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:
Borussia Dortmund hopeful of long-term stay for Marco Reus
Marco Reus will remain a Borussia Dortmund player for the "long term", according to the German club's sporting director Michael Zorc. Read more.
Agent: Karim Benzema remains "very happy" at Real Madrid
Arsenal-linked striker Karim Benzema has "absolutely no intention of leaving" Real Madrid, according to the player's agent Karim Djaziri. Read more.
Manchester United begin contract talks with Phil Jones?
Manchester United and defender Phil Jones reportedly begin talks over a new long-term deal, which is understood to be worth around £150,000 a week. Read more.
Agent: 'Everton can't recall Henry Onyekuru from Anderlecht'
Everton are unable to recall striker Henry Onyekuru from his loan spell with Anderlecht in January, according to the player's agent. Read more.
Inter Milan 'to review Mauro Icardi release clause'
Inter Milan are keen to raise the release clause of Argentine forward Mauro Icardi from £98.2m to £133.9m, according to a report. Read more.
Real Madrid 'want Barcelona winger Jose Arnaiz'
Real Madrid are interested in signing Barcelona attacker Jose Arnaiz, who has scored four league goals for Barcelona B this season, according to a report. Read more.
Stoke City, Newcastle United 'eye non-league forward'
Stoke City and Newcastle United reportedly scout 19-year-old forward Nordine Ibouroi, who currently plays his football for fourth-tier French outfit FC Martigues. Read more.
Father: 'Rafinha not interested in leaving Barcelona'
Rafinha "has no interest" in leaving Barcelona amid talk of interest from the Premier League, according to the midfielder's father Mazinho. Read more.