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Regional Paper Talk: Lukaku may leave

Chelsea could sell Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, while Toni Kroos has been warned not to leave Bayern Munich for Manchester United.

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Romelu Lukaku: Could leave Chelsea on permanent basis

Romelu Lukaku: Could leave Chelsea on permanent basis

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jose Mourinho has admitted for the first time that Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois could be sold to help Chelsea comply with Uefa's rules over Financial Fair Play.

Tim Sherwood is likely to resist the temptation to rest several senior players for Tottenham's Europa League tie at Dnipro next Thursday.

Wojciech Szczesny says his side are determined to show fans the "real Arsenal" by knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Sunday after their humiliation at Anfield.

Lewis Holtby is convinced Fulham are good enough to escape relegation but says they need to be stronger defensively.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Bayern Munich skipper Philip Lahm has warned Manchester United target Toni Kroos against a move away from the Allianz Arena.

City are set to complete the signing of Argentine prospect Bruno Zuculini in June.

Samir Nasri could return to City action tomorrow - and he is back with a warning to Champions League rivals Barcelona.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Roberto Martinez will offer Tony Hibbert a new deal in the summer in a bid to persuade him to remain at Everton for the rest of his career.

Roberto Martinez has hailed the temperament of Ross Barkley - and backed the Everton midfielder to break into world football's 'elite group' of players.

Jon Flanagan admits winning the Premier League title is on his mind - and believes Liverpool can challenge for it this season.

Liverpool's crop of youngsters are not feeling the heat - despite learning on the "biggest stage," says Brendan Rodgers.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew read the riot act to his players after their 4-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunderland's £4m January buy Nacho Scocco is set for his first taste of English football in tomorrow's FA Cup tie against the Saints.

THE JOURNAL

Mike Williamson believes the criticism Newcastle United players are getting from Alan Pardew is entirely justified.

Gustavo Poyet is hopeful he will have Steven Fletcher fit for the League Cup final, despite the Scotland striker's Achilles trouble.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet admits Emanuele Giaccherini has grown frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Marc Albrighton admits he is unsure where his future lies - but has vowed to impress Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert by taking his chances for the rest of the season.

Aaron Martin has admitted that he doesn't intend to waste a 'massive opportunity' afforded by Birmingham City.

EXPRESS & STAR

Saido Berahino has turned film-maker to chart Albion's fight against relegation - and the Baggies striker is certain his home movie will have a happy ending.

Former West Bromwich Albion player Markus Rosenberg has donated the entire contents of his former home to charity in a generous farewell gesture before moving back to Sweden.

THE SENTINEL

Peter Crouch is being backed to hit a century of Premier League goals before the end of his top-flight career.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen will be desperate to get Kostas Mitroglou up to speed as soon as possible after his goalscoring debut for the reserves this week.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Angel Rangel has insisted the squad Michael Laudrup left behind are all fighting for the Swansea City cause under Garry Monk.

Nacer Chadli has admitted that he turned down the chance to join Swansea City last month.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said an alleged headbutt and punch by Kim Bo-Kyung on Wayne Routledge "did not happen".

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton insists his Norwich City players will come out fighting to save their Premier League lives.

Chris Hughton has urged Norwich City's strikers to prove they can handle the mind games to boost the club's paltry Premier League goal tally.

THE DAILY ECHO

Jesus Perez believes the FA Cup is a good opportunity for Saints to challenge for silverware this season.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Jake Livermore has revealed how he played a part in ensuring his impressive loan with Hull City was not cut short last month after pleading with Tottenham to let him remain in East Yorkshire.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Nigel Pearson may be receiving the plaudits for plotting Leicester City's rise to the Championship summit, but he insists credit should go to the leadership within the dressing room.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers forward Leon Best has joined Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month emergency loan.

Burnley could open up a six-point gap in second place tomorrow, but Michael Duff insists: "There's no pressure on us."

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday have today completed the double signing of Blackburn Rovers striker Leon Best and Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson on a month's loan.

Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has refused to downplay his rivalry with Nottingham Forest's Billy Davies ahead of Sunday's FA Cup clash between the two teams at Bramall Lane.

READING POST

Jason Roberts is set to announce he will never play professional football again.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic will hold showdown talks with striker Georgios Samaras in a bid to resolve his Parkhead future.

Rangers' fans' chief Andy Kerr insists communication will be key as Light Blues supremo Graham Wallace gets set to enter the second stage of his Ibrox overview.

THE SCOTSMAN

Oscar-winning US actor Tom Hanks has become a celebrity Celtic fan.

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