Chelsea and Manchester United have both had a difficult season so far in the Premier League.
However, they are both reportedly looking to steal a march in next year’s title race by making big-money moves.
That is just one of the stories to have made today’s headlines, with Liverpool, Crystal Palace and West Ham United among the other clubs to feature.
Man United are interested in re-signing Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo is set to switch clubs in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)
Gareth Bale could also leave Real Madrid, with Chelsea, Man United, Bayern Munich and PSG all interested in him. (The Sun)
Another high-profile player who could be on the move is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, with PSG and Real Madrid ready to battle for his signature. (Daily Mail)
Neven Subotic could be set for a reunion with Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool boss hoping to sign him on loan from Borussia Dortmund. Another target for the Reds is Inter Milan’s Andrea Ranocchia. (Daily Mirror)
Potential Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Juventus’ Paul Pogba. (The Sun)
West Ham are considering making a move for Grays striker Dumebi Dumaka. (Daily Express)
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth would both like to sign Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker, who is on loan at Southampton. (Daily Telegraph)
AC Milan are leading a chase which also involves Inter Milan, Juventus and Roma for Man United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. (Gazetta dello Sport)
Marko Arnautovic has rejected a new contract at Stoke City. (The Guardian)
Norwich City have slapped a £15million price tag on Nathan Redmond, in an attempt to see off interest from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)
Dele Alli will be handed a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur which is likely to double his £10,000-a-week wages. (London Evening Standard)
Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given says the club should start planning for life in the Championship by making signings this month. (talkSPORT)
Villa manager Remi Garde could bid for Lyon striker Claudio Beauvue. (Daily Star)
Didier Drogba is set to retire from playing to join the backroom staff at Chelsea. (L’Equipe)
Meanwhile, Sunderland are expected to complete the signing of Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff imminently, and it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.