Regional Paper Talk: Bale staying put

Tottenham will not sell Gareth Bale under any circumstances this summer, while John Terry has been texting former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

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Gareth Bale: Staying at White Hart Lane

Gareth Bale: Staying at White Hart Lane

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham will not sell Gareth Bale under any circumstances this summer, even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

John Terry has revealed he has been texting Jose Mourinho and has asked him if Chelsea are the club where he feels loved.

Millwall have started the search for a new manager after today accepting the resignation of Kenny Jackett.

Brentford's shoot-out winner Adam Forshaw tells fans to expect more drama in the League One play-off final.

Gianfranco Zola is confident Manuel Almunia will be fit for Watford's play-off semi-final against Leicester after the goalkeeper missed Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Leeds.

Ian Holloway expects Kevin Phillips to play an important role for Crystal Palace in the Championship play-offs.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Chris Eagles fears it will be a long summer as Bolton Wanderers come to terms with missing out on the play-offs.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

A young Clarets fan has spoken of his delight after Burnley forward Danny Ings gave him his boots after the final game of the season.

Morten Gamst Pedersen says he is ready to honour the final year of his Blackburn Rovers contract - as long as the club still want him to be part of their plans.

THE STAR

Chris Morgan admitted he wants a "quick decision" on his future as Sheffield United manager following Monday's League One play-off semi-final defeat by Yeovil Town.

Veteran striker Steve Howard has admitted he has fallen in love again with football after helping Sheffield Wednesday retain their Championship status.

Chris Brown has urged the next manager of Doncaster Rovers not to fix something that isn't broken.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany believes success against West Brom in the Premier League can provide the spingboard to FA Cup success.

Sir Alex Ferguson's revelation that he will have a hip operation this summer has led to one bookmaker claiming there has been a flurry of bets that David Moyes is set to be installed as Manchester United's assistant manager.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Daniel Sturridge admits Liverpool will sorely miss "a great man" when Jamie Carragher retires later this month.

Sylvain Distin has refused to slam derby referee Michael Oliver for the blunder which he believes cost Everton a crucial victory.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot says United will keep their cool in the pressure cooker of a relegation fight.

Alan Pardew has heaped praise on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa after his steady performance against West Ham - and says he wouldn't hesitate to field the Toon star in exactly the same slot against Queens Park Rangers.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew has pinpointed Hatem Ben Arfa as Newcastle United's potential relegation saviour - even if he feels the forward is still two months from hitting peak fitness.

EVENING GAZETTE

Grant Leadbitter wants the bitter sting of Boro's slump to propel them into next season as a stronger team.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

John O'Shea admits Sunderland will be keeping a close eye on proceedings at the DW Stadium tonight.

Paolo Di Canio says his players must get the balance right between aggression and recklessness, after watching a second Sunderland player red-carded in as many matches.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton are hopeful that midfield star Morgan Schneiderlin will be back for their crunch clash at Sunderland.

WIGAN EVENING POST

James McArthur says Wigan Athletic are up to the challenge of balancing a fixture pile-up with continuing their assault on two fronts - survival in the Premier League and winning the FA Cup.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert can understand Christian Benteke taking out his frustrations on defenders who resort to rough treatment to try to stop him.

Peter Odemwingie's future with West Bromwich Albion was decided during talks between the club and the PFA last week - with the striker set for a summer exit, irrespective of Saturday's flare-up with Baggies supporters.

Bookmakers have made Port Vale boss Micky Adams a 3/1 favourite to be named the next manager of Wolves after Dean Saunders' sacking on Tuesday.

EXPRESS & STAR

Sacked Wolves manager Dean Saunders was on Tuesday described as "totally out of his depth" after being relieved of his duties. Owen Coyle and former West Brom boss Gary Megson were immediately installed as favourites to take the job.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Redfearn has likened Sam Byram's stunning ascent at Leeds United to the impact made by a young Gareth Bale at Southampton.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City's former loan striker Kei Kamara has labelled his Canaries' stint as an unforgettable experience as he prepares to make his MLS return for Sporting Kansas.

READING POST

Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has rubbished suggestions that he is set for a summer move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Leon Britton admits Swansea City's old guard will have mixed emotions if they end their winless run against Roberto Martinez's struggling Wigan side tonight.

THE SENTINEL

Port Vale's Micky Adams and Crewe's Steve Davis are among the bookies' favourites to take the vacant manager's job at Wolves.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis thought his players relinquished the midfield battle during Monday night's 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

EVENING TIMES

Dundee boss John Brown has warned he would be ready to walk away from football if he is punished for his criticism of referee Alan Muir following his club's relegation from the SPL.

Motherwell strike legend Willie Pettigrew has pleaded with Michael Higdon to sign a new deal at Fir Park and repeat his record-breaking goalscoring heroics all over again next term.

Hearts have told young players Callum Tapping and Dylan McGowan that they will be staying on at Tynecastle next season - but Lithuanian midfielder Denis Prychynenko is being released.

St Mirren Scottish Cup winning hero Campbell Money says Saints boss Danny Lennon must make the re-signing of Paul McGowan his priority now that the Paisley club's SPL status is secured.

Dunfermline administrator Bryan Jackson has pleaded with supporters to continue turning out to back the club as the Pars battle for their Irn-Bru First Division future.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray could be set to leave Ibrox, after reportedly losing a vote of no confidence from the board.

The PFA Scotland's Player of the Year, Michael Higdon, has vowed that he will not allow his arrest on Sunday night to cast a shadow over the "proudest night" of his life.

A US tycoon is investigating a possible takeover at administration-threatened Hearts, while Queen of the South striker Nicky Clark admits a move to Rangers would be hard to turn down.

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs will make one more attempt on Tuesday to agree on reforms in time for next season - with four different options on the table.

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