Aston Villa believes 25-year-old England midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with Manchester City, is worth at least £100m.
Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28, says he wants to play with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, again and they have to “do it again next season”. The pair played together at Barcelona before Neymar joined PSG.
Inter Milan would be prepared to sell Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, to Tottenham for £45m next month.
Dutch central defender Perr Schuurs, 21, who has been linked with Liverpool, insists he is not yet ready to leave Ajax
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ahead of Real Madrid reserve team coach Raul as the leading candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane, should Real decide to dispense with the Frenchman. Pochettino is thought to be keen on a move to Paris St-Germain and could replace Thomas Tuchel.
Zidane has lost confidence in a number of his players including former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, the 29-year-old Belgium international. Zidane has the backing of Real Madrid’s board and players at present, but the coach’s future could be determined by the team’s next three matches.
Aston Villa assistant John Terry would look to take former Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole to Derby as part of his management team if he is appointed as Phillip Cocu’s permanent replacement.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he and technical director Edu are making plans for the January transfer window and what could be an “unpredictable” market.