Struggling Borussia Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for the 24-year-old midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has been a long-term target of Manchester United and also interests Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Good player? Very much so, although not quite the force he once was when he was helping Dortmund to the Champions League final of 2013. He’d still be a good addition to any squad though.
It seems unthinkable, but Dortmund are 25.00 to be relegated this season
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Paulinho and Aaron Lennon that they can find new clubs, with a move to Corinthians looking likely for the Brazilian and Lennon available to anyone willing to pay £7m.
Frozen out? Yes, a little. Paulinho has proven to be a bit of a disappointment and there are better players ahead of Lennon in the queue at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are 5.00 to finish in the top four
Liverpool could make a shock move to bring Toronto FC forward Jermain Defoe back to the Premier League on a short-term loan deal, or alternatively the former England man will sign a permanent deal at Leicester City.
Liverpool? Really? It’s not as strange as it sounds. With others floundering the Reds could do with some short-term striking cover until Daniel Sturridge returns. Leicester looks more likely though.
The Reds are 9.00 to win the FA Cup
Saido To Go?
Alternatively, Liverpool are ready to step up their interest in the West Brom forward Saido Berahino after new Baggies boss Tony Pulis stated that he was open to the sale to raise funds.
The English Premium? Absolutely, Liverpool would be looking at having to shell out up to £20m for Berahino, who has shown immense promise but is still a little raw. It would a surprise move.
West Brom are 3.50 to go down
Mark Schwarzer is twice the age of Berahino at 42, but that hasn’t stopped Leicester City from offering him a one-and-a-half year contract which he is set to sign, leaving Chelsea in the process.
Why? Kasper Schmeichel is injured and Ben Hamer is an inexperienced backup, so Schwarzer would provide good and very experienced cover.
The Foxes are 1.50 to go down