Regional Paper Talk: Lamps set for US

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is close to agreeing a deal with LA Galaxy, while Peter Odemwingie has been told he is staying at West Brom.

Last Updated: 20/01/13 at 19:00 Post Comment

Frank Lampard: Could be heading to America

Frank Lampard: Could be heading to America

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Frank Lampard is close to agreeing a deal with LA Galaxy that will see the Chelsea midfielder play in the MLS next season - but he will definitely remain at Stamford Bridge for the rest of the current campaign.

West Ham's hopes of signing Blackburn defender Martin Olsson were fading today following their reluctance to increase their bid for the 24-year-old.

Martin Jol today hit back at the Fulham doom mongers who believe the club are in freefall in the Premier League and facing a fight for survival.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp reckons Anton Ferdinand is going nowhere - not least because the QPR boss admits he may be short of central defenders come March.

Martin Jol insists David Stockdale is staying at Craven Cottage amid interest from Hull City.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are interested in bringing Wesley Sneijder to Anfield - but only if the Inter Milan midfielder agrees to take a massive pay cut.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew has delivered a stark warning to the Newcastle board - that they must sign at least two senior recruits in January to avoid relegation.

Alan Pardew has dismissed the latest round of speculation surrounding Tim Krul and Davide Santon by saying not even an "extraordinary offer" would tempt him to part with the club's marquee names.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland face a battle to sign Swansea City's Danny Graham with QPR, Reading and Norwich also interested in the Gateshead-born striker.

Cardiff City have won the battle to sign Fraizer Campbell - unless there is a last-minute glitch in the deal.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Kenwyne Jones looks set to face his potential employers tomorrow as Swansea City play cat and mouse in their search for a striker.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has told all his players to forget about January transfers after holding talks with Queens Park Rangers target Peter Odemwingie.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke today revealed how injury-hit defender Steven Reid played for 45 minutes with a broken leg.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent could be fit to face West Brom but manager Paul Lambert may have to ease him back in gently with a hectic period of games ahead.

Wolves winger Bakary Sako is set to become a target for Premier League clubs, according to manager Dean Saunders.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Luciano Becchio is poised to return to Leeds United's starting line-up on Saturday amid increasing scrutiny on his commitment to the Elland Road club.

READING POST

Reading target Iago Aspas is expected to stay at Celta Vigo until the end of the season and assess his options in the summer.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis is gearing up for some end-of-January transfer business as question marks continue to hover over the future of striker Kenwyne Jones.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez believes Shaun Maloney's contract extension is as good a signing as Wigan Athletic could make this month.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Michael Appleton wants to bring 'normality' back to Ewood Park and is adamant he does have the experience needed to become a success as Blackburn Rovers manager.

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