8th Feb 2013
Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic has replaced David Villa of Barcelona as the striker at the top of Arsenal's summer transfer target-list.
Contrary to previous reports Frank Lampard has not been approached by Chelsea about a new deal and no negotiations have been scheduled.
Lampard has offers from around the world for when his deal expires this summer, and the midfielder currently favours a switch to Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that Spurs must qualify for the Champions League in order to keep winger Gareth Bale from the clutches of other clubs, with Real Madrid preparing an offer for the player in the summer.
Brazil forward Neymar will not be joining Manchester City, his club Santos have said.
West Brom are expecting several bids to be made for striker Peter Odemwingie and out-of-favour winger Jerome Thomas by Football League clubs now the loan transfer window has opened.
Aston Villa top scorer Christian Benteke plans to leave the relegation-threatened club at the end of the season. Arsenal are believed to be favourites to buy him, although Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested.
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland may go out on loan for all of next season after the club said it would take an enormous offer to convince them to sell current keeper Asmir Begovic. Both Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with the Bosnian international.
Fulham want to turn full-back Sascha Riether's loan spell at the club from Cologne into a permanent deal.
Patrick Vieira is in line for a surprise return to Arsenal after manager Arsene Wenger spoke to him out about the job of replacing Liam Brady as head of youth development.
Newcastle intend to continue concentrating on foreign markets to buy footballers as they insist British players are too overpriced.
Chelsea striker Demba Ba returned to training on Thursday wearing a face mask to protect the broken nose he suffered against former club Newcastle United last weekend.