Regional Paper Talk: Sturridge move close

Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge has passed his medical at Liverpool, while Birmingham may be forced to sell England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Last Updated: 26/12/12 at 11:08 Post Comment

Daniel Sturridge: Set for Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge: Set for Liverpool

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has played down reports linking him with moves for Mohamed Diame and Yann M'Vila.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Daniel Sturridge is on the brink of making a £12million move to Liverpool from Chelsea after passing his medical.

Leon Osman insists keeping Everton's top four hopes alive is his priority - not whether he can make the next England squad.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle will monitor Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho's situation during January.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Danny Rose is happy to play through the pain for Sunderland's survival bid after helping the Black Cats create some breathing space with the relegation zone.

NORTHERN ECHO

Martin O'Neill has confirmed he will be looking to make a number of signings next month and ruled out any prospect of Sunderland's leading players leaving the Stadium of Light.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City will have a current Spanish international in February when Michu makes his debut for the world and European champions. Vicente del Bosque revealed over the weekend that Michu will be called up for the friendly against Uruguay.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

The Birmingham City takeover saga looks certain to drag on well into the New Year. As the days continue to tick by, the likelihood is that Blues might well have to sell their most coveted player, Jack Butland, to keep the club operating as a going concern due to the chronic financial problems and Carson Yeung's assets freeze.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom boss Steve Clarke today insisted Nigeria's loss is the Baggies' gain after Peter Odemwingie was left out of their Africa Cup of Nations squad.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass believes the Canaries let a big opportunity to extend their 10-game unbeaten run slip through their fingers at The Hawthorns.

THE DAILY ECHO

Nottingham Forest are keen to make Billy Sharp's loan move permanent when the transfer window opens.

READING POST

Stopilla Sunzu's move to Reading has been put in doubt after the centre-back was called up to Zambia's African Cup of Nations squad.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis has denied newspaper claims he had contacted referees' chief Mike Riley to complain that Marouane Fellaini should have been hit with more than the retrospective three-match ban he received last week for head-butting Ryan Shawcross.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez is hoping Manchester United starlet Angelo Henrique can follow in the footsteps of compatriot Jean Beausejour and give Latics another mid-season boost.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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