Sunderland’s relegation rivals want triple swoop while Liverpool eye Ghana star and Man United and Mn City foiled

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Sunderland may be unable to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window, but his relegation rivals look likely to.

Reports today claim that Swansea City – one of the teams battling against the drop along with Sunderland – will bring in three players next month.

However, another team at the bottom, Crystal Palace, could lose their star man.

It’s queit on the Newcastle United transfer rumour front, but here’s the pick of the headlines:

Swansea boss Bob Bradley wants to sign a defender, a midfielder and a striker in the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace are keen to sign Santos attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, but are refusing to pay more than £8m for the 26-year-old Brazil international. (Sun)

Tottenham have made enquiries about signing Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, but they would have to offer at least £35m for the 23-year-old. (London Evening Standard)

England Under-20 defender Reece Oxford has rejected interest from Manchester United and Manchester City and will sign a five-year deal with West Ham - to be announced on his 18th birthday on Friday. (Sun)

Everton could complete a deal which may rise to £11m for Charlton winger Ademola Lookman, 19, in the January transfer window. (Independent)

Manchester United are close to signing Ajax forward Daishawn Redan, 15. (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, has watched Anderlecht left-winger Frank Acheampong, 23, several times this season and could make a £6m move for the Ghana international. (Sun)

Spurs are also interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 24, in January and have made a £25m bid. (Squawka)

Brazil midfielder Oscar, 25, is keen to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place, rather than move to China. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea could replace Oscar with Genoa’s 23-year-old Uruguay midfielder Diego Laxalt. (Daily Mirror)