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Newcastle could renew their interest in Bafetimbi Gomis and Luuk De Jong, while Tottenham have been hailed as genuine title contenders.

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Bafetimbi Gomis: Still on Newcastle's radar

Bafetimbi Gomis: Still on Newcastle's radar

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Former England international midfielder Chris Waddle has claimed that Tottenham are capable of winning the Premier League title this season.

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal believes moving to England has boosted his chances of gaining a regular spot in the Spain team.

Frank Lampard insists it's a big mistake to write off Ashley Cole and has backed the Chelsea left back to fight hard for his first team place for club and country.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Flying winger Jesus Navas insists he is not intimidated by the challenge facing him at Manchester City.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Former Liverpool favourite Patrik Berger has revealed his admiration for a number of the current squad - but says Champions League football is vital if the club is to keep attracting the best players.

He has helped his two previous clubs inflict the most galling of defeats on their cross-city rivals, and now Gareth Barry wants to grab a career hat-trick.

Roberto Martinez believes success in May is more important than Everton making a fresh entry in the record books this season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Bafetimbi Gomis and another long-term target Luuk De Jong could be back on Newcastle's radar as possible January transfer targets.

THE JOURNAL

Resurgent Cheick Tiote has told Fabricio Coloccini he is still Newcastle United's leader.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet has hinted that banned pair Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena will find it tough to reclaim their starting spots, as he bids to heat up the competition in Sunderland's ranks.

Paolo Di Canio has cast serious doubt on the abilities of Sunderland's director of football, Roberto De Fanti, and the club's chief scout, Valentino Angeloni.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Ciaran Clark reckons his friendly rivalry with Nathan Baker is behind the mean-machine mentality helping Villa turn a clean-sheet corner this season.

Ashley Westwood confesses he has not hit the heights of his debut campaign so far during his second season at Villa and admits: "I need to improve."

Youssouf Mulumbu has paid tribute to Albion midfield partner Claudio Yacob as the double act continues to prosper.

EXPRESS & STAR

Defender Gareth McAuley today claimed the variety in Albion's new-look strikeforce will help fire the Baggies to Premier League success this season.

Wolves fringe wingers Zeli Ismail and Anthony Forde will be loaned out again in the January window, boss Kenny Jackett revealed today.

THE SENTINEL

Marko Arnautovic says he is enjoying his new quiet life in England ... apart from being flummoxed about what is happening to Stoke in games after the hour mark.

Mark Bowen says Stoke's out-of-favour senior players have been perfect professionals as they try to earn a place back in the first team.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Kevin Nolan is confident his form will return.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Ashkan Dejagah is worried his World Cup dream will go down the pan if he doesn't secure a regular spot in Fulham's starting XI.

QPR are willing to offer Alejandro Faurlin a new contract - even though the stricken midfielder is out for the rest of the season.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Morten Wieghorst has leapt to the defence of Chico Flores after Stoke's Jon Walters claimed the defender should be banned for play-acting.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius came through an hour of action as the Bluebirds lost in a reserve game at Yeovil.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson can join the Canaries' international contingent insists his club captain Russell Martin.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City are prepared to let Matty Fryatt continue his prolific loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday for now - but will consider recalling the in-form striker at the end of the month.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Steve McClaren's appointment as Derby County's head coach is a massive step forward for the club in their bid to reach the Premier League, says the man behind the stadium's new backers, iPro.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Keith Andrews does not know where his footballing future lies beyond this season.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Callum McManaman still has a chance to go to the World Cup next year, according to England coach Roy Hodgson.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Thomas Ince says he's going nowhere during the January transfer window.

THE ARGUS

Albion's handling of their break-up with former boss Gus Poyet has come under fire from Dick Knight.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Cherries striker Lewis Grabban has signed a contract extension at the club.

EVENING TIMES

The clock is ticking a little bit on Joe Ledley's contract situation given that he is able to speak to other clubs in January.

Rangers officials today stepped up the search for a new chief executive after their No.1 target turned down the chance to take over the running of the Ibrox club.

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