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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he is perfectly prepared to drop captain Wayne Rooney to the substitutes' bench if he sees the need. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Yaya Toure's father has begged Pep Guardiola to give his son another chance at Manchester City, following a fall-out between the pair over the Ivorian's agent Dimitri Seluk. (The Sun)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will select Loris Karius, 23, ahead of regular goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 28, for Saturday's Premier League match with Hull at Anfield.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 27, wants to leave the Champions League champions, with Manchester United the Welshman's favoured destination. (Diario Gol - in Spanish)external-link

AC Milan are considering a £24m January move for Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 22. (CalcioMercatoWeb via Daily Express)external-link

Chelsea and Croatia midfielder Mario Pasalic, 21, could be heading back to the Blues from his loan spell at AC Milan. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)external-link

Daily Mirror
Saturday's Daily Mirror has the latest on the spat between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 23 has agreed a new four-year deal which will see him double his wages.(Sun)external-link

Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, was excluded from the Manchester United first-team squad's photocall at their Carrington training ground on Monday, it has emerged. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, has insisted he never considered leaving the Blues during the summer transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sunderland boss David Moyes has said he was offered the chance to sign free agent Emmanuel Adebayor, 32, last month but is not currently considering a deal for the striker.(ESPN)external-link

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The Sun report that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could be dropped for Saturday's game with Leicester City

Paris St-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 29, says that he has "no regrets" after seeing a move to Juventus fall through.(Le Parisien - in French)external-link

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 26, who is rumoured to be a target for Manchester United, does not have a buy-out clause in his new contract with the Foxes, manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 29, could be sidelined for three weeks following a recurrence of the groin injury which required surgery earlier this month. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Hull City defender Curtis Davies, 31, is hoping for an England call-up following his impressive start to the Premier League season. (Yorkshire Post)external-link

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he is confident his players still back him, and played down comparisons with his unsuccessful time in charge at QPR.(Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he regrets not trying to sign Chelsea forward Diego Costa, 27, from Atletico Madrid in 2014.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, says Arsenal will need to go above and beyond if they are to get all three points against Antonio Conte's Chelsea side at the Emirates on Saturday (17:30 BST).

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Mesut Ozil says Arsenal are ready to give 110% to get a result against Chelsea

Manchester United winger Anthony Martial, 20, has confirmed he is back in training after suffering a head injury in the 3-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday.

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Back in training, but will Manchester United winger Anthony Martial face Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday?

And finally

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger once acted out William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at a cocktail party, former Gunners vice-chairman David Dein has revealed. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, 27, has claimed that he once beat Jamaica's multiple Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Usain Bolt in a race. (Daily Mail)external-link

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