Alex Song feels Arsenal are finally starting to gel into an effective unit - and is sure the squad will continue to push themselves forwards.
Manager Alex McLeish is wary of putting pressure on Aston Villa's youngsters and is looking for senior players to take more of the strain.
Blackburn have missed the chance to bring in Jonathan Dos Santos after the striker agreed to renew his contract with Barcelona until 2015.
Owen Coyle is sweating on the fitness of Dedryck Boyata ahead of Bolton's Premier League encounter with Everton after Joe Riley was ruled out.
Chelsea are exploring the feasibility of building a stadium at Battersea Power Station and have appointed one of London's leading developers.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has praised dependable team-mate Phil Jagielka, who is always willing to do 3 or 4 people's jobs on the pitch.
Wycombe Wanderers boss Gary Waddock has signed highly-rated Fulham hitman Marcello Trotta on a month's loan as he is lacking natural finisher.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is happy with his side's progress in the race for a top-4 spot and insists is building for the long-term future.
AC Milan have reportedly opened negotiations with Carlos Tevez's agent about a possible loan move for the Manchester City striker in January.
Phil Jones hopes upcoming ties will put Manchester City under huge pressure and may allow United to go top of the Premier League by Christmas.
Newcastle's French midfielder Sylvain Marveaux is facing four months out after undergoing successful surgery on a groin problem in America.
Norwich trio Wes Hoolahan, Anthony Pilkington and Marc Tierney are all in the Republic of Ireland frame, says assistant manager Marco Tardelli.
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West Ham United chairman David Gold says the club have no plans to sell James Tomkins in January, after he was linked to Queens Park Rangers.
Stoke midfielder Wilson Palacios has declared himself 100 per cent fit and ready to return to help the Potters out of their current slump.
Steve Bruce has confidence that his Sunderland will be able to find good form even though they have only managed to win two games all season.
Brendan Rodgers insists Swansea is the 'perfect place' for him after holding preliminary talks over a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Tottenham have become the latest English club to be paired with a move for Inter stopper Cristian Chivu, whose contract expires in June 2012.
West Brom have confirmed that Doncaster Rovers have signed veteran striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on a short-term loan deal until January 2nd.
Roberto Martinez admits Wigan are still hurting after the draw with Blackburn and will go to Sunderland feeling as if they are owed points.
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is looking for a strong defensive performance from his side at Stamford Bridge as he focused on stopping Chelsea.