All the top stories and transfer rumors from the national newspapers from Wednesday…
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique to talk to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a possible transfer after he was unhappily left at Manchester United.
Real Sociedad hope to persuade Manchester United to release Juan Mata as a free agent in January.
Eric Bailly has flown back to Manchester United from Ivory Coast and is a contender for the game against Burnley.
Barcelona are considering a transfer for Chelsea pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen, according to reports in Spain.
In-demand Fiorentina hotshot Dusan Vlahovic is eager to move to the Premier League, but Arsenal have now reportedly been banned from the race.
Arsenal are reportedly leading the way to loan Philippe Coutinho next month, with the Barcelona outcast preferring a move to the Emirates over their Premier League rivals.
Newcastle are interested in a loan for Brazil international Gabriel Barbosa after Benfica refused to sell Darwin Nunez in January.
Ross Barkley could make a sensational return to Goodison Park next month, while Everton are interested in the Chelsea star.
Queens Park Rangers are front-runners to bring in veteran defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth, although Nottingham Forest are also interested.
Former Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys-Grant, now at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, is considering a return to England amid interest from a number of Championship clubs, including Derby, Cardiff, Birmingham and Blackburn.
Brighton forward Aaron Connolly is approaching a loan spell at promotion-hunting Middlesbrough.
Everton’s Lucas Digne has been linked with a move to Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel replaces the injured Ben Chilwell on the left wing.
Thomas Tuchel has said he will not stop standing up for his Chelsea players after admitting he understands “zero per cent” why the Premier League will muddle through a chaotic winter with just three substitutes.
Manchester United target Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Florian Wirtz.
Newcastle United are reportedly poised to make a sensational plunge for PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – just six months after the ex-Liverpool ace left the Premier League.
West Ham are reportedly considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick to ease the burden on Mikhail Antonio.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne will turn down a transfer to Tottenham, in favor of a mega-money transfer to MLS side Toronto FC.
Raphinha will not push for a January transfer from Leeds despite being wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Chelsea could be forced to sign a left-back after Ben Chilwell underwent knee ligament surgery, which could put him out for the rest of the season.
Rangers “lead the race” to sign Paris Saint-Germain youngster Xavi Simons, according to reports.
Robbie Neilson insists his in-demand Hearts stars like John Souttar and Craig Halkett are under a transfer window unless clubs pay big bucks for them.
Karamoko Dembele is set to return to Celtic training next week, according to reports.