Reading are considering Os car Garcia for the vacant manager's job.
Brian McDermott remains the frontrunner for the position, empty since Steve Clarke was sacked, but the Royals' Thai owners are said to favour a foreign boss.
After failing in a move to land former Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, Garcia, who led Brighton to the play-offs in 2014, has emerged as a late contender.
Manchester City are said to be chasing Charlton Athletic striker Ademola Lookman.
The 18-year-old striker netted twice against Bolton Wanderers in front of City's scouts, and has also been watched by Chelsea and Tottenham so far this term.
Lookman only made his debut in November - but any Premier League outfit keen on his services will have to make a decent offer as the youngster still has two and a half years on his contract.
One striker definitely (well, as definite as transfers get!) staying with his club is Charlie Austin.
The striker says he intends to finish the season with Queens Park Rangers and will not be seeking a move in January.
Another forward staying right where he is is Brighton 's loan man James Wilson.
M anchester United have apparently got no interest in recalling their young player - even though they do have a clause dictating he could be back at Old Trafford for the Boxing Day round of fixtures and the Red Devils are struggling for goals under Louis Van Gaal.
Wilson has scored twice since moving to the Amex Stadium at the end of November.
Speaking of Manchester United, Napoli are reportedly set to rival the Premier League giants in the chase for Fulham's Moussa Dembele.
The 19-year-old is attracting attention from across Europe, with the Serie A side the latest to show interest.
Dembele is out of contract in the summer and could be available on the cheap come January.
Meanwhile, it's tentative good news for Leeds United fans over the future of Sam Byram .
The right back is out of contract come the summer and has, so far, turned down the chance to sign a new deal with the club.
However, manager Steve Evans is "optimistic" that the defender will stay at Elland Road - although he admits any January move is out of his hands.
He said: “It will be up to the football club of course as to whether they could agree something with another club to do that.
“But I’m still an optimist, I always have been an optimist in my life and I’m hopeful that Sam will want to stay at Leeds United.
Burnley have released midfielder Steven Hewitt.
The midfielder was a scholar at Turf Moor and made three first team appearances for the Clarets.
Finally, Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed Andy Reid is still "a long way off" a return to action.
The Irishman is struggling with a groin problem and last turned out for Forest in September 2014.