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Regional Paper Talk: Harry in Graham hunt

QPR are ready to challenge Sunderland for Swansea's Danny Graham, while Chelsea are prepared to concede defeat in their bid for Pep Guardiola.

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Danny Graham: Admired by QPR boss Redknapp

Danny Graham: Admired by QPR boss Redknapp

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Harry Redknapp is ready to challenge Sunderland for Swansea forward Danny Graham as he seeks to strengthen his attacking options at QPR.

Chelsea are already prepared to concede defeat in their bid to sign Pep Guardiola as their next permanent manager and are now considering other options.

Fulham are closing in on a deal for Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol remains hopeful of keeping Brede Hangeland at Fulham beyond the end of the season as contract talks rumble on.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Roberto Mancini made a bold prediction around this time last season: "If we are top when Yaya Toure comes back from Africa, we will win the league."

Unsettled Real Madrid man Luka Modric, Everton star Marouane Fellaini and Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard are all on Manchester United's radar as boss Sir Alex Ferguson looks to bolster his midfield options.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool have been linked with moves for Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and Samuel Inkoom this month, while Pepe Reina is a reported target for United.

Everton are pondering a bid for Tottenham's Scott Parker and Brazilian Fernando Marcal, while Sylvain Distin has reportedly rejected interest from QPR and Sunderland.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle could make an earlier than expected move for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month - if they fail to sign Marseille star Loic Remy.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle are the front-runners if Loic Remy opts to move to the Premier League this month, but they seem certain to face stiff competition from Bundesliga clubs Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

Sunderland plan to hold talks with Bursaspor's France Under-21 midfielder Alfred N'Diaye over the next 48 hours. A fee of around £3million is on the table for a player who joined from Nancy in the summer of 2011.

EVENING GAZETTE

Stephen McManus is poised to return to Boro on January 17. The centre-back's 93-day loan spell with Bristol City has less than two weeks to run and, as yet, Robins boss Derek McInnes has yet to table a permanent offer.

NORTHERN ECHO

Sunderland are hoping to make France Under-21 international Alfred N'Diaye their first January signing within the next 48 hours.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

New Wolves manager Dean Saunders has vowed to get tough and axe up to 15 players to set up a promotion tilt.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves chairman Steve Morgan has claimed the club needs to slash the squad by up to nine players by August.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

West Brom assistant head coach Kevin Keen says he expects Jerome Thomas to play a part at The Hawthorns in the coming months following his return to the club from a loan at Leeds United.

PINK UN

Chris Hughton believes Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is on a par with the best free-kick artists in the Premier League.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton could be set for a £20m double raid on Italian football to land Cagliari's Davide Astori and Inter Milan's Philipe Coutinho.

READING POST

Reading are on the verge of signing midfielder Hope Akpan from Crawley Town, according to reports. Akpan is allegedly having a medical at Hogwood ahead of signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

THE SENTINEL

Jermaine Pennant has been told he can return to Stoke City with a clean slate when his loan spell at Wolves ends this week.

BOLTON NEWS

Wanderers striker Marvin Sordell hopes 2013 will be the year he cements a regular place in the first team at the Reebok Stadium.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn defender Bruno Ribeiro has returned to his homeland on loan until the end of the season. The Brazilian full-back has signed on loan for Clube Atletico Linense through to June 30, 2013.

Blackburn's Adam Henley has been ruled out of action until mid to late February with a hamstring injury - but Rovers look set to give Ipswich the opportunity to extend Bradley Orr's loan spell until the end of the season.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has refused to rule out the possibility of signing another striker during this month's transfer window.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic coach John Kennedy believes the squad will survive intact during the January transfer window - thanks to the impending Champions League clashes with Italian giants Juventus.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hibernian's hopes of keeping Leigh Griffiths at Easter Road have been given a boost after new Wolves boss Dean Saunders vowed to cut the size of his squad at Molineux.

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