Borussia Moenchengladbach have announced that 21-year-old goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has rejected a new deal and is set to leave the club, paving the way for a move to Barcelona. Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou could be on the verge of a return to the Premier League with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal reportedly chasing the Lille forward.
But that's only the tip of the iceberg...
22.59 GMT: That's all for tonight. Make sure you are back here bright and early for the next instalment.
22.57 GMT: Transfer alert. Andel Di Maria offers an ugly gesture to the Real Madrid fans when leaving the pitch in the 3-0 win over Celta -- caught by AS. Who wants him?
22.46 GMT: According to the Guardian, Fulham have made an enquiry to Chelsea to see if they want to sell, or perhaps loan, them young left-back Ryan Bertrand who is third in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
22.34 GMT: PSG are keen on FC Groningen starlet Richairo Zivkovic. The 17-year-old has attracted attention from Manchster United in the past, but the Ligue 1 champions want to sign him and then look to loan him back to an Eredivisie side, says Espoirs de Football.
22.30 GMT: Ronaldinho related transfer news. Apparently he's decided to join Besiktas according to various sources and a host of Twitter contributors. Nothing confirmed yet, but that could be an interesting one to follow in the coming days.
22.22 GMT: FC Schalke 04 sporting director Horst Heldt is set to discuss the future of former Germany keeper Timo Hildebrandt, who will be out of contract in the summer. The 34-year old appears to have no future at Schalke, who have been heavily linked with Duesseldorf shot stopper Fabian Giefer.
22.12 GMT: Sky Sports' La Liga man Guillem Balague confirms that Juan Mata wants to stay at Chelsea and has no intention of leaving the club. Will see if he's still there on Feb. 1.
21.59 GMT: Some MLS news for you.
Not a surprise, but a Chicago Fire spokesperson says that signing of ND fwd Harrison Shipp to homegrown contract is "imminent". #cf97— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) January 6, 2014
21.45 GMT: Young Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron has joined Fleetwood on loan.
21.03 GMT: Turkish giants Galatasaray are interested in signing Chelsea’s Marko Marin according to reports. He didn't make much of an impression at Stamford Bridge, so perhaps he can try Turkey.
20.45 GMT: West Ham have signed centre-back Roger Johnson on loan from Wolves until the end of the season.
20.25 GMT: One player Arsenal won't be signing is Leandro Paredes, as the Boca Juniors youngster will join AS Roma following months of speculation on his future. The 19-year-old has been compared with Juan Roman Riquelme and will take his talents to Italy.
19.50 GMT: Mainz remain more than just interested in Wolfsburg midfielder Ja-Cheol Koo, 24. But the transfer is tied to Kevin de Bruyne. “Should de Bruyne not join Wolfsburg, I can’t imagine they let Koo leave,” Mainz sporting director Heidel told Bild.
19.21 GMT: 26-year old Mainz attacker Chinedu Ede is set to join second tier team 1.FC Kaiserslautern on loan until the end of the season. Ede has only played 9 games for Mainz since joining them from Union Berlin in 2012, not made a single appearance this season, kicker reports.
18.45 GMT: In case you missed it, Theo Walcott is out for six months with an ACL tear. Who should Arsenal buy in January to replace him?
18.25 GMT: Newcastle want to sign Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow, but the Turkish side are unwilling to let the 27-year-old move to St James’ Park, according to Ntvspor.
18.04 GMT: Robert Lewandowski's agent Maik Barthel claims Real Madrid attempted to hijack Bayern Munich's move for the striker. "There was an immoral offer from Real Madrid," he told Spiegel Online. "We listened to their offer out of respect for such a big club. But breaking our word never crossed our mind."
17.30 GMT: Diego has told kicker that he won’t leave Wolfsburg in the winter, and is waiting to hear from the Bundesliga side about his future. The Brazilian attacking midfielder will be out of contract in the summer and says he has a number of pre-contract agreement offers on the table -- and also welcomed news of the club being interested in Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.
"Right now it is clear that I will stay until the summer. De Bruyne would be great for us. We need players with high quality to have competition and a strong team."
17.20 GMT GMT: Montpellier deputy president Laurent Nicollin has told Midi Libre that he expects a bid from Newcastle for the 23-year-old forward's services.
"Manchester United has not sent any proposal. As for Newcastle, it seems to me they are about to make one, but I expect confirmation on that. The idea is that that Remy is with Montpellier until June."
17.08 GMT: Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale has announced he will retire at the end of the current campaign. The 36-year-old Italian international confirmed to Sky Sport Italia this would be his last season as i Bianconeri languish in 13th place in Serie A.
“The decision has already been made. I talked it over with my family and my agent, so I've decided this is my last campaign. It all ends in June."
17.00 GMT: Stoke City are interested AZ Alkmaar's Aron Johannsson but are unlikely to follow up their interest in Hannover striker Mame Diouf, who is also a target for new Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. STORY HERE.
U.S. international forward Johannsson is available to the Potters for around five-and-a-half million pounds as Mark Huges looks for more firepower up front.
16.45 GMT: Rotherham striker Daniel Nardiello will be staying at Bury on loan for the rest of the season, the Championship side have announced on their official website. The 31-year-old has scored five goals in nine games for the Shakers after arriving on a temporary deal on 5. Nov.
16.35 GMT: Goal has reported that Bacary Sagna will enter fresh talks with Arsenal this week to try and sort out a new deal after months of speculation over his future, with PSG, Monaco and Inter also interested in the right-back's signature.
16.25 GMT: We have more Borussia Dortmund news for you now -- Juergen Klopp's side want to know for sure whether Ilkay Gundogan intends to stay at the Westfalenstadion given reported interest from Real Madrid.
BVB sporting director Michael Zorc has told kicker that, while "not fond of ultimatums," the "other party needs to understand" that the club need clarity, adding: "Our top priority is to find out if there is a willingness to prolong the contract."
16.20 GMT: There have been fresh rumours over the fate of Erik Lamela this afternoon, but it was business as usual for the Argentinian forward today in training for Tottenham as the club revealed on their official Instagram account.
16.14 GMT: Theo Walcott has escaped punishment from the FA over his '2-0' hand gesture towards Tottenham fans during Arsenal's FA Cup win at the Emirates on Sunday. The Gunners forward is expected to be out for a month after injuring his knee against Spurs, but the FA's decision not to impose a potential ban will be a relief for Arsene Wenger, who is thin on options up front with Nicklas Bendtner also out for a spell with an ankle problem.
The FA has contacted Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and reminded him of his responsibilities regarding a ‘scoreline’ gesture he made in front of away supporters during the game. The FA will not be taking any further disciplinary action," read a statement on their official website.
16.05 GMT: Robert Lewandowski may be on his way to Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has issued an open letter to Borussia Dortmund fans on the club's official website stting his dedication to the cause for the rest of the season.
"Dear BVB fans, I would like to say a few words to you. With half a year to go, there are still some goals we want to achieve together. I hope you will support me, even if some of you don't agree with my decision! I for one will give my all for BVB!
"Yours, Robert Lewandowski."
15.55 GMT: Thomas Ince has been one of the most highly sought-after young talents outside the Premier League for a while now, but the Mirror reports that the Blackpool winger is set to reject fresh advances from Swansea and remain at Bloomfield Road -- until the end of the season, at least.
The 21-year-old's contract runs out in the summer, and while he could be tempted to sign a new deal and carry on playing for dad and manager Paul Ince, the interest will only intensify if he fails to make a decision in January.
15.45 GMT: Millwall have confirmed on their official website that Ian Holloway has agreed terms to become their new manager. The former Crystal Palace boss has been handed a two-and-a-half-year deal by the Championship side -- expect a few deals in and out of the Den during January.
15.40 GMT: Kicker is reporting that Borussia Dortmund are busy searching for a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, and Christian Benteke is firmly on their radar. The Aston Villa striker has just five goals this season compared to 23 in last year's campaign, but if any side can provide the Belgian striker with chances, it's BVB.
15.30 GMT: The Mail has tweeted some news on a certain Spurs summer signing now: "Erik Lamela's agent Pablo Sabbag is understood to be in Milan negotiating a loan move to Inter #spurs". We'll have more on that if the story progresses.
15.15 GMT: Here's our full story on Borussia Moenchengladbach revealing that Barcelona target Marc-Andre ter Stegen has rejected a new deal, and is set to leave the club.
15.00 GMT: A Manchester City source has told ESPN FC that Blues striker John Guidetti is attracting interest from a number of clubs around Europe.
Stoke have made a loan enquiry for the player while Aston Villa and West Ham are also in the hunt, but Italian sides Inter and Lazio are said to want the promising 21-year-old Swedish forward.
14.52 GMT: Big news on Borussia Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen now -- the German side have announced on Twitter that the 21-year-old has decided to leave the club. Barcelona have been heavily linked with the young shot-stopper, so rumours of a move to the Primera Liga champions will only gather pace.
"Marc informed us that he won't accept our renewal offer," said Borussia sporting director Max Eberl.
14.42 GMT: DONE DEAL FSV Mainz 05 have signed Croatia goalkeeper Dario Kresic from Locomotiv Moscow on a free transfer until the end of the season, according to the club's official website. The 29-year-old made his debut for the Croatian national side in September, and will have the the option of signing on for another year with the German club in the summer.
14.35 GMT: Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Robert Lewandowski, but Pep Guardiola is refusing to comment on Bayern's latest signing until he joins the club in the summer out of respect for BVB. STORY HERE.
"I understand that the media want to hear my opinion on Lewandowski. But it would not be correct towards my team, the players, Borussia Dortmund and Juergen Klopp. I will talk about him next season."
14.30 GMT: Tuttosport reports that Valencia have received an offer from Milan for midfielder Ever Banega, with Fiorentina, Inter and Roma also interested in the classy 25-year-old.
14.22 GMT: Borussia Dortmund are being linked with a host of signings as they look to rescue their disappointing season, and Corriere dello Sport reports that the latest target for BVB is Napoli playmaker Goklan Inler.
14.17 GMT: Off to League One now, where Leyton Orient have announced on their official website that midfielder Marvin Bradley is staying with the O's for another 28-day loan spell after agreeing a deal with Championship side Burnley.
14.10 GMT: Roma are reportedly set to up their bid for Parma midfielder Marco Parolo, says to Football Italia.
14.05 GMT: This could be bad news for Manchester United and Arsenal fans -- Atletico Madrid's sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero insists that Diego Costa and Koke will not be leaving for England in January, according to Sky Sports.
"Right now, Costa does not think of leaving, he is hooked on Atletico," Caminero is quoted as saying by Marca. "He has re-signed a deal that is important, I am confident he will continue with us. Koke will be with us for many years. I am convinced."
13.55 GMT: Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says the timing of the announcement for Robert Lewandowski's summer move to Bayern Munich is 'perfect' for BVB, and insists the club is stronger than just one player. STORY HERE.
"The decision is totally fine with us. We have been in the loop for a long time. Actually it is the perfect time. Everything else would have just fuelled more speculation."
13.43 GMT: DONE DEAL Bordeaux have signed unattached striker Guillaume Hoarau for the rest of the season.
Club president Jean-Louis Triaud suggested the short deal was due to the disparity between the large wages he received playing in China and what les Girondins could offer. The club announced on Instagram that the 29-year-old will wear the Number 13 shirt.
13.35 GMT: Arsene Wenger will consider letting winger Ryo Miyaichi leave Arsenal on loan during January, according to Arseblog.
"He needs to play in the second half of the season," said Wenger. "If I find a good opportunity for him, I will consider it."
13.18 GMT: Sky Sources are reporting that West Ham have completed the signing of Roger Johnson on a season-long loan from Wolves - we'll have more on that as and when the deal is confirmed.
13.10 GMT: Will he stay or will he go? Paul Pogba's form for Juventus this season is attracting the big clubs including Real Madrid, but los Blancos' former sporting director Arrigo Sacchi has told Tuttosport that the midfielder would be wrong to leave i bianconeri while he is settled and in fine form in Italy.
13.05 GMT: The Mail are reporting yet more transfer woe for David Moyes by suggesting the release clause in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus's contract doesn't actually kick in until next season, meaning Jurgen Klopp's team will not be forced to sell the BVB star this January.
13.00 GMT: We brought you reports yesterday that Napoli coach Rafa Benitez ruled out trying to sign Chelsea duo Juan Mata and David Luiz, and here's our full story on those quote now. STORY HERE.
"It's unthinkable that Chelsea, who have to win the Premier League and the Champions League, would deprive themselves of David Luiz or Mata. The same goes for (Javier) Mascherano, who will not be leaving Barcelona."
12.55 GMT: Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner insists he will determined to win a place in David Moyes' side despite speculation linking David Moyes with a new left-back in January. The 24-year-old has failed to dislodge Patrice Evra from the side despite the Frenchman's erratic form, but Buttner remains convinced of his chances. STORY HERE.
"I don't want to leave. I want to fight for my place. I'm still young and I know what I can do. I just have to wait for my chances and take them. If people talk about other players in my position, I don't care."
Alex Büttner quashes exit talk: "I'm happy here. I want to play for United." More: http://t.co/gox81h72Cd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 6, 2014
12.50 GMT: Arsenal fans may be hopeful of fresh faces in January, but Arsene Wenger's latest comments to the club's official website seem to suggest he is happy with the size of his squad.
"We have a bigger squad than people expect. Especially when you see people like Gnabry -- we had Gibbs and Ramsey out -- [it shows] we have plenty of players who can compete for a place in the team."
That doesn't rule out a striking addition this month, but the Gunners boss appears content with cover elsewhere.
12.40 GMT: Benfica forward Ola John will make up his mind whether to join Ajax this week, according to Algemeen Dagblad.
The reports suggest the two clubs have nearly agreed terms for a deal, and it is now up to the winger if he moves to Amsterdam.
12.30 GMT: The Hammers' joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have just released a statement on the club's official website backing manager Sam Allardyce -- this could be turning into a good day for the beleaguered boss after all.
"We know Sam has not lost his ambition or desire and is committed to making West Ham United a great Premier League Club. Our first priority is to get our key players fit... our second priority is to bring in the new talent needed to bolster our squad in the most needed areas.
"January is not an easy time to do business but we are pleased to confirm we are close to securing one of our key striking targets. A defender is high on the list of priorities as well and progress is being made on that front."
12.25 GMT: The Mail is reporting that Wolves defender Roger Johnson is set to join Premier League strugglers West Ham.
The Hammers are facing an injury crisis at the back, and the 30-year-old centre-back would provide Sam Allardyce's side with some much-needed experience, and will be ready for Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City.
12.15 GMT: Jermaine Jones was given permission to miss Schalke's mid-season training camp last week to try and organise a move away from the club, and head coach Jens Keller's latest comments to SID seem to confirm the midfielder will be allowed to leave: "I was not able to promise Jermaine Jones a guaranteed starting spot and for him the World Cup year is extremely important."
12.10 GMT: More news from Italy now, where Football Italia reports that Inter and Torino are negotiating a deal for Danilo D’Ambrosio.
The Nerazurri are apparently keen on signing the 25-year-old this month, but the move is being held up as the clubs continue to negotiate which players will be involved in the trade, with Toro said to be keen keen on the likes of Francesco Bardi and Alfred Duncan as well as between 2-3 million euros in cash.
12.00 GMT: West Brom striker Shane Long is unsure where his future lies beyond the end of the season, but insists he is focused on giving his all to try and earn a new deal with the Baggies. STORY HERE.
"No offers have gone in, no offers have been accepted and I know as much as anyone else does. There have been no further talks and there are no further offers on the table. I'm contracted until the end of this season and then if West Brom want to take up the option after that then I'll have another season."
11.55 GMT: DONE DEAL AZ Alkmaar midfielder Maarten Martens has signed a two-year deal with PAOK, according to the Greek side's official website.
The 29-year-old Belgium international's contract with the Dutch side was up in the summer, and Martens will join PAOK for free in July.
11.50 GMT: Matt Tubbs has rejoined Crawley Town on loan, according to the League One club's official website.
The striker netted 58 goals in 78 games for the Reds, and will return to his former club on loan for a month from Championship side AFC Bournemouth subject to the Football League confirming the deal.
11.45 GMT: Arjen Robben has expressed his delight at Bayern Munich's first piece of January transfer business -- he told SPORT1 that Robert Lewandowski is a 'super player' after the BVB forward agreed a free switch to the treble winners this summer.
"I think Lewandowksi is a super player. He is really good, he's one of the world's best strikers."
11.35 GMT: One Italian club who look to be out of the running for Nainggolan are Milan, with Football Italia reporting that vice-president Adriano Galliani says the club must sell before they buy.
"Currently our squad is at 30 -- we need to thin that out by two or three players, then we will see if a midfielder can arrive."
11.30 GMT: Football Italia are reporting that Roma have entered into talks with Cagliari to sign Belgian international Radja Nainggolan, and have offered 3 million euros for an initial loan.
It is suggested that both Napoli and the Giallorossi are intent on securing the combative midfielder's signature, with Rafa Benitez's side reportedly close to a deal. Roma's interest could present the 25-year-old with a tough decision, however.
11.18 GMT: There have been rumours that Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha's precarious position at Old Trafford is tempting new Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into a loan deal, and you can read our full story here. READ STORY.
The winger has struggled to break into David Moyes' first-team squad, and may be persuaded into a temporary move by the chance of regular Premier League football by the former Red Devils striker -- and the Norwegian's high standing with United could help the Bluebirds beat other suitors to Zaha's signature.
11.11 GMT: The Mail reports that Brendan Rodgers was in attendance at the FA Cup clash between Wigan and MK Dons to run the rule over 17-year-old starlet Dele Alli.
"I know Brendan quite well and we speak about different players all the time. I don't know the reason why he was at the game but Dele is special," said Dons manager Karl Robinson.
11.00 GMT: We brought you the news earlier on that Kevin de Bruyne's agent was reportedly seen at Wolfsburg's winter training camp in Abu Dhabi, and we've now got the full story for you. A January exit from Chelsea would release funds for Jose Mourinho to strengthen his squad, so watch this space. READ STORY.
10.50 GMT: Roberto Martinez is on the lookout for new signings to reshape his Everton squad, and Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady is in the Spaniard's sights according to the Mirror.
The former Celtic attacker's deal is up in the summer and he can now negotiate a pre-contract agreement with interested clubs, which could also tempt the Russian side into a knock-down sale in January.
10.41 GMT: Hannover could be on the lookout for new forwards with Mame Diouf's future up in the air, and the Bundesliga club have been linked with 20-year-old Chilean Nicolas Castillo from Universidad Catolica. New boss Tayfun Korkut will have the final say on the deal, according to sporting director Dirk Dufner.
10.35 GMT: Mathieu Valbuena is interesting the likes of Monaco and Liverpool, according to Mercato365 -- but the French international may have to wait until the summer for a move away from the Marseille midfielder.
A move to Monaco would mean a great deal for the France international, though Brendan Rodgers could use his powers of persuasion to make the 29-year-old become part of a promising Anfield side.
10.30 GMT: Back over to France, and Bordeaux are set to announce the arrival of former PSG forward Guillaume Hoarau today. The 29-year-old French international returns to the country after a year with Chinese side Dalian Aerbin, and will sign a six-month deal with les Girondins.
In other news, Zambian international defender Stophira Sunzu, 24, and midfielder Nathan Sinkala, 23, are set to join Sochaux from TP Mazembe, teaming up with former Zambia coach Herve Renard.
10.22 GMT: Barcelona are edging closer to signing Borussia Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after Belgian paper Het Nieuswblad reported that Thibaut Courtois would not be going there. READ STORY.
The Catalan giants are keen to sound out a new shot-stopper with Victor Valdes set to leave at the end of the season, and 21-year-old ter Stegen has so far kept quiet about his future plans.
10.15 GMT: ESPN sources close to Sunderland have indicated that the club are keen to tie up a deal for Liam Bridcutt. The Brighton midfielder has been linked with the Black Cats following Gus Poyet's appointment at the club, who was previously in charge of the Seagulls. The club are optimistic of completing a deal before Tuesday's League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United.
In other Black Cats news, Mikael Mandron is wanted on loan by Fleetwood Town -- the young striker made his debut towards the end of last season, but has struggled to earn game time during the current campaign despite his side's struggles.
10.10 GMT: Sticking with the Bundesliga, Hannover attacker Mame Diouf has skipped a training session under new coach Tayfun Korkut. The Senegal international is set to leave the club on a free in the summer, with Stoke among the clubs linked to the forward. "I need to be able to plan with one good attacker," Korkut said yesterday. "A transfer in the winter is no issue for me."
Bild however believe that Hannover are willing to let Diouf leave for 3 million euros, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to bring the former Manchester United striker to Cardiff City as he looks to rebuild the Bluebirds.
10.02 GMT: Over to Germany now -- Hoffenheim’s Peruvian duo Luis Advincula, 23, and Alexander Junior Ponce Pardo, 19, will remain in South America after signing loan deals in Peru. Advincula has joined Sporting Cristal until June 30, 2014, while Ponce is off to Alianza Lima until the end of the year.
09.55 GMT: Lyon defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons expects to be a Napoli player next week, telling his club's official website that it would be difficult to turn down such a big club. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says he has not received an official bid yet, but the player says talks will be held next week.
09.50 GMT: With a fair few players being linked with Manchester United over the last few days, it's worth reminding ourselves of David Moyes' declaration that his struggling Premier League champions 'urgently' need new signings in January. READ STORY.
"There is an urgency that we would like to bring people in but are those players available in January? So there is no point in me hyping it up because the players we would like to bring in are probably not available, not because we don't want to do it."
09.45 GMT: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed left-back Fabio Coentrao is back in his squad after returning from a thigh injury: "His situation is clear. He suffered a major injury with Portugal. He began training 15 days ago and has to do a preseason. He is training with the team and is doing well but still needs 15 days or so to get into shape."
The Portuguese international was a target for both Manchester United and Tottenham last summer, but the club deny he is leaving in January.
09.37 GMT: After a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Cardiff in the FA Cup, the Sun reports that Alan Pardew is looking to add more firepower to his side with a loan deal for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong. The Magpies are apparently keen on a temporary move for the 23-year-old, with the view to a permanent deal if he impresses at St James' Park.
09.30 GMT: Following Arsene Wenger's confirmation that Arsenal were after Robert Lewandowski before the BVB forward secured a summer deal with Bayern Munich, the Express reports that both the Gunners and Manchester United will monitor Mario Mandzukic's transfer situation.
09.20 GMT: A couple of stories from Ligue 1 for you now. Valere Germain, 23, part of Monaco's promotion-winning squad last season, has admitted to Eurosport he could leave in January with his first-team opportunities restricted. Meanwhile Souleymane Diawara has told TF1 he would welcome the chance to stay at Marseille. The 35-year-old's contract is up in June.
09.12 GMT: Things are going from bad to worse for Paul Lambert after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday, and the under-fire manager has confirmed to the Mirror that he wants a creative "Number 10" player to turn the Villans' fortunes around.
"I think people that can make things happen are important, because they take a risk and they take a chance. If you can get somebody like that in your side they can make things happen. There's nobody like that in our squad right now."
09.07 GMT: John Heitinga has already turned down a move to West Ham this January -- and the Everton defender looks to have made a wise decision following the Hammers' 5-0 drubbing at Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup yesterday. And according to the Mail, Norwich are now interested in bringing the 30-year-old to Carrow Road.
09.00 GMT: Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig have taken Norwegian attacker Havard Nielsen, 20, on a 18-month loan from Red Bull Salzburg.
Eintracht Braunschweig hat Havard Nielsen verpflichtet. Der Offensivspieler wird bis zum 30. Juni 2015 von Red Bull Salzburg ausgeliehen!— Eintracht BS (@EintrachtBSNews) January 5, 2014
08.28 GMT: Word just in from our Germany correspondent Stephan Uersfeld, who has brought to our attention the following tweet from kicker editor Thomas Hiethe that apparently shows Kevin de Bruyne's agent Patrick de Koster visiting the Wolfsburg training camp.
Hier noch ein Bild. De Bruynes Berater de Koster (vorne) und sein Partner Didier Freney. pic.twitter.com/I2k15UJXyk— Thomas Hiete (@GrafHiete) January 6, 2014
08.07 GMT: Andy Reid has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with Nottingham Forest, ending speculation that he may be about to join one of their Championship promotion rivals in this transfer window. Full story.
07.42 GMT: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the Daily Mail he considered an approach for Robert Lewandowski while he has hinted at a future move for Mario Mandzukic. Full story.
07.22 GMT: Diego has told kicker that he won't leave Wolfsburg in the winter and is waiting to hear from the club about his future. Diego will be out of contract at the end of the season. "Right now it is clear that I will stay until the summer," he said.
GMT 06.50:Bordeaux are set to announce the arrival of former PSG forward Guillaume Hoarau, 29, on Monday. The France international returns to his homeland after a year at Chinese side Dalian Aerbin, and will sign a six-month deal.
GMT 06.20:Out of contract in June, Souleymane Diawara, 35, has told TF1 he would welcome the chance to stay at Marseille.
GMT 05.50:Valere Germain, 23, part of Monaco's promotion-winning squad last season, has admitted to Eurosport he could leave in January with his first-team opportunities severely restricted.
GMT 04.00:Former Tottenham defender Bruno Uvini is on the cusp of a return to his native homeland of Brazil with Santos favourites to land the 22-year-old. Uvini, who has made three appearances for the Brazil national team, has had unsuccessful spells with Napoli and Siena following his departure from North London, and according to hereisthecity.com, is looking for a move back home.
Salomon Kalou could be heading back to the Premier League with the Mirror reporting that the former Chelsea forward is igniting interest in the January window. The Ivory Coast international has been in good form with Ligue 1 highflyers Lille this season, scoring eight goals in 20 appearances, including a brace in Sunday's Coupe de France win over Amiens. And that type of goal threat has piqued the interest of Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal while on the continent, Roma and Besiktas have made moves to secure the 28-year-old.
New Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has his eye on making a number of changes with the Daily Mail claiming that the former Manchester United striker will return to his old haunt to recruit Wilfried Zaha. Solskjaer has reportedly made moves to secure Heerenveen's Magnus Wolff Eikrem and former Molde player Mats Moller Daehli. However, it is the 21-year-old Zaha that is the real prize with Solskjaer hoping to beat Crystal Palace and Newcastle for the England international's signature.
Finally, the transfer saga of Blackpool winger Thomas Ince continues to gather pace with the Mirror reporting that cashed-up French club Monaco are showing interest in the 21-year-old. The England under-21 international earned many admirers last year and has suitors across England and Europe. But with Ince's contract expiring in the summer, Blackpool are hoping to secure a transfer fee in January -- putting Monaco in the prime position.