Regional Paper Talk: QPR still want Remy

QPR are still hoping to beat Newcastle to the signing of Loic Remy - and Hatem Ben Arfa has warned he could quit Tyneside in the summer.

Last Updated: 15/01/13 at 15:11 Post Comment

Loic Remy: QPR hoping to pinch him

Loic Remy: QPR hoping to pinch him

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Queens Park Rangers were today aiming to steal Loic Remy from under the noses of Newcastle.

Thomas Vermaelen is confident Arsenal will respond to yesterday's defeat against Manchester City ahead of a crucial run of fixtures for Arsene Wenger's side.

Frank Lampard admits he is more worried about Chelsea becoming second rate than establishing himself as the club's second-highest ever goalscorer in their history.

Adel Taarabt believes his performances will determine whether Queens Park Rangers stay in the Premier League this season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is aiming to be fit for selection in two weeks after coming through "easily the worst injury set-back of my career".

Wilfried Zaha has what it takes to be a United star, according to the man who knows him better than most. Zaha, 20, will cost £15m and his former manager Dougie Freedman believes he could be a big hit at Old Trafford.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Stewart Downing admitted Liverpool were guilty of showing Manchester United too much respect after their second-half fightback failed to save them from a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Seamus Coleman rued Everton's lack of cutting edge as they wasted several chances to beat Swansea at Goodison.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew is praying that the "love" shown towards Fabricio Coloccini from the Toon Army can help him keep his influential skipper on Tyneside.

Hatem Ben Arfa will be back to boost Newcastle United's survival hopes in mid-February - but has revealed that he would consider offers to leave the Magpies at the end of the season IF they come his way.

Mathieu Debuchy will soon have Newcastle United fans on their feet in excitement - according to Alan Pardew.

Alfred N'Diaye is delighted to have realised his Premier League dream at last - five months after Sunderland first registered their interest.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United have answered Alan Pardew's striker SOS with an £8.3million move for France international Loic Remy. United agreed a fee with Marseille on Saturday evening and Remy jetted into Tyneside yesterday for a medical ahead of signing a five-year contract.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are hopeful of wrapping up a deal for Kader Mangane after the Senegalese defender arrived in the North East for talks.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Kenwyne Jones has emerged as Swansea City's top transfer window target as Michael Laudrup bids to bolster his forward line. Swansea are closing on the signing of Belgian wideman Roland Lamah, who could tie up his move to the Liberty Stadium early this week. But Laudrup's prime January concern is to sign a centre-forward - and Jones is the one he wants.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

West Bromwich Albion are bracing themselves for a fresh and more robust approach from Queens Park Rangers for Peter Odemwingie. The Baggies rejected an undisclosed offer for the forward yesterday, understood to be in the region of £2million.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner was today set to loosen the purse strings a little to help manager Paul Lambert stave off the threat of Premier League relegation.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock defended himself against mounting criticism and insisted he retained the support of most of Leeds United's fans after a fractious defeat to struggling Barnsley.

THE PINK UN

John Ruddy is eyeing an early return to full training in the spring.

THE DAILY ECHO

Luke Shaw looks like missing out on a dream appearance at Stamford Bridge after badly gashing his knee at Aston Villa.

By anyone's measure, Rickie Lambert has enjoyed a fine season so far - but Saints' talismanic front man has warned opponents that his best is yet to come.

READING POST

Fans' favourite Jay Tabb has been told he can leave Reading in the January window.

Stephen Kelly is looking to add a different dimension to Reading after signing from Fulham.

Match-winner Pavel Pogrebnyak is confident that Reading can beat relegation against the odds after their dramatic comeback at home to West Bromwich Albion.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis says he will have to mend a few "broken hearts" ahead of Stoke's FA Cup third round replay against Crystal Palace tomorrow.

WIGAN POST

Roberto Martinez may be forced into further January spending if his worst fears concerning Ivan Ramis are realised.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers' under fire owners Venky's have hired a London public relations firm in an attempt to improve their media coverage.

Newell's Old Boys have given up in their pursuit of Blackburn Rovers' midfielder Mauro Formica after they were told the play maker was 'not for sale'.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers are set to strike a deal with Mike Ashley to rename the club's stadium.

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