Liverpool face Newcastle at Anfield tonight, with Kenny Dalglish's side looking to get back to winning ways after two consecutive draws.
With Luis Suarez suspended, all eyes will be on striker Andy Carroll, who is almost certain to start in attack against his former club.
The £35m striker has struggled since moving to Merseyside, but was backed by his manager this week despite scoring just three goals this term.
Roberto Mancini has said today that he wants to delay Yaya Toure's departure for the African Cup of Nations for as long as possible.
Elsewhere today, Bolton manager Owen Coyle has revealed a fee for England central defender Gary Cahill has been agreed with Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that striker Thierry Henry has agreed to rejoin Arsenal on a two month loan deal. (The Guardian)
Chelsea are rumoured to be prepared to smash the world transfer record in order to land £84m Porto striker Hulk. (The Times)
Liverpool could reportedly make a sensational bid for Aston Villa and England striker Darren Bent, who would cost around £18m. (Metro)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be in talks with Barcelona for Arsenal and Chelsea target Isaac Cuenca. (Goal)
Manchester City are facing competition from big spending rivals PSG for the signature of AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato. (SkySports)
And finally, Tottenham are considering a January move for Freiburg and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse, valued at £14m. (Daily Mail)
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