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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho retains the support of club owner Roman Abramovich despite the Blues taking only four points from their opening five Premier League games. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Mourinho and his players have banned "all banter" as they attempt to arrest the club's worst start to a top-flight season for 29 years. (Telegraph)external-link

The Blues have also denied a claim captain John Terry, 34, and forward Diego Costa, 26, were involved in a training-ground row. (Mail)external-link

Newcastle, who are bottom of the Premier League, will try to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26, in the January transfer window. (Express)external-link

Austin would prefer to see out the final year of his contract at Loftus Road and leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool's disappointing start to the season is a result of manager Brendan Rodgers trying to get too many summer signings to gel, according to former Reds director of football Damien Comolli. (Talksport)external-link

Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann says former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 48, would be a "great fit" at Anfield, if Rodgers leaves. (Sky Sports)external-link

Ex-Reds striker John Aldridge says the team have lost their identity and fans are right to be angry. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, 25, has travelled to the United States to see a specialist about his heel injury. (Guardian)external-link

The back page of Tuesday's Sun focuses on 'no banter or jokes at Chelsea'
The back page of Tuesday's Sun focuses on 'no banter or jokes at Chelsea'

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, 27, says he had a difficult relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal - and that was the prime reason he left Old Trafford for French champions Paris St-Germain in the summer. (Le Parisien - in French)external-link

Van Gaal has challenged his players to prove they are good enough to win the Champions League again. (Star)external-link

Hull will let Ahmed Elmohamady, 28, leave in January with Aston Villa, Everton, Leicester and Swansea all keen on the Egypt winger. (Mirror)external-link

Former West Ham and Bolton forward Ricardo Vaz Te, 28, is training with West Brom and could earn a short-term deal. (Telegraph's John Percy on Twitter)external-link

Bolton manager Neil Lennon is considering a move for former Trotters captain Kevin Nolan, 33, who is available on a free transfer after being released by West Ham. (Bolton News)external-link

The Journal
The back page of Newcastle-based newspaper The Journal does not make happy reading for Magpies fans

Former England captain Gary Lineker, 54, believes a winter break would help English clubs in the Champions League. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Chelsea midfielder Slavisa Jokanovic hopes to "hurt" the Blues by inspiring Maccabi Tel Aviv to a Champions League win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Southampton's Uruguay midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 24, is expected to return to Italy in January after falling out of favour at St Mary's. (Sport Mediaset via Talksport)external-link

Manchester City's England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 28, is now the best in the world, says Juventus counterpart Gianluigi Buffon, 37.(Mirror)external-link

Everton are to offer 19-year-old defender Brendan Galloway a new contract as a reward for breaking into the first team. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Sunderland player, manager and chairman Niall Quinn has defended club owner Ellis Short after the American was criticised by frustrated fans.(Sunderland Echo)external-link

Best of social media

Striker Mario Balotelli, who is on loan at AC Milan from Liverpool, posted on Instagramexternal-link to say he was "proud" of his team-mates despite the 1-0 defeat by Inter in Sunday's Milan derby.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo tweeted a pictureexternal-link of him with goalkeeper David De Gea on their way to the Netherlands for Tuesday's Champions League group game with PSV Eindhoven.

Former West Ham United winger Trevor Sinclair says the Hammers making Mark Noble club captain following Kevin Nolan's exit was a "no-brainer". "Top pro, leads by example and has pride wearing claret and blue," wrote the ex-England player.external-link

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is ready for the start of Manchester City's Champions League group campaign. "Great training session! We are all looking forward to the game," he posted on Twitter.external-link City host Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, 36, tweeted a selfieexternal-link he took at the club's 2015-16 official team photo shoot. "Team Photo Day at Goodison Park," wrote the United States international.

"Great to see the big man back fit. Hopefully he can get a run of games now," Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam wrote on Twitterexternal-link when West Ham United striker Andy Carroll appeared as a substitute during his side's 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, West Ham keeper Adrian tweetedexternal-link after Monday's match: "Great work and our first three points at home. Well done boys."

And finally...

A Liverpool fan has set up a 'Sack Brendan Rodgers' page on a fundraising website following the club's disappointing start to the season, with the aim of paying the necessary compensation to the Northern Irishman. (Metro)external-link

Newcastle United's players had to walk the last mile to Upton Park after their team coach was held up in London's rush-hour traffic before Monday's Premier League match against West Ham. (Independent)external-link

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