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Tottenham are confident they will finally sign Leandro Damiao in the next transfer window and Newcastle will aim to sign a striker this summer.

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Leandro Damiao: Tottenham transfer saga rumbles on

Leandro Damiao: Tottenham transfer saga rumbles on

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Peter Odemwingie has revealed that he offered to pay back £300,000 in bonuses to West Brom in a desperate bid to force through a move to QPR.

Tottenham are confident they can finally conclude a deal for Leandro Damiao next summer after yet another attempt to sign the Brazil forward ended in failure.

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal only signed Nacho Monreal after learning Kieran Gibbs could be out for six weeks with a thigh injury.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR reckon they got fabulous cut-price deals after signing Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend from Tottenham.

Fulham defender Chris Baird saw a potential move to West Brom fall through on transfer deadline day.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has put Manchester City on alert by hinting that clubs should not be put off by his release clause.

Chris Smalling admits Manchester United blew the title last season - but he insists there will be no repeat this time around.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Lucas Leiva believes compatriot Philippe Coutinho has all the qualities required to be a big success at Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge says he's loving life at Anfield after a flying start to his Liverpool career.

Leighton Baines believes he is doing all he can to get a regular place in the England team - but admits he will soon face more than just Ashley Cole for competition.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew says Newcastle will turn their attention to a new striker in the summer transfer window.

Deadline-day recruit Danny Graham has set his sights on helping Sunderland break into the Premier League's top 10.

Yohan Cabaye has warned close pal Demba Ba he will be regarded as his worst enemy for 90 minutes only on Saturday.

Titus Bramble warns Sunderland cannot afford to take resurgent Reading lightly this weekend.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew believes Mike Ashley's January transfer blitz has teed Newcastle up to emulate Everton by storming the second half of the Premier League season.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has revealed for the first time how much he is enjoying life as Swansea City boss and declared: "Why should I leave?"

DAILY ECHO

Adam Lallana insists Southampton are gunning for revenge against Wigan on Saturday after being "taught a footballing lesson" by the Latics earlier this season.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez believes Wigan are only "fine margins" away from rediscovering their top form.

READING POST

Ian Harte has warned Reading's Premier League rivals that there will be no easy points on offer at Madejski Stadium for the remainder of the season.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Mark Davies will make his return to full training in the next few days after spending the last six weeks on the sidelines.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Scott Dann insists anything other than believing in Blackburn's late Championship play-off push would be "wrong" after admitting they can't afford to waste a single point.

THE STAR

Defender Mark Reynolds and striker Jarrod Kyle have left Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray admits Kevin Thomson's Middlesbrough career was blighted by injuries after allowing the midfielder to leave the club.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Peter Odemwingie says West Brom are to blame for the QPR debacle and that he will leave the club eventually.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves manager Dean Saunders has insisted his side will stay up despite dropping to their lowest position of the season with a 2-1 defeat at Leicester.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Steve Morison has vowed to fill the void left by Luciano Becchio at Leeds United after stepping into the Argentinian's boots on transfer deadline day.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic boss Neil Lennon celebrated surviving the transfer window without losing any of his big guns.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers star Lee Wallace has revealed his pride at returning to the Scotland set-up.

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