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Shane Long wants to stay at West Brom this summer, while Fulham boss Martin Jol holds no hope of signing Urby Emanuelson on a permanent basis.

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Shane Long: Keen to stay at West Brom

Shane Long: Keen to stay at West Brom

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Alex Kacaniklic wants to stay at Fulham and fight for his place in the team after returning to Craven Cottage from a loan spell at Burnley.

Kevin Nolan believes West Ham's achievement in their first season back in the Premier League is just the first step on a road which will end with "European nights" at the club's new Olympic Stadium home.

Lewis Holtby believes the return of Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe from injury gives Tottenham the edge over their rivals in the race for Champions League qualification.

Petr Cech admits Chelsea's players are struggling to deal with the pressure of salvaging their season by finishing in the top four and winning the Europa League.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes his side's forthcoming match against Chelsea could prove decisive in the race for the Champions League.

Aaron Ramsey today hailed Arsenal's defensive resilience after their second clean sheet in a row.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits there's no chance of signing AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson on a permanent basis.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Roberto Mancini wants his goal-shy strikers to get 'angry' for the rest of the season - and carry it on into the next campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted the fact Manchester United lost their Premier League title to Manchester City last season provided added incentive to get it back.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers insisted Liverpool would review the conduct of Luis Suarez internally after the Uruguayan found himself at the centre of yet another controversy.

David Moyes says Everton must now focus on securing a place in the Europa League for next season after admitting their top four hopes are all but over.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew has revealed he will listen to the concerns of Newcastle United fans - but only after Premier League safety is assured.

Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland are tracking Heerenveen hotshot striker Alfred Finnbogason.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Stephane Sessegnon says Paolo Di Canio's crash course in Premier League survival has focused on teamwork, rather than singling out Sunderland's reigning Player of the Season for special attention.

Jack Colback insists history should warn Sunderland that they cannot take the precarious position of third-bottom Wigan for granted.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michu's team-mates - and opponents - have joined Michael Laudrup in expressing their shock at the omission of Swansea City's top-scorer from the PFA Player of the Year shortlist.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom striker Shane Long has no plans to leave the club in the summer despite Hoffenheim and Schalke joining the list of sides interested in the player.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today vowed the club will go all out to ruin Manchester United's title party.

Manager Dean Saunders today insisted all is not lost in Wolves' survival bid as they prepare for Saturday's potential 'do or die' clash against Burnley.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Brian McDermott looked forward with "massive optimism" and promised to give Leeds United's board a frank outline of his requirements for next season after a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City drew a line under the club's Championship campaign.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton revealed Norwich's defining second half salvo at Carrow Road was not sparked by a half-time inquest.

THE DAILY ECHO

Jack Cork believes a win at home to West Brom next weekend should secure Saints' Premier League survival.

READING POST

Jobi McAnuff says Reading are determined not to finish bottom of the Premier League.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross says his team can go into Saturday's Norwich game with restored pride after their 2-0 win at Loftus Road.

Tony Pulis believes Ryan Shawcross has come of age as club captain after seeing his leadership inspire Stoke City to the brink of Premier League salvation.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Antolin Alcaraz has given Wigan Athletic a massive injury worry ahead of the crucial relegation run-in.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Shebby Singh says the Blackburn Rovers manager's job is Gary Bowyer's to lose - despite continued speculation over other potential candidates.

EVENING TIMES

Georgios Samaras today dedicated Celtic's 44th top title win to Neil Lennon - after hailing him for saving his Parkhead career.

Neil Lennon last night raised a glass to toast his championship-winning side - then began the preparations to do it all over again.

Joe Ledley helped Celtic clinch the league title with a goal in the 4-1 win over Inverness at Parkhead then revealed how inspired he is by the winning habit at the club.

Ally McCoist will hold urgent talks with Rangers chiefs this week amid fears boardroom unrest could cause him to miss out on summer signing targets.

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