LONDON EVENING STANDARD
A member of staff at Charlton Athletic had to ask HR for permission to eat a packet of crisps at their desk as part of the extraordinary cost-cutting measures under owner Roland Duchatelet. Administrative staff at the troubled club have been pushed to breaking point and morale among employees has reached an all-time low.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho remains committed to Manchester United amid uncertainty over his position at the club. The Portuguese is determined to continue with United, who were shambolic in their 3-2 defeat by Brighton on Sunday, and has no intention of quitting.
United are expected to announce the signing of Polish teenager Lukas Bejger soon.
Jurgen Klopp believes English football is “suspicious” of cheap signings – but insists Xherdan Shaqiri has already silenced his doubters.
Rafa Benitez has told some of his fringe squad players at Newcastle United to stick in there and forget about going out on loan – for now. Mo Diame believes that Sean Longstaff does not look out of place in Newcastle United’s first team squad.
West Brom target Ryan Woods looks set to join a rival after reports that Stoke City are readying a loan bid.
EXPRESS & STAR
Aston Villa are ready to turn their full attentions to the pursuit of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham following a swoop for wing duo Anwar El Ghazi and Yannick Bolasie.
Chelsea have given Galatasaray permission to speak to Gary Cahill, according to reports emerging from Turkey.
Badou Ndiaye’s Stoke City future remains bleak after he was left out of the squad again – with renewed questions about his attitude.
THE DAILY ECHO
Claude Puel returns to Saints this Saturday eyeing another big win at his former club to protect himself from the sack at Leicester.
Bournemouth coach Carl Fletcher said it had been a “great experience” for members of his under-21 squad to play and train alongside first-teamers including high-profile new signings Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico.
Claude Puel says he is happy with the balance in his side after a challenging start to the season.