MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho will not have access to the Manchester United transfer kitty in January – unless an exceptional target comes on the market.
Marcus Rashford has insisted he could play as Manchester United’s number 10 if called upon by manager Jose Mourinho.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Heung-min Son has admitted he found his debut season at Tottenham ‘tough’ after struggling to hold down a regular place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up.
Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele has admitted he hopes to see N’Golo Kante become a better holding midfielder than he was at the club, but insists the Frenchman has work to do before he can achieve that aim.
Chelsea’s players need to echo David Luiz’s ‘warrior mentality’ this season, according to Eden Hazard.
Joey Barton almost signed for Liverpool in 2004 – before the Reds swapped Gerard Houllier for Rafa Benitez, who signed Xabi Alonso.
Sheyi Ojo has hinted he is on the verge of returning to the Liverpool first-team after moving a step closer to full fitness.
Forgotten Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles is no longer guaranteed to be the cup stopper with Ronald Koeman coy on his chances.
Exiled West Brom defender Sebastian Pocognoli is eyeing a permanent move to Brighton after taking a pop at Tony Pulis.
Celtic assistant boss Chris Davies has revealed Scott Sinclair is enjoying football ‘for the first time in a while’ since leaving Aston Villa and ‘could definitely still play in the Premier League’.
Jordan Veretout doesn’t regret picking Aston Villa over Leicester last summer after admitting nobody could have predicted the Foxes were to have the season in store that they did.
Thorgan Hazard insists he is only focused on Borussia Monchengladbach despite suggestions Chelsea may exercise their buyback option on the young Belgian playmaker.
Rafa Benitez says that everyone connected with Newcastle United needs to realise the hard work required to win promotion to the Championship.
Former Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has claimed the reason the Magpies were relegated is because they were a group of individuals rather than a team.
David Moyes say he is enjoying life at Sunderland despite poor results.
Jordan Pickford does not want to miss a game but admits it will accept ‘the gaffer’s choice’ if he is put on bench duty for Sunderland in the EFL Cup.
EXPRESS & STAR
Tony Xia has called for calm following Aston Villa’s difficult start to life in the Championship.
Chris Brunt is eyeing up more minutes for West Brom in the next two weeks after returning from a seventh-month lay-off in a Premier League 2 derby with Villa last night.
Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross admits it’s not a nice dressing room after four successive league defeats and being anchored at the foot of the Premier League.
Bojan could be on the verge of a return to international duty – with his father’s home country of Serbia.
Owen Coyle is waiting on Blackburn owners Venky’s to give him the green light to hand a permanent contract to Wes Brown – as he prepares for more talks with Ben Marshall.
Leicester City have made inquiries into the availability of Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Former Wales captain Kevin Ratcliffe reckons Swansea City are already in a relegation fight.
Swansea City chiefs are concerned over the side’s struggling start of the season – but have not discussed the future of manager Francesco Guidolin.
Middlesbrough forward Cristhian Stuani says he’s loving life at Boro – but would be open to an Espanyol return before he retires from football.
Assistant manager Jason Tindall believes Bournemouth have earned a reputation as one of the bigger hitters in the EFL Cup and admits the competition is one of the club’s best avenues towards silverware.
Swansea City stalwart Leon Britton insists Francesco Guidolin has the respect of the players during a turbulent time at the Liberty Stadium.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Gaetano Berardi will face a tough three-way battle to win back his place at right- back after returning to training with Leeds United, says Whites head coach Garry Monk.
Will Hughes says helping underdogs Derby to topple Liverpool would rank as one of the best results in his career.
Philippe Montanier has hinted he is ready to unleash Nicklas Bendtner on his former club Arsenal, by handing him his first Nottingham Forest start.
Jon Stead admits Notts County have been too ‘lethargic’ at Meadow Lane as he vowed to help transform the club’s home record.
WIGAN EVENING POST