Esteban Granero insists it was an easy decision to swap Real Madrid for QPR after being seduced by Mark Hughes’ vision for the club. LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Gareth Barry says he can’t wait to get back into the fray – and resume his formidable central midfield partnership with David Silva.
Manchester United chief executive David Gill is looking at trying to shoehorn a festive break into the crowded English calendar to bring the Premier League in line with the rest of Europe.
Anderson has set Manchester United the target of a clean sweep of trophies after last season’s Premier League heartbreak. According MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS.
Nikica Jelavic has warned Everton team-mates Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas he is hungry for more trade-mark goals when Croatia face Belgium on Tuesday night. LIVERPOOL ECHO.
Vurnon Anita is more than capable of stepping in at right-back for Newcastle United in the weeks ahead – according to his former Ajax mentor Frank De Boer. According to the NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Martin O’Neill is preparing to step up contract talks with Lee Cattermole as they look to keep the skipper on Wearside through his peak years. SUNDERLAND ECHO
Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey is awaiting the go-ahead from specialists as he looks to take a step closer to his comeback following the serious knee injury he suffered in April. According to the EXPRESS & STAR
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins believes their squad is in much stronger shape than last season, despite the departures of star names Joe Allen and Scott Sinclair. SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Gianni Paladini and Flavio Briatore head a consortium keen on taking the £90million control of Birmingham City from Carson Yeung. According to the BIRMINGHAM MAIL.
Roberto Martinez is backing his Wigan defenders to keep Robin Van Persie in check when Latics tackle Manchester United over the weekend.
Young Spaniard Roman Golobart is hoping his latest loan spell at Tranmere will ready him for a long and successful career at Wigan. WIGAN EVENING POST.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock is deciding whether to bring in either Jermaine Jenas or Shaun Derry to the club on three-month emergency loans. According to the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST.
Stoke’s £3m deadline-day signing Steven Nzonzi has declared himself fit to face champions Manchester City on Saturday – despite not playing a game so far this season. According to THE SENTINEL.