LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham are tracking Lille playmaker Sofiane Boufal, dubbed the ‘new Eden Hazard’. The 22-year-old has reportedly been scouted several times by Spurs.
Petr Cech is confident Alexis Sanchez is now back to his best after a slow start to the season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Luke Shaw has returned to the Manchester United training ground for the first time since he broke his leg in the Netherlands. The England international now begins his work back towards full fitness.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs would currently be Manchester United manager if he had retired at 35 rather than continued playing into his 40s.
Pablo Zabaleta has revealed an innocuous challenge from Raheem Sterling in training was behind his two-month injury absence earlier this season.
Liverpool hope to agree a deal with Jurgen Klopp to become the club’s next manager before the end of the week.
Sunderland have reportedly approached ex-Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson over the vacancy at the Stadium of Light.
Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has not ruled himself out of the running for the Sunderland job.
Mark Hughes is confident Charlie Adam has the ability to play the Steven N’Zonzi role at the Britannia Stadium this season. N’Zonzi, the club’s reigning player of the year, left for Sevilla in the summer.
Victor Wanyama does not want to be reminded about his brief dalliance with Tottenham Hotspur over the summer. The Kenya international wants to put the episode behind him.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City boss Steve Bruce says Sam Clucas has already become the first name on his team-sheet – just three months after the winger was plucked from League One.
Burnley have not received an approach from Premier League strugglers Sunderland to speak to boss Sean Dyche.
Jose Mourinho has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t persuade him to replace him as Manchester United manager. Mourinho had his heart set on returning to Chelsea, despite the job opening at Old Trafford.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Winger Will Buckley’s loan stay at Leeds United could be cut short if Sunderland’s new boss opts to take the wide man back to the Stadium of Light.
THE PINK ‘UN
Dynamo Kiev loan star Dieumerci Mbokani is the man to spearhead Norwich City’s attack once the international break is complete, according to 79 per cent of Canaries supporters.
Nick Blackman is keen to sign a new Reading contract – the striker’s current deal runs out next summer and he is hoping to extend his stay at Madejski Stadium.
Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins will continue to go after his first-choice targets in the transfer market despite seeing moves for Dean Hammond and Dan Burn stall.
Leon Best failed to do enough to earn a contract with Huddersfield Town. The former Newcastle and Southampton forward was on trial and is currently a free agent.