Tottenham Hotspur will continue talks with Paris St. Germain over a potential £22 million deal for Lucas Moura.
Spurs are determined to sign the Brazil international before Wednesday’s deadline and will step up negotiations in the next 48 hours.
Moura has already been shown around the Spurs training ground and is believed to be keen on moving to the Premier League to play under Mauricio Pochettino.
But sources have suggested that the deal is still far from being agreed, with doubts even surfacing on Saturday night over whether it will be completed.
Spurs will hold more talks with PSG on Sunday as they look to bring in their first signing of the January transfer window.
Moura was left out of the PSG squad for the game against Montpellier on Saturday.
Stoke make £14m Ndiaye bid
Stoke City have made a £14m bid for Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye.
Paul Lambert, the new Stoke manager, moved for Ndiaye on Friday and the two clubs are continuing to negotiate over a possible agreement.
Ndiaye, a Senegal international, was left out of Galatasaray’s squad for the game against Osmanlispor and has also attracted interest from Watford, West Ham and Newcastle.
Stoke are also set to hold more talks with New York City FC over a deal for England under-21 international Jack Harrison.
The MLS club has rejected two offers for the attacker but Stoke are still hopeful of completing his transfer.
Musonda heads to Celtic
Chelsea are set to send Belgium international Charly Musonda to Celtic.
Musonda is in talks over a loan move and could complete his switch on Monday, snubbing interest from Bournemouth, Leganes and Nottingham Forest.
The winger, 21, is understood to be keen on linking up with Brendan Rodgers, a former Chelsea coach.
Swansea up Ayew offer
Swansea are making an improved offer of £18m for their former player Andre Ayew.
West Ham rejected a £14m bid from Swansea for Ayew last weekend but the Premier League’s bottom club are making a fresh proposal.
Swansea are also growing increasingly confident of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Nicolas Gaitan on loan. Roque Mesa, the £11m summer signing, is expected to sign for Sevilla in a loan deal.
Forward trio to leave Leicester
Leicester are on the brink of loaning out strikers Islam Slimani, Leonardo Ulloa and Ahmed Musa.
Slimani, the £28m record signing, is a target for Monaco and Chelsea while Brighton are favourites to re-sign Ulloa ahead of Aston Villa and Wolves.
Musa will have a medical at former club CSKA Moscow on Sunday and is poised to sign on loan for the remainder of the season.
Brighton, meanwhile, have seen a £1.5m bid for defender James Justin rejected by League Two leaders Luton.
County hoping to pick McClean up
Derby have made an inquiry for West Brom’s Republic of Ireland international James McClean.