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Regional Paper Talk: Mata keen to stay

Juan Mata and Thibaut Courtois have committed their futures to Chelsea, while Newcastle fans are hoping to force Mike Ashley out of the club.

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Juan Mata: Happy at Chelsea

Juan Mata: Happy at Chelsea

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Juan Mata has put an end to speculation that he is seeking a move away from Chelsea by insisting he is happy at Stamford Bridge and determined to win more silverware with the club.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed talk he is looking for a move to Barcelona and expects to be part of the Blues squad for the first time next season.

Tottenham's plans for a new home have taken a twist as the club confirmed it has appointed the architects responsible for the Olympic Stadium to come up with new designs - increasing the likelihood that the current plans for a 56,000 arena may be ditched.

Arsenal have confirmed they are investigating "as a matter of urgency" whether academy coach Mark Arber bet on the signing of Mesut Ozil.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Matthew Briggs reckons the next 10 months are 'massive' for his Fulham career.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

New signing Marouane Fellaini and David Moyes will prove the doubters wrong at United. The Reds' new assistant boss Steve Round is convinced the pair will sway early opinion and become Old Trafford successes.

After an injury-ravaged first season, Jack Rodwell is ready to repay City's faith in him following Gareth Barry's departure on loan.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Roberto Martinez is ready to blaze a trail in the Premier League this season by creating a "unique" brand of football at Everton.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United fans' groups met last night in an attempt to form a joint strategy to force Mike Ashley out of the club.

THE JOURNAL

Gael Bigirimana has promised to stay at Newcastle United after Romain Amalfitano became the latest to leave.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland's new Italian left-back, Andrea Dossena, is reported to have agreed a 50 per cent wage cut in order to press home a move to Wearside.

Paolo Di Canio admits he's fretful of the fitness of Sunderland players away on international duty, particularly winger Emanuele Giaccherini.

Paolo Di Canio is convinced that the increasing number of foreigners in English football will HELP not hinder the country's hopes of success on the international stage.

EVENING GAZETTE

The loan window opens next week and David Wheater is a potential Boro target.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Angel Rangel admits Swansea City are ready for a rest after a busy start to the season.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has admitted that he would like to add to Paul Caddis' signing for Birmingham City .

EXPRESS & STAR

Zoltan Gera today announced plans to make his Albion comeback in less than two weeks - as he declared the competition is as tough as it's ever been in his time.

Paul Lambert is keeping a close eye on his main man Christian Benteke in case he detects signs of burn-out.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett today hit out at Greg Dyke's claim a lack of English players in the Premier League is holding back the national team.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has revealed how a conversation with Brian McDermott on Sunday put paid to Leeds United's interest in Chris Burke.

THE PINK UN

Johan Elmander's summer move to Norwich City has given the striker a new lease of life according to Sweden team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins says he is just as frustrated as the Reading supporters over the club's failure to bring in any new faces before the close of the transfer window.

Reading do not have the capability to score 100 league goals this season. That is the view of Royals boss Nigel Adkins, who had set the ambitious target during pre-season, as well as saying he wanted 21 clean sheets.

THE SENTINEL

Stephen Ireland says he is ready to shrug off his miserable footballing fortunes to kick-start his career at Stoke City.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton could have key midfielder Mark Davies back in action by the end of this year.

LANCASHIRE EVENING TELEGRAPH

Michael Kightly says he made a 'football decision' to join Burnley and Sean Dyche was the driving factor behind it.

THE STAR

David Weir's presence as manager was a critical factor behind Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abulaziz Al Saud's decision to make a multi-million pound investment in Sheffield United.

THE SCOTSMAN

Gordon Strachan has endorsed Belgium's credentials as potential 2014 World Cup winners but insists his revitalised Scotland side can hand them a rare defeat at Hampden tonight.

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