LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Real Madrid have told Manchester United that Welsh wizard Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price.
Sam Allardyce ‘will break the bank to keep Alex Song’ permanently at the club in January, with his loan deal from Barcelona expiring at the end of the season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Louis van Gaal has confirmed Ander Herrera and Adnan Januzaj have resumed training but hinted they are unlikely to feature in United’s New Year’s Day clash with Stoke City.
Matija Nastasic is on the brink of finally leaving Manchester City after Schalke confirmed they were in talks with the Serbian defender over an an initial loan deal.
Dejan Lovren could return to the Liverpool squad for the New Year’s Day clash with Leicester City at Anfield.
Roberto Martinez admits Everton FC must stamp out their defensive mistakes to ward off a looming crisis but insisted: “Don’t blame our style”.
Newcastle United could have to wait until the summer if they want to appoint Christophe Galtier as their new head coach.
Steve Bruce is out of the running for the vacant Newcastle United post.
Davide Santon played an hour of Newcastle United’s 1-1 behind-closed-doors game at Benton today as the Magpies were held by Gateshead. The Italian had not made an appearance in EIGHT months after suffering from knee problems.
Andi Weimann has reiterated the importance of keeping club captain Ron Vlaar at Aston Villa.
West Bromwich Albion have publicly rejected claims that striker Saido Berahino is poised to join Liverpool for £23million.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City have reportedly made enquiries for ex-West Ham defender Pablo Armero to bring him back to the Premier League.
Steve Bruce has today dismissed speculation linking him with the Newcastle United job, insisting he remains fully committed to Hull City.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk insists he has no intention of selling Jonjo Shelvey despite his recent criticism of the Swansea City midfielder.
Derby County head coach Steve McClaren has described reports linking the Rams with Aston Villa striker Darren Bent as “pure speculation”.
Nottingham Forest have handed full-back Eric Lichaj a new contract at the City Ground.
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is claimed to be the main January target of Manchester City, who are looking to strengthen in the transfer window.
Brighton have awarded new manager Chris Hughton a three-and-a-half year contract and he has not given up hope of luring Darren Bent back to The Amex.
Leigh Griffiths is expected to be the target for yet another attempt by Hibs to lure him back to Easter Road.
Rangers fans have reacted with fury to star player Lewis Macleod being sold to English Championship club Brentford for just £1 million.