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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jose Mourinho has given the biggest indication yet he will overhaul Chelsea's swashbuckling style after they crashed out of the Capital One Cup in dramatic fashion.

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has insisted that none of the club's players were happy to see Andre Villas-Boas sacked.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed he has not fielded any requests to take Wilfried Zaha on loan - but admits the winger could be allowed to leave on a temporary basis if the circumstances are right.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed reports Manchester United have launched a bid for winger Angel Di Maria.

Danny Welbeck must train harder if he is to increase his goal tally, according to United boss David Moyes.

Manchester City will sign 15-year-old Norwegian goalkeeper Kjetil Haug, his father and agent has confirmed.

Nigeria wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho is set to jet into England to seal a deal with Manchester City.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool FC managing director Ian Ayre has returned to the UK following talks with Luis Suarez's agent about the striker's future.

Jordan Henderson was a "great buy" by Kenny Dalglish , says Liverpool FC boss Brendan Rodgers.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United need to see goals come from every department of the team believes manager Alan Pardew.

Ki Sung-Yueng will never forget his first goal in English football, as it floored Chelsea and booked Sunderland's place in the League Cup semi-finals

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is confident of victory at Crystal Palace this weekend thanks to the momentum his side have built up recently

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Argentinian Mauricio Pellegrino has emerged as a potential candidate for the West Bromwich Albion job.

Jores Okore has given Aston Villa a boost by revealing that he could return from a serious knee injury ahead of schedule before the end of the season.

EXPRESS & STAR

Former Liverpool coach Mauricio Pellegrino today emerged as a contender to replace Steve Clarke after Albion made contact with Martin Jol and Andre Villas-Boas.

West Brom have been linked with a loan bid for Wilfried Zaha but face competition from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United.

Aston Villa are interested in Hannover full-back Sebastien Pocognoli.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has emerged as a front runner for Championship side Ipswich Town.

THE SENTINEL

Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen have been left guessing over who will line up in goal to try to prevent Wayne Rooney and Co from shattering Stoke City's Wembley dreams this evening.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce accepts you probably have to be "crazy" to want to be a football manager, but there is no other job he would rather have.

Tim Sherwood hopes to have a swift impact on managerless Tottenham and avenge the disappointing loss to West Ham when the teams meet in Wednesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final at White Hart Lane.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Brentford are in talks with Chelsea to extend the loan spell of midfielder George Saville.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Adrian Mariappa is putting Crystal Palace's plight ahead of his own situation after admitting his long-term target is to win back a centre-half spot.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Neil Taylor has admitted his relief after Nathan Dyer's ankle injury appears to be less serious than first feared.

WALES ONLINE

Tim Hartley, chair of the Cardiff City Supporters Trust, has implored owner Vincent Tan to act in the best interests of the football club.

Malky Mackay has insisted he will not walk away from Cardiff City and claimed he still has every intention of being Bluebirds manager come Saturday's clash with Liverpool.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City have agreed a new contract with another of their star players. Midfielder Jonny Howson has followed hot on the heels of captain Sebastien Bassong extending his contract with the club through to 2016 last week.

THE DAILY ECHO

Victor Wanyama has narrowly missed out on being named Kenya's player of the year.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Jake Livermore is adamant Hull City should be aiming to climb into the top half of the Premier League rather than looking over their shoulder.

Hull City are to take highly-rated Willem II striker Jeroen Lumu on a six-day trial, after his parent club confirmed the move this morning.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

David Haigh plans to mark his takeover of Leeds by bringing Elland Road back under United's ownership.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Zak Whitbread is hoping to bring an end to what has been a frustrating time for Derby County's on-loan defender.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Nottingham Forest are ready to break the bank to land a striker who can get their promotion push back on track - and are considering an ambitious move for West Brom's Shane Long.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Sean Dyche insists that Dean Marney is no unsung hero at Burnley - because those within Turf Moor understand the role the midfielder has played in the club's promotion push.

Blackburn Rovers are yet to put a date on Paul Robinson's return to the first team - with Gary Bowyer taking a cautious approach to the goalkeeper's comeback.

THE BOLTON NEWS

The average lifespan of a manager in the Championship has plummeted from 15 to 12 months this season, and looks like it is shrinking fast.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Chris McCann has admitted the arrival of Uwe Rosler has 'breathed new life' into Wigan Athletic.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Paul Ince wants fans to drop the negativity and help Blackpool out of their mini-slump.

EVENING GAZETTE

The Boro players are just as frustrated as the fans about the club's current form according to Lukas Jutkiewicz.

THE STAR

Winger Jamie Murphy has revealed that Sheffield United have been given a licence to thrill their fans in home games at their Bramall Lane headquarters.

Stuart Gray believes that injuries are making his task harder than it was a year ago when he joined the Owls and helped them to spark a great revival.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Scunthorpe United could be about to test Rovers' resolve to hold onto David Syers.

READING POST

Jobi McAnuff has yet to hear from Reading about a new contract despite only having six months left on his current deal.

THE ARGUS

Kazenga LuaLua is on course for his first Albion start since early October.

IPSWICH STAR

Mick McCarthy has been 'an absolute godsend' to Ipswich Town, according to captain Luke Chambers.

WATFORD OBSERVER

Watford have confirmed the appointment of Giuseppe Sannino as head coach.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Boss Eddie Howe is urging Bournemouth's young guns to seize their chance when they showcase their talents on the big stage at Dean Court tomorrow.

THE SCOTSMAN

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has lost the latest round of a High Court fight with a ticket-buying firm.

Neil Lennon is reportedly considering a bid for Huddersfield Town playmaker Oliver Norwood.

Terry Butcher stressed how relieved he is now that his disciplinary saga is at an end following partial victory in yesterday's appeal against a two-match dug-out ban.

Neil Alexander is considering taking Rangers to court over a breach of contract.

Former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, one of the key players in Italy's World Cup-winning team in 2006, has protested his innocence after he was placed under investigation for match-fixing as a widening inquiry into football corruption targeted Milan's last title campaign.

Kenny Miller is expected to stay with Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, putting the brakes on a third spell with Rangers.

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