LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Former Juventus midfielder Massimo Mauro believes the Italian champions should not be unduly concerned by the prospect of manager Massimiliano Allegri entering talks to take over at Chelsea at the end of the season.
Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning have stepped up their bid to sign Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao and a deal could see Loic Remy staying at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham are ready to step up interest in Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi before the end of the season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United have been linked with a surprise move for Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to reports in France.
Pep Guardiola will make all of Manchester City’s players better – not just the Blues’ crop of talented youngsters, according to Arjen Robben.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is facing another extended spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.
Oumar Niasse is in the frame to make his Everton debut this weekend after making an impression in training with his “raw power” says Romelu Lukaku.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez hopes that the club keep chairman Bill Kenwright involved even if the Blues get new owners.
Thierry Henry has told Newcastle United supporters that having a big stadium and big fanbase does not mean they are a big club.
Steve McClaren is confident that “relentless” Andros Townsend will get better and better as the weeks go on at Newcastle United.
Former Sunderland AFC footballer Adam Johnson “abused his revered position in society” when he had sexual contact with a teenage fan “in a way that he knew was both morally and legally wrong”, prosecutors have said.
Jurgen Klopp didn’t know former Aston Villa loanee Tiago Ilori even played for Liverpool.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says people can make their own minds up on the Benik Afobe saga.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has called on Premier League clubs to stop “milking” supporters and cap away ticket prices at £10.
Marc Muniesa says fingers shouldn’t be pointed exclusively at Stoke’s defenders for the recent glut of goals flying past goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Ryan Shawcross will not be available for Stoke City’s trip to Bournemouth this weekend.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Sam Clucas says he would not swap Abel Hernandez for any other striker in the Championship.
Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater is still in contention for an England call-up despite not being included in a group of 40 players that met with manager Roy Hodgson on Thursday.
A Leicester City fan is close to realising his dream of owning a race horse named after his hero Jamie Vardy.
Burton Abion legend Aaron Webster is to take up a new role with the club helping to coach the next generation of Brewers stars.
Eight players have left Ilkeston as the Robins are rebuilding their squad with a view to making the club more appealing to new investors.
Former Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore doesn’t think Derby County will get promoted from the Championship this season.
Midfielder Henri Lansbury says he would be happy to stay at Nottingham Forest ‘for the long term’.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Neil Lennon calls on Bolton Wanderers to achieve Championship safety in memory of former chairman Phil Gartside.
Eddie Howe revealed how heartfelt letters from supporters over the availability of Cherries tickets had caused him greater concern than any row over prices.