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Regional Paper Talk: Cash lure for Kaboul

Younes Kaboul will be on big wages if Anzhi Makhachkala can lure him from Tottenham, while Blackburn's pursuit of Jerome Thomas is set to fail.

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Kaboul: Target for Anzhi

Kaboul: Target for Anzhi

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Anzhi Makhachkala are ready to offer Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul a £4m annual salary after tax if they can persuade Spurs to sell, according to reports in France.

The sight of John Terry's name back on the team-sheet at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night will provide a welcome sight for Chelsea's fans.

Chelsea have reportedly attempted to get a poster that pokes fun at striker Fernando Torres removed.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed he has found his first season at Tottenham difficult but is determined to turn it around by helping the club reach the Champions League.

Emmanuel Frimpong hopes his loan move to Fulham will enhance his chances of a call-up to the Ghana squad.

Arsenal are set to unveil a statue of Dennis Bergkamp outside Emirates Stadium before the start of next season.

Rio Ferdinand has claimed anyone who compares Gareth Bale to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi "doesn't know football".

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Jamie Mackie hopes bad-boy Jose Bosingwa has learned his lesson and is ready to give his all in QPR's survival bid.

Martin Jol has turned his attentions to securing the futures of Fulham's other top stars after he tied Damien Duff to a new deal. Mark Schwarzer, Brede Hangeland, Mladen Petric, Giorgos Karagounis, Simon Davies, Chris Baird and Philippe Senderos are among 11 first-team players whose contracts expire in the summer.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell has admitted he wondered if his career would survive as his injury jinx struck again - but now he is fit and firing.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers believes fatigue is responsible for Raheem Sterling's dip in form - but says the Liverpool teenager should be proud of what he has achieved during his breakthrough season.

Seamus Coleman believes Everton's return to winning ways in the FA Cup could be the springboard they need to re-ignite their hopes of success this season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Cheick Tiote has insisted Newcastle United are still reaching for the stars during the Premier League run-in - despite closing in on their safety target.

Alan Pardew is confident Newcastle are now strong enough to cope with the challenge of both the Premier League and Europa League.

THE JOURNAL

Danny Simpson has promised there will be no let-up in the last few months of his Newcastle United career.

John O'Shea insists Sunderland can still dream big despite the threat of relegation continuing to hang over them.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Alfred N'Diaye is undergoing a DVD tutorial on his Sunderland displays to ease his transition to Premier League football.

Simon Mignolet's agent has issued a thinly-veined warning that the Sunderland stopper could leave the Stadium of Light to boost his international hopes.

Sunderland coach Kevin Ball reckons Kader Mangane's fitness levels will have significantly improved after his run-out with the club's Under-21s on Monday.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Andreas Weimann's contract talks are not expected to be finalised until the end of the season. The Austrian forward has denied that he has rejected a new offer at Aston Villa who are keen to tie the 21-year-old down to a four-year deal.

Gabby Agbonlahor reckons Jordan Bowery has got what it takes to be a future Aston Villa star.

Steve Clarke believes West Bromwich Albion have a 'strong chance' of re-signing Romelu Lukaku next season - provided Chelsea give the go-ahead.

Dean Saunders has hit back at notions he doesn't possess the necessary experience to drag Wolves to safety.

EXPRESS & STAR

Manager Dean Saunders has warned Wolves' under-performing players he will boot them out before they put his job on the line.

West Brom coach Keith Downing has hinted the Baggies will knock back any fresh attempt by Blackburn to sign winger Jerome Thomas on loan.

DAILY ECHO

Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted his debt of gratitude to former boss Alan Pardew after agreeing terms on a new four-year contract at Southampton.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Gary Caldwell has called on Wigan Athletic to end seven months of misery against Liverpool this weekend. Latics are still waiting for their first clean sheet of the season at the DW.

READING POST

Jason Roberts is refusing to put a date on his Reading return. The striker has been struggling with a hip injury and has not played since Royals' 1-0 defeat to Southampton on December 8.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Huw Jenkins is convinced Michael Laudrup will still be at Swansea City next season - and is confident the Dane will extend his Liberty contract.

THE SENTINEL

Marc Wilson is ready to replace Robert Huth at centre-half for Stoke following the German's impending three-match ban for violent conduct.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Patrick Kisnorbo is set to see out his loan at Ipswich Town after a bizarre sequence of events in which the Leeds United defender was forced to deny that he was quitting England and moving to China.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray believes his underdogs can engineer a cup shock at the Riverside on Wednesday night and beat reigning European champions Chelsea.

Riverside young gun Curtis Main is relishing the chance to shoot down the European champions.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Mark Davies will be sent for scans on a knee injury that forced him out of Bolton's 1-0 victory over Peterborough United at the Reebok.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

West Brom have insisted that Jerome Thomas remains part of their first-team plans despite continued interest from Blackburn Rovers.

THE STAR

Danny Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, refused to be downhearted after his team was held to a goalless draw by Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.

Sheffield Wednesday could try to extend the stay of influential coach Stuart Gray.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has warned that failure to secure repeat Champions League qualifications will see potential signings swerve Celtic - until Rangers return to the SPL.

Celtic have been forced to turn down a request to play in a testimonial match for Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

Lee Wallace has vowed to help Rangers solve their set-piece sorrows after they crashed to a humiliating 1-1 draw against minnows Stirling Albion on Tuesday night.

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