UPDATED: Deadline day countdown - January 25
The latest transfer rumours surrounding North West clubs before the window closes next week....
Lancashire Post: Fleetwood Town have signed Preston North End defender Kevin O’Connor on loan until the end of the season.
Blackpool Gazette: Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer says he has not been informed of any approach from Wigan Athletic for Blackpool midfielder Jimmy Ryan.
Blackpool Gazette: Bradford City appear to have switched their attention from Blackpool defender Kelvin Mellor to Al-Sharjah’s Australian international Ryan McGowan.
Lancashire Post: Preston North End have denied any move for Hamilton Academical defender Michael Devlin.
Wigan Post: Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton is understood to have agreed a loan move to Wigan Athletic for the rest of the season.
Morecambe Visitor: Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley would like to add a fresh face to his squad – provided the price is right.
Lancashire Post: Melle Meulensteen was allowed to leave Preston North End for first-team football.
The Sun: Manchester City could agree a swap deal with Atletico Madrid that would see Sergio Aguero return to his former club and Antoine Griezmann move to Manchester.
Daily Express: Aston Villa are closing in on the loan signing of Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe.