Manchester City is still looking for Lionel Messi from Barcelona when his contract expires next summer – and the magic of FC New York City in the US could also appeal to a 33-year-old Argentine striker. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish) External Communications
Aston Villa and 25-year-old English midfielder Jack Grilish are now at the top of the city’s list of transfer destinations. Etihad Stadium Club are also considering the possibility of buying 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Villa Douglas Luiz, £25m. (Daley Star on Sunday) External Communications
Ajax football director Mark Overmars, a former Arsenal winger, says he is ready for a new challenge, just like Dutch club director Edwin van der Sar, a former Manchester United goalkeeper. The pair is connected to a possible switch on United. (Song tag mirror) external connection
Liverpool and Everton are both interested in 23-year-old Brazilian central defender Gleason Bremer. (Liverpool echo) external communication
Lawyer Eric Bailey told Manchester United that the 26-year-old ICI might have to assess his future if his situation at Old Trafford does not improve. (Calciomercato in Italian) external reference
Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho said the loan from Portuguese midfielder Gedson Fernandez, 21, to Benfica could end in January. (Sports TV, via Sky Sport) External communications.
Some fans of Manchester City believe that a last-minute change from their former 34-year-old Bosnian striker Edin Jacko, who is now playing for Rome, could be a wise decision if the transfer window reopens in January. External link.
Juventus leads the race for Bayern defender David Alaba, 28, from Munich, whose contract ends next summer. (Tuttosport in Italian) external link
Crystal Palace sees an option for Chelsea and Spain left behind Marcos Alonso, 29, if 30-year-old Dutch defender Patrick van Aanholt does not extend his contract with the Eagles until the end of this season. (Sunday mail) External communications
Everton’s Ivorian midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 25, was able to leave the club in January after not influencing the Goodison Park club. (soccer insiders) external communication
Leeds United and England midfielder Calvin Phillips, 24, says his Ellend Road teammate Patrick Bamford, 27, is about to join him on the international stage. (Yorkshire Evening Post) external communications
Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will find the ideal solution to his defensive crisis after injuries sustained by a pair of first-class central defenders, Virgil van Dyck and Joe Gomez. (Liverpool echo) external communication
Southampton may be looking for Mohamed Elunussi Celtic, and the 26-year-old Norwegian striker is in the second round for a Scottish club. External communications.
The English Football Association has placed a number of clubs under a transfer ban following the conclusion of a bridging loan with the umbrella organisation. (Sunday mail) External communications