Reports this morning are suggestive of the fact that Newcastle United have now agreed a £12m fee for the capture of Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. This will be Steve McLaren’s third capture of the transfer window and a permanent and a loan deal, both are being discussed.

West Ham United have expressed their interest in Galatasaray’s 30-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz as Slaven Bilic has revealed his liking for the player. “Burak Yilmaz is one of the players currently on our transfer list. Burak Yilmaz is a very good player he is a great forward and has been in excellent form I know him very well,” he added. As per Turkish source Hurriyet, West Ham have lodged a £7m bid for Yilmaz, who has scored 9 times in all competitions this season.

Sky Sports suggests that Sunderland have offered £10m and striker Fabio Borini for Swansea City star Andre Ayew, after failing in their first attempt to sign the Ghana International days ago.

Premier League surprise packages Watford have agreed a fee for Fiorentina’s 28-year-old midfielder Mario Suarez, as per Sky Sports’s Amy Lewis, Adam Levanthal and Fabrizio Romano. The deal is in the final stages of completion and will be announced in the coming days.

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AS Roma are on the verge of confirming a deal for Monaco flop Stephan El-Sharaawy, who will fly in for a medical in the Italian capital tonight.

Newcastle United have made their second attempt in their bid to acquire the services of Lyon goalmachine Alexandre Lacazette. The Magpies were rejected in their first attempt and it was said that the French International wasn’t interested in a move to the St.James’ Park, but some encouraging noises are seemingly coming from the players’ camp.

Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin is set to leave the San Siro to join Shanghai Shenhua, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, which has been confirmed by Ginaluca di Marzio.

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires is close to joining Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning for £25m, as per Sky Sports.

And Alex Texeira has edged ever close to sealing a move to Liverpool, after the versatile player made it clear that he wants to leave the Ukrainian giants. The only issue will be the transfer fee, for which both clubs are said to be some way apart for agreeing one.