Regional Paper Talk: Albion eye McGregor

West Brom could sign Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor in the summer, while Sacha Riether is ready to sign a permanent contract with Fulham.

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Allan McGregor: Could be on his way to West Brom

Allan McGregor: Could be on his way to West Brom

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham were expecting Emmanuel Adebayor to return to the club today with the striker needing to report for this afternoon's training session to avoid possible disciplinary action.

Arsene Wenger today described the level of corruption in European football as a "tsunami of cheating" and claimed "sport is full of legends who are in fact cheats".

Arsene Wenger today admitted he is concerned Jack Wilshere could face burn-out as he takes an increasingly prominent role for Arsenal and England.

Harry Redknapp today admitted that Queens Park Rangers' battle for survival had left him struggling to sleep.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Sacha Riether hopes to thrash out a permanent deal with Fulham in the next few weeks.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Last weekend's victory over Swansea City has given West Ham manager Sam Allardyce renewed confidence about the ability of his squad.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand would still like to be involved with England - but revealed a quiet week at Carrington has brought great benefits.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce for revealing news about Phil Jones' illness.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Everton captain Phil Neville will ponder his playing future at the end of the season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United's next phase of development in the transfer market is already well under way. The Magpies' scouting network have been handed their assignments for the next few months, and managing director Derek Llambias today revealed that the aim for the next six months is to ensure Alan Pardew's squad is bolstered sufficiently to avoid another crisis similar to the pre-Christmas run of poor form this season.

THE JOURNAL

Hatem Ben Arfa is still on track to make his long-awaited comeback at the end of this month despite being laid low by an illness.

Derek Llambias has railed against the perception of Newcastle United as a selling club and insisted: "We've got no appetite to sell our big players."

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Connor Wickham is expected to complete a loan move to Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Danny Graham insists Sunderland were the only club for him in the January window.

Martin O'Neill is eager to have Lee Cattermole back at his disposal for the final third of the season, although the Sunderland skipper continues to suffer knee pain.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup intends to be in charge of a "very interesting" Swansea City side next season - but cannot say whether he will last three years at the Liberty.

Alan Tate is pledging to do all he can to force his way into Michael Laudrup's Swansea City plans, declaring: "This is my club - I won't quit."

Gerhard Tremmel insists there is "something special" about Swansea City after signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has admitted he has no plans to make waves in the loan market.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson today came to the defence of Peter Odemwingie as talks to broker peace with the want-away striker reached a critical point.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today insisted anyone interested in Christian Benteke would have to break the bank to sign the Belgian.

Wolves manager Dean Saunders today called on his under-achievers to stop the blame culture to ease their relegation fears.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Former Leeds United director Adam Pearson has raised the possibility of another approach to buy the club by revealing he hopes to "get back into football" and sees the Elland Road outfit as a prime investment opportunity.

Leeds United will hold talks with Everton over the weekend with a view to extending midfielder Ross Barkley's loan at Elland Road.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is wary of rushing new signing Kei Kamara into Premier League action too soon - despite an impressive first day in training from the Sierra Leone international striker.

THE DAILY ECHO

Saints are facing a potential injury crisis ahead of the visit of Premier League champions Manchester City.

THE SENTINEL

Asmir Begovic has been told to forget about heading for the Brit exit door, despite the signing of England starlet Jack Butland.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez is keeping his fingers crossed Gary Caldwell will make Wigan's trip to Chelsea tomorrow, with injury having again depleted his defence.

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric today confirmed that the club could be about to sign Sunderland's England Under 21 striker Connor Wickham in a loan deal.

EVENING TIMES

Andy Webster today predicted an imminent challenge for his Scotland starting spot - from new Hearts team-mate Danny Wilson.

Paul Dummett cannot wait for a crack at Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup after missing St Mirren's Hampden heroics nearly a fortnight ago.

Partick Thistle stalwart Paul Paton has revealed Alan Archibald is the players' choice to land the vacant manager's post at the club.

THE SCOTSMAN

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor has reportedly agreed a £4million transfer to English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season, according to sources in Turkey.

Former Hull City manager Phil Brown has claimed he can spark a Jags revival and turn Partick Thistle into Scotland's third force.

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