LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Matteo Darmian wants to leave Manchester United in January – but will not be allowed to go on the cheap.
Raheem Sterling is on the verge of triggering the latest add-on payment agreed as part of his £44m move from Liverpool to Manchester City. Sterling needs to make just seven more starts in the Premier League and Champions League combined to prompt another £500,000 instalment of the complex deal that took him to the Etihad three years ago.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Reports in Italy claim Manchester City have sent scouts to watch Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, who has been dubbed the ‘new Andrea Pirlo.’
Liverpool have no intention of launching a bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January. The ECHO understands that Dembele is not a player being targeted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Newcastle United are believed to be interested in signing MLS star Miguel Almiron. The Paraguay international’s agent Daniel Campos was at St James’ Park to take in United’s 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth as part of his stay in the UK with a claim he is working with “two or three” clubs on a possible January move for the player.
Sunderland’s new goalkeeper coach Craig Samson admits leaving St Mirren for Wearside was the ‘hardest decision of his career’.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves are ‘not comfortable’ with the idea of paying £250,000 as their share of a £5m parting gift to outgoing Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore.
Ashley Williams says he’s enjoying football again after returning to regular action with Stoke City.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton have been linked with a move for Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber.
Aaron Connolly is hotter property than ever this morning – after a sizzling Checkatrade Trophy hat-trick. The Republic of Ireland striker is likely to be in demand by loan suitors in January.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Patrick Bamford has spoken of his relief at discovering he would return from injury around Christmas after fearing a snapped knee ligament might rule him out of the rest of Leeds United’s season.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Cardiff City are willing to pay towards a £5m ‘golden handshake’ for outoging Premier League chief Richard Scuadmore.
Nigel Clough says Burton Albion’s players aren’t playing for their places ahead of the January transfer window – because the club will want to bring “better players” into the Pirelli Stadium.
Kevin Nolan would be happy to return to Notts County, it is understood.