Gareth Bale has urged Tottenham supporters to be patient with manager Andre Villas Boas and insisted the club have a stronger squad this season despite selling Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart.
The futures of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka in China should be resolved in the next fortnight after the chairman of Shanghai Shenhua made a final demand to his co-owners. Zhu Jun is threatening to withdraw his funding unless he is given more control of the club by the end of the month.
According to the LONDON EVENING STANDARD.
Manchester United’s youngsters may have to make way for the seniors against Galatasaray on Wednesday as United seek to repair their Champions League reputation.
According to MEN.
Leon Osman believes that shackling Hatem Ben Arfa will be the best way to ensure Newcastle’s potent strike force can’t shine against Everton on Monday night.
According to the LIVERPOOL ECHO.
Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye has made the stark admission that his form this season hasn’t been good enough, but insists that fatigue is the problem rather than morale.
Newcastle have been accused of going back on their word by Lille boss Rudi Garcia. The Lille boss was speaking as Mathieu Debuchy prepared to make his return from injury – after a summer when Newcastle were locked in negotiations with the French side over his transfer.
Seb Larsson is convinced that Sunderland can improve on last season after they earned a third successive Premier League draw.
All according to THE JOURNAL.
Peter Odemwingie intends to showcase his credentials during West Brom’s training sessions in a bid to reclaim his first-team place once his three-game ban has ended.
A film director who charted Gianni Paladini’s roller-coaster reign at Queens Park Rangers has backed him to succeed if he buys Birmingham City. Mat Hodgson was behind the camera to cover the highs and lows of the Italian’s spell at QPR in his documentary The Four Year Plan.
Matthew Lowton dedicated his Aston Villa wonder goal to his mum Lisa after revealing many of his family were at Villa Park as part of her birthday celebrations on Saturday.
Paul Lambert believes Christian Benteke is the type of target man Villa have been crying out for after claiming he is “different to Emile Heskey”.
All according to the BIRMINGHAM MAIL.
Stale Solbakken insists Bakary Sako will become more of a team player as he heralded the ‘first day of the new Wolves’.
Kevin Doyle has urged Wolves to hit the top six of the Championship this week after admitting this season already tops struggling in the Premier League.
According to the EXPRESS & STAR.
Gael Givet and Markus Olsson have been ruled out of Blackburn Rovers’ home game against Barnsley on Tuesday.
According to the LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH.
Sheffield Wednesday could extend the loan of newest signing Ross Barkley. The 18-year-old Evertonian has been borrowed initially for a month but the Owls almost certainly will want to make it a longer stay providing he makes the expected impact.
According to THE STAR.