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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes a north-south divide is developing in English football which reflects a drift in economic power towards London. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool defender Nathanial Clyne, 24, insists there is no panic at the club despite their disappointing start to the season. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are close to completing work on a privacy screen at their Melwood training ground which they hope will stop confidential team details being leaked. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew claims Wilfried Zaha's spell at Manchester United set the 22-year-old winger's development back by a year.(Daily Mail)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says he has no regrets about letting midfielder Jack Cork, 26, leaving St Mary's for Swansea City.(Southern Daily Echo)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is not worried about 29-year-old striker Wayne Rooney's Premier League goal drought, which is closing in on 1,000 minutes.(Daily Telegraph)

Van Gaal will not let striker James Wilson, 19, go out on loan until December because he needs cover for Rooney, Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay. (Daily Express)

United's Juan Mata, 27, says he wants to win the Premier League and the Capital One Cup to complete a full set of medals which include the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup. (Sun)

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks United could win the Premier League title after goalkeeper David De Gea committed his future to the club. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes striker Harry Kane, 22, is struggling for form because of his exertions with England Under-21s over the summer. (Guardian)

Pochettino has urged Spurs to make a "quick" decision on where they should relocate to during White Hart Lane's redevelopment. Wembley and Milton Keynes are possible destinations. (London Evening Standard)

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he would not accept a £60m offer for 20-year-old playmaker Jack Grealish.(Daily Mail)

Boss Steve McClaren says struggling Newcastle will succeed providing the club give him time and show more patience. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has dismissed suggestions that he is under financial pressure to play Chelsea loanee Marco van Ginkel, 22.(Stoke Sentinel)

Manchester City's Spanish winger Jesus Navas, 29, says the sight of striker Sergio Aguero up front fills his team-mates with confidence. (Manchester Evening News)

Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong says he is taking nothing for granted despite starting every game for the Canaries this season.(Eastern Daily Press)

Best of social media

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil is among the footballers describing their final pre-match preparations on Twitter. The Gunners star is getting ready for Saturday's Premier League game against Leicester with team-mate Mathieu Flamini.

Mesut Ozil on Twitter

And finally...

Liverpool central defender Kolo Toure, 34, thinks dogs are as scary as lions and snakes. (Daily Express)

Italian lower league referee and part-time model Elena Tambini, 24, has hung up her whistle to become a television pundit despite being tipped to become a Serie A official. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared his love for rugby union after swapping tips with France's World Cup squad. (Guardian)

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