Real Madrid will make a huge summer move for Tottenham’s England midfielder Dele Alli. Real, who have previously signed former Spurs players Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, are serving a one-window transfer ban but are free to buy again in the close season.
Arsenal are preparing a £28m bid for 26-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic of Juventus.
Marseille has contacted West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet’s representatives over a possible re-signing of the 29-year-old France international this month.
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke will reject the chance to move to China in this transfer window. The 26-year-old is the subject of a £40m offer from Beijing Guoan, while other Chinese Super League clubs are also keen to sign the Belgium international.
Chelsea’s 29-year-old Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, who is yet to make an appearance this season, has agreed a deal in principle to join Valencia, but the Spanish club also want West Ham’s Italy striker Simone Zaza and Financial Fair Play restrictions mean they will not be able to afford both players.
Manchester United have rejected a £19m bid from Everton for their France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.