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Ivan Strinic: Appears to be Moscow bound

Ivan Strinic: Appears to be Moscow bound

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Steaua Bucharest goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu fired a broadside at Chelsea ahead of their Europa League clash by dismissing the quality of the Premier League.

Michael Dawson believes he can complete an amazing turnaround in fortunes this season by forcing his way back into the England squad.

If Tottenham decide to sell Gareth Bale, he could have his pick of the world's top clubs, yet Ledley King believes the winger will have a more rewarding career if he remains at White Hart Lane.

The controversy may have instigated a landmark rule change and ended in a record fine but Carlos Tevez's time at West Ham still leaves a bitter taste for Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Daniel Sturridge is expected to be fit for Liverpool's clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Luis Suarez has revealed that practice makes perfect when it comes to taking free-kicks.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has warned his side to be wary of Liverpool this weekend - and believes the Reds are currently playing the best football in the Premier League.

Steven Pienaar insists it is up to Ross Barkley to justify the hype which surrounded the youngster's early Everton career.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Geordie boy Adam Campbell is looking forward to adding to his football education on Newcastle United's trip to Moscow to face Anzhi Makhachkala and global superstar Samuel Eto'o.

THE JOURNAL

Jonas Gutierrez has mapped out Newcastle United's primary mission in Moscow: "Don't concede."

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Craig Gardner has total faith in his role as Sunderland's penalty-taker after emphatically proving his nerve from the spot.

Croatian international Ivan Strinic is expected to join Dynamo Moscow at the end of the season, despite Sunderland's interest last summer.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup insists his Swansea City stars will keep pushing until the last day of the season - to show they are good enough for the Premier League's elite.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Fabian Delph is having to adjust his game to cope with 'boring' tackling laws.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom are sweating on the fitness of Chris Brunt for Saturday's clash with Swansea after the captain pulled out of training again.

Relieved boss Dean Saunders today challenged Wolves to use their return to winning ways as a springboard to beat the drop.

Midfielder David Edwards today declared 'we did it for Dean' after Wolves claimed their first win under manager Dean Saunders.

THE DAILY ECHO

Adam Lallana is set to hand Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino a timely boost with the news that he should be fit to face Norwich this weekend.

READING POST

Alex Pearce has declined to give any assurances that he will be with Reading next season, but insists he is fully committed to keeping the club in the Premier League.

THE SENTINEL

Peter Crouch says he bears no ill-will against Fabricio Coloccini ahead of Stoke's Premier League clash at Newcastle.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Jordi Gomez insists Wigan Athletic have the strength in depth to successfully juggle two competitions between now and May.

EVENING TIMES

Joe Ledley has insisted Celtic cannot afford to go gung-ho tonight when they attempt to rescue their Champions League dream against Juventus.

Neil Lennon has urged Turkish referee Firat Aydinus to point to the penalty spot if Juventus once again foul his players at set-pieces.

Ally McCoist today stressed Dundee United striker Jon Daly is "one of a number of players" he is currently tracking.

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lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

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