THE opening of the January transfer window is now just two weeks away, and Premier League clubs are finalising their plans for the month.
Transfer speculation has been steadily increasing in the build-up to January 1, when clubs will look to tweak their squads to boost their end-of-season hopes.
Today has seen renewed speculation surrounding several sides, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea among those to make the headlines.
Neil Warnock has admitted Crystal Palace have no chance of signing Ashley Cole on loan from Roma next month. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham Hotspur are set to increase their efforts to land Liverpool target Jackson Martinez from Porto in January. (Metro)
Real Madrid have ruled out a move for Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, meaning Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea are now at the front of the queue for the German. (Daily Star)
Sam Allardyce says West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho does not need a new contract. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are ready to bid £26m for Barcelona forward Pedro, who is also wanted by Man United and Liverpool. (Daily Star)
The Gunners also want to sign Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Man United also waiting in the wings. (Daily Star)
Eden Hazard is close to signing a new £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Chelsea. (Daily Telegraph)
James Milner has stalled on signing a new contract at Man City, bringing his future into doubt. (Daily Telegraph)
Southampton want to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder. (Daily Mirror)
Queens Park Rangers are lining up moves for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch and Toronto’s Jermain Defoe. (Daily Mirror)
Atalanta are targeting Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt. (talkSPORT)
Bolton Wanderers are considering a loan bid for Rangers winger David Templeton. (Daily Record)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.