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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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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Saturday's Sun back page features the latest on the Fifa crisis and a look ahead to England's Rugby World Cup game with Wales

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

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

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

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)external-link

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

Best of social media

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil is among the footballers describing their final pre-match preparations on Twitter.external-link 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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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