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Regional Paper Talk: Saints admire Astori

Southampton could spend £10m on Cagliari's Davide Astori this summer, while Bolton's Stuart Holden looks set for a loan deadline-day switch.

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Davide Astori: Italy international defender

Davide Astori: Italy international defender

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsene Wenger has claimed England are placing too much pressure on Jack Wilshere and says the Arsenal midfielder cannot carry the nation's hopes alone.

Chelsea's struggling strikers Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have been working overtime in training to try and get back in form for the hectic climax to the season.

QPR's Stephane Mbia likens his great friend Loic Remy to Thierry Henry and can't think of anyone better to shoot the Premier League's bottom club out of trouble

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham's Bryan Ruiz has been doing extra shooting practice in training in a bid to end his goal drought.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hopes to agree a new contract "very shortly" but claims he may not put pen to paper until the Hammers are mathematically safe from relegation.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Yaya Toure has dismissed claims that he will join Paris Saint-Germain this summer as 'talk'.

Robin van Persie wants to see out his career at Manchester United.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Shane Duffy admits he will evaluate his Everton future over the summer - as the Republic of Ireland Under-21s captain hopes for more first-team football.

Phil Jagielka has warned Stoke City to expect an attack-minded Everton as the Blues bid to blow away opponents in their race for Europe.

Raheem Sterling's performances on international duty this week have caught the eye of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Defender Jamie Carragher and goalkeeper Pepe Reina have been declared fit for the trip to relegation threatened Villa on Sunday.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias has revealed the Magpies' impressive set of financial accounts has paved the way for Alan Pardew to bolster his squad this summer.

Derek Llambias has vowed to ensure that Newcastle United fly the nest in the coming years and emulate the Premier League big guns by visiting the United States and the Far East.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland target Stoppila Sunzu is keeping tight-lipped over his future, despite enjoying a trial spell on Wearside.

Martin O'Neill admits the international break has dealt Sunderland a tough hand after confirmation that top scorer Steven Fletcher will miss the remainder of the campaign.

Martin O'Neill has dismissed the suggestion that Manchester United will be less formidable opponents this weekend because they'll have one eye on their FA Cup quarter-final replay against Chelsea on Monday night.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City are weighing up a summer bid for Sevilla defender Alberto Botia.

Jazz Richards is ready to scrap for a first-team place after signing a new contract at Swansea City.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Birmingham's Will Packwood says he is on the mend after his leg-break hell.

Matt Lowton's hopes of joining Aston Villa's elite list of ever-present Premier League stars is hanging in the balance.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves have been knocked back in their deadline-day loan bid for Burnley striker Martin Paterson.

West Bromwich Albion favourite Claudio Yacob has been tipped as a future Baggies captain.

Gabby Agbonlahor has vowed to put Aston Villa's plight before personal pride and insisted he will ignore the goal critics.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock believes Leeds United will have more "outstanding options" to replace him as manager at the end of the season than they do at present after Nigel Adkins was crossed off the club's list of candidates.

THE PINK UN

Canaries signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been defending his decision to move to Norfolk in the summer - and revealed one or two of manager Chris Hughton's other transfer plans.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton have been linked with a £10million summer move for Cagliari and Italy centre-back Davide Astori.

THE SENTINEL

Asmir Begovic has assured fans he is not beginning to feel stale and restless at Stoke City as speculation rumbles on over his future.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Mike Pollitt admits a season on loan at Northampton has done young goalkeeper Lee Nicholls "the world of good".

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton's Stuart Holden is poised to join Sheffield Wednesday on a short-term loan.

Phil Gartside expects Kevin Davies to rejoin the push for promotion if he does not sort a loan deal away from the Reebok by the end of today.

Kevin Davies will get the celebration game he wants to mark almost a decade of service to Wanderers.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Owen Coyle is not in the running for the vacancy at Blackburn Rovers despite odds tumbling on the former Burnley boss.

Burnley have rejected loan bids for Martin Paterson and Chris McCann ahead of Thursday's 5pm deadline.

THE STAR

Leroy Lita says Sheffield Wednesday are ready for the fight to stay in the 'toughest league in the world'.

EVENING TIMES

As Rangers have stumbled towards the Irn-Bru Third Division title in the last few weeks, manager Ally McCoist has appealed for time to strengthen his threadbare squad.

Andy Little has admitted the Rangers players have deserved to be criticised in recent weeks as their form has nosedived.

THE SCOTSMAN

Gavin Masterton has issued a personal apology for his part in Dunfermline Athletic's financial meltdown after the club were granted interim administration at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

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