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Newcastle and West Ham are battling for Man City's Micah Richards, while West Brom, Aston Villa, Celtic and Southampton want Ki Sung-Yueng.

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Micah Richards: Wanted for cut-price deal

Micah Richards: Wanted for cut-price deal

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Barcelona remain convinced they will still be able to sign players this summer as they work on their appeal against the FIFA-imposed transfer ban.

Daniel Sturridge made a surprise visit to Anfield Juniors Primary School to teach kids how to do 'The Sturridge' in an outing for TV show Kop Kids.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Newcastle and West Ham are locked in a battle to prise Micah Richards away from Manchester City, and could pay as little as £4m.

Wayne Rooney was present at Manchester United's open training session ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Bayern Munich.

Manchester United are going ahead with a permanent singing section in the stadium's North East Quadrant to boost the atmosphere at Old Trafford next season.

Manuel Pellegrini will already know ten of the 11 players he will send out for Sunday's title crunch at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Anfield legend Ronnie Whelan believes if Brendan Rodgers guides Liverpool to Premier League glory it would rank alongside the greatest achievements in the club's illustrious history.

Everton FC's win over Arsenal was as good a performance as they have produced in many a year, according to Goodison legend Andy Gray.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Former Newcastle United supremo Freddy Shepherd feels current owner Mike Ashley should loosen the reins on his transfer kitty

Dan Gosling could make a return to the south coast this summer when his contract with Newcastle United expires. The Magpies midfielder is likely to leave the club in June, and Championship outfit AFC Bournemouth are thought to be interested in signing him for next season.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew's calls to add greater experience to his Newcastle United squad will again be ignored this summer after Mike Ashley signalled he and Lee Charnley will play a more involved role in transfer dealings.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Wes Brown admits Sunderland are their own worst enemies after a horrifying second-half capitulation at Tottenham edged the Black Cats ever closer to the drop.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Grant Holt admits Christian Benteke's boots are big ones to fill - but the on-loan targetman insists he is excited by the challenge of replacing the club's top scorer.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa have signed Southampton academy starlet Isaac Nehamie. The 18-year-old winger confirmed the deal on Twitter.

West Brom are keeping an eye on Sunderland loanee Ki Sung-Yueng. Aston Villa, Celtic and Southampton are also believed to be monitoring the situation as Sunderland's Premier League future looks in doubt, ruling out a potential return to Gus Poyet's side.

Andy Taylor is keen to extend his contract at Walsall. The left-back's current deal expires at the end of the season.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has sprung to the defence of midfielder Charlie Adam by declaring there is no case to answer following his two challenges at Chelsea.

Stoke target Ivica Olic admits he is in two minds about a proposed move to the Britannia Stadium this summer.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Pablo Armero is looking for a permanent deal after an impressive first start against Liverpool

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Angel Rangel believes the three remaining home games will be key to Swansea City's season.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City skipper Steven Caulker has issued a rallying call to the Bluebirds insisting, 'We've defied the odds once this season, now we can do it again!'

THE PINK UN

David McNally knows the cost of failure but Norwich City's chief executive is in no doubt Neil Adams can finish the job Chris Hughton started and keep the Canaries in the Premier League.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino has been installed as the bookies' second favourite to become the next Tottenham manager.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City owners Assem and Ehab Allam are set to abandon their threat to walk away from the club after a ballot provided backing for their controversial plans to become known as Hull Tigers.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United managing director David Haigh remained in his job today, despite an attempt by Massimo Cellino to remove him from the club.

Massimo Cellino has thrown down the gauntlet to Brian McDermott to prove himself as the man to lead his Leeds United revolution on the pitch - starting at Watford this evening.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Derby County are still looking to chase down two of the three sides above them in the Championship, says first-team coach Paul Simpson.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Nottingham Forest believe the tough run-in faced by their promotion rivals - and in particular Reading - could leave the door open for them to sneak back into the top-six.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is confident he will be able to keep his promotion-winning squad together for their Premier League campaign.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley have welcomed a triple squad boost ahead of tonight's game at relegation threatened Barnsley, with Danny Ings, Kieran Trippier and Dean Marney all in contention to start.

Blackburn Rovers are focused on boosting their own faint play-off hopes tonight - insisting they will not care if a win over QPR virtually confirms promotion for rivals Burnley.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton Wanderers and the sports agency at the centre of a £390,000 lawsuit have each claimed the other backdated a transfer agreement nearly seven years ago, a court has heard.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Uwe Rosler will once again shuffle his pack tonight with Wembley places up for grabs.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Blackpool are set to ring the changes for tonight's match, with another injury blow hitting the squad. Rob Earnshaw will miss the Derby game after picking up a calf injury during the warm-down after Saturday's defeat against Yeovil.

EVENING GAZETTE

Boro assistant head coach Craig Hignett says it is great to be back and is loving every minute of it so far

THE STAR

Nigel Clough has vowed Sheffield United will fight tooth and nail to beat their namesakes from Rotherham at Bramall Lane tonight.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Alex Smithies is targeting the wins which will sweep away any lingering fear of a Huddersfield Town relegation battle - starting against Ipswich.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Gabriel Tamas could make a surprise return tonight as Doncaster Rovers aim to take a giant step towards Championship safety.

READING POST

Sean Morrison says a win for Reading at Bournemouth tonight will go a long way to securing a play-off position for Nigel Adkins' side.

THE ARGUS

Brighton could face a Leicester side tonight playing with freedom now they have been relieved of the pressure of gaining promotion.

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy refuses to be drawn on the future of out-of-favour forward Paul Taylor.

WATFORD OBSERVER

Watford Under-18s ended a three-game losing run with a 2-1 win against Portsmouth on Saturday and youth team coach Dave Hughes praised his players' adaptability after the victory.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Eddie Howe has challenged the Dean Court faithful to raise the roof as Cherries aim to take a giant step towards the Championship play-offs this evening.

THE SCOTSMAN

Former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov has been arrested in Russia, according to the country's Interfax news agency.

Rangers fans have hit out at manager Ally McCoist after a picture was circulated online of the Ibrox boss at a post-match party following the Gers 1-0 loss to Raith Rovers in the Ramsdens Cup Final.

The Ibrox side, meanwhile, face a sweat over the fitness of defender Lee Wallace. The former Hearts man limped out of the Ramsdens Cup defeat and has been diagnosed with a hip flexor problem.

Neil Lennon won't turn his back on Celtic, according to Parkhead captain Scott Brown. The ex-Hibs midfielder has no interest in playing down south and believes his manager is going nowhere.

Foundation of Hearts chairman Ian Murray MP last night welcomed the progress made in Vilnius, as the Tynecastle club took a step closer to safety. A UBIG creditors' meeting voted in favour of the transfer of its 50 per cent shareholding in Hearts, and while a scheduled meeting with Ukio creditors failed to take place, informal talks were held between the Hearts administrators and are set to continue this week.

Hibs manager Terry Butcher last night said 'Bring it on' as his club slipped closer to the dreaded play-off spot in the Scottish Premiership. Failing to register a single shot on target, Butcher's misfiring Hibs squad went down 2-0 at home to Aberdeen, thanks to two goals from Niall McGinn.

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