The German pass master said to be interesting Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Graham Carr has been put under pressure at Newcastle United, due to the club's poor recruitment record in recent seasons.
The Sunderland manager is set for a new deal at the Stadium of Light.
Anthony Stokes is back at Scottish Premiership side Celtic after a loan spell at Scottish Championship outfit Hibernian.
The Owls meet Hull City in the Championship play-off final.
Harry Kane has been in prolific form for Tottenham Hotspur this season.
The 24-year-old's Ibrox exit was confirmed this week.
Welcome to this morning's transfer round-up. This edition features 'Thibaut Courtois linked to Real Madrid again' and 'Huddersfield said very interested in Daniel Ward' plus more, so delve in below.
Johan Djourou has hailed former club Arsenal for the signing of Granit Xhaka.
Rafael Benitez reportedly wants Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, Leeds teenager Lewis Cook and Derby midfielder Will Hughes.