Regional Paper Talk: Grenier bid revealed

Newcastle say they had a £10m bid rejected for Lyon's Clement Grenier and bookmakers have suspended betting on WBA's Pepe Mel to be sacked.

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Clement Grenier: Was subject to a Newcastle bid

Clement Grenier: Was subject to a Newcastle bid

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane took a shot at Michael Carrick and warned that some players will have no future at the club after the Red Devils suffered a painful 2-0 Champions League defeat to Olympiakos.

Olympiakos hero Joel Campbell wants to play for Arsenal next season and Arsene Wenger will make a decision on his future in the summer.

Christian Eriksen's recent exclusion from the Tottenham side has surprised his national coach Morten Olsen, who has backed the Dane to become one of the best players in the Premier League.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Immediately after the 2-0 defeat to the Olympiakos, Van Persie told the Dutch TV station NOS: "My team-mates are in some of the areas where I want to play."

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Everton have pipped Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs to the signature of teenage Irish winger Stephen Kinsella.

Everton are set to reap the benefits of Aiden McGeady's hard work in building his fitness since January, says Roberto Martinez.

Joe Allen believes he has one of the hardest jobs in football - competing with Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard for a place in the Liverpool FC midfield.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United insisted they had no choice but to sell Yohan Cabaye during the January transfer - because the player was desperate to join Paris St-Germain, and had a £10m move for Lyon's Clement Grenier rejected in January.

Alan Pardew believes that Newcastle United are back in the zone - just in time for the Premier League's final straight.

Phil Bardsley's season is a movie script in waiting - and he is hoping it has a fairytale ending, as Sunderland go for cup glory and league safety.

Marcos Alonso wants to forget his last visit to Wembley with Bolton - and concentrate on landing the Capital One Cup with Sunderland this weekend.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United have asked supporters to be patient with their off-field strategy after turning a profit for the third consecutive year.

Fabio Borini hopes to use Sunday's League Cup final to underline his case to go to this summer's World Cup.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Former Norwich striker ready to do his talking on the pitch after abuse from Canaries fans for linking up with Paul Lambert at Villa Park.

Nowich City are fired up to beat old boss Paul Lambert and Aston Villa reveals Robert Snodgrass.

Will Packwood insists the focus of Birmingham City's players remains "entirely" on the football as the ever-complicated situation around the club heads for potential D-day.

Sam Ricketts has urged Wolverhampton Wanderers to finish off the job of winning promotion.

Kenny Jackett says Wolves aren't going to overlook Jack Price's contract situation.

EXPRESS & STAR

A leading bookmaker today suspended betting on Pepe Mel being the next Premier League manager to be sacked - but the Spaniard's job is not thought to be under immediate threat.

Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has recruited a star barrister to prove his controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration was not anti-Semitic.

Kenny Jackett today urged his in-form Wolves players to seize the glory after insisting: "Our season is ahead of us".

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City favourite Andy Wilkinson is close to putting pen to paper on a new deal to extend his stay at the club towards a third decade.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Arsenal's Joel Campbell is hoping that his stunner for loan club Olympiakos against Manchester United last night can turn the heads of his parent club.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Clint Hill believes it would only add to the 'ridiculous' mayhem of manager sackings if QPR were to get rid of Harry Redknapp.

WALES ONLINE

Napoli's star striker Gonzalo Higuain has cranked up the pressure on Swansea City by describing tomorrow night's Europa League clash as 'like a final.'

Championship striker Dexter Blackstock is seeking massive High Court damages from Cardiff City and former player Seyi Olofinjana over a career-threatening injury he says was the result of a negligent tackle.

DAILY ECHO

Luke Shaw deserves to receive a first ever senior call-up for England tomorrow, that is the view of fellow Saints defender Dejan Lovren.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson declared he is fit and ready to play his part in the club's Premier League survival push after a 60-minute run out in Tuesday night's 2-1 development league win over Everton's Under-21s.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

The Football League last night raised the prospect of Massimo Cellino's takeover of Leeds United dragging on for another two weeks, saying he and club owner Gulf Finance House have so far failed to satisfy its demands for information.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers star Tom Cairney is undergoing daily medical treatment in a bid to be fit for Saturday's clash at neighbours Bolton Wanderers.

Young Spanish goalkeeper David Raya has signed his first professional contract with Blackburn Rovers.

Burnley striker Sam Vokes has hailed Kieran Trippier as the best full back outside of the Premier League.

Wales should build their Euro 2016 forward line around Burnley striker Sam Vokes, believes Sam Ricketts.

EVENING GAZETTE

Nathaniel Chalobah believes Boro can end their recent goal drought and get a result at Hillsborough this weekend.

THE STAR

Gary Madine resumes training with the Owls tomorrow after his Hillsborough future was confirmed today.

READING POST

Reading FC are refusing to comment on reports that Sir John Madejski has agreed a deal to sell the club.

THE ARGUS

Nathan Jones has urged Albion to concentrate all their efforts on a more realistic route to Wembley in the Championship.

THE SCOTSMAN

Dave King reportedly offered Rangers an interest-free £1 million loan - only for the Ibrox hierarchy to turn him down.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon today told his players they have nothing to reproach themselves for - despite losing their unbeaten league record at Aberdeen.

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