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Regional Paper Talk: Baines to cost £20m

Manchester United will have to pay in excess of £20million for Leighton Baines in January, while Nemanja Vidic is to be offered a new deal.

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Leighton Baines: Everton defender will not come cheap in January

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jack Wilshere may have a fight on his hands to hold down a regular first team spot at Arsenal but that has not stopped the midfielder dreaming of one day becoming club captain.

England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted he will not be panicked into asking former captain John Terry to reconsider his decision to retire from international duty.

Arsenal and England women's footballer Alex Scott says her visit to a tough Rio de Janeiro favela was an "eye-opener" as she heard stories of children living amid drug crime and violence.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Tom Carroll has been backed by Jermaine Jenas to follow in the footsteps of Spurs and England star Andros Townsend.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham winger Matt Jarvis believes West Ham can repeat 'the highlight of last season' when Chelsea arrive at Upton Park on Saturday night.

Roberto Soldado admits his form has not been up to scratch since moving to England, but the Tottenham striker is confident he will start scoring more goals soon.

Cesc Fabregas wants to retire at Barcelona, crushing any hopes that he may one day play again for Arsenal.

England Under-21s defender Carl Jenkinson was disappointed not to put 10 past San Marino on Tuesday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United will have to smash the £20m barrier to force Everton to consider selling Leighton Baines.

Nemanja Vidic is set to be offered a new contract to fend off interest from Juventus.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho insisted he was no hero after firing France to the World Cup finals at the expense of Ukraine in Paris.

Martin Skrtel knows he can't allow his standards to slip if he wants to continue playing a leading role in Liverpool's pursuit of a Champions League spot.

Roberto Martinez wants Ross Barkley to forget about the World Cup and concentrate on his football with Everton.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Hatem Ben Arfa is ready to show new levels of maturity with Newcastle by insisting he'll do any job for the team.

Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has told Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi that he is going to the World Cup in Brazil.

Sunderland are no closer to convincing Jack Colback to stay, with contract talks yet to resume after they broke down in the summer.

Mathieu Debuchy has been voted as the Chronicle's Newcastle United player of the month for October

Adam Johnson says Sunderland's win over Manchester City has increased the belief on Wearside that the Black Cats can win their survival battle.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle have yet to re-open contract talks with Hatem Ben Arfa amid growing uncertainty over the Frenchman's future - along with that of Jonas Gutierrez.

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone thinks the battle for the number one jersey is bringing the best out of him.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland face a fight to hang on to homegrown star Jack Colback, with talks over a new deal yet to resume and the midfielder approaching free agent status in the summer.

Adam Johnson insists he had no issue with Gus Poyet over being dropped for the first time in his Sunderland career.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough's new head coach Aitor Karanka is not too worried what style of football his team plays over the next few weeks just as long as they achieve the right result.

Boro insist they have operated within the rules following Bolton's threat to complain to the Football League over away fans not benefiting from a cut-price Riverside ticket offer.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Steve Clarke has revealed he received an apology from the Premier League referees' boss Mike Riley after Andre Marriner's decision to award a late penalty against West Brom in their game against Chelsea.

West Brom defender Billy Jones is not expected to be fit for Aston Villa clash.

Lee Novak says Lee Clark has given Birmingham forwards freedom to roam.

Kenny Jackett says his side deserved to lose their FA Cup replay against Oldham and only victories will bring back the crowds.

PINK UN

Newcastle centre-back Mike Williamson insists there can be no special favours to the 'great man' who gave him his big break in the Premier League ahead of Chris Hughton's latest return to St James' Park with Norwich City.

THE DAILY ECHO

The agent of Gaston Ramírez has been quoted as saying he wants to meet Saints chairman Nicola Cortese to discuss the player's future.

Adam Lallana has his sights set on Brazil after a memorable week with England.

THE SENTINEL

Former Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is in advanced talks with Crystal Palace - with the club set to appoint a new manager before the weekend.

Robert Huth is on course to maintain his ever-present partnership with Ryan Shawcross in the heart of Stoke's defence this weekend after being ordered to take things easy earlier this week.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle is hoping to tie up a loan move for a striker in the next 24 hours, believed to be Manchester United's Will Keane.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan is enjoying a run of first-team action and is hoping to keep his place.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer has no regrets at the challenge he has taken on as Blackburn manager as he prepares to celebrate six months in permanent charge this weekend.

EVENING TIMES

Lee McCulloch has tipped defensive partner Bilel Mohsni to become an Ibrox hero after an impressive start to his career at Rangers.

THE SCOTSMAN

Millwall boss Steve Lomas will fight to keep goalkeeper David Forde at the club despite interest from Celtic.

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European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

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