24th Sept 2013
Everton have 'put aside' a new deal for Manchester United target Leighton Baines but manager Roberto Martinez promises a contract will be sorted for the defender.Full story: Daily Mirror
Italian champions Juventus will provide stiff competition for Liverpool to sign Xabi Alonso should the Real Madrid midfielder fail to extend his contract beyond next summer.
Arsenal are set to sign Basel defender Fabian Schar in January as boss Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his backline.
Sunderland want Watford boss Gianfranco Zola to succeed fellow Italian Paolo Di Canio as manager.
Blackpool manager Paul Ince could also be looked at by Black Cats officials as Di Canio's successor.
Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet, also contenders to replace Di Canio, have serious reservations about taking the job.
Liverpool are prepared to wait before offering Glen Johnson a new contract despite the defender entering the final two years of his current deal.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he does not know when forward Theo Walcott will be fit to return from a stomach problem.
Wenger still has a £50m transfer pot to spend at Arsenal even after paying £42.5m for midfielder Mesut Ozil.