Regional Paper Talk: Barca eye Spurs star

Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen could be a January target for Barcelona, while Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for 'Mini Messi'.

Last Updated: 29/11/13 at 14:04 Post Comment

Jan Vertonghen: Linked with a move to Barcelona

Jan Vertonghen: Linked with a move to Barcelona

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Mark Schwarzer has revealed Jose Mourinho is no longer the 'happy one' at Chelsea.

Tont Pulis "will not take any rubbish from anyone" at Crystal Palace, according to Stuart O'Keefe.

Tottenham could face a test of their resolve to hold onto Jan Vertonghen in January with a £20million bid from Barcelona.

Andre Villas-Boas defended Roberto Soldado after the Spaniard drew another blank on Thursday night.

Craig Bellamy says Tottenham is the one club he regrets not playing for.

Sam Allardyce wants West Ham to repeat their performance at Tottenham to get the club out of a "vulnerable position".


John Arne Riise has been told he can leave Fulham on a free transfer in January.


Sam Allardyce admits West Ham are already "very active" in the transfer market as they prepare to bolster their striking options in January.

Mousa Dembele believes Manchester United have lost some of their fear factor following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains there should be no concern over a delay in wrapping up his new contract.


Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City may have to prioritise the Premier League clash with Arsenal over the final Champions League group game at Bayern Munich.

Will and Michael Keane have both gone on loan to Championship sides Wigan Athletic and Derby County, who meet this Sunday.

Manchester United are eyeing a £2million move for Dundee United kid Ryan Gauld, according to the Dundee Evening Telegraph.


Liverpool are interested in a deal for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya in January.

Everton will not use Leighton Baines' injury-enforced lay-off to open talks over a new contract, according to Roberto Martinez.


Papiss Cisse has shrugged off talk of a move to QPR - and vowed to rediscover his best form in the coveted number nine shirt at Newcastle.

Seb Larsson says the memories of April's nightmare at Villa Park will only make Sunderland more determined as they return to the Midlands on Saturday.

Alan Pardew has challenged his Newcastle side to "stay in touch" with the Premier League's big guns.

Gus Poyet understands Fabio Borini's frustration at his lack of action, but insists he has a vital role to play in Sunderland's survival struggle.

Poyet believes Emanuele Giaccherini can provide Sunderland with the same attacking spark that Gianfranco Zola gave Chelsea.


Alan Pardew insists it is not "cut and dried" that Yohan Cabaye will leave Newcastle this summer - even if the World Cup offers him a platform to impress "big clubs" this summer.

Ola Toivonen is stalling over a new PSV Eindhoven contract - news which could interest Newcastle.

Gus Poyet has promised Fabio Borini the opportunity to play a part in Sunderland's survival effort.


Shay Given is set to make his Middlesbrough debut against Bolton tomorrow.


Steve Clarke expects Saido Berahino to sign a new West Brom deal within the next 24 hours.

Clarke is also confident that Shane Long's continued good form will lead to him signing a new and improved Albion deal.

Aaron Mclean is sure that he and his new Birmingham team-mates will be on the same wavelength soon.


Steve Clarke insists Graham Dorrans could still play a part for West Brom this season after the midfielder's proposed exit on loan fell through.

Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara's loan move to Blackpool collapsed because he isn't fit enough.

Saido Berahino was today set to sign his new West Brom contract as Steve Clarke insisted Shane Long will not be sold.


Hull owner Assem Allam has indicated a willingness to break the club's transfer record in January.


Leeds boss Brian McDermott said he was anxious to avoid "hurting" an away following of almost 7,000 at Blackburn on Saturday.


Mauricio Pochettino faces a reunion this weekend with the man he once described as the "absolute best of the best" - Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho.


Reading failed in a late bid to land West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans before the loan deadline.


Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer says the sight of 7,000 'mad' Yorkshiremen invading Ewood Park for the clash with in-form Leeds will be all the inspiration his players need.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits this loan window has been the toughest he has had to negotiate in management.


Stoke could be without defensive kingpin Robert Huth until Christmas.

Marko Arnautovic reckons his team-mates can spring a surprise at Everton tomorrow - even without him and Huth.


Emmerson Boyce has called on Wigan fans to stick together following the side's back-to-back home defeats to Brighton and Zulte Waregem.


Dougie Freedman says a fantastic team spirit has been an integral part of Bolton's recent success.

Freedman says he was never approached in 20 years as a footballer to fix a match and has not seen it happen first-hand either.


Sheffield United are sweating over the fitness of Ryan Flynn ahead of tomorrow's trip to promotion-chasing Leyton Orient.


Hearts have taken the first step towards exiting administration after the club's creditors voted in favour of a Company Voluntary Arrangement.

Paul Murray fears Charles Green is still involved in the running of Rangers.


Arsenal are understood to have joined the race for Dundee United youngster Ryan Gauld.

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