Wednesday's breaking transfer window gossip
Liverpool are close to finalising a £6m deal for Blackpool forward Tom Ince, 20, after a breakthrough in negotiations.
Former England captain David Beckham has been offered a two-year deal to join the Qatar Stars League.
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup wants Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, 28, to replace Danny Graham, who is being chased by Reading and Sunderland.
Laudrup is also lining up another cut-price deal from Spain with a £750,000 move for Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas.
Arsenal will this week make an improved five-year offer of £25m to Theo Walcott in a bid to resolve the 23-year-old forward's contract saga.
Manchester United's path to signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, looks to be clear after Tottenham insisted they would not pursue the youngster.
Rafael Benitez has warned Chelsea's senior players that they must face up to the prospect of their inevitable departures from Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United striker Davide Petrucci, 21, and defender Scott Wootton, 21, are expected to move on loan to Championship side Peterborough United - managed by Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren - this week.
Reading have made an approach to sign Manchester United's 22-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck.
Manchester United's 34-year-old defender Rio Ferdinand is ready to snub deals from the Middle East, MLS and China and instead pledge his future to the Old Trafford club.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Shakhtar Donetsk have offered Toulouse £12m for 22-year-old French striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
Former Brazil international Rivaldo, 40, looks set to join the 15th club of his professional career after reaching a deal with Brazilian club Sao Caetano. The 1999 Ballon D'Or winner left Angolan club Kabuscorp last November.
France forward Loic Remy, 26, currently at Marseille, would prefer a move to Newcastle over his other Premier League suitors QPR.
Blackburn Rovers have identified Gus Poyet as the man to replace Henning Berg as the club's new manager but have been priced out of a move due to the amount of compensation sought by his current club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Major League Soccer side Toronto FC unveiled new head coach Ryan Nelsen on Tuesday, only to acknowledge they are not sure when the veteran New Zealand defender will be free to lead the club.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is still unhappy over his departure from Chelsea, blaming owner Roman Abramovich for not committing to the objectives.
Manchester City have returned approximately 900 tickets for their match at Arsenal on Sunday. The category A tickets were priced at £62.
A furious north east car cleaner has taken to Twitter to urge Demba Ba to pay his £40 bill - after the striker apparently ducked out when he moved to Chelsea.