Chelsea duo Deco and Ricardo Carvalho could be heading to Internazionale after the Serie A giants confirmed their interest in the Portuguese players.
Both men have spoken recently of their desire to work with Inter boss Jose Mourinho again, and now appear to be getting their wish.
Peter Crouch could leave Portsmouth this summer after being criticised by the club's executive chairman Peter Storrie.
The England international said at the weekend that he was unhappy with the uncertainty that currently envelops Fratton Park.
The 28-year-old also spoke of his frustration that several key players had left the club recently and, with a takeover close at hand, is expecting there to be another change of manager.
Watford have confirmed the appointment of Malky Mackay as their new manager on a three-year contract.
The former Hornets defender had been the firm sportsbook betting favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers in the Vicarage Road hot-seat after spending the last two-and-a-half years as first-team coach at the Championship club.
Watford were forced to begin their search for a second new manager inside the last eight months after Rodgers quit to take over at Reading two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers have confirmed the appointment of John Barnes as their new manager.
The former Liverpool and England winger has returned to club management after having a recent spell coaching the Jamaica national team.
Barnes' only previous club management role was an unsuccessful single season at the helm of Celtic during the 1999-2000 campaign.
The 45-year-old will be assisted at Prenton Park by fellow former Liverpool player Jason McAteer.
McAteer, 37, is a former Republic of Ireland international who ended his playing career with three seasons at Tranmere.
In rugby union, Scotland captain Mike Blair is struggling to be fit for the British & Irish Lions' warm-up game against the Southern Kings.
Lions doctor Gary O'Driscoll fears Blair, who injured his ankle in training on Friday and missed the 26-23 win against Western Province, will not be fit enough in time leaving the tourists with a scrum-half dilemma.
Harry Ellis played at number nine on Saturday despite suffering from a mild chest infection while Mike Phillips is receiving treatment for bruising and stiffness in his lower back.
Meanwhile, head coach Ian McGeechan has confirmed that Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan will captain the side for Tuesday's clash.
O'Callaghan is the fourth man to captain the Lions on their tour of South Africa following in the footsteps of Paul O'Connell, Brian O'Driscoll and Phil Vickery.