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Regional Paper Talk: Ince cools rumours

Tom Ince has cooled talk of a move to Liverpool, saying he was never close to joining the Reds while Celtic are eyeing winger Aleksandar Tonev.

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Tom Ince: Was never close to rejoining Liverpool

Tom Ince: Was never close to rejoining Liverpool

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Branislav Ivanovic says it would be a "pleasure" to work under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea as the Special One closes in on a return to Stamford Bridge.

QPR midfielder Ji-Sung Park is planning to retire from football at the end of next season no matter what division the club is in.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Jaap Stam will return to Old Trafford this summer as part of the Legends squad which will take on Real Madrid.

Stevan Savic has come on in leaps and bounds since his ill-fated short-lived career at Manchester City, as the Montenegrin prepares to tackle England on Tuesday night.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Tom Ince has cooled talk of a move to Liverpool, saying he was never close to joining the Reds.

Brendan Rodgers has praised the professionalism shown by Jordan Henderson - and says he can always rely on the Liverpool midfielder.

Goalkeeper Brad Jones was not expecting to play for Liverpool as many times as he has done this season.

A bargain summer move for Joleon Lescott would make sense for Everton, insists former Toffees midfielder Graham Stuart.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman is determined to erase the memories of his Euro 2012 disappointment by booking a World Cup adventure.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle are set to announce a profit this week when they reveal their figures for the financial year - but this will not result in a change of transfer policy.

Adam Johnson has defended his Sunderland record, although he admits his performances need to improve.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle's French foreign legion will be given a crash course in derby history to prepare them for the "unique" atmosphere of a Tyne-Wear tussle.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray will have almost his entire first team squad fit and available as he bids to kick-start his side's stuttering promotion campaign.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Martin O'Neill hopes extra competition for places will spark an upturn in Sunderland's performances.

Adam Johnson has defended his record in a Sunderland shirt this season - but acknowledges there is room for improvement.

THE NORTHERN ECHO

Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini both have a chance of being available for the first leg of Newcastle United's Europa League quarter-final with Benfica.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa's in-form goalkeeper Brad Guzan reckons he will be even better when he reaches his prime - after insisting he is still on a Premier League learning curve.

Goran Popov is embarking on a career-defining period as he tries to rescue his domestic and international career.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves boss Dean Saunders has declared his players would all admit they deserve the under-achievers tag this season.

Captain Chris Brunt has urged West Brom to act fast to keep in-form defender Gareth McAuley at The Hawthorns.

THE SENTINEL

Jack Butland has defended his decision to snub Chelsea for Stoke City by insisting his career will benefit in the short term.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Callum McManaman is fighting to be fit for Saturday's massive six-pointer against Norwich.

THE PINK UN

Russell Martin has admitted Kei Kamara has surprised everyone with the impact he has made at Norwich City - even his team-mates.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Ashley Williams has called on Swansea fans to show some Premier League passion when Wales take on Croatia at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Dougie Freedman is a Premier League manager in waiting, according to his number two Lennie Lawrence.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Global advisor Shebby Singh insists Venky's have no plans to sell Blackburn Rovers and are striving for long-term stability, despite parting company with their third full-time manager this season.

THE STAR

Barnsley stalwart Bobby Hassell believes Sheffield Wednesday have made a "big mistake" by loaning Chris O'Grady to them this season.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Veteran Leeds United midfielder Michael Brown has revealed he has no plans to hang up his boots yet and wants to play on - wherever that may be.

EVENING TIMES

Derek McInnes respects the right of Craig Brown and Archie Knox to meet their target of reaching the top six before he begins the task of trying to restore glory to Aberdeen.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic could be set to make a move for Lech Poznan's Bulgarian winger Aleksandar Tonev.

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