LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea plan to start talks with Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois over contract extensions in the new year.
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has backed Antonio Conte’s decision to delay his comeback with the first team.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho showed former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle ‘how hard life can be as a footballer’ during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Jack Dunn has returned to Liverpool after Morecambe cut short his loan spell.
Newcastle United could be ready to return to the south coast to lure another one of AFC Bournemouth’s big stars to St James’ Park – Callum Wilson.
Sunderland loan star Jason Denayer will defer a decision on his future until the end of the season.
AC Milan have been linked with a shock swoop for Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates.
EXPRESS & STAR
Walter Zenga has hinted at a possible return to Wolves in the future via Instagram.
Giannelli Imbula says being stuck on the sidelines at Stoke is hard – but not as difficult as playing as badly as he thought he was at the start of the season.
Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber has reiterated his desire to keep Burnley target Dale Stephens at the Amex Stadium.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk feels he has become a better manager at Leeds than he was at Swansea City.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted that Pedro is the “perfect” player to be part of his 3-4-3 system due to his qualities on and off the ball.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Karl Robinson could be set to raid his former club Milton Keynes – with the new Charlton boss keen on adding Richie Barker to his backroom staff.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
After netting a hat-trick for the Under-23s on Monday, Marcus Antonsson is in contention for selection against Rotherham along with the likes of Hadi Sacko and Marco Silvestri.
THE PINK UN
Norwich City’s majority shareholder Michael Wynn Jones reiterated on Wednesday night the club’s owners will never put money before their love of the Canaries.
Dimi Konstantopoulos hasn’t given up hope of making his Premier League debut with Middlesbrough.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Dean Holdsworth will sell his shares in Wanderers – if Ken Anderson guarantees he will not be turned away from the club.
Jaap Stam does not expect to sign Ajax midfielder Thulani Serero. Ali Al-Habsi says he ‘very happy’ at Reading and wants to extend his stay at Madejski Stadium.
Brighton have reiterated their determination to keep hold of their stars amid reports linking Celtic with a move for Dale Stephens and confirmation that Paul Trollope is Chris Hughton’s new No.2.
Despite being shipped out on loan to Braintree Town, and being well down the pecking order of Colchester United defenders, George Elokobi never once questioned whether his U’s career might be over.