With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.
Friday morning's headlines:
The 30-year-old almost moved to the Chinese Super League this summer. Read more.
Barcelona wanted to sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt during the summer, according to a report. Read more.
Borussia Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze is a January transfer target for Inter Milan, according to a report. Read more.
Jose Mourinho told Manchester United not to bid for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, according to a report. Read more.
Cesc Fabregas says that he turn down the chance to join Real Madrid on more than one occasion during his time with Arsenal. Read more.
Experienced defender Thomas Meunier hints could leave Paris Saint-Germain during the January transfer window. Read more.
Manchester United reportedly contact Mino Raiola to discuss the possibility of Paul Pogba signing a new long-term contract at the club. Read more.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood urges unsettled attacker Christian Eriksen to stay with the club. Read more.
Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans says that he was "happy" to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United during the summer. Read more.
Chelsea do not fear that Callum Hudson-Odoi will leave the club despite the teenager not yet signing a new deal, according to a report. Read more.
West Ham United eye a swoop for unsettled Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, according to a report. Read more.
Real Madrid want Dani Ceballos - currently on loan at Arsenal - back at the club next season, according to a report. Read more.
Bobby Duncan turned down the chance to join Manchester United from Liverpool during the summer transfer window, according to an Italian agent. Read more.
Lionel Messi has a clause in his Barcelona contract which allows him to decide at the end of each season whether he wants to leave the club, according to a report. Read more.
Manchester City rejected the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during the summer, according to a report. Read more.
The London clubs have agreed an undisclosed fee for the 27-year-old defender. Read more.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to rival Manchester City in the race to sign Bodo/Glimt youngster Hakon Evjen. Read more.
Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas suggests that Tottenham Hotspur were the only club to make 'a serious bid' for Bruno Fernandes this summer. Read more.
Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele reportedly opted against a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain as part of a deal which would have taken Neymar in the opposite direction. Read more.
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud reveals that he is interested in a future transfer to a club playing in the United States. Read more.
Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad are allegedly considering an approach for Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta. Read more.
Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes may reportedly sign a new contract after failing to secure a transfer to the Premier League or La Liga this summer. Read more.
Manchester City are reportedly considering bringing in a new centre-back during the January transfer window. Read more.
Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to launch another approach for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane during the January transfer window. Read more.