LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Crystal Palace are lining up a £25m double swoop for strikers Diafra Sakho and Oumar Niasse, with Roy Hodgson losing faith in Christian Benteke.
Arsenal are pushing Manchester City closer to their desired £40m fee for Alexis Sanchez.
West Ham are considering a £15m bid for Russia international striker Fyodor Smolov if, as expected, Diafra Sakho moves to Crystal Palace.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho has shown interest in Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil but his teammate Alexis Sanchez has emerged as the latest forward to be linked with Manchester United.
Manchester City are desperate to avoid a repeat of their collapsed summer move for Alexis Sanchez – telling Arsenal they want the Chilean before Arsene Wenger secures a replacement.
Kevin De Bruyne is confident his bumper new Manchester City contract will be sorted out soon.
Liverpool will open discussions with RB Leipzig in a bid to fast-track Naby Keita’s move to Anfield.
Emre Can insists he’s focused on winning silverware with Liverpool – despite the ongoing uncertainty over his future.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey feels former club Swansea have lost their identity over the last couple of years.
Chris Coleman is hoping to add up to four more new signings to his Sunderland squad before the window shuts, after securing the services of Jake Clarke-Salter earlier this week.
John O’Shea has backed Chris Coleman to build a strong group at Sunderland and hopes he can get the support he needs to bring players in this month.
Aston Villa’s Birkir Bjarnason is edging closer to a move to Italy.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves plan to make Willy Boly’s loan deal from Porto a permanent one should they win promotion this season.
Stoke City are locked in talks with Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill and hope to announce him as their new manager as early as tomorrow.
Port Vale boss Neil Aspin will monitor Whitley Bay midfielder Alex Kempster but has decided against taking him on in this month’s transfer window.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City head coach Nigel Adkins says the club won’t be making a bid for Peterborough United’s Jack Marriott.
Paul Downing says he has a lot to thank Tony Mowbray for following the manager’s show of faith to bring him to Ewood Park.
Aaron Ramsdale might have endured a difficult EFL debut but Eddie Howe insisted the youngster could become a “great goalkeeper”.
Leicester City are keen to keep hold of Kelechi Iheanacho in the January transfer window, despite reports the club were willing to offload the £25million striker.
Leicester will wait until the future of Islam Slimani is decided before making any decision to loan out Leonardo Ulloa.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Cardiff City are set to make their first major move of the January window and snap up a shock deal for Norwich ace Yanic Wildschut.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Laurens De Bock said he had joined a “beautiful club” with “beautiful fans” after Leeds United confirmed the arrival of the defender from Club Brugge on a four-and-a half-year deal.
Gary Rowett believes Derby County are a “Premier League club” in waiting.
Garry Birtles admits he feels a little sorry for ex-Nottingham Forest youngster Patrick Bamford, amid suggestions that new Reds boss Aitor Karanka could bring him back to the City Ground.
THE PINK UN
Ado Den Haag right back Tyronne Ebuehi insists he has not made any decision on his future – despite holding talks with the Canaries.
Middlesbrough are ready to send striker George Miller back out on loan this month after club staff held discussions over his next step.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has said it would be “crazy” to sell star striker Gary Madine.
Brighton will meet resistance with any bid to land Aston Villa frontman Keinan Davis.