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Crystal Palace are ready to pay Wolves £1million for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, while Alisher Usmanov claims Thierry Henry wants him to buy Arsenal.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has claimed Gunners legend Thierry Henry is urging him to buy the club outright. Usmanov told L'Equipe: "He's pushing me to buy all of Arsenal's shares but I cannot predict the future."

West Ham, desperate for defensive cover, are close to signing Aston Villa's former England left-back Stephen Warnock and Wolfsburg defender Emanuel Pogatetz.

Mousa Dembele insists Tottenham can still lift a trophy this season but hinted that a slack attitude had contributed to their FA Cup exit.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to plunge Emmanuel Frimpong into Wednesday's vital Premier League derby at home to West Ham, so long as the injury-haunted Arsenal loanee proves his fitness in training.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Chelsea's 'horrible' and 'sloppy' performance at Brentford could have a knock-on effect on other games in their packed schedule. That's the view of Gary Cahill, who spoke of angry words at half-time at Griffin Park on Sunday.

Harry Redknapp admits QPR midfielder Ji Sung Park is suffering a crisis of confidence.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Joe Allen described Liverpool's humiliating FA Cup exit to Oldham Athletic as 'the worst feeling in football' after they crashed to a 3-2 defeat at Boundary Park.

John Heitinga insists he wants to stay and fight for his place at Everton after he scored the late winner which kept the Blues' FA Cup hopes alive.

Kevin Mirallas has not suffered a major setback despite limping off midway through the first half of Everton's FA Cup victory at Bolton, says David Moyes.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has insisted Newcastle United's new boys are "ready to rumble" at Villa Park on Tuesday night - despite concerns that Alan Pardew's incoming arrivals will need a bedding-in period. Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko will all be in the squad to visit relegation-haunted Aston Villa.

THE JOURNAL

Sunderland's Alfred N'Diaye believes a more exciting style of play lures French footballers to the Premier League and that its popularity across the Channel might one day help him play for Les Bleus.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Andi Weimann has pledged Aston Villa will prove their Premier League class this season by staying up, as the claret and blues place faith in the power of positive thinking.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths, on loan at Hibernian, has been arrested and charged over an alleged shoplifting offence in Scotland.

Crystal Palace are closing in on a £1million move for Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to spark what could be a late flurry of transfer activity in and out of Molineux.

DAILY ECHO

Adam Lallana is winning his fitness battle and could return to the Southampton squad this week.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Luciano Becchio looks set to depart for Turkey before the end of the transfer window after Leeds United left him out of their brilliant FA Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City's humiliating 1-0 defeat against Luton will not force Chris Hughton to alter his January transfer window plans. Hughton remains interested in Sporting Lisbon's Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and is also tracking Kansas striker Kei Kamara after previous bids for Celtic's Gary Hooper and Swansea's Danny Graham went public.

Chris Hughton warned his Norwich players they will have to live with the legacy of their shock 1-0 FA Cup fourth round loss to Luton Town.

READING POST

Mikele Leigertwood is unsure of the formula for Reading's second half of the season surges.

Mikkel Andersen is frustrated with Reading for not allowing him to leave the club during the January transfer window.

THE STAR

Nick Blackman, the Sheffield United striker, could become the subject of a bidding war involving three clubs with Reading poised to enter the race for his signature.

THE SCOTSMAN

A furious Neil Lennon has accused his Celtic players of behaving "like spoilt kids" after he saw the Parkhead side again blow their chances of a treble with a defeat at Hampden Park

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