Everton and Tottenham both competed to sign Moussa Sissoko in the summer.
Wolves fell to yet another defeat as Derby County took all three points at the weekend.
Arsenal have not had the best of luck in their transfer dealings in recent years.
With Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling on top form, few have paid much attention to Fernando.
Kalidou Koulibaly's agent says that the player was never for sale, amid claims from Farhad Moshiri that Everton were quoted £60m for him.
Alan Shearer backs Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal to get a top-four spot, with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United missing out.
The former Whites boss has been impressed by one summer signing in particular.
The in-form Celtic man is expected to face England this week.
Players from Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Southampton all feature on the list.
Barton hasn't featured for Rangers since September following an alleged bust-up with Ibrox boss Mark Warburton.
West Ham United will pursue a zero tolerance policy against the thugs they believe are damaging their image and are ready to ban 200 of them following the ugly scenes that marred their EFL Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium.
In more disorderly times a Millwall supporters group called Treatment used to gather on the terraces wearing powder-blue surgical face masks. In the last few months anyone standing too close to the mouldering fug of unanswered questions over Lewisham council’s plan to seize and sell on Millwall’s land at The Den might be tempted to try something similar.
West Ham knocked Chelsea out of the EFL Cup in an end-to-end London derby that finished 2-1.