turmoil he's faced following the death of his mother.
Rafael Benitez says the return of John Terry will restore Chelsea's character, but what they really need is sharpness up front.
Sunderland made their second signing in less than a week on Monday, but Martin O'Neill has warned they cannot afford to stop there, with a striker likely to be his next new addition.
Stick together and cut out the mistakes - that's the recipe for promotion, according to Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele.
Phil Bardsley says Sunderland cannot adopt a defeatist attitude over the 'reward' for victory in Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay.
Southampton are closing in on their first signing of the January transfer window with defender Vegard Forren expected at the club on Tuesday to discuss personal terms ahead of a £4million move.
Roberto Martinez is likely to dip into the transfer market for a central defensive recruit after losing Ivan Ramis for several months.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and Ciaran Clark believe Christian Benteke will soon be back on the goal trail
Birmingham City boss Lee Clark hopes to beat Leeds United to go on a cup run and give everyone at the club a huge lift.
Wolves boss Dean Saunders says he knows the secret formula for success and how to win promotion from the Championship.
Wolves manager Dean Saunders insisted his side must 'toughen up' on the road and get back to liking the ugly stuff if they are to climb the table.
Bjorn Sigurdarson is set to hand Wolves a boost by returning for their trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
Aston Villa have been handed a major boost after it emerged experienced defender Richard Dunne will resume training this week.
West Brom have backed Queens Park Rangers targets Jonas Olsson and Peter Odemwingie to shine against their suitors in their FA Cup third-round replay at The Hawthorns.
Neil Warnock will assess Luciano Becchio's state of mind before deciding if he lines up in Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay at St Andrews.
Neil Warnock admits he is facing a critical six-week spell in his Elland Road tenure - amid growing discontent from Leeds United supporters at the club's poor recent performances.
Chris Hughton is acutely aware Norwich City need to pick up the Premier League pace again to avoid becoming embroiled in the heat of a gathering relegation battle.
Reading goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo says Adam Federici is playing with a smile on his face again after shaking off a disastrous start to the Premier League campaign.
Swansea have the option to make Roland Lamah's stay at the club permanent at any time during the winger's 18-month loan from Osasuna.
Tony Pulis has declared Jon Walters psychologically ship-shape and mentally fit to play in Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay against Crystal Palace, despite the trauma of his nightmare display against Chelsea on Saturday.
Neil Lennon says he will not be surprised if there are bids for Victor Wanyama before this transfer window closes - but he will be surprised if any are accepted.
David van Zanten hopes the winter break hasn't ruined St Mirren's mid-season momentum.
Celtic's chief scout John Park has been in Portugal this week trying to unearth the next Bhoys superstar to follow in the footsteps Victor Wanyama and Beram Kayal.
Lee Wallace has vowed to do all he could to increase Rangers' clean-sheet haul after another second-half slip-up.
Gary Hooper's former coach Ian Baraclough believes the striker will have no trouble winning a place in the England squad - if and when he leaves Parkhead.
Hibs boss Pat Fenlon is on the trail of Portuguese winger Pedro Santos but faces competition from German outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf for the 24-year-old's signature.
Dundee United will consider Derek McInnes as their new manager should they lose Peter Houston.