Manchester United legend Paul Scholes' return followed failed attempts to bring Chelsea's Frank Lampard to Old Trafford.
Full story: Goal.com
Olympiakos right-back Vasilis Torosidis, 26, is being considered for a move to Mancheter United. Full story: Daily Mail
Owen Coyle's Bolton have made a surprise swoop on Lancashire neighbours Blackburn for midfielder Junior Hoilett.
Full story: Bolton News
Meanwhile, Rovers manager Steve Kean says nothing should be read into the absence of Rovers' in-demand stars in the FA Cup on Saturday - as he looks to add new faces before their match against Fulham this weekend. Full story: Lancashire Telegraph
Stoke are giving a trial to Dutch Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo striker Michael Uchebo, who is known as the Nigerian Peter Crouch. At 6ft 8in, Uchebo is even taller than the England international.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is going nowhere this month, despite continued speculation linking him with Arsenal.
Full story: Sky Sports
Mario Gotze has dealt a blow to his Premier League suitors by saying he may extend his Borussia Dortmund contract. Full story: The Sun
Striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, has alerted Premier League rivals as Chelsea stall on securing his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mail
Chelsea target Hulk will not force a move away from Porto in the January transfer window - although his agent has hinted that a summer move for less than his £83m release clause could be a possibility. Full story: Metro
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists he did not wave an imaginary red card to help get Manchester City's Vincent Kompany sent off. Full story: The Sun
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected an approach from the Welsh FA to install Ryan Giggs as national team manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Nemanja Vidic is staying at Manchester United - and the defender's agent says the chances of him leaving are as likely as Lionel Messi quitting Barcelona. Full story: talkSPORT
Mark Hughes has told QPR he needs £30m to pull them clear of relegation and chase a list of targets headed by Aston Villa's Darren Bent and Chelsea's Didier Drogba.
Full story: Daily Express
The German Football Association's general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach is believed to be eager to rebuild bridges with former Germany captain Michael Ballack. The 35-year-old lost his place in Germany's 2010 World Cup squad due to injury and was later informed he was no longer in the plans of manager Joachim Loew. Full story: Bild (in German)
Former England captain David Beckham was all smiles when he met striker Mario Balotelli at Etihad Stadium during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday but, after the polite exchange, the 36-year-old seemed to wipe his nose with a City shirt. Full story: Metro
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