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Sunderland are said to be considering a host of managerial contenders, while Manchester United are silent on reports they bid for Gareth Bale.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

David Luiz today insisted he has no problem with Jose Mourinho's rotation policy but is adamant he has nothing to prove to the Chelsea manager.

Fernando Torres hopes his performance in the 2-0 win over Swindon in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie will convince boss Jose Mourinho to make him the first-choice striker.

Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham's players are emerging from the shadow of Gareth Bale after his redesigned team trounced Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup with a repeat of last season's Premier League scoreline.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

David Moyes is staying tight lipped over reports in Spain that United made a dramatic 11th-hour bid to sign Gareth Bale.

United are set to field a cocktail of kids, fringe players and derby flops against Liverpool tonight.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes he can get more out of Yaya Toure, and also revealed David Silva could return against Bayern Munich next week.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Sylvain Distin rued Everton's inability to turn dominance into goals as the Blues crashed out of the Capital One Cup against Fulham.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has no intention to sell up - after board members relayed the information during a fan forum this week.

Fabricio Coloccini feels Newcastle United can emulate Swansea City in the League Cup this season by going all of the way in the competition.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has told his squad there is no excuse for them not progressing in the Capital One Cup.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland continue to run the rule over a host of managerial contenders, despite the odds plummeting on Gus Poyet becoming the next Black Cats boss.

Kevin Ball wants to succeed Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light.

EXPRESS & STAR

Albion striker Shane Long was today backed to fire on all cylinders when he returns to action tonight for the first time since his aborted deadline-day move to Hull.

Young gun Saido Berahino today urged Albion to emulate Swansea's heroics as he prepared to continue his Capital One Cup adventure at The Hawthorns tonight.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes has warned his players there is no excuse for being on the wrong end of an upset at Tranmere Rovers this evening.

Mark Hughes has thrown down the gauntlet to his fringe players by asking, "Which one of you is going to do a Kenwyne Jones?"

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol will give Boumesca Tue Na Bangna until January to force his way into Fulham's first team - or send him out on loan.

Alex Kacaniklic says Fulham's Capital One Cup win against Everton last night was for boss Martin Jol.

Rob Green hopes his good form for QPR can boost his chances of an England recall.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins believes Leroy Lita will leave the Liberty Stadium in the next few days.

THE DAILY ECHO

Jos Hooiveld wants Saints to emulate Swansea's Capital One Cup heroics of last season in this year's competition.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Steve Bruce admits Nick Proschwitz is working his way into Premier League contention after booking Hull City's place in the League Cup fourth round for the first time in 36 years.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Brian McDermott has thrown the loan-market ball back into Leeds United's court by insisting he will only bring a new striker to Elland Road if he is able to sign a player he wants.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is hoping for a money-spinning tie when the draw for the last 16 of the League Cup is made tonight.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle revealed he was frustrated in his attempts to land a new striker before last night's Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Gary Taylor-Fletcher has described Blackpool's contract offer to him in the summer as a "kick in the teeth".

EVENING GAZETTE

Ben Gibson is up to the challenge of keeping QPR's strikers under-wraps on Saturday, said Tony Mowbray today. The 20-year-old Middlesbrough-born stopper will be promoted to the first team if the club fails to bring in a new defender this week.

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has offered striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake a mutually-beneficial short-term contract.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon today told his players they have no time to lick their wounds after suffering a shock cup exit at the hands of Morton.

Ally McCoist celebrated his 51st birthday yesterday and still hopes to land Marius Zaliukas as a belated present.

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t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

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