DESPITE the transfer window having only just closed plans are already afoot for January.
Clubs are already identifying targets for when the next window opens, and it seems some haven’t been put off by missing out on big targets this summer.
Arsenal will continue to monitor Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, as they prepare to give manager Arsene Wenger permission to sign a big name in January – Full story: Daily Mirror
Barcelona want Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, to replace Victor Valdes, 31, as their number one next season – Full story: Daily Mail
Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, turned down a move to Barcelona during the summer despite attempts by Brazil team-mates Neymar and Daniel Alves to persuade him to move to Spain – Full story: the Sun
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says forward Gareth Bale, 24, put Spurs under “intense pressure” to force his £85.3m move to Real Madrid – Full story: Daily Telegraph
West Ham United have abandoned plans to re-sign 29-year-old striker Carlton Cole due to concerns over his fitness. The Hammers released Cole after the end of last season but issued a statement this week saying the player was undergoing a medical – Full story: Daily Star