With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.
Thursday morning's headlines:
Barcelona to make move for Lyon defender Ferland Mendy?
Barcelona are reportedly considering an offer for Lyon defender Ferland Mendy as they assess potential backup for left-back Jordi Alba. Read more.
Real Madrid maintain interest in Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling?
Real Madrid are reportedly still planning to make an offer for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, providing that the Englishman does not pen a new deal. Read more.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur to move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly?
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a January offer for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. Read more.
Anthony Martial goal 'triggers £8.7m payment for Monaco'
Anthony Martial's goal against Newcastle United last weekend ensures that Manchester United must pay Monaco a further £8.7m, according to a report. Read more.
Marcos Alonso in "advanced" talks with Chelsea over new deal
Marcos Alonso, who was linked with a return to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, is close to signing a new long-term contract with Chelsea. Read more.
AC Milan 'beat Manchester United to Lucas Paqueta signature'
A report claims that Lucas Paqueta is on his way to AC Milan in January, with the Italian club beating the likes of Manchester United and PSG to his signature. Read more.
Saul Niguez: 'I want to retire at Atletico Madrid'
Spain midfielder Saul Niguez reveals that he wants to 'retire' at Atletico Madrid in a huge blow to the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United. Read more.
Manchester United 'lining up new Jesse Lingard deal'
Manchester United prepare to open talks with Jesse Lingard over a new contract at Old Trafford, according to a report. Read more.
Liverpool, Manchester United 'to battle for Aaron Ramsey'
Liverpool and Manchester United both consider January moves for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to a report. Read more.
Barcelona 'line up summer move for Matthijs De Ligt'
Barcelona reportedly identify 18-year-old Ajax defender Matthijs De Light as their number one transfer target for next summer. Read more.
Jose Mourinho 'to personally scout Nikola Milenkovic'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reportedly personally scout 20-year-old Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic during the international break. Read more.