Liverpool had to beat off competition from Barcelona in order to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to the Bundesliga club’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Spurs left-back Danny Rose has revealed he was “fuming” to be left out of the north London derby, but played down suggestions of a bust-up with boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Arsenal’s new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has admitted that an argument with ex-Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel led to his exit from the Westfalenstadion.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Arsenal have reportedly named their price for playmaker Mesut Ozil ahead of the opening of the January transfer window.
Man City have joined the queue of Premier League clubs interested in signing Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio.
Alan Pardew is the favourite to take over from Tony Pulis at West Brom.
Pardew is reportedly set to hold talks with the Baggies board at some point this week about the vacant managerial position at The Hawthorns.
Stoke scouts were in Belgium on the weekend to run their eye over Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, who has also reportedly been interesting Man Utd.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg may be recalled for the club’s vital Premier League game with Everton at St Mary’s on Sunday.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Nigel Adkins looks set to replace under-pressure Hull boss Leonid Slutsky after his assistant was seen in the stands at Bristol City on Tuesday evening.
However, according to some reports in the British press, Paul Lambert is actually being lined up to take over from the Russian at the KCOM.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the club must tread carefully with Callum Wilson, but the striker’s World Cup dream was very much “in his hands”.
Port Vale coach Neil Aspin wants to extend Bournemouth midfielder Ben Whitfield’s loan deal.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa wants to return to Spain when the transfer window reopens January, according to reports in Marca.
GET WEST LONDON
Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo thinks Tuesday night’s 5-4 win at Sheffield United was his best display for Fulham this season.
Uwe Rosler has admitted he is now going through the most difficult period since joining Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2016.
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has backed counterpart Carlos Carvalhal to lead Sheffield Wednesday into the Championship play-offs ahead of the two sides meeting at Portman Road on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, the Wednesday boss has challenged his fringe players to take a leaf out of Jacob Butterfield’s book and force their way into his first-team plans at Hillsborough.
And loanee Butterfield is confident team-mate Gary Hooper’s luck in front of goal will soon turn.