Regional Paper Talk: Spurs line up Ince

Tottenham are confident of signing Blackpool's Thomas Ince for £4million in January, while Tony Pulis is being linked with Sheffield Wednesday.

Last Updated: 07/10/13 at 14:35 Post Comment

Thomas Ince: Remains a target for Tottenham

Thomas Ince: Remains a target for Tottenham

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Mesut Ozil has warned his Arsenal team-mates they still have plenty of room for improvement despite a fine start to the season.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been banned for two matches by UEFA following his outburst during their 2-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League last month.

Tottenham are planning to move again for Thomas Ince in January and are increasingly confident that an offer of £4million will be enough to sign him from Blackpool.

Captain Nemanja Vidic says Manchester United players must remember "you shouldn't enjoy yourself too much in football".

Lewis Holtby believes his understanding with Jermain Defoe will flourish if they start for Tottenham against Anzhi Makhachkala.


England coach Gary Neville publicly criticised Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart's performance against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards admitted Bayern Munich were excellent at the Etihad but insisted the Blues are better than they showed in the 3-1 defeat.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says a point away at Shakhtar was important after the West Brom defeat but the Reds must get a result at Sunderland.

David Moyes has praised his players' defending after United earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.


Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been recalled to the Brazil squad for their upcoming friendlies against South Korea and Zambia.

Victor Moses is loving his season-long loan spell with Liverpool.

Everton have unveiled the new official crest chosen from a shortlist of three by a public vote of Blues fans.

Everton have been linked with young goalkeeper Kjetil Haug, 15, of Norwegian side Sarpsborg.


Alan Pardew says he is prepared to ring the changes in his team for Newcastle's trip to Cardiff.

Pardew wants players to produce the complete performance.

John O'Shea insists 'moral victories' are of no use to Sunderland as Sunderland struggle to climb off the foot of the table.

Kevin Ball insists his transition from Sunderland youth coach to caretaker manager is neither 'massive' nor 'illogical'.


Sunderland's caretaker manager Kevin Ball will be given more duties even if he does not become head coach on a permanent basis.

Alan Shearer has told Newcastle fans they had better get used to erratic performances such as the dismal first-half at Everton.

Vurnon Anita believes Newcastle will be heading to Cardiff this weekend intent on showing fans the 'real' United.


Alex McLeish should be the next boss of Sunderland, says former Black Cats favourite Alex Rae.

John O'Shea insists positives in defeat count for nothing and the Sunderland defender has targeted a first win against Manchester United.


Birmingham City supremo Carson Yeung is 'personally' involved in preliminary talks to sell the club, acting chairman Peter Pannu has revealed.

West Brom will discuss the prospect of signing Morgan Amalfitano on a permanent basis - but Steve Clarke insists there is no rush on the club's part to conclude the deal.

Christian Benteke is expected to get a World Cup call-up today but the chances of him playing are slim with Villa also urging Belgium not to risk the injured striker.

Lee Clark says it's not just Jesse Lingard's goals that have made a difference to Birmingham City, but also his work rate and attitude, which is typical of players from Manchester United.


Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey has been recalled to the Wales squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against FYR Macedonia and Belgium.

Bakary Sako pulled out of training today as Wolves and Nottingham Forest were locked in negotiations over his future.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has claimed Albion are "in the driving seat" over the signing of loan star Morgan Amalfitano.


Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis is now being linked to a move to Sheffield Wednesday.


Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre-Villas Boas has hailed Andros Townsend's decision to apologise for diving against Chelsea.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp will be absent from the touchline for the Champions League trip to Arsenal after UEFA extended his ban on Thursday.


Harry Redknapp has washed his hands of Loic Remy and Adel Taarabt by admitting he wants neither back at QPR.


Ashley Williams has been named in the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Macedonia and Belgium.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup wants Williams rested from the games as he battles to overcome an ankle injury.


Norwich goalkeeping coach and former Barnsley stopper Dave Watson advised highly-rated keeper Jack Butland to join his old club in a bid to get regular first team action after a frustrating move to Stoke.


Claus Lundekvam has hailed Dejan Lovren and José Fonte as the best centre-back combination Saints have had since he was paired with Michael Svensson.


Hull's medical team have defended the timing of Robbie Brady's hernia surgery and say he could not play through the pain for any longer.


Brian McDermott admitted he had little expectation of forcing a deal to bring Luciano Becchio back to Elland Road.

Ross McCormack says he is ready to "step up" and provide a solution to Leeds United's goalscoring problems after helping to inspire a morale-lifting win over Bournemouth.


Burnley boss Sean Dyche says getting the basics right and a winning mentality have been key factors in the club's rise to the top of the Championship table.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche and defender Jason Shackell have been nominated for the Championship manager of the month and player of the month respectively.

Blackburn captain Scott Dann will discover whether the injury he sustained in the win over Watford will rule him out of this weekend's trip to Wigan.


Sheffield United hope to sign defender Simon Lappin on a month's loan from Cardiff in time for tomorrow night's clash with Crawley.


Beram Kayal has warned Ajax that Celtic can still deliver a knockout punch to their Euro rivals without bad Bhoy skipper Scott Brown.

Celtic skipper Brown admits he regrets his 'mistake' which saw him red carded in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League.

Charles Green has been showing off his new French home where he hopes to pursue his passion for horses following his £1m pay-off from Rangers.


Celtic skipper Scott Brown has accepted responsibility for his game-changing red card against Barcelona.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has criticised the culture of South American players in the wake of a red card given to Brown.

Gordon Strachan has warned Jordan Rhodes that he will need to keep learning if he wants to become a regular starter for Scotland, who are not yet good enough to accommodate a player who thrives on crosses.

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think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

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ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

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ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

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