Regional Paper Talk: Crunch talks for Mel

Pepe Mel will hold make-or-break talks with his West Brom squad and Harry Redknapp points the blame at two failed January transfer moves.

Last Updated: 27/02/14 at 13:24 Post Comment

Pepe Mel: Crunch talks

Pepe Mel: Crunch talks

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tim Sherwood maintains his Tottenham squad are not about to "crawl into a corner and hide" as they fight to kickstart their season.Roberto Mancini claims his Galatasaray side have little chance of knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League.

Didier Drogba has confirmed he is interested in returning to Chelsea this summer if manager Jose Mourinho makes him an offer.

Sandro is closing in on a first-team return for Tottenham after more than two months out and could even be included in the squad for Thursday's Europa League tie against Dnipro.

AC Milan are already planning to turn Adel Taarabt's loan from QPR into a permanent move in the summer and are willing to pay in excess of £5m for his signature.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reported to have criticised his striking options in what he thought was an off-the-record conversation.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers admits his Liverpool side have exceeded expectations so far this season but insists there is still plenty of room for improvement.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Geordie boy Paul Dummett ready to stake claim for permanent spot in Alan Pardew's Newcastle United side.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says Adam Johnson must seize his chance to impress England boss Roy Hodgson in the Capital One Cup final.

THE JOURNAL

Fabricio Coloccini has hit back at suggestions Newcastle United's players lack commitment or motivation as he looks to draw a line under a troubled period.

Seb Larsson has admitted to 'frustration' at being cast out of the Sunderland starting XI for the first time in his career.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid says the club is in safe hands under the leadership of Gus Poyet.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Former West Brom and Aston Villa striker Luke Moore has finally completed his move to Chivas USA.

Birmingham City's parent firm Birmingham International Holdings has revealed that Chinese advertising agency Beijing Lianghu Media International has requested an extra 10 days to raise the cash to buy into the football club.

West Bromwich Albion are considering an overhaul of their player recruitment and scouting unit - the same department which has been one of the foundations of the club's progress over the last decade.

EXPRESS & STAR

Pepe Mel will hold crunch talks with his West Brom squad this week after players raised concerns over his Baggies blueprint.

THE SENTINEL

Robert Huth is harbouring outside hopes of making a remarkable comeback from injury in time to face Arsenal on Saturday.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has revealed that he wants to make his loan spell in Hamburg permanent.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp reckons two that got away in the transfer window - Ishak Belfodil and Paul-Georges Ntep - have cost QPR dear.

Fulham boss Felix Magath plans to step up the intensity of training this week ahead of Saturday's west London derby with Chelsea.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Tom Ince reckons Crystal Palace have the attackers to cause Swansea all kinds of problems on Sunday.

WALES ONLINE

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists Cardiff City can learn a lot from West Ham by showing their faith in beleaguered boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton is challenging his Norwich City players to have no regrets over the Premier League run-in.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott is intensifying his search for new striking recruits this week - in a bid to inject much-needed impetus into the club's play-off bid.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers striker Leon Best rejected an approach from Charlton Athletic before signing for Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

EVENING GAZETTE

Luke Williams today begins his bid to win a place in Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka's starting line-up.

READING POST

Alex Pearce says young Reading centre-back Michael Hector has everything needed to become a top defender.

THE ARGUS

Oscar Garcia felt there was an offside when Hull City grabbed their FA Cup winner.

EVENING TIMES

Rangers manager Ally McCoist admits his rebuilding plans for next season could be scuppered by cutbacks at the Ibrox club.

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