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On-loan striker Loic Remy is unsure of his future with Newcastle, while Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard are nearing a return.

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Loic Remy: Could return to QPR next season

Loic Remy: Could return to QPR next season

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsene Wenger admits he is facing up to a potential injury crisis ahead of the New Year's Day clash against Cardiff, which striker Olivier Giroud will definitely miss because of an ankle problem.

Christian Eriksen sees no reason why Tottenham should abandon their attacking philosophy when they head to Manchester United on New Year's Day.

West Ham will be without any recognised central defenders for their Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Fulham on New Year's Day.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Roberto Martinez is adamant Everton can resist big-money bids for Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley should Manchester United come calling in January.

Manuel Pellegrini has issued a "hands off" warning to clubs eyeing some of his fringe players in the January transfer window, including Edin Dzeko, Jack Rodwell and Joleon Lescott.

Manuel Pellegrini has denied suggestions Stevan Jovetic has failed to settle, but refused to reveal more about his fitness issues.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers believes bolstering his injury-hit squad in the January transfer window can act as a catalyst for their hopes of Champions League qualification, as Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard are nearing a return to the side.

Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is an "easy target" after Jose Mourinho accused the striker of diving.

Romelu Lukaku insists Everton should not rule out a title bid after their strong first half of the season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United's top scorer Loic Remy has admitted he is still unsure about his future and could even return to Queens Park Rangers next season.

Olympiakos had expressed an interest in Sylvain Marveaux in the summer but the player was eager to fight for his place at St James' Park.

France international Yohan Cabaye has insisted that Newcastle United are still in "good shape" going into 2014.

THE JOURNAL

Gus Poyet insists Sunderland do have money to spend in January, but he refuses to rule out the sale of any of his top players.

Gus Poyet has revealed he first took an interest in new recruit Marcos Alonso more than a year before he was appointed as Sunderland coach.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet will leave it late before deciding whether to involve Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson or John O'Shea in Wednesday's game against Aston Villa.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert wants Villa to sign experienced players during the January transfer window.

Birmingham boss Lee Clark in discussions with Poland international midfielder as current short-term deal set to expire on New Year's Day

West Brom Keith Downing is confident Nicolas Anelka will handle any criticism that comes his way but he will speak to the Albion striker today before deciding whether to throw him into the fray for the New Year's Day clash with Newcastle.

Keith Downing admits that his 'tough' two weeks in charge have whetted his appetite for a managerial role - but he has no intention of pitching for the Albion job.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have stepped up their bid to snare Michael Jacobs on an extended loan or permanent transfer.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett insists he will not ban Wolves players from Twitter despite striker Jake Cassidy being the target of abuse.

James Henry has sealed a £250,000 permanent move to Wolves from Millwall.

THE SENTINEL

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be considering a formal complaint to the FA about Stoke City's Charlie Adam.

Mark Hughes believes Stoke City have been right to sound off about the controversial refereeing of their festive games at Newcastle and Tottenham.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are on the lookout for "special" players in the January transfer window - but insists they won't go back with another bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

René Meulensteen has welcomed the appointment of Ray Wilkins as assistant head coach and believes Fulham are starting to get the right blend of experience at Craven Cottage.

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford admits he's in the dark over his future, with his loan spell at MK Dons due to expire at the weekend.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has admitted Swansea City should be scoring more goals ahead of their New Year's Day collision with Manchester City.

WALES ONLINE

Sacked Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is still awaiting a £2m 'golden handshake' from the club - but is not considering legal action at this point in time.

Despite a difficult start to life at Cardiff City, Danish striker Cornelius insists he still has a big future at the club.

Blackburn Rovers are aiming to sign Cardiff City striker Rudy Gestede when the transfer window opens tomorrow.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has brushed off speculation linking Wes Hoolahan with a January transfer window exit to Aston Villa.

Chris Hughton is adamant Leroy Fer could not be happier at Norwich City after dismissing reports in Holland he had struggled to adapt to the Premier League.

DAILY ECHO

Manchester United have again been linked with a move for Saints starlet Luke Shaw with David Moyes apparently planning to make a £20m offer for the England under-21 left back.

Southampton are again being linked with Italian international centre half Davide Astori.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City are preparing to tempt Scottish champions Celtic by tabling a £1m offer for striker Georgios Samaras when the transfer window opens on Wednesday.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has confirmed he is fairly well 'down the line' regarding the capture of one of his January transfer targets - and wants to do all of his incoming recruitment sooner rather than later next month.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Nottingham Forest are poised to make a fresh bid to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter.

Notts County want to re-sign Kieron Freeman with Magpies' boss Shaun Derry says he will make another loan move for the Derby right back.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers hope to seal a permanent move for striker Rudy Gestede when the transfer window opens tomorrow.

Sean Dyche says Burnley must strengthen in the January transfer window if they are to boost their efforts to sustain a promotion challenge in the second half of the season declaring: "We need it."

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan have revealed a drop in profits of almost £3.5m for last season, 2012/2013.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Financial reality continues to bite at Wanderers after the club revealed they were a record £163.8 million in the red this morning.

Nigel Pearson expects to talk with Neil Danns about his Leicester City future soon - but has not ruled out sending him out on loan again to Wanderers in January.

THE STAR

Sheffield United are believed to be facing competition from several of their League One rivals, including leaders Brentford, in the battle for Alan Judge's signature.

Glenn Loovens has been granted his wish of a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday until May 2014.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Paul Dickov wants to extend Federico Macheda's loan spell at Rovers - but is resigned to losing the striker for a while after New Year's Day.

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