Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours
Arsenal are planning a move for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. Arsene Wenger wants the 29-year-old on loan after he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will consider loaning out striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, if they can push through the purchase of Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old forward Andre Schurrle before the deadline.
Liverpool will pursue a loan deal for Sturridge after loaning out fellow striker Andy Carroll, 23, to West Ham.
Tottenham's Michael Dawson, 28, could still leave White Hart Lane, despite fellow defender Younes Kaboul likely to be out injured until Christmas.
Porto say Tottenham will have to smash their £16.5m transfer record to land 25-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho.
Arsenal are ready to send striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, out on loan, with Malaga or Besiktas likely destinations.
Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 32, could be set for a deadline-day return to former club West Ham.
Aston Villa are aiming to pull off a double swoop for Genk striker Christian Benteke, 21, and Charlton's 22-year-old midfielder Dale Stephens.
Centre-back and defensive midfielder Stephane Mbia, 26, has revealed he is heading for QPR — after snubbing an 11th-hour bid from Fenerbahce.
Sunderland see Danny Rose, 22, as the ideal replacement for Kieran Richardson and hope to sign Tottenham's left-sided player on loan
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, has been offered to Stoke City in a loan deal but several other clubs are also in contact with his representatives.
Or the Arsenal striker is on his way to Juventus after he appeared keen on a move to the Serie A champions.
Huddersfield are hoping to bring in QPR striker DJ Campbell, 30, and Leicester's Jermaine Beckford, 28, to replace 22-year-old Scotland international Jordan Rhodes, who joined Blackburn on Thursday.
Birmingham have offered Nikola Zigic a free transfer and a big pay-off in a bid to ship the 31-year-old striker off to Real Mallorca.
West Brom will launch a £3m beat-the-deadline bid for Blackburn's 24-year-old defender Martin Olsson.
Everton want to sign Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi after the 23-year-old fell out with Rovers boss Steve Kean.
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, 28, is set to be named in United's Champions League squad, despite not playing a competitive game since November.
Andre Villas-Boas has accused Hamburg of disrespecting Tottenham in their attempts to re-sign attacking midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 29.
New West Ham loanee Andy Carroll, 23, made a dramatic helicopter dash to complete the move - just as he did when joining Liverpool 18 months ago.
Celtic striker Mohamed Bangura, 23, was given a fond - and unusual - farewell by the Scottish club before he departed on loan to AIK.