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Regional Paper Talk: Bale set to stay

Gareth Bale is reportedly set to sign a new Tottenham contract, while Everton are looking likely to appoint a new manager from within the club.

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Gareth Bale: Set to sign new Tottenham contract

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Gareth Bale is set to give despondent Tottenham fans a much-needed boost by confirming he has signed a new contract to stay at the club.

Petr Cech has urged Chelsea to install a new permanent manager as soon as possible to give the club their best chance of mounting a title challenge next season.

Romania captain Razvan Rat was expected in London today as West Ham wasted no time in strengthening their squad for next season.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce maintains signing Andy Carroll on a permanent deal must be the club's "main priority" over the summer.

Kieran Gibbs says the dramatic nature of Arsenal's Champions League qualification will make them a stronger side next season.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Marcello Trotta hopes his loan spell at Brentford can catapult him into Fulham's first-team plans.

Harry Redknapp said the final day defeat at Liverpool underlined the need for greater quality if QPR are to mount a promotion challenge next season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Brian Kidd has urged Manchester City to get new manager Manuel Pellegrini in as quickly as possible as they seek to heal the emotional scars of the last week.

The final whistle of the Premier League season marked the start of the race to sign Gareth Bale. City and United will both try to keep the Welsh flyer out of the clutches of Real Madrid.

David Moyes arrived at the Reds' Carrington training ground on Monday morning.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Alan Stubbs, David Weir, Phil Neville and Duncan Ferguson are all thought to have had discussions with Goodison top brass in recent days.

Rafa Benitez has refused to rule out a move to Everton - although he admits it would be difficult for him to take charge at Goodison Park.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew has made it clear that Newcastle need "two or three" quality additions to his squad to improve on their disappointing 16th-place finish in the Premier League.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Phil Bardsley and Matt Kilgallon will not play again for Sunderland if Paolo Di Canio gets his way.

Paolo Di Canio expects owner Ellis Short's full backing as he looks to revolutionise discipline at Sunderland - and stamp out any traces of a "booze culture".

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup admitted Swansea City may find life hard this summer after defeat by Fulham highlighted their need for firepower.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert has challenged Villa to surpass the standards from their timely Premier League revival next season after predicting a "busy" summer for the club.

Paul Lambert has revealed Villa have already opened new contract talks with Christian Benteke in an effort to keep their star striker at the club.

Lee Clark's summer rebuilding job is already proving to be tougher than first feared. The Blues boss suffered his first pre-season setback last week - a big one at that - when he was told there was not enough money to sign Paul Caddis.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster today claimed Chelsea would be "fools" to loan out Romelu Lukaku again after the striker ended his loan with an historic hat-trick.

Former Wolves director Kevin Threlfall today lifted the lid on the Molineux meltdown and laid some blame for relegation to the third tier at Mick McCarthy's door.

THE PINK UN

Bolton Wanderers are reportedly set to sign Norwich City's Marc Tierney.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not rest this summer as he looks to improve Saints ahead of next season.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis hailed his history boys after Stoke City bid farewell to their season by breaking a little known club record.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez has promised his forthcoming discussions with Dave Whelan over his future will lead to "the right decisions" being made for Wigan Athletic.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton are on the verge of snapping up Norwich City full-back Marc Tierney.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Nuno Gomes has no plans to push for a Blackburn Rovers exit this summer, according to his brother.

Premier League side Aston Villa have emerged as the latest team to show an interest in Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

THE STAR

Sheffield United hope to interview the remaining candidates vying to become their next manager later this week.

Manager Dave Jones has warned his out-of-contract players he won't wait forever on a decision to sign up for Sheffield Wednesday's assault on the Championship.

EVENING TIMES

Former Rangers captain Craig Paterson is confident Nicky Law will be an Ibrox hit if boss Ally McCoist can clinch a deal with the Motherwell star.

THE SCOTSMAN

Former Livingston owner Angelo Massone is set to bid for Hearts as the club waits to find out with it will be relegated following the demise of majority shareholder UBIG.

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour believes a Scottish Premier League vote on reconstruction plans could take place in the coming days following positive talks between the 12 top-flight clubs today.

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller is reportedly on the verge of returning to Ibrox for a third stint at the club.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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