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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Ian Holloway says Brighton's behaviour before their play-off clash was "classless" and added: "I believe things like that come back on you."

Joey Barton has revealed his dream of a permanent move to Marseille is under threat because QPR now want him back to help them in the Championship.

Andy Carroll maintains he has enjoyed every minute of his season-long loan at West Ham but the long-term future of the England forward remains unclear.

Arsenal midfielder Craig Eastmond has signed for Colchester United.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp admits Luke Young's QPR future remains in the balance as he battles to overcome a long-standing hip problem.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Jack Rodwell has promised fans that Manchester City's players are relishing a fresh start under a new manager and can't wait for the start of next season.

Michael Carrick says David Moyes will inherit 'Fergie time' when he takes over at Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie says his first Premier League winners' medal "tastes beautiful" and he is hungry for more.

David Beckham was bottom of the class in his early dealings with the media as a youngster at Manchester United.

Former Oldham defender Marc Tierney is poised to become Bolton's first summer signing.

Oldham have swooped to sign winger James Dayton.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are set to launch a £12million bid to sign Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva has vowed to to improve after 'difficult' season.

David Moyes will help Everton's transition by splitting his time between Finch Farm and Manchester United's Carrington base before he goes on holiday next week.

CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew has admitted he is bracing himself for a summer bid for one of Newcastle's big-name stars

Sammy Ameobi will travel with a Newcastle squad to Hong Kong to defend their Citibank 7s title.

Titus Bramble is considering a move to the USA, with several MLS sides said to be interested in the Sunderland centre-back.

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is determined to ensure the players he buys this summer are fit to wear the Black Cats shirt.

THE JOURNAL

Steve Harper's farewell message to the Newcastle dressing room was that only hard work would make them heroes at St James' Park.

Adam Johnson admits his debut campaign at Sunderland has been the worst season of his career.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is in favour of manager Paolo Di Canio's hardline approach to the job if it brings about an improvement in results.

Defender Phil Bardsley has been left out of the Scotland squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Croatia.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea's hopes of hanging on to Ashley Williams have been boosted by the news that Liverpool are set to sign Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.

Michael Laudrup has emerged as the second favourite to take over at Real Madrid.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar says the Wigan game was his worst of the season.

Dave Edwards is 'happy to be here' and is ready to help Wolves return to the Championship after the club took up a one-year option on his contract.

Birmingham winger Chris Burke has admitted his own high standards slipped this season.

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley has urged the club to secure the futures of Shane Long and Youssouf Mulumbu.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom have netted a record Premier League windfall of £48.3million with Aston Villa's prize money share also increasing.

Wolves are said to be closing in on a new head coach after chief executive Jez Moxey returned to work after a short break.

Burnley forward Charlie Austin has emerged as a summer target for Aston Villa, who are set to show Richard Dunne the door.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Bahraini-based businessman Salah Nooruddin has been named as Leeds United's new vice-chairman with immediate effect.

Bradford fans will be able to salute their footballing heroes at a victory parade on Wednesday.

PINK UN

Norwich earned £46.07m in Premier League television money for the 2012/13.

Norwich officials have confirmed the release of ten players from the club - headlined by the departure of Simeon Jackson.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis looks set to leave Stoke after a meeting with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday morning.

Coates has poured scorn on talk of him stepping down as chairman of Stoke City by confirming: "I'm staying on - and I always was."

Phil Neville could be offered a coaching role at Stoke..

WIGAN EVENING POST

Paul Scharner is one of eight players who have waved goodbye to Wigan.

Roberto Martinez remained silent on his future when Wigan paraded the FA Cup on Monday.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn are pressing on with talks to install Gary Bowyer as the club's new permanent boss - despite further reports about a move for Tim Sherwood.

Burnley are set to announce their retained list in the next couple of days but the futures of Martin Paterson and Chris McCann remain uncertain.

STAR

Wednesday boss Dave Jones wants the club to become the "top dogs in the city" at bringing through home-grown players.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has revealed he plans to lead his Celtic side out for Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibs.

The SFA will wait until an independent probe into Rangers is completed before deciding whether to take action against the Ibrox club.

Ally McCoist feels Jon Daly will help turn the young players at Rangers into stars - just like he did at Dundee United with Johnny Russell and David Goodwillie.

THE SCOTSMAN

Michael Higdon has told Motherwell he may have to move on from Fir Park if he is to cash in on the best season of his career.

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