Talk of Ivan Perisic joining Manchester United has died down following the improved performances of Anthony Martial.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic must only return to action for Manchester United “when he is fully fit”, according to his surgeon, Dr. Freddie Fu.
Juventus confirmed they saw a bid rejected for Liverpool’s Emre Can in the summer, but the Serie A champions have ended their pursuit for the German.
Everton’s summer signing Michael Keane insists the players must shoulder some responsibility for the poor start to their season.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez praised the returning Jonjo Shelvey for his display against former club Liverpool on Sunday.
Birmingham City are considering a £2m bid in January for Jonny Williams, with the Crystal Palace player currently on loan at Sunderland.
Ross McCormack admits his time at Aston Villa has been a “disaster” as he looks to start a loan spell in Australia for Melbourne City.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has backed striker Salomon Rondon to return to form following his goalscoring exploits on the weekend.
Mark Hughes is confident Stoke striker Saido Berahino will break his goalscoring duck after missing a penalty against Southampton on the weekend.
THE DAILY ECHO
Virgil van Dijk has been recalled to the Netherlands’ national side despite playing 90 minutes just once in the past eight months for Southampton.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky wants his side to stay on an attacking front after their 6-1 mauling of Birmingham City on the weekend.
Jeff Hendrick says Burnley are starting to lose their long-ball tag following an impressive win at Everton.
Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani have been dropped from Algeria’s squad for the game against Cameroon as the nation can no longer qualify for the World Cup and want to field a younger side.
Craig Shakespeare insists Jamie Vardy’s commitment to both Leicester and England should never be questioned.
Swansea’s squad fear the Liberty Stadium fans will begin to turn on them if their poor home form continues.
GET WEST LONDON
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic wants to arrange a match during the international break to test the fitness of players who have barely featured for the first team.
Curtis Davies says Joe Ledley has brought “Premier League quality” to Derby since joining as a free agent.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Phil Parkinson insists he will remain as Bolton manager despite the club’s worst start to a campaign in 115 years – they currently sit bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.
Tom Westley, Mark Wood and Keaton Jennings have all been named in the England Lions squad for a training camp in Australia in November and December.
All three played Test matches for England this summer and will be on hand in Australia should they be required to feature in the Ashes.
Westley is one of three of the stars of Essex’s triumphant season in the County Championship to be rewarded with a call-up alongside Dan Lawrence and Jamie Porter.
Ben Duckett completes a quartet of players with Test caps in the squad, and the Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone is the fifth member of the squad with senior international experience.
Porter and Lawrence made their debuts for the Lions this summer and the England selectors have included four players yet to play for the Lions – Dom Bess, Paul Coughlin, Alex Davies and Amar Virdi – although both Bess and Virdi spent time training with the Lions squad in the summer, and Coughlin played in the North-South Series earlier this year.
James Whitaker, the National Selector, said: “This camp provides an opportunity for emerging young talent and some players with international experience to work hard on their game in Australia, in excellent facilities, under the guidance of Andy Flower and our other lead coaches. The players selected have a range of experience, and we believe they are an exciting group.
“This is a great chance for them to impress, before we select another Lions squad for the games against West Indies A in the second half of the winter. We would expect a number of other players to be in contention for that squad – for example Haseeb Hameed was not considered for the Australia camp to avoid him having to rush back from the injury he suffered recently playing for Lancashire.”
The Lions will spend a week at the Performance Centre in Loughborough before flying to Brisbane on November 14, for a two-week camp with a red-ball focus culminating in a three-day match against a Queensland XI at the Allan Border Oval from November 27-29 – although this will not be an official England Lions fixture.
They then head west to Perth for two weeks, focusing on white-ball skills during which they will play three T20 matches against a Scorchers team who will be preparing for the Big Bash.
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The Lions squad for a seven-week trip to the West Indies in 2018, including three four-day matches and three 50-over fixtures, will be selected in December, along with the squads for the North-South Series which follows in Barbados in March.
Chris Silverwood, the head coach at Essex, will join the Lions for a second consecutive winter, as fast bowling coach – with Adam Hollioake, the former Surrey and England captain, also appointed as fielding coach.
Lions: Dom Bess (Somerset), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Paul Coughlin (Durham/Nottinghamshire), Alex Davies (Lancashire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), George Garton (Sussex), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Keaton Jennings (Durham/Lancashire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Amar Virdi (Surrey), Tom Westley (Essex), Mark Wood (Durham).
November 14 – depart for Australia.
November 15-29 – Brisbane, including three-day match against a Queensland XI at Allan Border Oval from 27-29
November 30 – December 16 – Perth, including T20 matches against Perth Scorchers on 11, 13 and 15
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Romelu Lukaku is training with Belgium and will not appear in court in Los Angeles on Monday, Sky sources understand, after he was arrested over an excessive noise complaint in July following repeated warnings from police in July.
The Manchester United striker was cited for a misdemeanour after five verbal warnings at a Beverley Hills home where he was staying earlier in the summer.
Lukaku was on the verge of a £90m move to Manchester United from Everton when he was arrested at around 8pm on July 2.
Days after the incident, he shared on Instagram a picture of himself in an apartment in the American city with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Lukaku can send a lawyer in his absence to Los Angeles Airport Courthouse.
The 24-year old scored in United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday at Old Trafford, taking his tally already for the season to 15 from 12 games.
United sit top of the Premier League table alongside rivals Manchester City on 19 points.