CLUBS will have to act fast if they are to secure their targets ahead of the closure of January’s transfer window.
There is now less than a week to go until the deadline, and although things have been quiet so far, they are expected to hot up over the coming days.
Today, a host of Premier League clubs have again been linked with business.
The Gazette today reported that Newcastle United are in advanced talks over a move for Racing Santander forward David Concha, with club officials also working on a deal for Sporting Gijon defender Jorge Mere.
Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria. (Daily Mail)
Joel Campbell has joined Villarreal on loan from Arsenal, subject to a medical. (Sky Sports)
Wolfsburg have denied rumours they want to sign Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle. (Daily Star)
Liverpool could sign Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom. (Metro)
Lazio are set to tie up a deal for West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison. (talkSPORT)
Middlesbrough are set to sign midfielder Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic. (Daily Mail)
Blackburn Rovers have warned Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion that striker Rudy Gestede will not be sold for less than £5m. (talkSPORT)
James Milner could yet sign a new deal with Manchester City. (Daily Mail)
Roma remain interested in Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea and Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, after the Italian club’s manager, Massimiliano Allegri, said a £75m offer would be hard to reject. (Metro)
Arsenal are chasing Valencia full-back Joao Pereira. (Tutto Mercato)
Darren Fletcher has been granted a free transfer by Man United, with West Ham United, Celtic, West Bromwich Albion and Valencia all interested. (Birmingham Mail)
Douglas Costa has asked Shakhtar Donetsk not to price him out of a move to Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)
Man United’s chase for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been halted after the Dutchman picked up a knee injury. (The Sun)
Adnan Januzaj’s agent has revealed Louis van Gaal has blocked a January loan move for the winger. (The Telegraph)
Southampton are considering making an offer for Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie. (Daily Mirror)
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett says no offers have yet been received for Bakary Sako, but if West Brom or any other clubs meet their valuation, Wolves would speak to the winger. (Wolverhampton Express and Star)
Birmingham City have urged 18-year-old winger Demarai Gray to wait for a top Premier League club to come in for him after turning down a bid from Bournemouth. (Daily Star)
Derby County have been knocked back in their bids to sign Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips on loan from Queens Park Rangers, but could return with permanent offers. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.