Regional Paper Talk: United monitor Mata

Manchester United are reportedly interested in Juan Mata, while Nicklas Bendtner's injury may dictate Arsenal's transfer plans.

Last Updated: 03/01/14 at 22:43 Post Comment

Juan Mata: Interesting Manchester United

Juan Mata: Interesting Manchester United

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea are prepared to sell striker Demba Ba this month if they succeed in buying a major replacement - and the club have made an enquiry for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Arsene Wenger today claimed that Arsenal's January transfer plans depend on the severity of Nicklas Bendtner's ankle injury.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United have been put on red alert after Jose Mourinho effectively signalled the end of Juan Mata's Chelsea career.

Manchester City could get a triple boost next week just as they step up their pursuit of honours. Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to have Stevan Jovetic, Martin Demichelis and Micah Richards back in full training - and Sergio Aguero is not too far behind.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Oussama Assaidi has stressed he is keeping an open mind about his future as his eye-catching form for Stoke continues.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to rule themselves out of bidding for Toon star Yohan Cabaye.

Alan Pardew is set to ring the changes for Newcastle United's FA Cup clash with Cardiff City tomorrow.

THE JOURNAL

Jack Colback expects to end January a Sunderland player, despite the stalled contract talks which have put his future in the spotlight.

Moussa Sissoko has told Newcastle United not to panic after consecutive defeats.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet says he will not short-change the cup competitions in his pursuit of Premier League survival.

New signing Marcos Alonso is in line for his Sunderland debut this weekend as Gus Poyet looks to juggle his squad in a crowded fixture list.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Birmingham City winger Chris Burke has insisted he is not hankering for pastures new this transfer window.

Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak is out for the season after breaking his leg in training.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom are poised for a fresh bid from Nottingham Forest to sign out-of-favour Hawthorns midfielder Graham Dorrans.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes has blasted Tottenham midfielder Sandro for stirring up a witch hunt against Charlie Adam.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City stalwart Alan Tate looks poised to join Aberdeen on loan.

WALES ONLINE

New Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he has already spoken with chairman Mehmet Dalman about possible January transfer window signings - but insisted he will not make any moves until watching the current crop of Bluebirds in action against Newcastle on Saturday.

THE PINK UN

Nathan Redmond is happy to keep riding the Premier League ups and downs - even if it's been a season of missed chances so far for Norwich City.

THE DAILY ECHO

Saints have accused referee Mark Clattenburg of 'abusing and insulting' Adam Lallana during the recent 2-1 defeat at Everton.

Saints assistant manager Jesus Perez says the club are fully focused on tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Burnley.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Tom Huddlestone believes team-mate Jake Livermore can blossom into the "complete midfielder" if parent club Tottenham allow him to continue his rapid development with Hull City this season.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

The consortium behind the takeover of Leeds United insisted last night that the wait to complete their buy-out would not hamper transfer dealings at Elland Road as it emerged that the group have already invested around £6m in the club.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Derby County are set to sign Simon Dawkins from Tottenham Hotspur today.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Nottingham Forest are poised to make a second bid to bring Graham Dorrans to the City Ground.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Jan Gregus is heading back to Banik Ostrava after Wanderers decided against making the midfielder's deal a permanent one.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Swansea are once again interested in a move for Thomas Ince.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough have opened talks with Norwich City over a new deal to extend the loan of defender Dani Ayala.

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy won't disrupt the balance of his tight-knit squad by making additions during the January window.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic will not allow Tony Watt even to train with them during his winter break from Lierse - in case he gets injured.

Ally McCoist today warned his Rangers players they must learn how to deal with the roughhouse tactics of their SPFL League One rivals.

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