A look at three breaking stories days away from the transfer window opening...
Corluka's Premier League return?
Former Tottenham star Vedran Corluka is hoping for a Premier League comeback, and several sides are interested. The Mirror report the Croatian international is interesting West Ham, Everton, Southampton and Hull. Used often as a full-back at Tottenham, Corluka has been playing regularly at centre-back at Lokomotiv Moscow, and the paper claim the Hammers are looking at him as a potential replacement for Winston Reid. Corluka, also formerly of Manchester City, is still only 28-years-old and has made more than 70 appearances in the Russian Premier League since leaving.
Liverpool enter Vlaar race
Liverpool are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Dutchman Ron Vlaar, report The Star. The paper claim they are looking at a double deal to sign him along with Fabian Delph, with their interest in the midfielder originally reported last week. Vlaar was one of the World Cup's outstanding defenders, and like Delph is out of contract at the end of the season at Aston Villa. His former Dutch international boss Louis van Gaal has been strongly linked with adding him to United's squad, but Liverpool's defensive troubles this season give cause for their credited interest.
Arsenal move for Carvalho
Arsenal have re-ignited their interest in William Carvalho, report The Mail. The Gunners were strongly linked to him over the summer, along with Chelsea and Manchester United. The Portuguese international would fill a need in defensive midfield for the club, and as the paper note, also capable of playing at centre-back. The paper report Arsenal could offer £20 million. He has a £37 million release clause in his contract, but his performances this season have not seen his reputation grow to the point that Sporting could realistically expect that to be paid. He would be cup-tied for the Champions League this season.