Regional Paper Talk: Gala line up Ba move

Fiorentina hope to sign QPR midfielder Esteban Granero for £5.6m next month and Galatasaray are weighing up a move for Newcastle's Demba Ba.

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Demba Ba: Gala target

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould is 'furious' over reports of a rift with manager Arsene Wenger.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway fears Wilfried Zaha is struggling to cope with the club's decision not to sell him in January.

Fiorentina hope to capitalise on Queens Park Rangers' struggle to avoid relegation by making a £5.6million bid for midfielder Esteban Granero next month.

Ledley King believes Tottenham will have a better chance of attracting elite players to the club if they make progress with their plans to build a new stadium.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the busy Christmas schedule with in-form midfielder Mark Davies ruled out for up to three months with a collarbone injury.

Bolton defender Tim Ream believes a recall for the USA national team will come once he gets games under his belt at club level.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Shebby Singh has told fans that Blackburn Rovers are in a better position financially than most of their Championship rivals after rubbishing fears that failure to get promoted would be catastrophic.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Chris Baird has added his weight to the clamour within the Fulham squad for skipper Brede Hangeland to sign a new deal - but says trying to directly persuade him to remain at the Cottage is out of the question.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City need to re-discover the spirit of St James' Park to bounce straight back into the title race.

Tom Cleverley's demolition derby job on Manchester City's Yaya Toure can raise the England player on to a new level.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool's Jose Enrique hopes to continue his impressive recent run of form after being named Liverpool fans' Player of the Month for November.

Everton will have to wait until the New Year to find out whether they must pay a fee for Steven Naismith.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been handed a fresh option to bolster his injury-hit squad - in the shape of promising teenage defender Remie Streete.

THE JOURNAL

Galatasaray were last night said to be weighing up a move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba during the January transfer window.

Sunderland are sweating over three key players ahead of their trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough boss Mowbray is today counting the cost of last night's Capital One Cup quarter-final defeat at Swansea, with five players carrying injuries.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Carlos Cuellar insists Sunderland's dressing room have paid no attention to media speculation over Martin O'Neill's position.

NORTHERN ECHO

Newcastle's promising French midfielder Mehdi Abeid is preparing for a January departure from St James' Park.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed Dutch midfielder Ferrie Bodde is to train with the Latics.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert reckons Andi Weimann is benefiting from a spell out of the firing line.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves today announced academy manager Kevin Thelwell has been promoted to the new role of head of football development and recruitment.

Keeper Ben Foster is closing in on an West Brom return this weekend after a five-week absence.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

West Bromwich Albion assistant Keith Downing has cast doubt on Leeds United's chances of retaining Jerome Thomas by insisting Albion are 'not shutting the door' on the winger.

THE PINK UN

Jonny Howson admits it is almost an alien feeling for the Norwich City dressing room to taste defeat.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon heaped praise on his Celtic players who achieved the target he set them when the season kicked off - to still be in all four competitions at the turn of the year.

Dorin Goain could return for Rangers at Annan Athletic next month after his Italian club Spezia confirmed he is no longer needed.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts manager John McGlynn would welcome the signing of Lithuanian international striker Arturas Rimkevicius, who is currently training at Riccarton.

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