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Manchester United plan on signing Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January before setting up a mammoth deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford next summer.
Arsenal will resume their efforts to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window.
Arsenal are set to make a January bid for Edinson Cavani. The Uruguay international is unhappy at PSG due to being played out of position by Laurent Blanc.
Milan Borjan is on a short-term deal with Ludogorets, with 'a number of clubs' interested in the Canadian's services following his Champions League appearance against Liverpool.
Hatem Ben Arfa, currently on loan at Hull City from Newcastle, could cancel his stay with the Tigers and return to St James's Park early should Alan Pardew be sacked. The pair had a public falling out, with the Frenchman banished to the reserves.
Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has emerged as a contender to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Cardiff with Lennon keen to enter discussions with the Welsh side.
Liverpool and Arsenal have turned their attentions to Isco after Juventus emerged as favourites to sign Pedro. The two Premier League clubs are monitoring Isco's situation at Real Madrid.
Liverpool winger Suso has already agreed personal terms with AC Milan and will either move to San Siro in January or when his Reds contract expires at the end of the season.
Arsenal can breathe a sigh of relief after the injury Jack Wilshere picked up in Dortmund proved not to be serious. The England midfielder will return to training before the end of the week and could feature in Saturday's clash with Aston Villa.
Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane, 21, is reported to have extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2020.