Sporting Lisbon are expected to accept a big cut in asking price for the Portuguese international.
Sam Gallagher is being tipped to have the same kind of impact at Southampton as Harry Kane has had at Tottenham Hotspur.
Although there are other teams in greater trouble, the worrying form of John Carver's side cannot be ignored as they assess their remaining fixtures.
Villa face a significant fine for failing to prevent a pitch invasion following their FA Cup sixth round win over West Brom in March.
Roberto Martinez insists that no deal has been agreed between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur for Aaron Lennon.
It is understood that the Gunners attacker has begun preliminary discussions with the club over a new deal.
Stevie Frail has said some of his young Hoops are close to a first-team spot - so could it be these three?
The Australia international has established himself as one of the Football League's leading stars with Swindon Town over the past two seasons.
Ex-Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is one of the favourites for the West Ham job.
Mexican footballing icon Hugo Sanchez believes Javier Hernandez can make his mark for Real Madrid, in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid.