With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.
Monday morning's headlines:
Report: Premier League trio interested in Brest youngster Lenny Pintor
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are reportedly monitoring 17-year-old French winger Lenny Pintor, who plays for Ligue 2 side Brest and the France Under-17 side. Read more.
Report: Manchester United in talks to sign Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler
Manchester United are reportedly hoping to wrap up a £30m deal with Valencia for Spain Under-21 midfielder Carlos Soler before the opening of next summer's transfer window. Read more.
Arsene Wenger downplays Mesut Ozil to Manchester United links
Arsene Wenger claims that Mesut Ozil's "superb" display in the 5-2 win against Everton offers proof that he is not desperate to leave Arsenal, contrary to recent reports. Read more.
Report: Manchester United to move for Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo
Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering a move for Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo, as he attempts to plug Manchester United's troublesome left-back position. Read more.
Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi 'lifetime' contract
Barcelona want Lionel Messi to 'stay at the club for life' as negotiations over a new contract for the Argentina international continue to rumble on. Read more.