Today’s Football Titbits.
Everton and Leicester are interested in Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, who has 18 months left on his contract with the Saints.
Former Liverpool and Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez would like a quick return to management after leaving Chinese side Dalian Professional, with Napoli and Roma interested in the 60-year-old Spaniard.
But Benitez is set to take over from Neil Lennon at Celtic.
Manchester United will make a decision on England midfielder Jesse Lingard’s future after their FA Cup tie against Liverpool, with Newcastle United, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion keen to take the 28-year-old on loan.
English left-back Brandon Williams, 20, looks likely to leave Manchester United on loan, with West Ham United and Southampton interested.
The Hammers have also been linked with Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, but the 23-year-old says he will not be leaving Sevilla in January.
Crystal Palace want to sign Leicester City’s English winger Demarai Gray, 24.
West Brom are considering signing former Leicester forward Ahmed Musa on a short-term contract. The 28-year-old Nigeria international is without a club after leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a target for Newcastle if they sack manager Steve Bruce.
West Ham will try to sign 23-year-old Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this month but the French forward would prefer to move to an established top-six side in the Premier League.
Aston Villa have restructured their offer for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson and are finalising a £15.5m move for the 26-year-old Frenchman.
Bayern Munich have started to make progress in contract talks with 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala amid speculation that Liverpool and Manchester United are monitoring the England Under-21 international.
Burnley are frontrunners to sign Stoke defender Nathan Collins, 19, with Arsenal also interested.
Chelsea have knocked back West Ham’s offer to take 26-year-old Italy defender Emerson Palmieri on loan.
Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is set to join Italian side Lazio after having his contract at Arsenal terminated.
Source: BBC Sport