Newcastle are understood to have first refusal on talented Carlisle United prospect Jarrad Branthwaite - a target for Rangers, Celtic and Southampton.
Freiburg forward Luca Waldschmidt is targeting a place at Euro 2020 as he recovers from a serious injury sustained on international duty last month.
Fulham are reportedly showing interest in Ipswich Town's highly-rated England Under-20 international midfielder Flynn Downes.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it goes the saying and that may be in Jurgen Klopp's mind this Christmas as he finalises his plans for the January transfer window.
Aston Villa players would dominate the Premier League's team of the season to date if it were only selected from clubs in the bottom half of the table.
Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has insisted that Dwight McNeil won't be sold in January and instead suggested the club will look to add in the transfer window.