LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Bertrand Traore is mystified by Chelsea’s decision to loan him out to Ajax this season.
Hugo Lloris admits things could not be much worse for Tottenham ahead of the north London derby with Arsenal on Sunday.
Nemanja Matic has lifted the lid on how he felt after being substituted on and then off again by Jose Mourinho in Chelsea’s loss to Southampton last season.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has said Arsene Wenger’s side are significantly better than rivals Tottenham going into Sunday’s north London Derby.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Sergio Aguero says he had nothing but respect for Pep Guardiola’s decision to drop him for Manchester City’s Champions League game at Barcelona.
Liverpool U23s boss Michael Beale admits his youngsters were rocked by the news of Danny Ings’ season-ending injury.
Billy Jones admits Sunderland’s current woes have left him unsure of what reaction to expect from supporters when the team loses.
Sunderland could be set to turn to Domagoj Vida to solve their defensive problems.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom are ready to swoop if contract negotiations between left-back Sead Kolasinac and his current club Schalke fall through.
Wolves are happy to take their time in appointing Walter Zenga’s successor – with interviews continuing this week.
Ramadan Sobhi has Joe Allen’s vote should Stoke City gamble on the young Egyptian from the start of this weekend’s clash at West Ham.
Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks is going back to Brentford tomorrow night determined to show how far he’s come since he was a Griffin Park rookie.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Crystal Palace’s academy has been dealt a blow as under-18 manager Ken Gillard is set to move on to take up a position in the academy set-up at Arsenal.
Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi looks to have confirmed he’s on his way out of the City Ground.
Former Norwich City keeper Rob Green insists his Carrow Road return must be all business this weekend, with Leeds United aiming to put one over the Canaries in Saturday’s Championship test.
Alvaro Negredo is relishing his Manchester City return this weekend, with Antonio Barragan claiming the Boro striker is still good enough to play for a top European club.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton have moved to extend Sammy Ameobi’s loan from Newcastle until the end of the season.
WIGAN EVENING POST
David Sharpe believes new Wigan Athletic manager Warren Joyce has ‘everything we are looking for’ after making a ‘long-term commitment’ to him.
Joseph Mendes’ injury absence looks set to continue for another two weeks – with Jaap Stam admitting it is frustrating to be without the striker.
Ex-Ipswich Town manager George Burley believes the fit-again creative duo of David McGoldrick and Jonny Williams can spark a turnaround in fortunes for the Blues.
Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has vowed to take care of highly-rated Owls striker George Hirst.
Charlie Daniels says the onus is on him to adapt his game in order to help Jordon Ibe shine for Bournemouth.
Mark Warburton has admitted Rangers face a fight to keep hold of youngster Billy Gilmour.