MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Real Madrid are targeting a summer move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to reports.
Manchester United are willing to pay Bastian Schweinsteiger £10m in order to get him off the club’s books in January, according to reports.
Pep Guardiola is not thinking about improving Manchester City’s defence in January.
Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is hoping to do enough during his loan spell in Portugal to earn a place in Jose Mourinho’s first team squad.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Former Arsenal manager George Graham hopes the addition of Shkodran Mustafi can help lead Arsene Wenger’s side to glory at home and in Europe.
Chelsea are poised to tell John Obi Mikel that this is his last season at Stamford Bridge after a decade at the club.
Danny Ings has revealed that he has been “blown away” by the amount of support he has received following the news of his season-ending knee injury.
Kevin Mirallas is determined to answer his manager’s call and add more goals and assists to his game.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman refused to confirm whether captain Phil Jagielka will return to his starting XI for Saturday’s trip to Chelsea and welcomed having a selection decision at the heart of his back four.
Sunderland’s inability to name an unchanged side this season has been a major factor in the club’s struggles, according to Billy Jones.
Newcaslte goalkeeper Karl Darlow insists he thrives on the heightened physicality in the Championship – and has promised to “lay a fair bit of muscle” on opposition players who try and target him this season.
EXPRESS & STAR
Chris Brunt does not feel far off being fully match sharp after completing his first 90 minutes in almost eight months.
Wolves loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has praised the impact made by interim boss Rob Edwards – and has called for the team to come flying out of the traps against Derby.
Charlie Adam says he opted for hard work rather than knocking on manager Mark Hughes’ door in a bid to win back his place in the Stoke City starting line-up.
Stoke are one of four teams whose name has been linked with Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Mike Phelan believes he can use the skills he picked up working with Sir Alex Ferguson to help Hull City in their hour of need.
Steven Defour is set to return for Burnley this weekend after overcoming a hamstring injury, but manager Sean Dyche has warned there is no guarantee that the Belgium midfielder will ever adapt to life in the Premier League.
Owen Coyle has rubbished claims that decisions even themselves out over the season after revealing he received an apology from officials for the second time this season.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has not lost the dressing room at QPR, Jordan Cousins has insisted.
Derby County boss Steve McClaren says he is searching for the right balance in midfield.
Johnny Russell says he wants to play every minute of every game for Derby County after winning his place back in the starting line-up.
Philippe Montanier believes Britt Assombalonga is ready to help address Nottingham Forest’s lack of ruthlessness in front of goal.
Grant Leadbitter has given Middlesbrough an early Christmas present and is ready to be unleashed against Manchester City, says Aitor Karanka.
Alvaro Negredo is relishing his Manchester City return this weekend, with Antonio Barragan claiming the Boro striker is still good enough to play for a top European club.
Neil Warnock is prepared to sell Cardiff City players to fund a January swoop for a striker.
Bob Bradley has admitted he is yet to settle on just what Swansea City’s strongest side is – and knows he has little time to find out.
WIGAN EVENING POST
David Sharpe insists his shortlist for the managerial vacancy at Wigan only ever contained one name following Warren Joyce’s unveiling at the DW