LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Eden Hazard believes he is reaping the benefits of being forced to take a summer break to recover from an ankle injury.
Shkodran Mustafi has labelled critics of his Arsenal and Germany teammate Mesut Ozil as “stupid” and says the World Cup-winning playmaker should be judged on what he has achieved in his career.
Mauricio Pochettino has branded questions over a possible bust-up with Danny Rose as “opportunistic” amid rumours linking the defender with a January exit from Tottenham.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed the Blues need to consider buying another defender in January. Guardiola admits City have a “real problem” following an injury to John Stones marred Saturday’s win against Leicester.
Everton’s search for a new manager has been labelled “embarrassing” as the quest for a permanent boss enters its fifth week.
Rafa Benitez concedes he does not know whether he will be able to make significant additions during the January transfer window – but insists Newcastle United will sign players if he can.
Simon Grayson insists Sunderland is not unmanageable – despite lasting only 15 league games in charge.
New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will make a new goalkeeper his top priority for the January transfer window, with a loan swoop for Liverpool’s Danny Ward top of the list.
Charlie Adam has been told he could be allowed to leave in January – but only if it suits Stoke City to sell.
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin is on a scouting mission today as he draws up a shortlist of possible targets for January.
THE DAILY ECHO
Cedric Soares has urged Southampton to climb out the “hole” they find themselves in and change their attitude immediately to avoid being dragged into a dogfight at the bottom of the Premier League.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Leonid Slutsky believes the fragile spine of his Hull City side is to blame for their frustrating habit of conceding late goals in the Championship.
Callum Wilson netted a stunning comeback hat-trick before revealing his young son thought he had hung up his boots.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Ex-Swansea City skipper Jack Cork says he does not think it was Paul Clement’s decision to sell him.
Chris Coleman has claimed his decision to resign from the Wales job to join Sunderland came about because he did not feel he and the Football Association of Wales were on the same page during negotiations.
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Slavisa Jokanovic admits Fulham haven’t improved their defence from last season but insists he must keep going with the side he has to find a solution.
Gary Rowett remains confident that Joe Ledley will sign an extended contract with Derby County.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Phil Parkinson doesn’t want Bolton to get “left behind” in the January transfer window.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Paul Cook has called on a section of the Wigan Athletic fanbase to eradicate the ‘negativity’ he felt was in the air during Saturday’s home defeat to Bradford City.