Regional Paper Talk: Falcao staying put

Radamel Falcao has pledged his immediate future to Atletico Madrid and Roberto Mancini has admitted Mario Balotelli has been poor in training.

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Radamel Falcao: Wanted in London

Radamel Falcao: Wanted in London

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Radamel Falcao has pledged his immediate future to Atletico Madrid despite reported interest from Chelsea.

John Terry should return to action in early December, Roberto di Matteo said today.

Gianfranco Zola insists Steve Beleck is staying at Watford.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Barnsley boss Keith Hill speaks highly of former Oakwell starlet Jacob Butterfield but admitted: "He should have been playing for us."

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Charlie Austin hopes his Championship player of the month award is the first of many.

Bradley Orr admits he wanted to get out of Blackburn Rovers 'quick' after claiming he didn't want to start having a 'negative impact' around Ewood Park.

THE STAR

Gary Madine is set to get the chance to prove that he can be the answer to Sheffield Wednesday's goalscoring prayers.

Harry Maguire believes Sheffield United team-mate George Long is destined to follow in his footsteps and become an England Under-21 international.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas - despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted Mario Balotelli's performance in training has not been up to standard.

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Norwich with an ankle injury - but Robin van Persie should be fit.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists progress is being made but is only too aware that it's time to raise the bar.

Everton are hoping to beat Fulham to the signature of Norway international defender Vegard Forren in January.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Hatem Ben Arfa says that Newcastle must take out their anger on Swansea City tomorrow - or risk jeopardising the top-five status they worked so hard for last season.

Davide Santon has revealed he wants to repay Newcastle United fans for their faith in him by becoming "the Toon's Paolo Maldini".

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United are battling to head off a bitter club-versus-country row which could stop Papiss Cissé from spearheading the Magpies' attack against Swansea.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough trio Josh McEachran, Jonathan Woodgate and Marvin Emnes are in a race against time to be fit for tomorrow's top-of-the- table showdown at Cardiff.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Connor Wickham will not be allowed to leave Sunderland on loan ahead of a busy December fixture list.

DAILY ECHO

Morgan Schneiderlin is the dirtiest player in the top flight - but Southampton could be heading for Europe via the Fair Play League.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez insists he was 100 per cent right to remain with Wigan Athletic when Liverpool came calling in the summer.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert has refused to rule out a Villa Park return for Robbie Keane in January.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken today confirmed they have delayed a decision until January to take Emmanuel Frimpong back after declaring he is not fully fit.

Steve Clarke today warned West Bromwich Albion they are becoming marked men in the Premier League as he prepared to lock horns with former club Chelsea tomorrow.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

GFH Capital has been granted an extension to the exclusivity period relating to their proposed takeover over of Leeds United.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton is braced for the January transfer scramble, but the Norwich City boss is not planning a major New Year spending spree.

READING POST

Alex Pearce has held positive contract talks with Brian McDermott telling the Reading boss 'I want to sign'.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup is promising his Swansea City side are only going to get better this season ahead of tomorrow's tricky trip to Newcastle United.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke star Steven Nzonzi says he is keeping his international options open after being caught in the middle of a France versus Congo tug-of-love.

EVENING TIMES

Eengland legend Terry Butcher today dismissed Sven-Goran Eriksson's chances of landing the Scotland job - and urged the SFA to appoint Billy Stark instead.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes UEFA is coming round to the idea of expanding leagues beyond borders in a bid to reduce the disparity in European football.

Hearts manager John McGlynn and his coaching staff have agreed to defer wages in line with the majority of the club's first-team squad.

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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