Michael Carrick is causing something of a stir in various media outlets this morning.
The Sun reports that the veteran Manchester United midfielder has been missing for the past six weeks because he had dizzy spells after playing against Burton in the League Cup and then again in training.
But that hasn’t prevented The Mirror claiming that Leicester, West Brom and Aston Villa are keeping tabs with a view to a possible January purchase.
Liverpool’s on-going pursuit of a decent goalkeeper will not end up at the door of veteran Spaniard Iker Casillas, not according to his agent at least after being quoted in The Sun as saying the suggestion is crazy.
Joey Barton is letting his tongue do the talking during his ban from football – never sweet on the ears – and he might upset a few Evertonians, not least caretaker boss David Unsworth, by describing him as a glorified PE teacher who should never be in charge of a men’s team.
A few PE teachers might feel like giving Barton the old Troy Deeney after reading that, too.
The latest on Alexis Sanchez is that PSG might nip in and try to sign the Arsenal star in January if Manchester City drag their feet and wait until the end of the season.
Reports in Scotland say Alan Pardew, out of management for nearly a year now, has let it be known he might fancy the Rangers job.
Finally, not quite Premier League, but definitely Stoke City, as former youth-team striker Louis Moult is said to be attracting interest from QPR and several other Championship clubs following his on-going scoring exploits north of the border with Motherwell.