The Premier League is back again after a round of Carabao Cup fixtures – and so is the transfer gossip!
Here’s the latest news and rumours from Saturday’s newspapers and online…
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is taking English lessons in preparation for replacing Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager. (FULL STORY HERE)
Experienced duo Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic have become the peacemakers in the Old Trafford dressing room in a bid to quell the player unrest. (The Sun)
Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has responded to criticism from former Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam on talkSPORT by saying the Scot is only remembered for getting sent off and missing a penalty during the Potters’ relegation last season. (FULL STORY HERE)
‘You take it in turns kicking him’ – Watford captain Troy Deeney reveals he and Hornets team-mates had special plan to reduce threat from Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha (FULL STORY HERE)
Jack Grealish’s new five-year contract at Aston Villa contains a release clause that will allow the former England Under-21 midfielder to leave if the club receive an offer of more than £45m. (The Times)
Bayern Munich are keen to sign Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin but will have to pay €80m (£71.3m) for the former Newcastle player. (Ouest-France)
Atletico Madridand Spain midfielder Saul Niguez says he would never sign for Real Madrid – but he once come close to joining Barcelona. (Cadena Ser)
Everton had suspended their head of academy recruitment while the Premier League looks into alleged breaches of the rules over approaching young players. (Daily Mail)
France left-back Benjamin Mendy is facing an uncertain future at Manchester City because manager Pep Guardiola is annoyed by his attitude on and off the pitch. (ESPN)
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