What the media say . . .
Liverpool have raised their offer for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam but the Seasiders have rejected the 4.5m bid.
Aston Villa are considering Peter Crouch as a strike partner for new 24m signing Darren Bent. It would be a return to Villa for Crouch, who spent two seasons there under Graham Taylor. Metro
Struggling West Ham are ready to move for controversial Blackburn striker El-Hadji Diouf with manager Steve Kean set to let him go from Ewood Park if the price is right.
Hammers manager Avram Grant has drawn up a list of transfer targets, including Robbie Keane, Demba Ba, Jamie O'Hara and Joe Cole.
Newcastle have made an inquiry for Bayer Leverkusen's Swiss midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta - although the 25-year-old may not be fully fit for another four weeks.
Manchester City could be ready to swoop for Barcelona defender Dani Alves after he rejected the Spanish club's latest contract offer.
Aston Villa misfit Stephen Ireland could be on his way out of Villa Park and off to Newcastle as a replacement for the injured Alan Smith.
Stoke City are trying to land another striker after bidding 4m for Birmingham's Cameron Jerome.
Chelsea could seal the signature of Wolfsburg defender Simon Kjaer early next week for a fee of around 12.5m.