MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City have been linked with a move for Emre Can as the midfielder’s contract standoff with Liverpool continues.
Vincent Kompany does not feel as though he is carrying an injury as he trains ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Leicester.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of contention for the Everton job after the Toffees took too long to make a decision on him.
Kyle Walker believes there is so much competition to get in the England squad that no one can start taking their place at the World Cup next summer for granted.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech does not see Tottenham as the superior force in north London, describing the rivals’ recent finish above the Gunners as “one odd year”.
Christian Eriksen says the stability Mauricio Pochettino has brought to Tottenham is why players are happy to commit their futures to the club.
Sadio Mane remains in contention for Liverpool’s game with Southampton at Anfield on Saturday with a decision on his participation likely to go down to the wire.
Diego Maradona has backed Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to win the African Player of the Year award.
Juventus have reiterated their desire to sign Emre Can on a free transfer next summer – and have also set their sights on his possible replacement in Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.
Sam Allardyce thought Simon Grayson was “the perfect choice” as Sunderland manager, and the fact he failed makes him think “the rot has set in” at the Stadium of Light.
Jonjo Shelvey says Newcastle United are confident they can “go and do something” against Manchester United this weekend.
Michael O’Neill is under serious consideration as Sunderland continue their search for a new manager.
EXPRESS & STAR
James Morrison’s return to action has been pushed back to Christmas after the Baggies midfielder underwent surgery on his Achilles in Portugal.
Record signing Nacer Chadli is still paying the price for missing pre-season, according to Tony Pulis.
Wolves promotion winner Mel Eves believes only complacency can deny Nuno Espirito Santo’s men the Sky Bet Championship title this season.
Former Port Vale forward Chris Eagles has been offered a trial at Ross County.
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Former Saints man Gordon Watson believes Mauricio Pellegrino’s side could be sleepwalking into a relegation scrap and need a “wake up call” as soon as possible.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Michael Dawson has assured Hull City’s rising stars that the club’s current struggles in the Sky Bet Championship will eventually be the making of them.
Anders Lindegaard can see similarities between his new club and the Manchester United winning machine, saying he can see the “smaller scale” winning mentality that drove his former side to so much glory under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Charlie Mulgrew says the automatic promotion spots remain the target for Blackburn Rovers this season but he acknowledges that wins need to start coming with more regularity.
Eddie Howe believes Artur Boruc is pushing Asmir Begovic for a starting spot in the Premier League.
Leicester City are making themselves harder to beat, defender Danny Simpson has said.
Andre Wisdom remains confident that Derby County can maintain a promotion push this season.
Nottingham Forest assistant boss David Weir says he currently has no “aspirations” to return to management – but wouldn’t rule it out in the future.
Former Middlesbrough favourite Craig Hignett admits he is desperate to return to football after almost a year in the wilderness.
Tim Krul has warned Brighton not to get carried away by their promising start in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch is not on Reading’s radar for a January transfer move, according to Royals boss Jaap Stam.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he’s had no contact with Chelseaboss Antonio Conte since his loan move to Crystal Palace, but insists there’s no bitterness towards the Blues over his lack of game-time.
Crystal Palace have been linked with Fiorentina Khouma Babacar once again, according to reports in Italy.
Former Rangers star Brian Laudrup has backed Derek McInnes for the Ibrox manager job due to his knowledge of the club.