MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
- Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Mesut Ozil to Old Trafford, according to Football.London.
- Antoine Griezmann is still Manchester United’s No 1 target this summer and Juan Mata has admitted he’s been keeping a close eye on him.
- Man City are reported to have made an initial offer of up to £52m for Kingsley Coman.
- Gael Clichy insists his “future is irrelevant” as Man City look to mark Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge with some silverware.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
- Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has called for Arsene Wenger to spend big on “six or seven” new players if he stays at the Emirates next season.
- Mauricio Pochettino says Heung-Min Son and Vincent Janssen could have “important” roles to play for Tottenham during the run-in following Harry Kane’s ankle injury.
- Romelu Lukaku is reportedly “not ready” yet to sign his new contract.
- Oumar Niasse has opened up about his “difficult” time at Everton – and has not ruled out making his loan move to Hull City a permanent one.
- Simon Mignolet says Liverpool proved they can play “old school English football” with their hard-fought 2-1 win over Burnley at Anfield.
- Christian Atsu believes Newcastle United must retain their concentration in order to secure promotion during the final nine games of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.
- Manchester City have long been admirers of Sunderland ace Jordan Pickford and it appears they are ready to step up their interest, according to fresh reports.
- Tony Pulis believes West Bromwich Albion must continue to grow gradually and make “small steps” to ever challenge the country’s top clubs.
- Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been labelled “amazing” by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
EXPRESS & STAR
- Gary Gardner reckons Jonathan Kodjia is a Premier League player in the making and hopes the striker will achieve his top flight ambition with Aston Villa.
- Charlie Adam is seeking to extend his stay at Stoke City into a sixth season by signing a new contract.
HULL DAILY MAIL
- Former Everton and England defender Leon Osman has hailed the return to form of Hull City’s Oumar Niasse.
- Lucas Joao admitted to mixed feelings after scoring his first goals for Blackburn Rovers in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City.
- Jack Wilshere says he wants to “play every minute” for the Cherries, but insists the team’s fortunes are more important than his own predicament.
- Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli has warned his players they cannot afford to repeat the performance they produced in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leganes against Leicester in the Champions League on Tuesday.
GET WEST LONDON
- Ian Holloway wants Jamie Mackie to be with him at QPR next season.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
- Garry Monk has readied himself for “nine huge games” and says Leeds United will “fight like hell” to book their place in the Championship play-offs.
- Nottingham Forest fans are largely delighted with the news Mark Warburton is set to become the club’s manager in the next 24 hours.
- Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton has again been linked with a move to Liverpool.
THE PINK UN
- Alan Irvine insisted it would have been unprofessional to alter Alex Neil’s line up against Blackburn.
- Aitor Karanka says the ball is in Patrick Bamford’s court as to whether he wants to play U23’s football to improve his match sharpness.
- Battling Boro are united and steeled for the relegation scrap, insists defiant Adam Clayton.
- Alfie Mawson believes Swansea City’s relegation battle has made a man of him and has backed Paul Clement’s side to show the character to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Hull.
- Reading’s technical director Brian Tevreden is wanted by Championship rivals Derby County.
- Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori is poised to make his full league debut for Brighton at Leeds on Saturday.
- Carlos Carvalhal is backing his depleted Owls side to rectify their stuttering league form in the Championship club’s quest to secure a top-six finish for the second year running.
- Chesterfield loanee Reece Brown has returned to Birmingham City.
- Gustav Engvall’s long-anticipated loan switch from Bristol City to Djurgarden finally appears to be going through.
- Aden Flint is in no doubt that his dramatic late winner at Wigan constitutes the most important goal of his entire career.
- Crystal Palace could be set for a battle with Premier League rivals West Ham and European giants Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to reports.
- Leigh Griffiths has insisted that there is no ill-feeling between himself and Brendan Rodgers after the player’s lifestyle choices were brought into question publicly by the Hoops boss.