LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Branislav Ivanovic has made staying in London his first choice should he leave Chelsea next year.
Juan Mata has revealed he never feared for his future at Manchester United following the appointment of Jose Mourinho despite the manner of his exit from Chelsea in 2014.
AC Milan are having second thoughts about making another attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January.
Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has insisted he does not want to think about transfer gossip linking him with a move away from Everton, saying his agent will handle where his future lies.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has found yet another admirer in Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic – who’s admitted he would love to work with the Catalan.
Emre Can has backed countryman Loris Karius to prove himself at Liverpool.
Ross Barkley needs to rediscover his goal touch if he is going to reclaim his place in the England squad says team-mate Romelu Lukaku.
Former Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has confirmed that he never intended to join Everton this summer – insisting Tottenham Hotspur are a “bigger club” and he always wanted to move to the north London side.
Sunderland scouts are keeping tabs on in-form striker Moussa Marega – but hopes of bringing Yann M’Vila to the club in January could be dashed.
EXPRESS & STAR
Saido Berahino is back in training with the Albion first team – but rejects claims he was ever overweight, the Express & Star understands.
Interim boss Rob Edwards says he’s focusing purely on the football – as Wolves prepare for a second round of interviews with prospective managerial candidates.
Walsall boss Jon Whitney wants to keep defender Scott Laird at the Banks’s Stadium.
Giannelli Imbula’s agent and dad Willy Ndangi insists his situation at Stoke is no repeat of what happened at Porto.
Organisers of Saturday’s 1875 protest have hailed it as the largest demonstration against Venky’s – and insist it’s just the start of a prolonged campaign to try to oust Blackburn Rovers’ Indian owners.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Bob Bradley says Swansea City are fighting a crisis of confidence.
Former Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg was placed out-of-bounds to his team-mates at Whites in the summer of 2014.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Eagles striker Christian Benteke said Palace made it too easy for his former club Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Leeds United are thought to be lining up a move for a striker when the transfer window opens again in January and are keen on West Ham’s Ashley Fletcher.
Alvaro Negredo returns to the Etihad Stadium to face former club Manchester City this weekend – and has revealed why he opted to join Middlesbrough this summer, saying it was a “new beginning”.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Graham Barrow hopes Wigan Athletic’s battling victory over Cardiff at the weekend has afforded chairman David Sharpe the ‘breathing space’ to make the right managerial appointment for the club.
Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher believes the club’s supporters should give manager Mick McCarthy the chance to turn things around now he has his best players available again.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has told The Star he will carry on giving youth a chance to shine at Hillsborough.
Huddersfield Town have loaned teenage goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan to Radcliffe Borough.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insisted his players would have to produce the goods on a regular basis in order to be considered for England recognition.
Scott Sinclair is not ready to give up on his Celtic Champions League dream – even if guaranteed Europa League football was on the table.