Ronald Koeman has been appointed as manager at St Mary's and will succeed Mauricio Pochettino who left for Tottenham Hotspur last month.
As Chelsea edge ever closer to confirming Cesc Fabregas as a Blue, Barcelona fans have already started speculating over who will take his shirt number.
Manchester United have been knocked back after enquiring with Barcelona over the availability of full-back Jordi Alba
Reports in Spain suggest Juventus manager Antonio Conte rang Manchester United target Alexis Sanchez in order to prevent a Premier League move.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has urged his club to finalise a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has said it "would be a dream" to join Barcelona and replace Carlos Puyol but insists nothing has been agreed.
According to Barcelona's television station, Barca TV, the catalonian side have put Arsenal target Lukasz Piszczek at the top of their list to replace Dani Alves should he leave.
Spanish daily Sport has suggested that the Premier League pair and Paris-Saint Germain have lodged offers for the Chilean.
Liverpool are locked in a fight to land Argentina international Marcos Rojo after Paris Saint-Germain joined the race for the 24-year-old's signature.
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's most marketable footballer, whilst Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique complete the top three.
For the first time in years, Real Madrid will head into El Clasico knowing that even a defeat would not have an adverse effect on their La Liga title chances, while a win will only enhance them.
Rivaldo shared the pitch with his son as they both played for Brazilian side Mogi Mirim.
There are reports in the Spanish and Italian press that Roma have beaten Arsenal to the signature of Barcelona starlet Antonio Sanabria.