THERE are now just days to go before the opening of the January transfer window, with Premier League clubs getting ready to do business.
And today saw plenty of sides linked with transfers, with speculation sure to increase over the coming days and weeks.
There were a flurry of stories today, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Celtic among the clubs to feature prominently.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has urged the club to target Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira. (Daily Mirror)
Cesc Fabregas says he would “love” Barcelona star Lionel Messi to join him at Chelsea. (Daily Express)
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed his interest in Liverpool midfielder Lucas. (Daily Star)
Crystal Palace want to sign Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo on loan in January. (Daily Mail)
Queens Park Rangers are lining up a new bid for Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon. (Daily Telegraph)
Former Celtic striker Tony Watt is expected to swap Standard Liege for Charlton Athletic. (Daily Express)
Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a £20m January target for Manchester City, just 12 months after leaving Chelsea for the German club. (Daily Star)
West Ham United want to sign one “quality” player in January, according to manager Sam Allardyce. (London Evening Standard)
QPR could bid for former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue – currently at Galatasaray – in January. (Turkish-football.com)
Man City are considering moving for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos next summer. (talkSPORT)
Paul Lambert says Aston Villa are powerless to prevent Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph leaving as they get ready to enter the last six months of their contracts, with Liverpool and Man United interested in the pair. (Daily Star)
West Ham are set to sign Canadian defender Doneil Henry in January. (Daily Mail)
Man United have been joined by Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, who is not wanted in Spain. (Daily Express)
Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United all want to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain also interested. (Daily Express)
Tottenham and Valencia both want to land Aston Villa left-back Aly Cissokho. (Daily Mirror)
The father of Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir says the player would only leave the French club for Arsenal. (Le Parisien)
Crystal Palace have made a bid of £2.5m for Lille left-back Pape Souare, who is valued at £3m. (Daily Mail)
Man City have been alerted after Rolando Aarons’ contract negotations with Newcastle United stalled. (The Sun)
Southampton and Man City are set to miss out on Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder in January, with the player’s current club, Galatasaray, having promised to meet all his contract obligations. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is wanted by Olympiakos. (The Independent)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland after yesterday’s 1-0 derby win at Newcastle.