Regional Paper Talk
Last Updated: 04/12/19 2:43pm
A round-up of the top stories and gossip making the back pages of Wednesday's regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Mike Phelan has assured supporters that Manchester United still want "superstar" signings, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's commitment to youth.
Jose Mourinho believes Dele Alli is good enough to be a future Ballon d'Or winner but warned of more "ups and downs" from the 23-year-old in the short term.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho is expecting a Christmas greeting from Ed Woodward after expressing pride at the way he has retained relations with his former Manchester United bosses.
Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach are both interested in signing Rhian Brewster.
Steve Bruce insists the time must be exactly right to reintroduce Florian Lejeune back on to the big Premier League stage.
Frank Lampard has revealed that John Terry coming to Chelsea as his assistant manager was never on the cards.
EXPRESS & STAR
Nuno Espirito Santo has slammed Wolves' 'crazy' December schedule ahead of tonight's Premier League clash with West Ham.
THE DAILY ECHO
Ralph Hasenhuttl is encouraging his players to start taking the Southampton scoring load off Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse's shoulders.
Hayden Mullins is not intimidated by the challenge of leading Watford away at Leicester City.
Brendan Rodgers has called for Leicester City fans to give their all until the final whistle, and not leave early.
Derby County captain Curtis Davies has admitted he would be open to a return to former club Luton Town before he hangs up his boots.
Ryan Yates could put pen to paper on a fresh contract before Nottingham Forest head to Millwall on Friday night.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton could face seven games in January after rearranging their trip to Lincoln City.