Rafael Benitez has rejected the chance to take over from Ronald Koeman as Everton manager and will stay loyal to Newcastle.
Barcelona are keeping tabs on another Liverpool player, this time teenage star Ben Woodburn.
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk was also a target for Barcelona but they have moved on to other targets after being priced out of a move.
Newcastle and Stoke have sent scouts to watch Nordine Ibouroi, who plays in France’s fourth tier with FC Martigues and recently scored a spectacular goal against Monaco’s second string.
Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United are all monitoring Monaco left-back Ruben Vinagre, who has impressed on loan with Wolves.
Sean Dyche will cost Leicester City a compensation package of around £2.5m if they try to make the Burnley boss their next manager.
The Football Association has suffered another blow with highly-rated talent spotter Richard Allen quitting to become director of football at Loughborough University.
Amanda Staveley’s takeover of Newcastle has moved a step closer after it emerged she is expected to make a formal bid to buy the club in the next few weeks.
Football Association chiefs Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn are fighting for their careers and reputations after Wednesday’s explosive parliamentary inquiry into the Mark Sampson affair.
Arsenal have made an offer to Real Madrid for striker Karim Benzema.
Crystal Palace are ready to step up their interest in Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun after he scored twice in their Champions League win over Monaco.
Manchester United could find out when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be back in first-team action by the end of October – he is reported to be training at ’90 per cent’.
Paris Saint-Germain believe their summer recruitment of sporting director Antero Henrique will be key in tempting Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to leave for France.