MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola flew to Portugal on Monday with his agent brother Pere to scout Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.
Pep Guardiola also wanted Hector Bellerin this summer along with former club Barcelona but Arsenal ruled out any move for the full-back.
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are lacking creativity just eight games into the new season.
Man Utd stalwart Gary Neville has criticised stories he believes have emerged from the dressing room about manager Jose Mourinho.
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Real Madrid’s interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea could force Thibaut Courtois out of Chelsea sooner.
Arsene Wenger has admitted he has been as taken aback as anyone at Granit Xhaka’s long-range scoring exploits in recent Arsenal games.
Chuba Akpom has revealed he is using Alex Iwobi’s dramatic rise to prominence at Arsenal as inspiration for his own battle to become a first-team regular.
Andros Townsend is targeting a double figure goal return to beat Scott Dann in a Crystal Palace scoring bet.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s dismissal of Derby County underlined how serious they are taking their EFL Cup challenge.
Ronald Koeman refused to blame his fringe players for Everton’s League Cup exit at the hands of Norwich City.
Rafa Benitez has revealed he turned down a bid for rejuvenated winger Yoan Gouffran last month.
Sunderland’s David Moyes wants a cup run but will make changes for Wednesday night with the league in mind.
David Moyes insists Papy Djilobodji will ‘get better’ and is convinced he has ‘good raw material’ to work with.
Sunderland made ‘several’ attempts to sign Napoli goalkeeper Rafael Cabral at the end of the transfer window.
Aston Villa flop Charles N’Zogbia might have finally found a new home in the form of French first division side Nantes.
Stephen Gleeson reveals why he was surprised to win a recall to the Birmingham team after a ‘tough’ summer.
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Chris Brunt is predicting a big future for Albion’s promising 16-year-old Kane Wilson after playing alongside him for the U23s.
Walsall goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has vowed to keep improving following his impressive start to the season.
Stoke City are set to turn to old heads like Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch to try to start restoring some order to their season in tonight’s EFL Cup third round tie against Hull.
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Claude Puel insists he will take the EFL Cup seriously, despite being in the midst of a fixture pile-up.
Eddie Howe delivered a forthright assessment of Cherries’ EFL Cup defeat to Preston and admitted his team had let the home supporters down.
Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon believes Boro have done well to come through a Premier League baptism of fire.
Swansea legend Leighton James has dismissed suggestions Francesco Guidolin’s job should be under threat, but he has admitted that the side’s form is a real concern.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has full confidence that his QPR squad can turn things around after sticky run of form.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United assistant Pep Clotet has admitted he wants a home tie against Manchester United in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Highly-rated Nottingham Forest youngster Ryan Yates is earning rave reviews during his loan spell at National League side Barrow.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton is concerned about the goals drying up after his side were dumped out of the EFL Cup by ten-man Reading.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has tipped summer signing Adam Webster for the Premier League.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has defended his decision to rest Leon Clarke with the striker carrying an ankle problem.