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Regional Paper Talk: Torres still happy

Fernando Torres insists Samuel Eto'o has not unsettled him at Chelsea, while Jordan Rhodes and Kevin Doyle are also happy where they are.

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Fernando Torres: Still happy at Chelsea

Fernando Torres: Still happy at Chelsea

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Fernando Torres insists he is not unsettled by Samuel Eto'o's arrival at Chelsea and says they are friends, not enemies.

Tottenham fans will not be censured for chanting the word 'Yid' in defiance of the Football Association.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol has told Fulham's disgruntled fans to expect a top-10 finish this season.

Mahamadou Diarra will play his first game for more than nine months in this afternoon's development clash with Reading.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Shinji Kagawa trained ahead of Manchester United's clash with Bayer Leverkusen but Danny Welbeck was absent. Wayne Rooney trained without his headband.

City skipper Vincent Kompany is nearing a return to first-team action after being named in the squad for the club's Champions League encounter with Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to raise the bar ahead of tonight's clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

James McCarthy can't wait to start learning from Gareth Barry - after the veteran inspired Everton to victory over Chelsea on his debut.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Bafetimbi Gomis says he won't be leaving Lyon in January. The Newcastle United transfer target was mooted to be available on a cut-price deal but seemingly wants to run his contract down.

Alan Pardew has warned the rest of the Premier League Newcastle United could be back to their rampant best.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew has compared the importance of Yohan Cabaye to that of Wayne Rooney and Hatem Ben Arfa's display at Aston Villa to Luis Suarez.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Paolo Di Canio says summer signing Cabral has failed to feature in recent Sunderland games because he is not performing as well as the players now ahead of him in the pecking order.

Jozy Altidore admits he was left stunned by referee Martin Atkinson's decision to deny him a first Premier League goal in Sunderland colours.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Jonjo Shelvey is relishing the prospect of going head to head with his midfield idol - and ex-next door neighbour - when Swansea City host Liverpool tonight.

EXPRESS & STAR

Steve Clarke today insisted his new-look Albion will grow in strength after they rescued a point at Fulham by ending their early-season goal drought.

Paul Lambert today urged Villa to embrace the fear factor to overcome their home stage fright.

Kevin Doyle today insisted the excitement of winning something with Wolves this season persuaded him to stay at Molineux.

READING POST

Chris Gunter has defended Pavel Pogrebnyak following the striker's red card against Brighton on Sunday.

THE SENTINEL

Charlie Adam says Stoke can take heart from the number of chances they are creating, but admits there is still room for improvement.

Mark Hughes believes it could be love at first sight for Stokies after grabbing their first glimpse of crowd pleaser Marko Arnautovic.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle bemoaned a tale of two refereeing decisions that he believes cost Wigan Athletic dear at Leicester on Saturday.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Solving Wanderers' goalscoring problems, says Dougie Freedman, is not simply a case of playing two strikers up front.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Derby hero Jordan Rhodes insists he has never wanted to leave Blackburn Rovers after preserving his side's 34-year unbeaten derby record against Burnley.

Sean Dyche has reassured Burnley fans that their derby disappointment won't last.

EVENING TIMES

James Forrest's chances of playing against AC Milan on Wednesday hinge on the opinion of the club's physios.

Lee McCulloch today tipped new Ibrox recruit Arnold Peralta to take Scottish football by storm - when he becomes a fully-fit power Ranger.

THE SCOTSMAN

Anthony Stokes did his chances of an improved contract offer no harm with a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic's 3-1 win at Tynecastle on Saturday, and he now hopes to give further proof of his value to the club with a starting place in Wednesday's Champions League group-stage match in Milan.

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