WITH the January transfer window edging closer to being shut, clubs are finalising deals ahead of the expected mayhem of deadline day.
Today, a number of deals were completed, while speculation continued at pace.
The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea made the headlines.
Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has joined Crystal Palace on a deal until the end of the season, the club has confirmed.
Palace have also signed midfielder Jordon Mutch from Queens Park Rangers.
Swansea City are hoping to sign midfielder Jack Cork from Southampton this month. (Daily Mail)
Real Madrid are planning to land David de Gea on a free transfer from Man United when his contract expires in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph)
Liverpool are plotting a double raid on Hannover in the summer for midfield pair Lars Stindl and Leonardo Bittencourt. (Daily Star)
Andre Schurrle has asked Chelsea to lower their £25m asking price so he can return to Germany. (Daily Telegraph)
Man United are edging closer to the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. (Daily Mail)
Birmingham City have made an enquiry for West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans. (Birmingham Mail)
Paris Saint-Germain have held talks over a loan move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Telegraph)
Swansea are considering entering the race for Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede, but no club has yet matched the Championship outfit’s £6m valuation of the player. (Daily Mail)
The agent of Porto striker Jackson Martinez says he is set for a move to Serie A rather than a switch to the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool or Everton. (Daily Express)
Aston Villa are back in talks over a deal for Manchester City forward Scott Sinclair. (Birmingham Mail)
Hull City are ready to hand a chance to Man United midfielder Nick Powell. (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace are close to signing Lille defender Pape Souare for £3.4m. (The Guardian)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.