Enner Valencia has made just three appearances for West Ham United this season.
Southampton were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
The former Manchester United man has also been linked with Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Norwich City and Swansea City.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are short of cover at centre-back, as Mike Williamson has returned to St. James' Park.
The pundit confirmed that talks between the pair failed to happen, despite his agent getting in touch.
Could the Tottenham Hotspur boss be resigned to not being able to bring in the right players next month?
Sunderland have kept two clean sheets in their last two matches.
The Leeds boss is not pleased with some of the most recent reports on his club.
The former Burton boss is determined to build something special at St Andrew's, having ignored interest from two Championship clubs in recent times.
Gerard Deulofeu has been in wonderful form for Everton so far this season.
Dele Alli has hailed Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier.
Former Premier League star Alan Smith was on the losing side as Notts County were defeated by Salford City.
Tullett Prebon and Icap have confirmed they are in talks over a tie-up that would see the brokers seek strength in numbers in difficult conditions.