LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Serie B player Ante Budimir was shocked to discover Arsenal had apparently been scouting him as they look to add to their attacking options.
Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic has dismissed suggestions that he had a difficult relationship with Jose Mourinho, revealing he and the Portuguese coach laughed about the reports after reading about them.
Christian Eriksen is unlikely to leave Tottenham if they do not qualify for the Champions League, according to the midfielder’s former Denmark team-mate Thomas Sorensen.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Bacary Sagna says Manchester City need to focus more after sliding to their third defeat in the last six games.
Philippe Coutinho believes Liverpool have “a great chance” of ending their wait for silverware this season.
Brendan Galloway turned down big money offers to sign his new deal with Everton – because they are the “whole package”.
Steven Naismith has vowed to try and force Roberto Martinez to pick him again as Everton’s congested fixture list offers a lifeline for his Blues career.
Alan Pardew believes Newcastle United could have won the Europa League during the 2012/13 season – and insists Mike Ashley never interfered with Magpies team selection.
Sunderland have joined Newcastle United in tracking Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi..
Jeremain Lens admits he’s unhappy with his situation at Sunderland and has not ruled out leaving the Stadium of Light in January.
Mark Duffy insists he does not regret leaving Doncaster for Birmingham City – despite barely featuring for Blues and being barracked during his reunion with the Rovers fans.
Remi Garde reckons Aston Villa need to win half of their remaining games to have any chance of pulling off a miracle escape.
EXPRESS & STAR
Under-fire Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has sent out an SOS to the club’s board to sign some players in January by claiming “these players need help”.
Erik Pieters heads into the Boxing Day clash with Manchester United saying he is delighted to have proved Louis van Gaal wrong over his choice of Stoke City.
THE DAILY ECHO
Ronald Koeman is assessing his attacking options as he looks to get his misfiring Southampton side back to winning ways.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull boss Steve Bruce is weighing up potential targets ahead of the January transfer market, but insists his greatest concern will again be to keep his promotion-chasing squad intact.
Paul Lambert has backed Jordan Rhodes and Fode Koita to form a productive strike partnership for Blackburn.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Roberto Di Matteo is the new joint favourite with the bookmakers to take charge of Swansea.
James Husband is on Fulham’s wishlist, according to coach Stuart Gray.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has suggested that the club are not likely to do major business in the January window.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Steve Evans is looking for Leeds United to complete early deals in the transfer window and believes owner Massimo Cellino has put “ducks in a row” with the club in pursuit of a play-off place.
Alan Smith could be set to leave Notts County after League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle made a move for the midfielder.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton are seeking short-term cash after striking a deal with the PFA on Monday to pay part of the November salary for coaching staff and players.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Francisco Junior has returned to Everton to receive treatment on a troublesome groin problem and, with his loan at Wigan set to expire on January 16, there is a question mark over whether he has played his last game for the club.
Neil McDonald wants up to five new players at Blackpool in January.
Southend boss Phil Brown is keen to extend the loan of Glen Rea from Brighton until the end of the season.
Luke Hyam has been recalled from his loan with Rotherham.