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Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to trim his squad in January, with Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian and Bastian Schweinsteiger potential casualties.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has rubbished speculation linking reported Man City transfer target David Alaba with a move to the Etihad.
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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel believes West Ham have lost their fear factor since moving to the London Stadium.
Arsene Wenger insists summer signing Lucas Perez has the potential to become a “great player” for Arsenal despite his slow start to life at the Emirates.
Slaven Bilic could be handed a boost when West Ham face Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Wednesday as £20m signing Andre Ayew is close to returning from injury.
Mamadou Sakho’s prospects of resurrecting his Liverpool career look bleak with Jurgen Klopp set to overlook the defender once again when his side face Tottenham in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
Ronald Koeman is refusing to rule Leighton Baines out of Everton’s game against West Ham on Sunday.
James McCarthy has suffered a setback in his injury comeback and is set to be sidelined for a number of weeks.
Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark has admitted that signing for Sunderland was a mistake after his time at the club ended on a sour note.
New boss Steve Bruce has said Aston Villa is the biggest club he has managed in his career so far.
David Moyes has called for a united front at Sunderland as the club battles relegation, warning that sacking managers has not worked in the past.
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Nathan Redmond says he was given an ultimatum when Claude Puel arrived at Southampton – “adapt to the system and learn, or sit on the bench.”
Former Sunderland and England defender Michael Gray believes Nottingham Forest will come to regret not appointing Neil Warnock last summer.
A majority of Derby County fans polled on the club’s priority for the upcoming January transfer window believe Steve McClaren should target a new striker.
Former Rangers boss Graeme Souness believes his old club must invest heavily in the transfer market if they are to compete with Celtic again.
Adam Clayton believes Middlesbrough used secret weapon Adama Traore well against Arsenal last weekend.
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook does not require surgery on an ankle problem and could return within three months.
Slavisa Jokanovic will not allow Fulham’s promising young talents to leave the club on loan until January at the earliest.