Arsenal are working on a £55 million deal to bring Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 27, to the Emirates.
But the Gunners are likely to miss out on another target, with 27-year-old full-back Ignazio Abate set to commit his future to AC Milan.
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 32, could return to English football in January, according to the boss of the Toronto MLS franchise.
Liverpool have no plans to loan out Fabio Borini, 23, despite interest in the striker from Inter Milan, Sunderland and QPR in the summer.
Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul, 28, has denied reports linking him with a move to either Lazio or Fiorentina in Italy’s Serie A.
Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 28, says he is unhappy with his bit-part role at Paris St-Germain and misses England.
Harry Redknapp says he nearly signed former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira and current Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for Tottenham when he was in charge of Spurs.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 28, has denied suggestions his red card against West Ham shows his temperament is going backwards.
Meanwhile, the England captain has vowed to become the country’s all-time greatest goalscorer by beating Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals.
San Marino manager Pierangelo Manzaroli says Thursday’s match against England will be an exercise in “damage limitation”.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes Wales have one of their best chances of qualifying for a major tournament with a squad led by Gareth Bale.
Liverpool’s summer signing Lazar Markovic, 20, has asked fans to give him more time after struggling to impress since joining from Benfica.
Barcelona striker Suarez, 27, could make his international return in Uruguay’s friendly with Saudi Arabia on Friday, having not played for his national team since his World Cup bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has travelled to New York to discuss matters such as the January transfer window with the club’s chairman Randy Lerner.
Sir Alex Ferguson backs Louis van Gaal’s determination to “clear the decks” at Manchester United after speaking publicly about the Dutchman’s appointment for the first time.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs believed to be strongly against the idea of playing an extra game in the season abroad.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 24, is ready to commit his future to the club and wants to stay at Anfield for “many years”.