Regional Paper Talk: Ash on Reds' radar

Chelsea have put a £20m price tag on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, while Liverpool have targeted Swansea defender Ashley Williams.

Last Updated: 20/03/13 at 14:00 Post Comment

Ashley Williams: On Liverpool's radar

Ashley Williams: On Liverpool's radar

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea have put a price tag of more than £20million on highly-rated keeper Thibaut Courtois in a bid to scare off any clubs looking to capitalise on his uncertain position at the club.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Brazil star Neymar has dampened talk of a potential move to Manchester City by saying he dreams of a move to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Chelsea.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers has targeted Swansea defender Ashley Williams as a replacement for Jamie Carragher.

Leighton Baines has paid tribute to Jan Mucha after the Everton FC stand-in goalkeeper produced his best display for the club in the win over Manchester City.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Sunderland striker Ryan Noble will head a Black Cats end of the season clearout this summer. South Shields-born Noble is one of five players who will be released when their current contracts run out, with Adam Reed, Ben Wilson, Wade Joyce and Anthony Callaghan also set to depart.

THE JOURNAL

Jonas Gutierrez says he is ready to fill in as an emergency left-back for Newcastle United, who are facing the prospect of being without Mathieu Debuchy for up to a month.

David Vaughan insists Sunderland's players should be able to handle the pressure that comes with fighting for their Premier League existence.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray believes he has got the full backing of chairman Steve Gibson, despite a run of 10 defeats in 13 Championship games.

NORTHERN ECHO

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been called up for England's World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was ruled out with injury.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Sir Alex Ferguson is the latest Premier League manager to heap lavish praise on Swansea City, heralding Michael Laudrup's men as his "team of the year".

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dean Saunders has confirmed that Carl Ikeme will be out for a number of weeks after breaking a bone on the outside of hand after punching a tactics board in the dressing room.

It forms part of a triple injury blow for Wolves with Bakary Sako and Dave Edwards each ruled out for six weeks.

EXPRESS & STAR

Peter Odemwingie is set to return to West Brom tomorrow to face the music after resuming his Twitter tirade today and hinting he might try to buy out his contract.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City defender Leon Barnett is hoping to play his part in another successful promotion push - after making a winning start to his loan spell with Cardiff.

DAILY ECHO

Claus Lundekvam reckons the current Saints team is a better footballing side than any he played in.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins continues to lead the chase with bookmakers to become the next Reading manager. The former Southampton boss remains the odds-on favourite, with Sky Bet having him at 8/11 and Paddy power 1/2.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Shaun Maloney says Callum McManaman has the character to handle the fall-out from Sunday's clash with Newcastle.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has paid tribute to Michael Owen following the former England striker's decision to retire.

LANCASHIRE EVENING TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer will be asked to charge of Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season - after Michael Appleton was sacked as manager following just 15 games in charge.

EVENING TIMES

Emilio Izaguirre is set to be placed at the centre of a club v country battle which could rule the Celtic star out of the first two rounds of next season's Champions League qualifiers.

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ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

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