Aston Villa caretaker boss Eric Black insists the players have been hit hard by staff redundancies.
A round-up of the top football stories and gossip making the back pages of Saturday morning's papers.
Manchester City keen on West Ham defender Oxford, Chelsea set to sell Courtois, United bid for Jesus, plus more.
Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has loan spell with Belgian club Standard Liege terminated.
Arsene Wenger defended his record at Arsenal telling fans his loyalty to the club allowed them to move into the Emirates.
Claudio Ranieri says money does not guarantee success but admits it is "only once in a lifetime" that a team such as Leicester will contend for the Premier League title.
• Caretaker manager insists players have been moved by staff plight • Premier League’s bottom side desperate to avoid 11th straight defeat Aston Villa’s caretaker manager, Eric Black, says the players have been hit hard by staff redundancies. The club must make cutbacks as they face up to life…
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims his commitment to the club helped secure the bank loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.