LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira claims Chelsea want to sign him and he is desperate to move to Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not sign any new players in the January transfer window, according to the club’s scout Brian McDermott.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Man Utd are interested in Spurs striker Harry Kane as doubts continue to grow about Wayne Rooney’s form at Old Trafford.
Man Utd have sent scouts to cast their eye over Barcelona youngsters Sergi Samper and Wilfrid Kaptoum.
Both Man City and Man Utd have been put on alert by the news Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi could be about to quit the Nou Camp to move to the Premier League.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has refused to comment on recent speculation linking striker Romelu Lukaku with a move to PSG.
Both Liverpool and Everton are considering moves for Barcelona forward Cristian Tello, who is currently out on loan at Porto.
Liverpool want to sign Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez when the transfer window reopens in January.
Liverpool look like missing out on unsettled PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, with the Argentine set to join Barcelona instead next year.
Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic says current Newcastle boss Steve McClaren was the man who “started his career” when the duo worked together at Twente.
Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez says he finally “feels at home” at St James’ Park.
Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan, who has been linked with a move to Sunderland in recent weeks to link up again with manager Sam Allardyce, is now set to join Rangers instead.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he did not bring Peter Reid back to the Stadium of Light to be his assistant because “I have to stick to my own beliefs.”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given his backing to Remi Garde after the former Lyon coach was linked with the vacant managerial job at Aston Villa.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claims the club’s assistant coaches cannot leave the Stade Gerland to team up with Remi Garde at Aston Villa, should the former Lyon boss take up the role in the west Midlands.
EXPRESS & STAR
New Wolves defender Mike Williamson says he cannot wait to make his debut for the club in the west Midlands derby against Birmingham on Saturday.
Chelsea duo Pedro and Diego Costa both face late fitness tests ahead of the club’s vital Premier League clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino claims he is considering his future at Elland Road after the club’s 2-0 home loss to Blackburn on Thursday night.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is shocked by recent questions regarding Garry Monk’s future at Swansea.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Former Bolton striker Bolton legend John McGinlay thinks the club need a settled defence if they want to avoid relegation from the Championship.
Reading boss Steve Clarke is keen to ship Tariqe Fosu out on loan, although he is still to receive any offers for the young wide man.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton says he is in no rush to find a replacement for Gaetan Bong, who is suffering with a long-term injury.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy pleaded for patience from the club’s fans during Thursday night’s Supporters’ Club AGM.
Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Ed Wilczynski has joined non-league Hyde United on loan.
Christian Atsu did not feature against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday because of injury.