Blackburn want Ian Holloway as manager, Michael Mancienne says he deserves an England call, while Nicolas Anelka has branded Chelsea "ageist".
Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle has revealed he was 'inches away' from signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and Nick Powell from Crewe in January - and reckons the duo could have saved Wanderers from relegation and him from ultimately getting the sack.
Nigel Reo-Coker will be back at the Reebok in eight weeks' time, when he plays for new club Ipswich against Bolton.
Stuart Holden will hand Bolton a timely boost this week by reporting to training for the first time since April.
Burnley have spoken to former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy over the vacant manager's position at Turf Moor, the Lancashire Telegraph understands.
Meanwhile, the Clarets have ruled out an approach for Barnsley boss Keith Hill in the search for Eddie Howe's successor.
Blackburn have put Blackpool boss Ian Holloway at the top of their wanted list for the managerial vacancy at Ewood Park.
Gary Madine insists that the Championship holds no fears for Sheffield Wednesday and he looks upon the Yorkshire derby against Leeds on Friday as a chance for the club to kick-start their season.
Big games hinge on fine margins but so, as Michael Doyle reminded Sheffield United, do bread and butter ones too.
Former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne believes he is in form of his life at Hamburg and reckons he could do a job for England with John Terry now out of the running.
Phil Jagielka is confident Ashley Cole has not been distracted by his recent problems off the pitch and is "desperate" to start for England against Poland in their World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday night.
Nicolas Anelka has criticised Chelsea's treatment of their older players, as speculation mounted that Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard will leave the club at the end of the season.
Nicklas Bendtner wants to make his loan move to Juventus a permanent one.
Armand Traore thought his season was over following a challenge with Norwich's Robert Snodgrass - now the QPR defender is determined to prove his worth to boss Mark Hughes.
QPR boss Mark Hughes has offered a lifeline to forgotten man DJ Campbell - currently on loan at Ipswich.
Martin Jol insists the door is still open for Zdenek Grygera to earn a new deal at Fulham.
Manchester City are likely to lose Yaya Toure for six weeks in January for the African Nations Cup - the one player the club can ill-afford to be without.
Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are ready to return to training with Manchester United and hand Sir Alex Ferguson's troops a timely lift.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has hailed a 'massively important' day for the club and whole Anfield area after confirming plans for the £152million stadium redevelopment.
Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is buzzing after making his senior England debut.
Balance is key to Everton's success, argues the club's French defender Sylvain Distin.
Meanwhile, Distin has urged England to retain Leighton Baines as left-back against Poland.
Gareth Southgate is backing Adam Johnson to become a better player at Sunderland.
Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood has looked back in horror at the Republic of Ireland's 6-1 home defeat by Germany on Friday.
Alan Pardew has warned his players they'll be hammered in Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby if they start slowly.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will on Tuesday welcome the safe return of his three African players caught up in a riot at the weekend.
Sebastian Larsson has told Martin O'Neill he will happily play anywhere for the good of Sunderland's results
Swansea City club captain Garry Monk has dismissed reports of unrest among the squad and is adamant they are behind manager Michael Laudrup.
Paul Lambert has admitted he often calls up former Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill for advice - and he has every intention of carrying doing so.
Birmingham boss Lee Clark insists he has absolutely no fears over the sack at St Andrew's - and also claims he is relaxed about the prospect of a Blues takeover.
Brad Guzan believes he is going to be part of 'something special' at Aston Villa - despite their less-than-convincing start to the season.
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster says he has no regrets about turning his back on Manchester United earlier in his career.
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has claimed the arrival of Jermaine Pennant can help the team maintain the winning habit.
West Brom keeper Ben Foster is refusing to look beyond the classic Premier League safety line amid the mounting excitement about his team's prospects.
West Brom captain Chris Brunt believes Albion have struck two major deals for the future in securing James Morrison and Jonas Olsson on new long-term contracts.
Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has spoken of a frustration with the way in which his career has developed so far.
New Leeds United cult hero Rodolph Austin admits he is cherishing his Elland Road odyssey - and has lavished the club's supporters with praise.
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is backing his team-mates to mount a strong Premier League title challenge, but is not quite ready to be reacquainted with Norwich City in their next game - the club in which he suffered a broken leg against in their last meeting.
Jem Karacan has lauded Royals captain Jobi McAnuff as 'one of the best players I have played with' after learning the winger has the best team assist ratio in the Premier League.
Reading's new head of scouting and recruitment Steve Head has said he had "no hesitation" in returning to the club that gave him his first chance in professional football.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch has warned the Potters that this weekend's clash with Manchester United will be their hardest game of the season so far.