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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a five-year contract with Thibaut Courtois.

A Tottenham Hotspur fan today told of his heartache at being the last barrier to his club's planned £100 million new stadium.

Hugo Rodallega scored the goal that kept Wigan up in 2011 and the Colombian hopes his winner against Aston Villa can be the catalyst for Fulham's great escape.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manuel Pellegrini has vowed to go to Anfield and attack title rivals Liverpool.

Patrice Evra has been using Chelsea's miraculous 2012 Champions League triumph to keep his European belief with United going this season.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Martin Skrtel believes Liverpool are ready to do battle with title rivals Manchester City after extending their stunning run with a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham.

Steven Gerrard has revealed how West Ham "tried everything" to unsettle his title-chasing Liverpool side.

Kevin Mirallas insisted Everton have the momentum in the race for fourth place and warned Arsenal: "The pressure is on you now."

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Hatem Ben Arfa could be facing the axe from Alan Pardew for this weekend's trip to Stoke City. The Chronicle understands that harsh words were exchanged between the Toon boss and the French playmaker after the 4-0 hammering against Manchester United.

THE JOURNAL

Gus Poyet is ready to hand Adam Johnson a striker role as he plots a season-saving final eight games.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet believes it would have taken a managerial "genius" to be successful at either Sunderland or Tottenham this season after such wholesale changes during the summer.

Swansea want to hand Ki Sung-Yueng a second chance at the Liberty Stadium, regardless of Sunderland's fate this season.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert will ask Randy Lerner for extra transfer funds this summer after admitting Villa's injury crisis has left his squad exposed.

Nicklas Helenius is ready to resume training this week after Paul Lambert revealed the forgotten forward has been battling an injury.

EXPRESS & STAR

Defender Liam Ridgewell today insisted Albion's dressing room is united after former striker Peter Odemwingie claimed bullying had divided the squad.

Pepe Mel today claimed victory against Tottenham on Saturday would leave Albion all-but safe from relegation - but hinted his own future at The Hawthorns is uncertain.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes has warned his players against a repeat of their shoddy showing at Chelsea during their remaining five games of the season.

Erik Pieters is determined to prove Stoke have not relaxed after securing their Premier League status.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Hammers full-back Guy Demel finally broke his goalscoring duck and insists that Liverpool's second penalty should not have been given.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Jonathan de Guzman insists Swansea City cannot assume they are just one win from safety after more unexpected twists in the relegation run-in.

WALES ONLINE

Moments after his Cardiff City team had all but surrendered their Premier League status on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launched a stunning attack on some of his players.

THE PINK UN

Celtic manager Neil Lennon did little to distance himself from potentially becoming the new permanent manager of Norwich City on national television last night.

THE DAILY ECHO

Morgan Schneiderlin believes Jay Rodriguez was assured of a ticket to the World Cup before injury threatened to wreck his dreams of Brazil.

Saints midfielder Jack Cork was left devastated for Jay Rodriguez and fearing that his team-mate could be out for months after seeing him suffer a horrible-looking knee injury at Manchester City.

HULL DAILY MAIL

George Boyd hopes he has done enough to hold down his place for Hull City's FA Cup semi-final having repaired his reputation with the goal that almost guarantees another year in the top flight.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Massimo Cellino was flying into England today to officially seal his takeover of Leeds United after a remarkable defeat of the Football League.

Mike Farnan's Together Leeds consortium are aiming to hold direct talks with Massimo Cellino today as they look to convince Leeds United's new owner to bring them on board and form a "local stake" in the club.

LEICESTER MERCURY

A delighted Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has pledged his promoted side will now push on to win the title.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Scott Arfield insists that Burnley will not allow themselves to think the promotion race is over - even though they are now 10 points clear with only six games left.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Football agent Tony McGill is suing Bolton Wanderers and sports agency SEM for £390,000.

THE STAR

Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has made a centre forward his top priority in the transfer market as he plots an assault on promotion next term.

READING POST

Reading have signed USA Under-18s striker Andrija Novakovich.

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town top-scorer David McGoldrick's recovery from a knee injury is ahead of schedule, manager Mick McCarthy revealing that the striker could be fit to take part in the play-offs should the Blues finish in the top six.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon is on his way over the border. But, before any Celtic fans panic that he is headed to Norwich to replace sacked Chris Hughton - he has been on the Canaries' radar for several months - the Hoops boss explained he is going to England in search of players who can strengthen the Parkhead side he aims to lead back into Europe next season.

Steven Mouyokolo has five games in which to win a new contract at Celtic.

Ally McCoist today insisted he has no concerns about his position as Rangers manager despite the humiliating Ramsdens Cup final defeat.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts' administrators are halfway to securing approval for their rescue deal in Lithuania.

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