MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy is expected to be fit to return from a long-term lay-off in time for the Manchester derby next month. He has not played a game since September.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he has only watched tonight’s opponents Manchester United on Match of the Day in the build-up to their clash at Selhurst Park.
FA doctor Rob Chakraverty will remain in his post despite calls he should face an investigation from the General Medical Council over an injection he gave to Sir Mo Farah four years ago.
West Ham fan groups still plan to stage a protest march against the Hammers’ ownership ahead of Saturday’s game with Burnley on Saturday, despite Karren Brady meeting with supporters to address their concerns last week.
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has praised Jason Steele for his attitude since a deadline-day move to Derby fell through, going from third choice at the Stadium of Light to the club’s No 1.
On-loan goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has still to discuss with Manchester United whether he will stay at Aston Villa next season, with the Villains keen to keep him at Villa Park.
EXPRESS AND STAR
Werder Bremen want to cut West Brom loanee Yuning Zhang’s two-year loan short, with the Chinese forward unable to break into their side.
Simon Francis believes fear may have been behind Lee Probert’s decision not to award Bournemouth a second penalty at Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes eventually grabbed a 97th-minute equaliser.
Riyad Mahrez has dedicated Saturday’s last-gasp free-kick equaliser against Bournemouth to the Leicester fans who backed him during his 10-day stand-off with the club over a £60m January bid from Manchester City.
Sung-Yeung Ki has said there is a ‘big possibility’ he could sign a new deal at Swansea, with his current contract due to expire in the summer.