The January Transfer Window opens in 29 days' time, as clubs across Europe consider sticking or twisting with the squads they assembled last summer.
With no fewer than three managerial changes made in the Premier League already this season, the likes of Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg may look to adjust things next month.
Will Manchester City bolster in an attempt to chase-down league leaders Liverpool? Will West Ham offer further investment to Manuel Pellegrini? Will Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester strengthen their push for top-four and above? And there’s Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's striking targets cut by Richarlison's new long-term Everton deal.
Here are the latest transfer news and rumours on Wednesday December 4th…
Former Valencia coach Marcelino has been approached by Arsenal over the vacant manager's job, according to Goal.com's sources in Spain.
Meanwhile, we understand that Arsenal consider Freddie Ljungberg as a genuine contender to be their next permanent manager and will offer him the job if he instigates a sufficient turnaround in fortunes.
The Blues could be set to miss out on Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj, with Calciomercato reporting Serie A outfit Roma ready to make a move for the Albania international in January.
The same outlet also offers an exclusive on out-of-favour striker Olivier Giroud being offered to AC Milan by the west London outfit. We understand the France international is set for showdown talks with the Blues as he targets a January move.
The Reds are set to battle it out with Chelsea for Genk's highly-rated midfielder Sander Berge, according to reports in Norway.
Meanwhile, Football Insider reports Liverpool will only allow Rhian Brewster to join another club in January if they offer guaranteed playing time.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out making any January transfer signings despite the club's defensive crisis.
“I don’t want any players in January,” he said.
“If we cannot do it in summer, we cannot do it in January.”
Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The LaLiga giants are said to be preparing to make an offer for Napoli's 28-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Calciomercato.
Standard Sport understands Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is pushing for the sale of Christian Eriksen in January after the Dane indicated he is not willing to sign a new contract under Jose Mourinho.