The Arsenal defender was impressive again in his side's 3-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday.
Gaetano Berardi has impressed for Leeds United so far this season.
Derby County and Brighton & Hove Albion are two of the Championship's form sides.
Sunderland have been linked with West Ham United duo James Collins and James Tomkins.
Everton will not be active in the January transfer window, according to Roberto Martinez.
HITC Sport understands former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet is in the frame for the Swansea City job.
Aston Villa are said to be keeping tabs on Anderlecht's latest match.
Jozo Simunovic has made just four appearances for Celtic so far this season.
The Tottenham Hotspur chairman has come up against an apparently immovable object in the form of West Bromwich Albion's Jeremy Peace.
Chris Wood has netted seven times in 19 appearances for Leeds United so far.
West Ham came through against League One opposition in the FA Cup fourth round - but not without a few bland individual performances.
Wigan have reportedly made an approach to sign Leeds captain Jason Pearce.
Tottenham stars Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend took to Twitter after Spurs' 2-1 defeat to Leicester in the FA Cup.