LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Marcel Desailly believes Jose Mourinho looks “lost” – but the former Chelsea defender is backing him to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.
Mousa Dembele should be playing for a bigger club than Tottenham, says Anderlecht coach Besnik Hasi.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Morgan Schneiderlin praised his Manchester United team-mate Anthony Martial after a busy evening in both boxes.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Steven Pienaar has ‘not been feeling like a footballer’ during his latest spell of injury hell.
Tom Cleverley is aiming at an Emirates comeback on Saturday – after just an hour of Under-21 action at Goodison Park.
Sam Allardyce has revealed his transfer shortlist during his stint at Newcastle back in 2007 and says owner Mike Ashley never gave him a chance.
Allardyce has begun to make his mark at Sunderland, appointing his long-time colleague Mark Taylor to the newly-created role of performance director and Paul Bracewell as his assistant.
Carlton Cole won’t be joining Sam Allardyce at Sunderland after the former England international signed a two-year deal at Celtic.
Jermaine Jenas believes that Aston Villa will be relegated this season – and it will be their own fault.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett laid into his under-performing players and said fans were right to boo them after a dreadful 2-0 defeat at home to Brentford.
Midfielder George Evans has described his whirlwind 24 hours after signing for Walsall – and then scoring in the win over Barnsley.
Geoff Cameron is refusing to take his starting place for granted – not least with Ryan Shawcross on the verge of a comeback – ahead of Watford’s visit on Saturday.
THE DAILY ECHO
Jose Fonte has targeted winning silverware and playing in the Champions League with Saints after signing a three-year contract extension.
Leicester’s head of recruitment Steve Walsh has revealed he discovered Riyad Mahrez while watching another player and used gut instinct to follow up his interest.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Lukasz Fabianski insists Swansea City will remain united as they attempt to get back on track after a sticky Premier League period.
Former Swansea City striker Jason Scotland has signed a short-term deal with Stenhousemuir.
Chelsea are planning another raid on Atletico Madrid – this time for French international Antoine Griezmann.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Bristol City are set to sign Dulwich Hamlet striker Shawn McCoulsky.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Steve Evans says Lee Erwin will return to Leeds United after his initial month’s loan at Bury.
There is a chance that the deal to bring Liam Trotter on loan to Nottingham Forest could yet be resurrected prior to the weekend visit of Ipswich.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka insists he has “no reason to panic” ahead of Saturday’s game at Wolves.
Bobby Zamora has revealed he will not be “knocking on the gaffer’s door” and asking to start games – despite two brilliant goals coming off the bench.
Former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole has signed for Celtic.