LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Fernando Torres admitted it was “another dream” to rejoin boyhood club Atletico Madrid on loan, just two days after agreeing a permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea.
Newcastle have given Crystal Palace permission to speak to manager Alan Pardew over the vacancy at Selhurst Park.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard is set for a tour of Manchester City’s new City Football Academy as Europe’s biggest clubs bid for his signature.
David de Gea has described his development from skinny youngster to impregnable stopper at United to that of Captain America’s physical transformation.
Adam Lallana believes Liverpool’s new boys are starting to show their class after he starred in their impressive 4-1 rout of Swansea City at Anfield.
Roberto Martinez has called for “togetherness” as he looks to guide Everton out of an alarming slump in form.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is leaving the club on good terms – and had been told Moussa Sissoko would be staying at the club.
Fabricio Coloccini is not currently under consideration for the Newcastle United manager’s job.
Charis Mavrias is expected to spend the second half of the season out on loan by departing in the January transfer window.
Billy Jones is eagerly awaiting the return of fellow full-backs Patrick van Aanholt and Anthony Reveillere, so he can return to his favoured right-back role.
West Brom coaches Rob Kelly and Keith Downing will share caretaker duties of the first team for the New Year’s Day trip to West Ham following the departure of Alan Irvine, but the long-term prospects for the former Wolves players could be bleak.
Chris Brunt says West Bromwich Albion’s players are to blame for their perilous league position.
EXPRESS & STAR
Kortney Hause has called on Wolves to keep putting their bodies on the line after claiming all is to play for in the New Year.
Albion are braced for a January wave of speculation over Saido Berahino – but the Baggies have not held talks with Liverpool about the striker.
Stoke City fans must have been chuckling into their cornflakes this morning after waking to the news that Tony Pulis is among the favourites for the manager’s job at West Brom.
Running man Steven Nzonzi has covered more miles this season than any other player in the Premier League.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton are being linked with a £12m January transfer window move for Scottish international striker Jordan Rhodes.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama is hoping Saints will continue to prove people wrong this season.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is said to be ‘interested’ in joining Newcastle United, according to reports on Tyneside today.
Hull City maintain it is business as usual ahead of the New Year’s Day clash with Everton, despite reports linking manager Steve Bruce with a move to Newcastle United.
Blackburn Rovers are waiting to hear whether loan stars Jason Steele, Alex Baptiste and Ryan Tunnicliffe will be recalled by their parent clubs next month.
Simon Eastwood hopes he has done enough to convince Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer to keep him between the posts for the FA Cup clash with Charlton Athletic.
Burnley’s stunning Manchester City comeback shows how far they have come in the first half of the season, according to Danny Ings.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City are on the brink of finalising a deal worth around £1.75 million for Exeter City midfielder Matt Grimes.
Garry Monk revealed he does not expect either Jonjo Shelvey or Raheem Sterling to face retrospective action following separate clashes during Swansea City’s defeat to Liverpool.
West Ham defender Joey O’Brien believes the West Brom clash is absolutely vital.
Didier Drogba has warned his Chelsea team-mates the title race starts now as they prepare for a New Year’s Day derby at Tottenham Hotspur.
QPR captain Joey Barton reckons there is no pressure to beat Swansea on New Year’s Day – because Hoops are already ahead of their survival target.
Rangers midfielder Lewis MacLeod is on the verge of a £1million move to Brentford after being recommended by David Weir.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Neil Redfearn is eyeing some incoming business early in the January transfer window – after admitting that Leeds United ‘need a bit of help’ to kick-start their season after an alarming winter run.
Tom Ince is unlikely to return to the City Ground in the near future after admitting his loan spell with Nottingham Forest was a flop.
THE PINK UN
Neil Adams knows it is win or bust in Norwich City’s bid to target automatic promotion from the Championship.
Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton has set his sights on an FA Cup run and admitted the team can’t wait to head to Barnsley.
Sheffield United will attempt to re-sign Chris O’Grady when the transfer window reopens next week, after the striker was recalled by parent club Brighton and Hove Albion.
Sheffield Wednesday may have to play a game of patience to snare their top transfer targets next month, admits Owls head coach Stuart Gray.
Celtic have been placed on alert after Rosenborg announced that Mikkel ‘Mix’ Diskerud, a summer transfer target for the SPFL Premiership champions, has left the club after failing to agree a new contract.