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Regional Paper Talk: Dempsey may return

Fulham are confident of beating West Ham and Stoke to re-sign Clint Dempsey on loan, while Borussia Dortmund are chasing a Sunderland striker.

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Clint Dempsey: Could return to Premier League

Clint Dempsey: Could return to Premier League

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham sacked coach Andre Villas-Boas this morning following a meeting at the club's training ground with chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker has backed his former England team-mate Glenn Hoddle to succeed Andre Villas-Boas at the club.

John Terry is determined to ensure Chelsea overturn Arsenal next week to occupy the Premier League top spot on Christmas Day.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

David Moyes has praised United striker Wayne Rooney, insisting his immense talent was evident from the age of 16.

After playing a leading role in City's demolition of Arsenal, Fernandinho has revealed he is still eyeing a World Cup call-up.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers hailed Liverpool's win over Tottenham as the most complete performance of his reign at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson believes the rest of the Premier League will sit up and take notice of Liverpool's stunning 5-0 thrashing of Tottenham.

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu is likely to be out injured for a "few weeks" after scans revealed the extent of his hamstring injury.

Seamus Coleman believes Everton showed the spirit of genuine top-four contenders by beating Fulham despite not being at their best.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Tim Krul feels the draw against Southampton shows how much progress the Newcastle United have made this season.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United star Shola Ameobi feels 'extremely frustrated' at his lack of goals this season.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Borussia Dortmund have revived their interest in Sunderland striker Ji Dong-won, according to reports in Germany.

Fabio Borini insists the Capital One Cup can help, not hinder, Sunderland's bid to remain in the Premier League.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

David Moyes has given Paul Lambert a vote of confidence with the Manchester United manager insisting: "I don't think anyone can do a much better job than Paul" at Villa.

EXPRESS & STAR

Sacked boss Steve Clarke spoke of his "deep regret" at losing his job at Albion as the club today stepped up the hunt for his replacement.

Furious Kenny Jackett today blasted his under-achieving Wolves players and accused Bakary Sako and Leigh Griffiths of slacking.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes says Marc Wilson's fine form in the back four will prevent Robert Huth being rushed back to the heart of Stoke City's defence for their hectic festive programme.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that West Ham are close to signing an "attacking player" after they drew another blank in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham are confident of fending off competition from West Ham and Stoke City to re-sign Clint Dempsey on loan in January.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has emerged as a leading contender to replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has revealed he wants to bring in three players in the January transfer window - a defender, a midfielder and a striker.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Jake Livermore has revealed he would be "more than happy" to consider turning his loan deal into a permanent move to Hull City next month.

EVENING GAZETTE

Jacob Butterfield believes Boro are too good a team to go down despite another defeat at the weekend.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has refused to rule-out the possibility of raiding his former club Derby County when the transfer window reopens next month.

THE ARGUS

Brighton number two Nathan Jones has dropped the broadest hint yet that Craig Conway will be re-signed during the January transfer window.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic's injury problems will deepen this week when Mikael Lustig undergoes an operation on a persistent hip problem.

Ally McCoist insists his record-breaking Rangers are not invincible as he bids to stop complacency creeping in at Ibrox.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic pair Georgios Samaras and Joe Ledley have not expressed a desire to leave the club, according to a club official.

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