Could Southampton do it again? We were shocked when they signed Gaston Ramirez and now they are chasing Inter Milan star Philippe Coutinho. It couldn't happen, could it? Meanwhile, it could well be that Manchester United are blaming David de Gea for their sloppy defending this season... That's the only reason we can think of why they would spend over €20 million on a player and then ditch him a year or so later. Real Madrid are looking for a new goalkeeper with Saint Iker being left out, so perhaps a return to Spain is the easiest for all?
23:03 GMT: That's all for the blog tonight, but we will be back shortly with Tuesday's edition, rounding up the latest gossip from the UK papers.
23:00 GMT: PSG striker Nene’s agent, Gilvan Costa, has told Lancenet: “He is likely to return to Santos. The decision comes out tomorrow (Tuesday).”
22:48 GMT: AC Milan have issued their daily denial of interest in Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. “We’re fine,” vice-president Adriano Galliani said. “We have five strikers. There’s no need for another.”
22:37 GMT: Sky Sport Italia believes Inter Milan have made contact with Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko’s representatives over a potential transfer.
22:29 GMT: Selcuk Eren, director of press and fan relations for Turkish side Bursaspor, has confirmed the club are in negotiations with Sunderland for midfielder Alfred N'Diaye. "Our goal is to buy and sell players in the best interests of Bursaspor, and N'Diaye has made it clear he wishes to play in the Premier League," he told Medyaspor.com.
22:19 GMT: Regarding the rumours on Reading having a bid accepted for Victor Anichebe, that is exactly what they are: rumours. Everton boss David Moyes has denied it in his post-match interview tonight and stated he is not selling anybody.
22:01 GMT: Highly-rated Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Mattia Perin is not thinking about a move, his agent has said. Perin is on loan at Pescara from Genoa and Moreno Roggi told calciomercato.it: “Mattia knows that if he continues to play at this level he could make a big move, but he has two objectives at the moment - try and save Pescara [from relegation] and return to Genoa later this year.”
21:48 GMT: Recent signs have been pointing towards Radamel Falcao leaving Atletico Madrid to join Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, but he has told Sky Sport Italia that a move to Serie A is not impossible. “You can never say never,” he said. “Who knows what is in store? I do not exclude a future in Italy. I have a favourite club, but I would prefer not to tell you.”
21:31 GMT: Reading are said to have had a bid accepted for Everton striker Victor Anichebe. Expect news from David Moyes' post-match quotes.
21:17 GMT: The Wolverhampton-based Express & Star newspaper reports that Lazio have made an enquiry about West Brom striker Shane Long, with a view to paying around €7 million for the Ireland international.
20:52 GMT: The Toronto Sun reports that QPR defender Ryan Nelsen will indeed be joining Toronto FC this year, although the nature of his role remains unclear.
20:33 GMT: Israel defender Rami Gershon has agreed to join Celtic on loan from Standard Liege, according to his agent.
20:15 GMT: Anderlecht’s Lucas Biglia has gone AWOL in an apparent bid to reduce his €8 million price tag. De Standaard suggests Fiorentina as the most likely destination, but AC Milan, Wolfsburg and Newcastle are all apparently interested, while Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked in the past.
19:53 GMT: Goal.com believes Southampton will announce the signing of Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori “imminently”. The Italy international is expected to cost around £10 million.
19:28 GMT: Despite Juventus today confirming their interest in Didier Drogba, the striker has revealed that he has yet to speak to any clubs regarding a possible move. The Shanghai Shenhua striker told Eurosport that his sole focus is winning the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast. "I've had no contact with other clubs, in this moment I'm thinking about the Africa Cup and playing with my team," he said."I hope we will win the tournament, in the past we were near to the title. I have a contract with Shangai, now I want to have my holiday and then I'll play the Africa Cup."
19:01 GMT: Fiorentina have no plans to sell striker Stevan Jovetic despite the signing of Giuseppe Rossi. The 22-year-old has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Juventus, however, Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has reiterated his club's stance to keep hold of the player. "Giuseppe Rossi is our future, as well as our team. But it is not the case to think that the arrival of Rossi opens the door to a possible sale of Jovetic," he is quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
18:47 GMT: Sambafoot.com is reporting that veteran midfielder Marcos Assuncao is to leave Palmeiras after failing to renew his contract with the club. The former Roma man has been unable to strike a new deal since his old one expired in December and will now look for a new club. Ely Coimbra, Assuncao's agent, told Lance!: "It is already set, he does not play for Palmeiras anymore. We will hold the conference so that you know everything. We will explain everything that happened."
18:31 GMT: Wales boss Chris Coleman believes Swansea will struggle to hold onto striker Michu if he continues his current vein of form. “If any player at Swansea City is performing like Michu is then the big boys are going to look, and if they want you enough they will pay the money," Wales Online have quoted him as saying. “As much as Swansea want to keep him, they won’t be able to say no to that. They might say he is not for sale, but everyone is for sale at a price." Expert analysis there, Chris.
18.20 GMT: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has shed some light on the Mario Balotelli saga. He has suggested that Manchester City are ready to let the striker leave in the transfer window and has welcomed the player to Naples. De Laurentiis has also reiterated his club’s desire to hang onto their marksman Edinson Cavani, amid fresh reports that Chelsea and Manchester City are interested. “City are considering letting Balotelli go so they can move for Cavani,” he said in an interview with Gazzetta.it. “I would prefer to see Balotelli playing with Cavani here at Napoli.”
17.55 GMT: - DONE DEAL: Dubai club Al Ahli have pulled off a coup, signing former Barcelona and Inter Milan player Ricardo Quaresma on a free transfer, so say Sport 360. Club chairman Abdulla Al Naboodah confirmed the transfer via Twitter on Monday evening. Quaresma has been a free agent since being released by Beskitas last month and will sign an 18-month deal.
17.55 GMT: Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio is prepared to splash out up to £30,000 of his own cash to re-sign four of the club's players - including Tottenham's John Bostock - whose loan deals are set to expire this weekend. Chairman Sir William Patey has already told Di Canio he will not be given extra funds during the January transfer window, but this has obviously not deterred the Italian. "I will spend £20,000 or £30,000 and put my money in to keep them for as long as we can, because I care and I want to win," Di Canio told BBC Wiltshire.
17.39 GMT: More Arsenal news... Sao Paulo are hopeful of securing the services of their on-loan Gunner Denilson permanently, according to Sky Sports. "I believe we'll reach an agreement with Arsenal. We have heard from Denilson that he doesn't want to return to England, that he wants to stay here with us," Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes was quoted as telling UOL. Arsenal clearly on a mission to get rid of their dead wood…
17.24 GMT: Notts County have confirmed that striker Lee Hughes has the left club by mutual consent. Director Aileen Trew said of Hughes’ departure on County's official website: “When a player has scored so many goals and become such an icon at a club, it is always difficult to see them leave, especially when they still have something to offer the club." Where next for the 36-year-old?
17.09 GMT: Sheffield paper The Star are claiming that Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel is a loan target for Sheffield Wednesday and is likely to be the first of many signings made by Dave Jones this month. With the Gunners having already let Johan Djourou go out on loan and Sebastien Squillaci set to follow, does this mean Arsene Wenger may be lining up another defender as a replacement?
16.55 GMT: Newcastle still have ambitions to tie up a deal for Marseille's Loic Remy, according to the Newcastle Chronicle. "The Chronicle understands that United officials are in France this week looking to seal the deal," they report.
16.38 GMT: Fiorentina have announced that new signing Giuseppe Rossi has a €35 million release clause in his new contract. “He’ll have a €35m rescission valuation for the first two years and then that will be reduced to €30m for the final two,” sporting director Daniele Prade said.
16.00 GMT: Manchester City’s Norwegian midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim is reportedly ready to turn down interest from other Premier League sides in order to rejoin Stromgodset on loan for six months.
15.45 GMT: Striker Michael O'Halloran has extended his loan period with League One promotion-chasers Tranmere for another month. O’Halloran is on loan at Prenton Park from Bolton.
15.30 GMT: Massimo Moratti isn’t interested in getting swept up in any big-spending transfer window, saying Inter Milan would make their changes prudently.
Serie A’s fifth-placed club have been linked with moves for Chievo’s Stefano Sorrentino and Marco Andreolli, but Moratti said: "They are good players. However, now is not the time to spend a lot of money."
14.49 GMT - DONE DEAL: Charlton striker Leon Clarke has moved to Coventry, signing a two-year contract with the League One side. Sky Blues manager Mark Robins said the move meant he had strengthened his ranks with a proven goalscorer.
14.40 GMT - DONE DEAL: Italy international forward Giuseppe Rossi has completed a transfer from Villarreal to Fiorentina, signing a four-year deal after the terms of his move were agreed on Friday.
14.23 GMT: Southampton will make a £10 million offer for Inter Milan youngster Philippe Coutinho, according to sources in Italy. Remember when they landed Gaston Ramirez? That was a shock... this could shake the foundations of the Premier League if they pull it off.
14.05 GMT: Harry Redknapp is after a new centre-back, with Everton's Sylvain Distin top of his list and a two-year deal reportedly on the table. Tottenham's Michael Dawson is also being tracked, but Distin is the more likely - especially if QPR match his £50,000-a-week salary.
13.52 GMT: And more Leeds – could a Neil Warnock-Clint Hill reunion be on the cards? Well, yes – if reports are to be believed. Leeds tried to sign Hill on loan earlier this season, and could now go back to Warnock’s old club QPR to try again.
13.50 GMT: Luciano Beccio has delivered so many eye-catching performances for Leeds that they Elland Road club are afraid the striker could be snapped up during the transfer window. Assistant boss Mick Jones said: "Look at his form at the moment - he's bound to be hot property. I'd be worried if certain clubs came in for him, both here and abroad."
13.40 GMT: Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray hopes on-loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran will be staying put for a while, saying: "I've had conversations with some of the Chelsea hierarchy, and they're 99.9% sure he won't be recalled in January.”
13.35 GMT: Striker George Barker is back at Brighton after his loan spell at League Two Barnet came to an end, to return to Brighton & Hove Albion after his loan spell with Barnet came to an end, while Manchester United have recalled defender Reece Brown from League One Coventry.
13.25 GMT: Brentford have extended on-loan Everton defender Jake Bidwell’s spell at Griffin Park by another month. The full-back has been a regular for Uwe Rosler’s League One promotion-chasers.
13.10 GMT: Everton manager David Moyes has said he is ready to send Ross Barkley out on loan again in order to aid his development.
Moyes sent the 19-year-old midfielder to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in September, but recalled him two months later to provide cover for injuries.
The Goodison Park manager said Barkley needed to get regular football elsewhere before he could be ready to play for Everton on a regular basis.
12.50 GMT: Looks as though two players are on the way out of struggling Championship club Barnsley: Craig Davies and Scott Wiseman appear destined for Bolton and Blackpool respectively after bids were accepted.
12.30 GMT: West Bromwich Albion will only make moves in the January transfer window if their injury situation becomes desperate.
Boss Steve Clarke is awaiting the results of scans on Zoltan Gera and Marc-Antoine Fortune, who were both injured during the FA Cup third round draw with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday - adding to a growing list of unavailable players.
12.20 GMT: This could get super-calm Leeds manager Neil Warnock hot under the collar: Celtic are reported to be keen to sign England Under-21 defender Tom Lees, who has been in outstanding form for the Elland Road club.
11.55 GMT: And talking of Forest, Reading are reported to be considering a move for their goalkeeper Lee Camp, who is out of contract in the summer.
Forest could try to sell Camp during the January transfer window rather than possibly losing him for nothing when the season ends.
11.40 GMT: Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish wants to bring Norwich defender Elliott Ward back to the City Ground on loan after he started 11 games for the club in a loan spell earlier this season.
Ward returned to Carrow Road on January 1, but McLeish said: "We are looking at Ward. That is a situation that is ongoing. We are talking to Norwich about that one.”
11.10 GMT: Is this the first Didier Drogba rumour of January? Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has said the Serie A club would like to sign the former Chelsea striker from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Reports suggest that Drogba, whose shoot-out penalty won the Champions League for the Blues in May, is likely to return to Europe six months after leaving Stamford Bridge.
10.45 GMT: Sunderland are reported to have agreed a fee - not that it has been disclosed, mind you - for Bursaspor’s France Under-21 midfielder Alfred N'Diaye.
10.40 GMT: Manchester United winger Robbie Brady is reported to be on the verge of a permanent move to Championship club Hull, where he has been on loan for the last two months. It is reported that a full-time move will cost around £2 million.
10.20 GMT: Fiorentina are set to strengthen their bid for Champions League football by adding Giuseppe Rossi to their ranks.
The former Manchester United striker, 25, is expected to formalise the transfer at some point on Monday after the Viola announced the deal on Friday, with a fee of around ¬11 million expected to change hands.
10.00 GMT: Rangers captain Lee McCulloch is getting all nostalgic, saying how much he would like to see former Ibrox stars Kenny Miller, Kris Boyd and Steven Smith return to the club from the MLS.
"The three of them would be good signings for the club,” he told the Daily Record. "It's just a matter of whether or not it's possible and whether the boss feels he could take them back."
09.50 GMT: Loic Remy has turned down a move to Queens Park Rangers as the race to sign the France international from Marseille gathers momentum.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp flew to France to watch Remy played all 120 minutes in OM's 2-1 extra-time win against second division Guingamp in the Coupe de France on Sunday.
09.35 GMT: Savio Nsereko will not be given a contract at Bundesliga III club Preussen Munster after the deal fell through at the last minute.
The club had already booked Nsereko's flight to their winter training camp but, after final negotiations, general manager Carsten Gockel told Munstersche Zeitung: "After the recent talks, this [a contract] is out of the question."
09.20 GMT: Schalke have entered the race to sign Frankfurt right-back Sebastian Jung, according to German newspaper kicker.
Jung, 22, has been one of the key players for the Bundesliga’s surprise package this season. The full-back has played every minute of all 17 league games, scoring one goal and earning himself a place in the Germany squad in November.
08.45 GMT: Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo has hinted that Joey Barton could make his loan from QPR into a longer-term deal after impressing in Ligue 1. "He was described as an animal, but he is just the opposite," Anigo said. "He is funny, intelligent and fights for victory.
"We can see that the team has been lifted by his competitive spirit. He is now established as a leader in our group. He is very happy here, and maybe he has found the right club for him. Should he desire [to stay], it could be very good."
08.31 GMT: The Daily Mirror report that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out a move for David Beckham after the former England captain was spotted at Upton Park watching Manchester United's 2-2 FA Cup draw. Allardyce said: “We will wait and see. You never know.”
08.20 GMT: Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Metalist Kharkiv midfielder Taison, according to reports from Sky Sports.
08.02 GMT: Australian club Perth Glory have ruled out making a move for Stoke City forward Michael Owen. "Michael is a player who comes with a high pedigree, but it's not the direction I want to take the club," Perth coach Ian Ferguson said in a statement. "I am looking for a younger player and a player who has been playing more regularly."
07.30 GMT:Lewis Holtby's move from Schalke to Tottenham could be completed before the summer if the sides can agree on a transfer fee, reported to be in the region of £1.6 million. Horst Heldt, the Schalke sporting director, said: "If Tottenham ask for Holtby in the January window, we will talk to them about it. Nothing has happened yet, but, from our point of view, we are prepared to speak to them. It would have to be done quickly, because we would have to find a replacement for him."
07.00 GMT: Good morning and welcome. Here's today's transfer round-up from England's newspapers.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to loan out goalkeeper David de Gea as he begins his search for a new shot-stopper. The Daily Mirror reports Ferguson has lost patience with the Spaniard after giving him ample opportunities since his move to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid. It is claimed that Stoke City's Asmir Begovic is being considered as a possible replacement, as is Liverpool's own Spain international Pepe Reina.
The Reds, meanwhile, appear set to miss out on Cagliari defender Davide Astori. A £7 million bid has apparently been launched for the 25-year-old by Brendan Rodgers, but interest from Southampton may scupper the deal, according to the Daily Mail. The Saints have reportedly offered £9.5 million for the two-time Italy international.
QPR have targeted Marseille's Loic Remy as a man who could help them out of their relegation battle. An £8 million offer is on the table, The Sun states, while manager Harry Redknapp flew to France to watch the striker and sat beside Marseille president Vincent Labrune during the French Cup clash with Guingamp. A deal may be close, with Marseille confirming interest in Remy, but should it fall through Andre-Pierre Gignac is lined up as another potential recruit.