Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is keen to continue his career beyond this season but admits he may be forced to move away from Anfield
Nottingham Forest have completed the loan signing of Hull midfielder Tom Ince.
Reds boss Stuart Pearce has been in talks with the Barclays Premier League club for several days and on Thursday morning an agreement was reached for the 22-year-old winger to move to the City Ground on a deal until December 28.
Pearce is keen to breathe new life into his side's promotion push, following a seven-match winless run in the Sky Bet Championship, and Ince will go straight into the Forest squad for Saturday's trip to Huddersfield.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was concerned about his team's form after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle.
The holders slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on what proved a dismal night in more ways than one ahead of Sunday's eagerly-anticipated derby against Manchester United.
– Manuel Pellegrini
My feeling is that we are not playing well. We are in a difficult moment with a lack of trust.
We are conceding too (many) easy goals and we are not scoring the chances we have to score. That's the feeling at this moment.
It's a lack of confidence that we must address as soon as possible because we need to continue to be involved in the other competitions.
Of course we must be worried - we didn't win the three games we played this week. We must be worried about that but we must find a solution and we must address it.
We will see with the players which is the way to try and recover that confidence because it's not normal to see this team playing the way we are now.
Capital One Cup quarter-final draw:
Derby v Chelsea
Tottenham v Newcastle
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Southampton
Matches to be played in the week commencing December 15
Ryan Taylor described it as a "dream come true" as he basked in the glory of both Newcastle's 2-0 win over Manchester City and his return from a two-year injury nightmare.
The Magpies caught City cold at the Etihad, with strikes from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko booking a Capital One Cup quarter-final at Tottenham.
But the feel-good story of the evening was the long-awaited return to action of right back Taylor, who has been sidelined with successive cruciate ligament problems since 2012.
"A dream, everything, it all came true tonight," he told Sky Sports. "Two years of hard graft for myself just to get back playing football is a big thing for me, but what a performance that was from the lads."