Borussia Dortmund may be accepting that their star is going as they look for a suitable replacement
A transfer fee of 65 million euros was, and still appears to be, planned to be handed over to Athletic Bilbao for the services of their central defender, although, the Basque side are not giving up on him just yet
Jose Mourinho has prolonged his relationship with Manchester United. More on that shortly.
Las Palmas were not tempted by an offer for homegrown ace Jonathan Viera which landed on their doormat from China.
Las Palmas are to take Valencia's Nacho Gil on loan until the end of the season, with the attacking midfielder, 22, to undergo a medical and be officially unveiled by the Canary Islanders tomorrow.
Levante have signed Celta Vigo goalkeeper Iván Villar on loan until the end of the season:
"We cry with one eye and smile with the other," was Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken's dodgy-metaphor-tastic reaction to losing Denmark Under-17 international Mads Bidstrup to RB Leipzig in exchange for 2.5m euros.
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he will continue to select Edin Džeko in spite of the rumours placing the Bosnia-Herzegovinan striker in Chelsea's orbit.
Former Inter, Juve and Saints midfielder and Algeria international Saphir Taïder is now settling in at MLS outfit, Montreal Impact after completing a three-year switch from Bologna.
With centre-back Aymeric Laporte expected to leave Athletic Bilbao for Manchester City, it's understood that the LaLiga club could look to replace the Frenchman by bringing in Íñigo Martínez from Basque rivals Real Sociedad...
Liverpool are said to be dipping a transfer toe in Scottish waters, with a deal being lined up to bring in Falkirk's Tony Gallacher, who generally plays his football in a left-back style, but has been known to rove forward into a left-midfield role. The price? A bargain at £200,000
Real Madrid will only let Ronaldo leave if Neymar comes in
Stay with us for the latest transfer news and rumours as the January window enters the final week in LaLiga, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and elsewhere in Europe.