Liverpool duo’s contracts
11:15: Liverpool are keen to tie down Harry Wilson and Ovie Ejaria to new deals before allowing them to go out on loan.
Both youngsters have impressed in the Under 23s this season but have failed to make the grade under Jurgen Klopp with the German not naming them in any of his match day squads this term.
With the January transfer window now open, the pair are keen to go out and get some regular football under their belts with a number of Championship teams showing interest.
Klopp remains a big fan of the duo after hearing rave reviews from the Academy coaches, but cannot guarantee them first team football between now and the end of the season.
Wilson and Ejaria are both stalling on signing new deals as they weigh up their options, claim the Liverpool Echo.
Hazard to Madrid…
10.00: Eden Hazard’s odds of making a move to Chelsea have been cut.
And Paddy Power claim the chances of him making the move have now doubled.
The bookmaker have cut the odds from 12/1 to 5/1 that the Chelsea star heads to the Bernabeu.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Things are already pretty Hazard-ous at Real Madrid, as they trail Barca by some distance in the league.
“But the Bernabeu could feel like the garden of Eden compared to Stamford Bridge.”
Hazard has been linked with Madrid and has knocked back a new contract at Chelsea to see how far interest goes.
Barca to offload Suarez
09.10: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reportedly wants to replace Luis Suarez with Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg – and Lionel Messi is not happy.
Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Bartomeu is keen to shake up the squad in the summer and top of his wishlist is Dolberg.
The report says the Barca president thinks 31-year-old Suarez’s best days are behind him but Messi does not agree.
The Argentina international is said to be fuming at the prospect of losing his strike-partner and is fighting for him to stay.
Mourinho takes Evans action
09:10: Jose Mourinho wants to be kept informed about developments surrounding Jonny Evans.
The Daily Mail say a stunning return to Manchester United could yet be on the cards.
However, Arsenal and Manchester City are also keen on the West Brom man.
Who will replace Coquelin?
08.25: Arsene Wenger has confirmed Francis Coquelin will be leaving for Valencia, with the Frenchman expected to depart in a deal worth around £12million.
Coquelin made 105 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since joining in 2008, and Arsenal have already been linked with several potential replacements.
Check out who could be arriving at the Emirates this month to take the place of the ‘Police Officer’ here.
Liverpool offered Moura
08:20: Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Lucas Moura from PSG.
That’s according to French newspaper Le Parisien.
The player’s representatives have supposedly told the Reds they can sign him as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
And that could rankle with Manchester United, who are also keen on the 25-year-old.
Rafinha Ozil replacement
08.10: Arsenal have made an offer for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazilian is said to be on the mend from a long-term knee injury and is attracting interest from a host of top clubs.
Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the Gunners have approached the midfielder with an offer, along with Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.
Arsene Wenger is said to want Rafinha as a replacement for Mesut Ozil who is yet to sign a new deal and could leave in the summer for free.
Messi blocks Liverpool deal
08:00: Lionel Messi has supposedly stopped Liverpool signing Sergi Roberto.
Diario Gol say the Barcelona star does not want Roberto to leave the Nou Camp.
Liverpool enquired about the 25-year-old’s availability while negotiating for Philippe Coutinho.
But, on Messi’s orders, the player ended up staying at Barcelona.
07.30: Gerard Pique insists Samuel Umtiti will be at Barcelona for many years to come.
The defender has been linked with Manchester United and City but Pique insists he’s staying put.
“I’m not worried about what clubs might or might not do,” said Pique.
“Umtiti is a great player and we expect him to stay at Barca for many more years and for him to enjoy his football with us.
“To an extent, the buyout clause is made high so that you can’t buy the player. As time goes by, that fee doesn’t seem so high at all, but the player still has to want to leave.
“We’re very happy with Umtiti and I’m sure he’s going to stay here for a very long time.”
Man Utd’s Marco Asensio offer
06:00: Manchester United have reportedly tabled a huge offer to sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio this month.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Bordeaux ace Malcom have been shortlisted as potential targets, as United seek to have a strong second half of the campaign and challenge for silverware.
Meanwhile, Asensio has struggled for game time at the Bernabeu and mainly been on the bench.
And according to Spanish publication Don Balon, Mourinho has stepped up the hunt and placed an offer for Asensio.
The offer has been described as “massive” and he report suggests he is giving serious consideration.