Arsenal and Chelsea are set to be thwarted in their pursuit of Charlton Athletic's Ademola Lookman.
The club's caretaker manager Karel Fraeye has insisted he will not be available in January.
Lookman, 18, has been attracting Premier League interest after impressing during his early first team career - he joined Charlton in 2014 after playing Sunday League football - and scored his first goal last week.
Leeds United are facing competition in their chase of long-term target Kyle Lafferty.
Italian side Palermo have thrown their hats into the ring for the Northern Ireland international, currently with Norwich City.
Steve Evans admitted he has phoned Canaries boss Alex Neil to enquire about his availability, and the Whites may go back in for him in January.
Craig Conway has signed a new contract with Blackburn Rovers .
The winger has agreed a deal keeping him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2018.
Since moving from Cardiff in 2014, Conway has appeared 80 times for the club.
Lee Carsley has left Brentford following the appointment of Dean Smith.
The former interim Head Coach had stayed on at the club to pass on his knowledge to the new man and he was expected to stay in the role until the end of the calendar year.
However he has now departed after feeling his job was done.
New QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has vowed to make fans proud.
The Rs hired the former Chelsea striker this week and he will oversee his first game against Burnley on Saturday.
He declared: "I'm very happy to be here and very happy to be a part of it. I'll do everything in my power, work night and day, to make them a proud QPR fan."
Speaking of QPR, Burnley chief Sean Dyche has insisted Joey Barton is unlikely to be affected by any harsh welcome from the club's fans on his return to Loftus Road tomorrow.
The midfielder left London in the summer after four season with the Hoops, although he spent one of those on loan at Marseille.
Said Dyche: “I think he’s old enough and wise enough to know that wherever you’ve been as a player some people will love you and some people don’t, some people think you did great, others don’t.
“I don’t think he’ll be too bothered. I’ll be surprised if he’s too bothered.”
Bad news for Fulham fans as midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe prepares for a lengthy spell on the sidelines .
The former Manchester United trainee was injured last month, but has now had surgery on his hamstring and could be out for another 10 weeks.
Physio Chris Hanson admitted the injury is likely to keep Tunnicliffe out for a total of three months.
However there is better news for Hull City supporters who may finally get a glimpse of summer signing Adama Diomande.
The striker is line for his debut on Saturday against Bolton Wanderers.
Shortly after arriving in England, eh was forced to udnergo groin surgery which has kept him out for the first four and a half months of the season.