MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United have shelved plans to open contract talks with Paul Pogba, according to reports.
Jorginho had an agreement in place to join Manchester City before Chelsea hijacked the midfielder’s move from Napoli, according to the player’s agent.
Manchester City will face stern competition for the signature of Ajax prospect Frenkie de Jong, according to reports in Spain.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Fulham youngster Harvey Elliott is on the radar of Barcelona and Chelsea after his sparkling performances in youth football.
Ilkay Gundogan admitted he felt tense playing again for Germany on Thursday when he was booed by a section of his own supporters.
Per Mertesacker has reiterated his relief at rarely being selected to play during his final season at Arsenal.
Liverpool have no interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Liverpool new boy Fabinho insists he is ready to make his long-awaited competitive debut for the Reds.
Micky Mellon has played down talk of James Norwood leaving Tranmere.
A candidate in Sporting Lisbon’s presidential elections has reiterated that Adrien Silva was willing to return to the Portuguese club if a deal could be struck with Leicester in January.
Sean Dyche admits it “could be a few years” before Burnley’s European scouting network is at the level required to start signing recruits from the continent.
Mathew Ryan reckons Brighton are just like the All Blacks when it comes to recruiting players.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United players Oriol Rey, Alex Machuca, Adrian Balboa and Oliver Sarkic could all be offloaded permanently, the club’s owner Andrea Radrizzani’s has hinted.
Derby County reportedly tried to sign Chelsea’s Welsh wonderkid Ethan Ampadu during the summer transfer window.
Tomas Kalas has revealed he would have been keen on a return to Middlesbrough in the summer.
NORWICH EVENING NEWS
Leicester midfielder James Maddison has thanked Norwich fans for a special reception on his return to Carrow Road in England U21s goalless European Championship qualifying stalemate against Holland.
Terry McPhillips has confirmed former Blackpool striker Steve Davies is on a trial at the club.