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Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has vowed to toe the club line on his shirt, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger voiced his displeasure after Flamini cut the sleeves off his jersey—going against the club's tradition that players wear the same style shirt as the captain in matches.
Former Arsenal defender and one-time assistant to Wenger, Pat Rice, has been admitted to hospital for cancer treatment, reports Richard Smith of the Daily Mirror.
Chelsea have opened talks with the agent for Porto striker Jackson Martinez with a January move dependent on the Portuguese club's Champions League results, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.
Chelsea fans travelling back from the Champions League tie at FC Basel via budget airline EasyJet were surprised when Blues captain John Terry joined them, reports Andrew Dillon of The Sun (subscription required).
West Ham midfielder Joe Cole insists reports claiming he wants to leave Upton Park are wrong, reports the Daily Express.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has assured fans that striker Sergio Aguero was not injured when he was substituted at half-time during the Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen, reports David Anderson of the Daily Mirror.
Napoli are preparing a £10 million move for Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia, claims The Sun (subscription required).