MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is targeting a return to action for the Champions League crunch against Barcelona on October 19.
Man City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo believes other teams are already trying to imitate Pep Guardiola’s template – just 10 games into his reign.
Manchester United ‘target’ Antoine Griezmann has revealed that David Beckham is his hero.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Mark Noble today admitted West Ham’s move to the London Stadium has been harder than he imagined, and said the club “got carried away with talk about the Champion League”.
Heung-min Son is confident he made the right choice in remaining at Tottenham after his double gave Spurs a hard-fought victory over Middlesbrough.
Loris Karius is to remain in goal when Liverpool take on Swansea next week.
David Moyes is already planning for the January transfer window by targeting Copenhagen striker Federico Santander, according to reports.
Ex-Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has suggested he would have whipped Jack Grealish into shape had the youngster chosen to represent his Republic of Ireland side rather than England.
Ryan Shawcross rubbished talk of any dressing room split – and insisted Stoke’s united front would help take the team back up the table.
THE DAILY ECHO
Claude Puel has backed Charlie Austin to win an England call-up after the Southampton striker made it five goals in four games as his side beat West Ham 3-0.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is back in management as the new boss of Qatar side Al-Rayyan.
Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson believes the on pitch flare-up between Victor Valdes and Adam Clayton on Saturday shows they care.
Former United States coach Bob Bradley has emerged as the new front-runner to take over the managerial reins at Swansea City, according to reports.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Gary Caldwell insists he has “100 per cent confidence” that Wigan Athletic can arrest their current slump – without compromising his footballing philosophy and principles.
Kieran Lee has set his sights on promotion to the Premier League after inspiring Sheffield Wednesday’s latest come-from-behind win against Nottingham Forest.
Jack Wilshere believes Harry Arter merits comparison to the glut of elite midfielders the Arsenal loan star has lined up alongside during his distinguished career.