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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea's hopes of signing Newcastle striker Demba Ba have suffered an early blow after unproductive discussions over his future.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez once again brushed aside questions about Frank Lampard's future at the club, stressing his job was just to keep the midfielder fit and scoring goals.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR could be without Samba Diakite for up to six matches after the midfielder was named in Mali's Africa Cup of Nations squad.

West Brom winger Zoltan Gera insists he has no regrets leaving Fulham as he prepares to face his former club for the first time on Tuesday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Mario Balotelli and Joleon Lescott's fate will dictate whether Roberto Mancini has the wriggle room to beef up his Manchester City squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson is on stand-by to hit the January sales - despite declaring his current squad the best he has ever had.

Patrice Evra says Manchester United will have no excuses if they repeat last season's shock defeat at Wigan on Tuesday.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract to commit his future to Everton FC until the summer of 2018.

Joe Allen hailed the "unstoppable" Luis Suarez after Liverpool FC overcame the absence of boss Brendan Rodgers to hammer Queens Park Rangers 3-0 at Loftus Road.

Leighton Baines hopes Everton can boost their Champions League dream by adding new faces in January.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew says he wants Demba Ba's future sorted as soon as possible.

Newcastle will make their move for an experienced centre-back once they have completed the transfer of Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.

Stephane Sessegnon insists Sunderland must not let fatigue get the better of them as they prepare for their fourth game in 12 days.

THE JOURNAL

Martin O'Neill insists Sunderland might yet sign Danny Rose on a permanent basis, despite Andre Villas-Boas' own insistence that the England Under-21 international will return to Tottenham at the end of his season-long loan spell.

Gabriel Obertan says the blame for Newcastle's defensive horror show should be shouldered by the entire team, not just the back four.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are in the hunt for long-term signings during January despite holding talks over a loan move for former nemesis Tim Cahill.

NORTHERN ECHO

Newcastle will step up their pursuit of Marseille striker Loic Remy, with Demba Ba's exit looking more likely.

Sunderland are looking at boosting their attacking ranks with the short-term acquisition of former Everton goal-threat Tim Cahill.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert has held crisis talks with Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner ahead of one of the most important transfer windows the club has faced.

Steve Clarke has no intention of rushing into the transfer market - despite West Brom's increasing injury crisis.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne looks set to join American club New York Red Bulls next month, provided he can overcome a groin injury.

Mick McCarthy has warned that disgruntled Wolves fans could drive out his successor Stale Solbakken - as he thanked the fans for their generous reception at Molineux on Saturday.

West Brom teenager George Thorne targeted a permanent Baggies role after completing a whirlwind week with a dream display at Manchester United.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Danny Graham hopes Michael Laudrup can find room for both him and top scorer Michu in the Swansea side.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City chief executive David McNally has told supporters the Canaries have yet to make any bids for potential January transfer window recruits.

READING POST

Australian wonderkid Tomas Rogic is a January transfer target for Reading.

THE SENTINEL

Kenwyne Jones says Stoke's players never doubted they could pull off Saturday's stunning comeback against Southampton.

DAILY ECHO

Morgan Schneiderlin insists that Southampton's improvement away from home is partly down to the players becoming increasingly bad losers - even on the training ground.

THE STAR

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson and ex Doncaster Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll have both expressed an interest in becoming Barnsley's new manager.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Shebby Singh admits he would like to appoint a new manager at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday - after revealing he has already submitted his favoured candidates to owners Venky's.

Charlie Austin could be out for at least a fortnight after lasting less than 10 minutes in Burnley's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City

Gary Bowyer has hailed the spirit of his Blackburn Rovers side as "truly remarkable" after seeing them make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock admitted that January would be a "vital month" for Leeds United after the club reached the transfer window five points short of the play-offs.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray has paid tribute to birthday boy Richard Smallwood, claiming he's an under-rated player.

EVENING TIMES

The transfer window swings open on Tuesday - and Neil Lennon will be delighted if it's the quietest he's ever experienced as Celtic manager.

Hampden hero Fraser Aird hopes his late goal will be rewarded with a Rangers starting berth in the near future.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts have been found guilty of breaching Scottish Premier League rules over a failure to pay bonuses and appearance monies.

Leigh Griffiths has urged Hibernian and Wolves to sort out his future as soon as possible, telling them: "I want to stay at Easter Road."

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