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Regional Paper Talk: Jones bid rebuffed

Stoke have rejected a Swansea bid for Kenwyne Jones, while QPR's Loic Remy chose to stay in bed rather than see what Newcastle could offer.

Last Updated: 19/01/13 at 11:58 Post Comment

Kenwyne Jones: Stoke striker wanted by Swansea

Kenwyne Jones: Stoke striker wanted by Swansea

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham are confident of completing a move for Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby six months ahead of schedule after Sandro underwent knee surgery.

QPR are suddenly facing a battle to sign Yann M'Vila after Rennes confirmed several clubs have made a late move for the midfielder.

Arsene Wenger says he is more focused than ever on lifting the FA Cup as it will help boost Arsenal's flagging morale.

Wenger admits Jack Wilshere is ahead of schedule after the midfielder fired Arsenal into the FA Cup fourth round with a brilliant late winner against Swansea.

Chelsea have received no offers for Florent Malouda in the January transfer window.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Rafa Benitez is refusing to look beyond Sunday's visit of Arsenal and will not say whether Chelsea are still in the title hunt.

Djibril Cisse is in talks with Qatar side Al-Gharafa with view to a possible loan move.

Fabio da Silva is desperate to avoid a return to reserve football at Manchester United, but has no idea if QPR want to keep him beyond the end of the season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Ryan Giggs has refused to confirm if he will play on beyond this season, despite Sir Alex Ferguson insisting the veteran midfielder will continue into his 40s.

Ferguson insists Manchester United are not a one-man team reliant on Robin van Persie.

Jack Rodwell has changed his pillow, traded in his car and moved closer to the Manchester City training ground in a bid to improve his injury luck.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says Premier League survival will continue to take priority over potential FA Cup glory.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Fabio Borini is determined to make up for lost time after the Liverpool striker recovered from a broken bone in his foot.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists principal owner John W Henry remains totally committed to taking Liverpool forward.

Ayre believes it's vital that the Premier League follows UEFA's lead by adopting Financial Fair Play.

Liverpool have adopted a new approach to players' contracts with lower basic salaries and more performance-related bonuses.

Liverpool's £150million project to redevelop Anfield remains on track with the club hoping to submit a planning application in the spring.

Jon Flanagan is facing two months out after a scan revealed knee ligament damage.

Nikica Jelavic is having to learn to cope with the scrutiny prompted by his prolific start at Everton, admits Phil Jagielka.

Thomas Hitzlsperger is determined to prolong his Everton career beyond the summer after admitting he once feared he had no future in the game.

Everton's vibrant attacking football this season has inspired thousands of extra fans to flood through the Goodison Park turnstiles.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Loic Remy snubbed the chance to see what Newcastle had to offer in favour of a lie-in.

Tim Krul has no intention of leaving Newcastle in January despite reports that AC Milan are chasing him.

Sunderland's hopes of landing Danny Graham hang in the balance after Swansea reportedly had a £3m bid for Stoke's Kenwyne Jones rejected.

Sunderland have joined the pack of Premier League clubs monitoring Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore.

Ahmed Elmohamady is unlikely to stay at Sunderland for long, despite being recalled from his loan spell at Hull.

THE JOURNAL

Nancy defender Massadio Haidara has given out encouraging signs that he would welcome a move to Newcastle.

Phil Bardsley has admitted Sunderland got what they deserved in their FA Cup defeat by Bolton and refused to make any excuses.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea have been told to up their offer for Kenwyne Jones after seeing a £3million bid rejected.

Sunderland are believed to have made a bid for Swansea forward Danny Graham.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Gritters on standby to ensure West Brom v Aston Villa gets the green light to beat the predicted snow.

Paul Lambert says Christian Benteke has been a revelation for Aston Villa.

The grandson of one of the founding fathers of Birmingham City has hit out at its current owners and said the club should be sold to a Blues fan.

David Beckham was in Birmingham today to meet patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Birmingham goalkeeper Colin Doyle is remaining calm ahead of the prospect of becoming number one should Jack Butland be sold this month.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has paid tribute to Romelu Lukaku and Garaeth McAuley ahead of the weekend's clash with Villa.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is keen to speak to QPR about a possible transfer.

Dean Saunders has given Adam Hammill a chance to rescue his Wolves career.

Ciaran Clark has predicted Aston Villa will stick "three or four" goals past an opponent in the near future.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez has played down speculation linking Wigan with a move for Leeds striker Luciano Becchio.

Neil Warnock is confident that he retains the support of the club's owners following positive discussions in the wake of the defeat to Barnsley.

Leeds' search for an established left-back is set to continue with Adam Drury facing another spell on the sidelines.

PINK UN

Wolves are reported to be considering a £1m move for City striker Simeon Jackson.

DAILY ECHO

Jason Puncheon revealed after Wednesday night's Stamford Bridge heroics that he hopes to sign a new contract at Southampton.

Southampton defender Dan Seaborne is set to join Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.

READING POST

Jem Karacan believes Zambia star Stopilla Sunzu would be a top signing for Reading.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke have rejected a bid of £3m from Swansea for Kenwyne Jones,

Tony Pulis is happy for Stoke to be the underdogs as he plots another FA Cup occasion to remember against Manchester City.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez has admitted the season-ending injury to Ivan Ramis has caused him to rethink his January transfer policy.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Barnsley defender Scott Wiseman has emerged on Blackburn's radar, with a new bid from West Ham for Martin Olsson likey to be rejected by Rovers.

THE STAR

Doncaster will hold a crunch board meeting today that will have a major bearing on who becomes the club's next manager.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has joined a number of leading managers in warning against attempting to replicate Barcelona's much-lauded style of play.

Scott Brown has hailed the appointment of Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss and wants to be involved in the new manager's first friendly next month.

Peterhead are going all out to ensure their clash with Rangers goes ahead after a severe weather warning.

Andy Little has told Rangers team-mate Francisco Sandaza to keep his head up as the Spaniard continues to struggle in front of goal.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has admitted his interest in a potential move to the fifth tier of English football for Rangers.

Former Motherwell and Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has emerged as the favourite to become Gordon Strachan's assistant.

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