Nottingham Forest are closing on their next manager.
The former Newcastle United midfielder insists Townsend has been outstanding but stresses that there are no hard feelings over his England omission.
Leeds United are interested in signing Kemar Roofe.
Tottenham have been knocked back with their first bid for Vincent Janssen.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are set to renew hostilities with Celtic next term, and Kenny Miller is bored of Joey Barton's efforts to stoke the fires.
Tottenham are keen to land striker Antonio Sanabria, according to the player's agent.
The French midfielder has lit up Euro 2016, however he was not convinced he was going to get the call-up, unlike West Ham captain Mark Noble.
Newcastle United are the favourites to sign Grant Hanley, who has been linked with Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.
Victor Wanyama's transfer to Tottenham is nearly complete.
Gers boss Mark Warburton pulls off another coup for Ibrox side Rangers.
Nelson Oliveira has already returned to Benfica but Wednesday would do right to try lure him back.
Eddie Jones has urged England’s players to seize their grand slam opportunity in Paris on Saturday as he looks to turn them into “the strongest team in the world” by 2019.
Seb Coe says that he is saddened by Russia’s absence from the World Indoor Championships and insists that many athletes want the country to return in time for the Olympics.