Arsenal have proposed a swap deal with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, pictured, heading to London in exchange for wantaway Alexis Sanchez. Sterling scored the winner for City at Bournemouth at the weekend before being sent off but could be surplus to requirements should Sanchez head to the Etihad Stadium. The National understands that City prefer a cash-only deal. Dylan Martinez / Reuters
It's looking fairly likely that Alex Sanchez has played his last game for Arsenal. Having turned down a new contract at the Emirates Stadium with his current deal to expire at the end of this season, it would make sense for Arsenal to cash in now - especially if they can get a replacement, albeit of lesser quality, in the form of Sterling. The exit of Sanchez would heap more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger following his side's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool at the weekend. Carl Recine / Reuters
The latest reports are that Chelsea have bid £25 million for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who is another out of contract at the end of the season. Everton were holding out for £50m but that won't happen now. The problem for Barkley is which club bigger than Everton can offer him a regular first-team slot? Would he play ahead of Cesc Fabregas as the creative fulcrum at Chelsea? Tottenham have also been linked but Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are far more productive players in a similar role to what Barkley plays. Michael Regan / Getty Images
The Brazilian-born Spaniard Diego Costa is desperate for a move away from Chelsea after the very public falling out with manager Antonio Conte. He's said to want a move back to Atletico Madrid but they are under a transfer embargo until January. Possible solutions in the mean time include a loan move to Las Palmas, or even Everton who are known to be hunting for a new striker. Meanwhile, Costa is still at home in Brazil having refused to train at Chelsea. Mike Egerton / PA Wire.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has all the attributes to be the best wing-back in the Premier League. Many people agree, including Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after the two clubs agreed a £40m fee, only for the England international to turn down the move as he wants to play in central midfield. A move to Liverpool is on the cards instead as Arsenal enter a period of potential meltdown if Alex Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both out of contract at the end of the season, depart. Andrew Couldridge / Action Images via Reuters/
Danny Drinkwater was a vital cog in Leicester City's title winning team during the 2015/16 season, particularly with his raking passes supplying the quicksilver Jamie Vardy. It can be argued that Drinkwater deserves a chance at a bigger club and Chelsea have been linked with a £30m bid for the midfielder. However, competition for a midfield place will be fierce at Chelsea, even with Nemanja Matic having moved to Manchester United, and Drinkwater may prefer a guaranteed starting place at Leicester. A big pay rise at Chelsea would be attractive however. Michael Regan / Getty Images
The Philippe Coutinho saga has been dragging on for a few weeks now - since Neymar moved from Barcelona to PSG. Liverpool insist the Brazilian is not for sale and Barcelona have just spent a big chunk of the Neymar money on £135m man Ousmane Dembele. But that doesn't mean Barcelona won't return with a bid so big that Liverpool won't be able to say no. Dave Howarth / PA Wire.
20-year-old Renato Sanches burst on to the scene with his performances for Portugal at Euro 2016, which earned him a big money move from Benfica to Bayern Munich. His path to super-stardom hasn't gone as smoothly since and Swansea City have said they are interested. Surely that won't happen. Francisco Leong / AFP
Sir Alex Ferguson was always full of praise for Jonny Evans during his Manchester United days and his career took a nose-dive when he moved to West Brom, although it did mean regular playing time. Now there's a whole host of Premier League clubs interestd in the Northern Ireland international, with Manchester City and Leicester City both having bids rejected. The latest reports suggest Arsenal have joined the race after their leaky performance against Liverpool at the weekend. A fee in the region of £30m is likely. David Klein / AP
Mamadou Sakho has been the subject of three bids from Crystal Palace during the summer but Liverpool keep on turning them down, saying they want £30m for the defender. Having fallen out of favour at Anfield, a deal before the deadline could free up some money to help sign Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal. Matt Dunham / AP Photo
Linked with just about every upper tier club in Europe this year, Virgil van Dijk is still a Southampton player. The situation has to change though. The defender hasn't played for the club this season, is training with the under-23 side and handed in a transfer request earlier this month which was rejected by the club. Valued in the £50m bracket, either Southampton should cash in, or the player will have to bide his time. The sale of Mamadou Sakho by Liverpool could open the door to a move to Anfield. Martin Rickett / PA Wire.