Manchester United defender Rafael is set to sign a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2016.
The Brazilian full-back has made 90 senior appearances since his arrival in July 2008, and started the 2009 Cham-pions League final defeat to Barcelona in Rome.
lQPR manager Mark Hughes continued his building plans for next season with the double signing of striker Andrew Johnson and defender Ryan Nelsen on free transfers.
Hughes worked with former England frontman Johnson, 31, during their time at Fulham, while Nelson will sign on following the end of his contract at Tottenham.
Nelson has penned a one-year deal and admitted reuniting with his old boss was a "massive draw".
He said: "I like his winning attitude. He and all his staff just have an absolute desire to win, and that's what the Premier League is all about. If you haven't got that, you won't be successful.
"The owners have got fantastic ambition and it's exciting to become a part of that."
Stories in today's English papers...
lThree members of the Chelsea staff have been suspended after the Champions League trophy was damaged.
lCroatia striker Mario Mandzukic tells Everton they will have to wait until the end of Euro 2012 before he sorts out his future.
lMan City will have to pay up to £30m to land Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.