MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Paul Pogba has raised hopes of a return against Newcastle after stepping up his recovery this week.
Pep Guardiola remains intent on bringing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City in the January transfer window.
Manchester United have reportedly received a big boost in the chase of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that Pep Guardiola’s fluid, interchangeable, attacking style has made a mess of traditional Italian defending.
Liverpool new boy Naby Keita has revealed how he is looking forward to being reunited with “big brother” Sadio Mane at Anfield.
Javier Mascherano has been linked with a surprise return to Liverpool in the summer – thanks to Lionel Messi.
Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez has waded into the Everton managerial debate, giving a positive word for David Unsworth.
Speaking in his column this week, Everton’s most-successful captain Kevin Ratcliffe believes that the Blues should pull out all the stops to try and get Diego Simeone if he is indeed Farhad Moshiri’s number one target to become the next permanent manager.
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Danny Drinkwater is still fully committed to England and has not given up on his dream of playing in the World Cup next summer.
Heung-min Son got the better of Tottenham team-mate Davinson Sanchez with two goals for South Korea to beat Colombia on Friday.
Roy Hodgson has shot down reports linking Crystal Palace with a move for Jack Wilshere in January.
Newcastle United are due another sizeable chunk of the Premier League’s centralised prize pot in January in a move that should help to shore up Rafa Benitez’s transfer fund if there is no movement on a takeover.
Sam Allardyce says Sunderland were “destined” to be relegated from the Premier League last season but has backed David Moyes to succeed at West Ham.
Ross McCormack has refused to rule out the possibility of a long-term switch to Melbourne City.
EXPRESS & STAR
Members of Albion’s board have been praised for ‘fronting up’ at a meeting with angry fans and fielding questions about under-pressure head coach Tony Pulis.
Wolves have been linked with a move for Walsall’s on-loan Albion striker Tyler Roberts, who used to play for West Brom.
THE DAILY ECHO
Charlie Austin sent a three-goal message to Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino by netting a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Championship side Fulham in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Staplewood.
Walsall boss Jon Whitney insists there will be no break for his players as they prepare for a tough spell on the training ground.
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Leonid Slutsky has held talks with CSKA Moscow officials as the Russian continues to be linked away from Hull City.
Asmir Begovic says he will not take his starting spot for granted at Bournemouth with Artur Boruc pushing the goalkeeper for a starting spot at the club.
Eddie Howe believes criticism of England under Gareth Southgate is unfair and says he thinks international managers are on a hiding to nothing due to a lack of preparation time.
Islam Slimani is keen to leave Leicester City in the January transfer window.
Ex-Cardiff City striker Nathan Blake believes Neil Warnock should break the bank to sign Mo Diame.
Rangers undervalued Barrie McKay when selling the winger to Nottingham Forest, the player’s agent has said.
Brighton are keeping close tabs on Davy Propper after their midfielder suffered a minor injury setback.
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Ian Holloway has admitted he is concerned about Massimo Luongo playing twice for Australia before QPR’s next game.
QPR captain Nedum Onuoha is yet to hold talks about his long-term future at Loftus Road.