Chelsea are planning a £10m bid for Roma's Italy international Daniele De Rossi, 29, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen the Blues midfield.
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, admits he misses former club Manchester United - but has ruled out an imminent return to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, the Spanish giants have put their bid to lure Tottenham star Gareth Bale, 23, on hold - for this summer at least.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, must submit a written transfer request if he wants to leave Old Trafford.
Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace are waiting to find out whether new Manchester United manager David Moyes is willing to let Wilfried Zaha return to Selhurst Park on loan. Fulham and West Ham are also keen on the England international, 20.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign Tottenham's England midfielder Scott Parker, 32, as the Hoops aim to secure an immediate return to the Premier League.
Manchester City's second-choice goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, 26, is set to stay with the Blues after being told he is part of new boss Manuel Pellegrini's plans.
Premier League new boys Hull City are considering a move for out-of-favour Stoke City midfielder Wilson Palacios. The Honduras international, 28, played under Tigers boss Steve Bruce at both Birmingham and Wigan.
Championship side Blackpool are keen on signing Scotland defender Christophe Berra, 28, following his release by recently relegated Wolves.
Former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz revealed he is close to signing for Serie A club Bologna. The Paraguayan, 31, said that family issues played a key role in his decision to seek a move to Italy.
England will drop to 13th in the Fifa world rankings - their lowest position in five years - when the new list is announced on Thursday.
Arsenal and Manchester City could compete to sign forward Stevan Jovetic after Fiorentina hinted they were open to selling the 23-year-old for the right price.
Chelsea are considering whether to make an improved offer for goalkeeper John Ruddy, 26, after Norwich turned down a £5m bid earlier this week.
Manchester City want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Alvaro Negredo, 27. The deal could cost up to £28m.
Fiorentina are close to signing German international Mario Gomez, 27, from Bayern Munich. The Italian club are currently offering £10m for the striker, although the Bavarians are reportedly holding out for £15m.
Italy international Antonio Cassano, 30, has joined Parma after just one season with Inter Milan.
Defender Carles Puyol, 35, has said he is determined to finish his contract with Barcelona despite being plagued by injury.
France international midfielder Dimitri Payet, 26, is leaving Lille for Marseille on a four-year deal.
New Rennes coach Philippe Montanier has said he is determined to keep midfielder Romain Alessandrini, 24, despite interest from Olympique Marseille.
Goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, has been left out of Aston Villa's pre-season tour of Germany - joining 29-year-old striker Darren Bent on the periphery of Paul Lambert's squad.
Joey Barton's agent, Willie McKay, has taken the blame for the 30-year-old turning up two days late to QPR's pre-season training after he admitted he told his client the wrong date.