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Jose Mourinho wants more backing from Manchester United in the transfer market amid interest in him from Paris Saint-Germain.
Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United are ‘worried’ about their Premier League position but believes their squad strength could help them make up the deficit during the busy winter period.
Jurgen Klopp will give his players an extended break this week – as the Liverpool boss heads for South Africa himself.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed how Liverpool’s recruitment team pushed him to sign Mohamed Salah in the summer.
Farhad Moshiri has said David Unsworth “embodies the spirit” of Everton and is firmly in the running to become the new manager on a permanent basis.
Watford boss Marco Silva remained tight-lipped over speculation linking him to the Everton managerial vacancy and backed former Blue Tom Cleverley to recover from his late penalty miss on his Goodison Park return.
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Crystal Palace’s position at the bottom of the Premier League is becoming increasingly desperate but Ruben Loftus-Cheek is confident they will start to pick up points during what looks like a pivotal run of fixtures after the international break.
N’Golo Kante has suggested that it will take him more time to fully recover his form and confidence after returning from a hamstring strain.
Bryan Oviedo admits the next few months will be huge for him – for both club and country. The Sunderland left-back has a double target for 2018, getting the Black Cats out of trouble before representing Costa Rica at the World Cup in Russia.
Match-winner Steve Cook admits he fouled Dwight Gayle just before the full-time whistle – and that he was willing to be sent off to protect AFC Bournemouth’s lead.
Joey Barton does not believe Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez will walk away from St James’ Park – despite talk of him being linked with the West Ham United job.
Former Sunderland star Dean Whitehead says there are ‘big problems’ at the club.
Marc Wilson believes Sunderland took a step towards improved defensive solidity despite the 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.
Aston Villa have, at this moment in time, no plans to sell Scott Hogan, Henri Lansbury, Jack Grealish or James Bree, the Birmingham Mail understands.
Jonathan Kodjia is set to return to Aston Villa at Queens Park Rangers – as long as he avoids injury on international duty.
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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says not getting ahead of themselves will be key to staying top of the table.
Kevin Wimmer hopes Stoke can maintain their danger at attacking set-pieces after seeing Peter Crouch haul the side level against Leicester.
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Mauricio Pellegrino has urged Saints to show the “best version” of themselves when they return to a nightmare run of fixtures after the international break.
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Michael Dawson says it is Hull City’s players who must take on “full responsibility” for the club’s dismal run of form in the Sky Bet Championship rather than his beleaguered head coach Leonid Slutsky.
Eddie Howe felt Bournemouth had shown “glimpses of our best” during the second-half of their crucial 1-0 win over Premier League rivals Newcastle.
Leicester City will be an attacking threat for any side in the Premier League, Demarai Gray believes.
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Fulham are interested in Ostersunds defender Sotiris Papagiannopoulos.
Nicklas Bendtner may have endured a difficult spell at Nottingham Forest, but his move to Norway has seen him claim silverware in his first season after helping Rosenborg win a record 25th league title.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill admits he would like Jamie Ward to have played “more minutes” for Nottingham Forest before his team’s World Cup play-offs.