Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 26, says working with a sports psychologist has helped “unclutter his mind” and improve his on-field decision-making. (The Times – subscription required) 


New Valencia head coach Gary Neville has described Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere as a “challenge”, but says the 23-year-old is one of the best players he has ever coached. (London Evening Standard) 

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has not ruled out the possibility of an unprecedented quadruple this season for the Premier League leaders. (Manchester Evening News) 

The Chilean, 62, says City will not be active in the January transfer window despite injuries to Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero this season. (Guardian) 

Kevin de Bruyne, 24, says he did not expect to be such a key player for Manchester City so soon after his club record £54.5m summer move from Wolfsburg. (Sky Sports) 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez, 26, could have been killed when Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett, 25, pushed him into a camera pit at Carrow Road last weekend. (Daily Star) 

Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, says the club were close to selling him to Division One side Huddersfield in 2000. (Daily Mail) 

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech shows off his drumming skills, posting on YouTube  a video of him covering System of a Down’s Toxicity.

Petr Cech

Injured Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand is enjoying a break in Dubai,posting a picture  on Instagram while on holiday with his daughter.

Ryan Bertrand

Royal Ballet doctors have helped Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, 25, recover from a chronic heel problem. (The Sun) 

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have found a home in a Russian zoo, with three new-born pumas there named after the Barcelona forwards. (Daily Mirror)  

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 23, says he used to play the computer game “Football Manager” when he was a teenager at Ajax Amsterdam, and would sign himself at every club he managed. (Daily Mail) 


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