Chelsea have made an offer in Barcelona for Brazil forwards Willian, 30, at a deal that included his national team mate Malcolm, 2-1, traveling the opposite way.
Chelsea have been in talks to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season – although Juventus would prefer to agree a deal to promote the 31-year-old Argentina striker on a permanent basis.
Everton are among several clubs interested in registering Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi after the 25-year-old’s loan spell at Valencia was cut short.
Wolves happen to be connected with a move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi from the January transfer window. Origi, 2-3, scored from the FA Cup tie between the two teams Monday but has only begun one Premier League match this year.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has labelled reported Liverpool curiosity about 26-year-old Clarets shield James Tarkowski as”bizarre”, adding “that there are lots of rumours on the market, rather than much fact”. (Express)
Chelsea transfer target Nicolo Barella intends to show down a move to Stamford Bridge this season. Blues manager Maurizio Sarri is prepared to pay £45m for its 21-year-old Cagliari midfielder. (Tutto Mercato, via Talksport)
Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 30, says he will not know where his future lies with his Old Trafford contract set to expire at the summertime.
Huddersfield have had a bid made by Leicester for Japan forward Shinji Okazaki, 32. (Sun)
Watford director Javi Gracia says he will not be registering any players at January. (Independent)
Fulham are in talks to sign Bordeaux and Senegal Right Back Youssouf Sabaly, 25. (Sky Sports)
Watford striker Jerome Sinclair’s loan spell at Sunderland was cut short and the 21-year-old will currently return to his parent team. (Watford Observer)
Swansea City and Sunderland are on the list of clubs interested in registering 23-year-old Ayr United striker Lawrence Shankland, together with Ayr boss Ian McCall saying any arrangement needs to see the player loaned back to the Scottish club for the remainder of the summer season. (Wales on the Web )
Aston Villa are interested in registering 21-year-old Brentford Left Back Rico Henry, that played for Villa boss Dean Smith at Walsall and Brentford. (Birmingham Mail)
However, Mourinho has ruled out a return on Portugal. (Correia p Manha – in Portuguese)
Reading are leading the chase to sign Manchester United goal keeper Joel Pereira, 2-2, available on loan. Portugal Under 21 stopper Pereira is returning to Old Trafford after a loan spell at Main Vitoria Setubal. (Mail)
Tottenham wish to sign Hoffenheim and Austria midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 2-3. (Sky Sports)
West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, will hold talks with his representative in the coming days over his uncertain future at the London Stadium. (Mail)
Chelsea are in advanced talks with Zenit above a deal for Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 2-4. (Sportitalia, via Metro)
Leeds are watching Kilmarnock and Scotland Under 21 striker Eamonn Brophy, 2-2. (Mail, via Talksport)