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Javier Garrido wants to join Norwich permanently, West Brom expect to keep their top stars and Darren Bent is again tipped to quit Aston Villa.

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Javier Garrido: Keen to leave Lazio for Norwich permanently

Javier Garrido: Keen to leave Lazio for Norwich permanently

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Harry Redknapp has promised his Queens Park Rangers players they can have a party - but only in the summer if they keep the club in the Premier League.

Martin Jol has refused to condemn his goal-shy Fulham side and is backing them to end a run of seven games without a win against Newcastle at Craven Cottage on Monday.

Chelsea may be down after their Euro exit but Cesar Azpilicueta says Rafael Benitez is working hard to stop them conceding sloppy goals.

Arsene Wenger expects to agree a new deal with Bacary Sagna - but admits Arsenal are struggling to agree terms with Theo Walcott.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini reckons Manchester United "are better" than the Blues ahead of the derby on Sunday.

Ryan Giggs has played down the significance of Sunday's derby by stating that Liverpool are, and always will be, United's biggest rivals.

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed there would be a House of Commons inquiry if Manchester United got as many penalties as Manchester City.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jordan Henderson admitted he had picked the perfect moment to end his seven-month goal drought after firing Liverpool into the last 32 of the Europa League.

Liverpool's preparations for Sunday's game at West Ham have been hampered after the club were forced to stay in Italy on Thursday night after their plane was grounded due to technical problems.

Leon Osman insists Everton are not overly reliant on Marouane Fellaini - but says the Belgian should not carry the goalscoring burden alone.

Everton have been without European football since 2010 but their encouraging start to the Premier League season, has every at Goodison dreaming of a return, claims Phil Jagielka.

DAILY ECHO

Gaston Ramirez is touch and go to be available for Saints' crunch match against Reading on Saturday after the £12million star had a midweek dash to Uruguay following a family bereavement.

Nigel Adkins insists points, not revenge, are on Southampton's minds when they tackle Reading at the weekend.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew is hoping he has a "stronger" squad at his disposal by the time Newcastle United next participate in a Europa League game.

Nile Ranger has vowed to pay back Newcastle after admitting he thought he had blown his big chance at St James' Park after off-the-field misdemeanours and poor punctuality left him heading for the exit door.

Martin O'Neill will wait and see how top scorer Steven Fletcher responds to a painkilling injection before deciding whether to risk him against Chelsea this weekend.

THE JOURNAL

Frustrated Alan Pardew accused his fringe players of failing to take their big opportunity after they flopped in Bordeaux - and has warned them they will be loaned out in the New Year to learn the game.

Martin O'Neill has ordered his Sunderland players to "just go out and play" against under-pressure Chelsea on Saturday.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp is waiting on the fitness of keeper Julio Cesar ahead of Saturday's trip to the DW Stadium - meaning Rob Green is likely to retain his place in goal.

Les Ferdinand is open to a coaching role at QPR after serving under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.

Martin Jol is facing up to the prospect of being without Mahamadou Diarra for up to five games as the midfielder looks set to play in next year's Africa Cup of Nations with Mali.

Clint Hill says he agrees with Harry Redknapp's decision to pull the plug on their Christmas party - saying it would be wrong for the players to have a knees-up.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez believes Wigan Athletic have the "tactical flexibility" to be able to overcome the absence of four frontline centre-backs in Saturday's six-pointer against QPR.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan says team need to stand up strong against Stoke City this weekend, while Brett Holman said about the Potters: "Their playing style is different but it's an exciting challenge for us."

Birmingham City boss Lee Clark says he has no problem with fans demanding more from him and the team.

Steve Clarke insists no first-team regulars will be leaving West Brom in January after the Albion boss again rubbished reports that Liverpool want Shane Long.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken believes the derby against Birmingham gives the club a "chance to get everyone onside with back-to-back wins".

EXPRESS & STAR

Stale Solbakken has urged Wolves to seize the moment as they seek to end their Molineux misery against Birmingham on Saturday tea-time.

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is convinced the Paul Lambert-Darren Bent dispute can only finish one way - with the £24million striker's exit.

THE PINK UN

Jonny Howson admits he has no complaints at missing out on a starting berth in recent weeks because of the form of Wes Hoolahan.

Javier Garrido wants to turn his loan stay with Norwich into a permanent move from Lazio after playing a big part in their Premier League revival.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has warned Swansea that their bubble could easily burst if they don't bring their A-game to Saturday's Premier League clash with Norwich.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis has vowed not to sell any of his young quartet of Asmir Begovic, Ryan Shawcross, Steven Nzonzi and Marc Wilson under any circumstances in January.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Stuart Holden is back in training and could make a return to action with the reserves before the end of December.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Morten Gamst Pedersen has expressed his determination to show compatriot Henning Berg that he is worth a regular place in the Blackburn Rovers side.

Sean Dyche has called for Burnley to match the derby day mentality in every performance, starting on Saturday against his old club Nottingham Forest.

Ross Wallace is a man on a mission - to fire Burnley up the Championship by finding his shooting boots, and play his way to a new Turf Moor deal.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough must show no mercy to rock-bottom Peterborough as they aim to regain their promotion momentum.

Middlesbrough have lost far too many games this season, admits Tony Mowbray, who is demanding a return to form at Peterborough on Saturday.

THE STAR

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Darren Purse is backing his old boss, Dave Jones, to lead the Owls to safety.

Danny Wilson is aiming to crank up the pressure on his managerial counterpart Greg Abbott when Sheffield United return to league action at Carlisle United on Saturday.

Lecsinel Jean-Francois is edging closer to full fitness - much to the delight of Blades boss Danny Wilson.

Barnsley boss Keith Hill has been boosted by the return of influential midfielder David Perkins from injury.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United's players have been warned against bringing the club into disrepute when they embark on their Christmas party this weekend.

Leeds United will bid to earn a fourth successive league win for the first time in three years, with Neil Warnock insisting his side have responded perfectly to claims that their season was dead in the water.

Derby manager Nigel Clough is tipping Saturday's opponents Leeds to finish in the Championship play-off spots this season.

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