Regional Paper Talk: Canaries eye Bhoys

Norwich are being strongly linked with Celtic duo Beram Kayal and Gary Hooper, while Sunderland are interested in taking Tim Cahill on loan.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 22:44 Post Comment

Hooper: In frame for Norwich move?

Hooper: In frame for Norwich move?

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THE PINK UN

Norwich City are reported to be preparing a bid for £5million-rated Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal. Manager Chris Hughton was in Glasgow on Wednesday to watch the SPL champions beat Motherwell 1-0.

THE SCOTSMAN

As well as watching Beram Kayal, reports suggest Norwich boss Chris Hughton was also taking a look at striker Gary Hooper. The Canaries have lost both Steve Morison and Grant Holt to injuries of late.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp has told Fulham to forget about a January move for QPR forward Jamie Mackie.

Chelsea are facing a race against time to get new signing Demba Ba registered in time to face Southampton in Saturday's FA Cup third round.

Harry Redknapp says the origins of QPR's famous win against Chelsea lay in his determination to avoid the tactical mistakes made against Liverpool on Sunday.

THE JOURNAL

Martin O'Neill has dropped a huge hint Sunderland will look to strike a deal for former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill after admitting he is open to short-term loan deals this January.

Newcastle United have compiled a three-man shortlist of strikers to replace Chelsea-bound Demba Ba, who is set to be unveiled by the European champions on Thursday afternoon.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsene Wenger has claimed that securing Theo Walcott's long-term future at Arsenal is more important than improving his squad during this month's transfer window.

Shaun Wright-Phillips has revealed Queens Park Rangers' remarkable victory at Chelsea has convinced them they will survive in the Premier League.

Joe Cole could go straight into the West Ham team to play Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie if, as expected, he completes his free transfer from Liverpool on Thursday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Roberto Mancini has until Friday afternoon to offer his observations about his comments regarding referee Kevin Friend following Manchester City's defeat at Sunderland on Boxing Day.

James Milner is determined to force his way back into the City team in the New Year. Milner admits he has endured a frustrating start to the season, starting just sixof City's 21 games in the Premier League.

Rio Ferdinand says the lessons learned from last season's title collapse will prove the difference in Manchester United's bid to be crowned Premier League champions.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Sunderland fans have said a bus carrying supporters home from the club's defeat to Liverpool came under attack from a stone-throwing gang on Wednesday night.

Steven Gerrard believes the signing of Daniel Sturridge will help a resurgent Liverpool flourish in the second half of the season.

Everton officials believe the club has responded well to the challenges of a difficult financial year that saw them make a loss of £9m.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew says he expects a "new hero" to step into the void left by Chelsea-bound Demba Ba.

Vurnon Anita is confident that Newcastle United can still get out of relegation trouble without departing 13-goal top scorer Demba Ba

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Martin O'Neill left Liverpool on Wednesday night more convinced than ever that new blood is needed at Sunderland. The 3-0 defeat at Anfield saw Stephane Sessegnon take a first-half knock and fail to reappear in the second half.

Jack Colback has refused to blame fatigue for back-to-back Premier League defeats, although the midfielder admits Sunderland's slim squad needs a boost.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea are being linked with a move for Bolton's Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso. Alonso, who began his career with Real Madrid, is out of contract at the end of the season and could be available for a reduced price.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton will turn down all enquiries for talismanic striker Rickie Lambert during the current transfer window.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez will seize the opportunity to ring the changes for Saturday's FA Cup visit of Bournemouth after admitting the festive programme eventually got the better of Wigan.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Teenage Birmingham strikers Marcel Henry-Francis and Reece Hales are set to be involved in the travelling party for the FA Cup tie against Leeds at Elland Road.

Paul Lambert is waiting to discover the extent of Ashley Westwood's ankle injury as yet another key player is added to Aston Villa's growing troubles. The influential midfielder limped out of the draw with Swansea on Tuesday and was assessed at the club's medical department on Wednesday.

Brad Guzan is hoping the bad times are finally in the past for Aston Villa as an eagerly-anticipated week of football looms.

Billy Jones has urged the Hawthorns hecklers to lay off West Brom skipper Chris Brunt

Stale Solbakken says he needs talks with Wolves' chief executive Jez Moxey and owner Steve Morgan to map out their January transfer policy.

Karl Henry and Roger Johnson are confident Stale Solbakken will turn Wolves' fortunes around - and the duo say the players must shoulder their share of the blame for an alarming slide which has seen Wolves slump to 18th place.

READING POST

Reading centre-back Adrian Mariappa has welcomed the addition of Sporting Lisbon's Daniel Carrico to the squad

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton are set to steal a march on their Championship rivals to snap up Barnsley striker Craig Davies for a bargain fee. Dougie Freedman is ready to exploit a buy-out clause in the Wales international's contract at Oakwell and will open talks on Friday.

Bolton could be forced to abandon plans to sign Stephen Warnock from Aston Villa because of the player's wage demands.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been put forward as a candidate for the Blackburn Rovers job - while bookies favourite Peter Taylor has not been contacted.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has outlined the qualities forward Jamie Murphy will bring to his promotion-chasing side.

Barnsley caretaker boss David Flitcroft has taken Keith Hill's advice and put himself in the frame to be promoted to first-team boss at Oakwell.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough are hopeful that left-back Andy Halliday will agree a contract extension this month. The 21-year-old's current deal ends in the summer and he's now able to conduct cross-border negotiations with clubs interested in signing him.

NORTHERN ECHO

Having been part of the Middlesbrough side knocked out of the FA Cup by Burton Albion almost two years ago, Nicky Bailey insists Tony Mowbray's men will not take their third round tie against minnows Hastings United lightly.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United may have to fend off interest from Championship rivals Crystal Palace and Blackpool to sign West Brom's Jerome Thomas for a second time.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic stopper Kelvin Wilson has insisted it's vital the club retain the services of Gary Hooper beyond the January transfer window.

David Templeton has jumped to the defence of Rangers team-mate Ian Black, claiming he is being singled out by referees.

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