Regional Paper Talk: No Hammers sale

West Ham's owners will not try to sell the club if the Olympic Stadium becomes their new home, while Wes Brown is closing in on another return.

Last Updated: 09/12/12 at 23:35 Post Comment

Gold, Brady & Sullivan: Stood outside the Olympic Stadium

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

West Ham's owners will not try to sell the club if the Olympic Stadium becomes their new home.

Chelsea's new £4.4million signing Wallace has revealed he chose to move to Stamford Bridge over a switch to Serie A because of the club's Brazilian contingent.

Tomas Rosicky has claimed the volatile atmosphere at Emirates Stadium is damaging Arsenal.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Juan Mata insists Chelsea's under-fire boss Rafa Benitez has the full support of his players ahead of Wednesday night's vital Champions League clash against Nordsjaelland.

Martin Jol admits Bryan Ruiz's international commitments are getting in the way of Fulham's progress this season.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Liverpool's crunch Europa League clash with Udinese on Wednesday night.

Phil Jagielka has warned that when Nikica Jelavic rediscovers his goal scoring touch then Everton will be a force to be reckoned with.

David Moyes remains unsure if Everton have the strength in depth to sustain a challenge for Champions League qualification, but performances against Arsenal and Manchester City have shown him the Blues can match the best in the division.

Former Liverpool full-back Rob Jones believes Glen Johnson is enjoying the best form of his career.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Roberto Mancini feels Manchester City's European exit could tilt the title race in their favour.

Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed United's cartoon defending but his own Popeye-like strong man Nemanja Vidic will not be beefing up his rearguard in Sunday's derby.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Wes Brown is hoping his chronic injury problems are finally nearing an end as he closes in on another comeback attempt.

Connor Wickham believes Sunderland can make light of their own problems this weekend and heap yet more pressure on new Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez.

Shane Ferguson is ready to step into Davide Santon's boots on Thursday night in Bordeaux and help Newcastle United nick top spot in Group D of the Europa League.

THE JOURNAL

Tim Krul says Newcastle United have re-calibrated their aims to focus on a top-10 finish this year - but sees no reason why they cannot dream of a return to Europe or glory in one of the Cup competitions.

Danny Rose is starting to push himself now he has become used to life as a Premier League regular, according to Martin O'Neill.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City's defensive talisman Sebastien Bassong is adamant he had to leave Tottenham to re-ignite his career.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Plans to expand the Liberty Stadium by as much as 12,000 seats are set to be lodged early next year.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke's in-form goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he won't be distracted by speculation linking him to Liverpool and Manchester United.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez is hoping to complete an unwelcome hat-trick after contesting Maynor Figueroa's red card at Newcastle.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan says Shay Given's support has been vital for him this season.

West Brom believed to have held talks with Brentford sporting director Mark Warburton to replace Dan Ashworth.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw is displaying a confidence and maturity well beyond his years, according to Saints skipper Adam Lallana.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has revealed that he has compiled his shortlist of transfer targets for next month - as his midfield injury crisis forced him to re-assess his plans.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has backed his squad to handle the hectic December fixture schedule but warned them they are facing their biggest test of the season.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Dougie Freedman looks set to lose the services of Jacob Butterfield after this weekend's clash with Huddersfield Town.

Bolton have agreed terms with Crystal Palace to bring development coach Jamie Fullarton to the Reebok.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Martin Olsson says he has no plans to seek a January move away from Blackburn after receiving reassurances over his international future with Sweden.

Scott Dann has insisted that Blackburn must quickly climb back into the Championship's top six before it's too late.

Burnley's Ben Mee is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering medial knee ligament damage in the derby.

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday hope that Anthony Gardner will be fit for Saturday's big match against Bristol City.

NORTHERN ECHO

Tony Mowbray thinks converted full-back Andy Halliday has the mindset to carve a career for himself as a defender in a Middlesbrough shirt.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock has warned Leeds United's squad to beware the consequences of cheap bookings and needless red cards with the last of his suspended players poised to return from a three-match ban.

EVENING TIMES

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon will continue to run the rule over Celtic stopper Marcus Fraser before deciding on making a loan bid for the 18-year-old.

THE SCOTSMAN

Neil Lennon has challenged Miku to fight for his place at Celtic after speculation that the striker would leave Parkhead in January.

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