LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea players ‘hate’ being near the bottom of the Premier League after enjoying so much success in their careers.
Arsene Wenger insisted today that he is not scared to splash out in the transfer market and insisted he was more hungry than ever for success.
Slaven Bilic has brushed off Sam Allardyce’s criticism of Andy Carroll and claims the striker is totally focused on getting fit this season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United must trust Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy, says Ajax manager Frank De Boer.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says competing for domestic trophies and improving in the Champions League are “entirely reasonable goals” for manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits he will have to check on Ramiro Funes Mori after his gruelling schedule during the international break.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will not be joined on Wearside by Phil Brown, who has decided to stay on as manager at Southend United.
Steve McClaren has revealed he is not tempted to recall Adam Armstrong from his loan spell with Coventry City. Armstrong has scored eight goals in nine matches since joining the Sky Blues until January on loan.
Neil McDonald insists it is his time to be a manager as the Blackpool boss ruled out being Sam Allardyce’s assistant at Sunderland.
Aston Villa assistant boss Ray Wilkins has warned the board they would be making a “huge mistake” if they sacked Tim Sherwood.
Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross has tipped his hat to stand-in captain Glenn Whelan with a promise that his work will never be undervalued in the changing room
HULL DAILY MAIL
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has hailed Hull City’s Chuba Akpom as a striker with the ability and potential to have a bright future in the game.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Former Swansea City defender Alan Tate has been offered the chance to sign for Hartlepool United.
On-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas could be set for a summer move to Besiktas, according to his agent.
Blackpool manager Neil McDonald says he’s had no contact from Sunderland about their assistant manager’s role.
Former Barcelona starlet Gai Assulin trained with Rangers at their Murray Park base this morning.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster today told Rangers boss Mark Warburton there is no chance of the Ladbrokes Premiership expanding to include 16 teams.