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:
Everton 'eye shock move for free agent Samir Nasri'
Everton reportedly line up a surprise move for free agent Samir Nasri, who will be eligible to return from an 18-months drugs ban next month. Read more.
Manchester United 'considering Zlatan Ibrahimovic return'
Manchester United are reportedly considering the possibility of bringing former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club on loan in January. Read more.
Real Madrid chiefs 'losing patience with Gareth Bale'
The Real Madrid hierarchy are reportedly losing patience with Gareth Bale following the winger's decision to link up with Wales despite recent injury problems. Read more.
Bayern Munich 'join Manchester United, Arsenal in race to sign Nicolas Pepe'
German champions Bayern Munich reportedly plan to step up their pursuit of Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal. Read more.
Toby Alderweireld "not thinking" about new Tottenham Hotspur deal
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld casts doubt over his future at the club by insisting that he is "not thinking" about signing a new contract. Read more.
Arsenal 'want Hector Herrera as Aaron Ramsey replacement'
Arsenal reportedly identify Porto captain Hector Herrera as a possible replacement for contract rebel Aaron Ramsey. Read more.
Sam Allardyce: 'Ruben Loftus-Cheek must leave Chelsea'
Former England boss Sam Allardyce urges Ruben Loftus-Cheek to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window. Read more.