The Sevilla midfielder turned down the chance to move to the Stadium of Light.
Howe appeared to dismiss rumours potentially linking him with the Arsenal role.
Derby County haven’t been so successful in the transfer market over the past 18 months.
Junior Hoilett is still looking for a club, so should Leeds attempt to bring him to Elland Road?
The mercurial Swede has made a blistering start to life in England.
Where will the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's minutes come this season?
The Blues' failure to add a proven striker could be their downfall this season.
Mignolet will be under pressure for his place in the Liverpool side in the coming weeks with Loris Karius returning to fitness.
Lazio's Morrison helped Queens Park Rangers to promotion during a loan spell in 2014.
Adnan Januzaj will hope his loan spell at Sunderland can help kick-start his career.