Michael Ballack was left out of Chelsea’s Champions League squad because he has agreed to join Real Madrid in January.
Liverpool are set to cause further unrest with Newcastle’s Steven Taylor by preparing a £5million raid for him during the January transfer window.
Roy Keane is set to enter contract talks with Sunderland officials this month that could make him one of the Premiership’s best-paid managers.
Daniel Levy is ready to sell Tottenham – for a whopping £250million.
Ousmane Dabo is ready to quit Manchester City in the next transfer window and head back to Italy to sign for Fiorentina.
West Ham head the queue for Plymouth midfielder Dan Gosling.
West Brom want to sign Sheffield United striker Danny Webber.
Southampton boss George Burley has offered Christian Dailly a route out of West Ham’s reserves.
Nicky Shorey will be sold to West Ham in January if he continues to snub Reading’s contract offer.
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is chasing Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill as he awaits a major offer for Artur Boruc.
Hull hope to sign Middlesbrough defender Andrew Davies on loan this week.
Ivan Campo will quit Bolton to have talks with Qatar Sporting Club.
Four new consortia have registered their interest in buying Coventry.
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Marcello Lippi has emerged as a contender to take over as Spurs boss.
Manchester United will be caught out in a new debt row over a controversial report that claims their interest repayments on debts will soar to £100million.
Steven Taylor wants showdown talks with Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Sven-Goran Eriksson are locked in an £18million battle for Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Giovani dos Santos has been urged to snub Manchester United and Chelsea to stay with Barcelona.
Portsmouth are plotting a New Year raid for young Southampton star Andrew Surman.
Liverpool are poised to launch a £12million swoop for Cagliari playmaker Pasquale Foggia when the transfer window reopens.
Arsenal’s Justin Hoyte has emerged as a January target for Aston Villa.
Derby boss Billy Davies is on collision course with the Rams’ board.
Coventry boss Iain Dowie wants to sign Fitz Hall for a third time.
Sunderland are preparing a January bid for Darlington goalkeeper David Stockdale.
Watford hope to snatch Mo Kallon from under the nose of Birmingham boss Steve Bruce.
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Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Italy’s latest midfield star Pasquale Foggia.
Arsenal and Manchester City have put Torino winger Alessandro Rosina on their wanted lists.
Mancini is set to snub interest from Liverpool and West Ham by signing a new deal with Roma.
Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen will return to the Premier League in January – with Portsmouth leading the chase.
Manchester United have rejected a bid from Southend to take defender Adam Eckersley on loan.
Neil Warnock will raid Sheffield United for Danny Webber and Jon Stead if he lands the Leicester job.
Blackpool hope to sign Birmingham’s Neil Danns and Andy Wilkinson of Stoke on loan.
Bryan Hughes almost made a loan move to Everton before last week’s transfer deadline.
Leeds want to re-sign Hull striker Michael Bridges on loan.
West Ham are ready to offload James Collins and Cardiff could be interested.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United will lead the chase for Newcastle defender Steven Taylor after he turned down the offer of a new deal.
Arsenal want Arsene Wenger to stay at the club beyond the new contract which will keep him at the Emirates until 2011.
Paul Robinson’s future at Tottenham is under scrutiny after claims from Italy that they are tracking Livorno ‘keeper Marco Amelia.
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Freddy Shepherd, the ousted chairman of Newcastle, is about to make a sensational swoop to buy Leeds from Ken Bates.
Fulham head the list of at least half-a-dozen clubs which are in line to be taken over in the coming weeks.
Guus Hiddink will not succeed Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Ray Wilkins could be in line for a sensational return to Queens Park Rangers.
Swansea boss Roberto Martinez is under pressure with the spectre of a homecoming for John Hartson adding to intrigue at the Liberty Stadium. Some see the former Wales striker John Hartson as an eventual player-boss if he makes the move from West Brom.
Luiz Felipe Scolari still wants to manage England.