LONDON EVENING STANDARD
- Arsenal have been urged by former right-back Lauren to pounce should Anthony Martial’s contract stand-off with Manchester United pave the way for him leaving Old Trafford.
- Cesc Fabregas insists he has held no talks with AC Milan over a move in January and has set his sights on staying at Chelsea for the rest of the season.
- Manuel Pellegrini has warned West Ham academy graduate Reece Oxford that he may not have a future at the club.
- Jose Mourinho insists Jorge Mendes is not trying to drive David de Gea out of Manchester United.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
- Jose Mourinho expects David de Gea to agree a new Manchester United contract.
- Manchester City are monitoring Patrick Roberts’ progress after he was hailed as one of the “sensations of the season” on loan at Girona.
- Tottenham can knock Manchester City off their perch and win the Premier League title, according to Lucas Moura.
- Goalkeeper Paul Woolston has been officially unveiled by Manchester United after signing for the the Old Trafford club on a free transfer.
- Rafa Benitez has made it clear that Dwight Gayle’s time at Newcastle United is not necessarily over – despite sending him on loan to West Brom in the summer.
- Jack Ross insists he would be happy if there are no incomings or outgoings on Sunderland in January.
- Duncan Watmore is set to make his return to first-team action next week in Sunderland’s Checkatrade Trophy clash with Notts County.
- Mile Jedinak has heavily been linked with a return to Australia – but the Aston Villa midfielder will only make the move on one condition, according to reports.
- Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has confirmed he intends to make a decision on James Collins in the next 48 hours.
- Marcelo Bielsa has given a transfer update on Leeds United’s goalkeeper situation amid links with Birmingham City’s David Stockdale and Jonathan Bond of West Brom. Bielsa is reportedly on the look-out for an emergency loan to boost his ranks.
- Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka says he is not worried about the speculation over Joe Lolley amid West Brom’s links to the winger.
- Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett admits he will leave it as late as possible to make a decision on Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Joe Mason’s future.
EXPRESS AND STAR
- Wolves’ Matt Doherty says the club’s owners are targeting a Premier League title “within the next five or six years” as he predicts a top-ten finish in May.
- Erik Pieters is warning any challengers that he is going to fight tooth and nail to stay Stoke City’s number one left-back.
- Benik Afobe insists he has taken his recent demotion on the chin and remains determined to play his part in a successful promotion campaign.
HULL DAILY MAIL
- Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley ahead of a January swoop, according to reports.
- Frank Lampard has not ruled out the possibility of being joined at Derby County by his former Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole.
- Danny Simpson says he is not thinking about his future and is only focusing on being available for Leicester City if he is needed over the hectic Christmas schedule.
- Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie would like to see Filip Benkovic, who is currently on loan at Parkhead from Leicester City, join the club permanently.
- Joe Lolley’s red-hot form for Nottingham Forest continues to attract an ever-growing list of admirers, with Newcastle United and Fulham now reportedly interested in the Reds winger.
- Joe Worrall is relishing “a massive opportunity” in Europe with loan club Rangers.
- Derby County manager Frank Lampard may look to sign a new central defender during the January transfer window.
- Meanwhile, Lampard has not ruled out the possibility of bringing his former Chelsea and England team-mate Ashley Cole to Derby County. Asked about the chances of Cole coming to Derby, Lampard said: “I don’t know. I know Ashley well. I haven’t spoken to him on it, so it’s a conversation I could easily have.
- Eddie Howe insisted Harry Arter was still “valued greatly” by Bournemouth despite the midfielder eyeing a permanent switch to Cardiff City.
- Howe also revealed he would make a late call on the fitness of Dan Gosling ahead of Bournemouth’s Premier League battle at Manchester City.
- David Brooks insists his only focus is looking ahead with Bournemouth – and says he will not dwell on being shown the door by Manchester City.
- Defiant Mark Hughes insists he will continue to fight for his job, describing speculation over his future as like “water off a duck’s back.”
- Yan Valery is on standby to make his Premier League debut against Manchester United with Southampton sweating over a left back injury crisis.
- Graham Potter has opened the door for Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Luciano Narsingh to leave the club in January as the trio found themselves on the periphery of the Swansea City squad.
- Meanwhile, Potter believes skipper Leroy Fer is still feeling the effects of an injury-decimated 2018 as he tries to work his way back to form.
- Javi Gracia insists he does not want to place any limitations on the team’s potential and hopes he achieve something special at Watford after signing a long-term contract extension.
- Meanwhile, Gracia is pleased with Watford’s defensive base but is seeking improvements at the other end of the pitch at Leicester City tomorrow.
- Ipswich loanee Tayo Edun is back with parent club Fulham after suffering an eye injury.
- Brighton will be without record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh for the third match running at Huddersfield on Saturday.
- Pascal Gross has backed the “brave step” by Jadon Sancho and other Premier League prospects to move to his homeland, Germany.