Regional Paper Talk: Spurs track Lukaku

Tottenham have targeted Chelsea's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku and Curtis Woodhouse has said he once played for Birmingham while he was drunk.

Last Updated: 28/03/14 at 14:53 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: In-demand striker

Romelu Lukaku: In-demand striker

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna is a transfer target for Inter Milan and the club is also interested in Fernando Torres and Edin Dzeko, according to president Erick Thohir.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to quickly get their Barclays Premier League campaign back on course by beating Swansea to "repair the damage" from the "accident" of being thrashed 6-0 at Chelsea.

Chelsea plan to wait until after the World Cup to decide whether they will sell Romelu Lukaku with Tottenham and Everton very keen.

Kyle Walker is losing his battle to recover for Tottenham's trip to Liverpool on Sunday as he struggles to shake off a pelvic problem.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Juan Mata has proved himself the perfect 10 for United, according to Darren Fletcher, while boss David Moyes thinks the Spaniard can have a similar impact to David Silva at City.

Yaya Toure has been hailed as the world's best goalscoring midfielder.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers is on a mission to keep Glen Johnson at Anfield as the Liverpool boss insisted: "He's one of the best full-backs in the world."

Everton will be looking to buy a striker in the summer and they could do worse than Wilfried Bony, according to Ian Snodin.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Gus Poyet says Sunderland's out-of-contract players are looking no further ahead than the fight to keep the Black Cats in the top flight.

Newcastle United have announced that Adam Armstrong has signed a new long-term deal alongside his team-mates Freddie Woodman and Lubo Satka.

THE JOURNAL

Connor Wickham could make his first Premier League start since August at Anfield tomorrow.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Former Birmingham City star Curtis Woodhouse has admitted to being 'crap' at Blues and confessed he once played against Manchester United when he was drunk.

Captain Ron Vlaar has warned his team-mates he will not tolerate a repeat of Aston Villa's heaviest Premier League defeat of the season, which has left him burning with anger.

EXPRESS & STAR

Determined Kenny Jackett has insisted the return of the Molineux outcasts must not be allowed to stop the march of his 'new Wolves'.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has hailed Sunday's historic victory at Aston Villa as the club's best away performance in the Premier League.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson expects Tottenham to sack head coach Tim Sherwood in the summer - and he's suggested Rafael Benitez as a possible replacement.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is worried Bobby Zamora might break down again after a string of back-to-back games.

Fulham boss Felix Magath has put all contract talks on hold until the end of the season.

WALES ONLINE

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has criticised his own club for selling striker Shane Long - just days before the vital relegation battle with Cardiff City at The Hawthorns.

THE PINK UN

John Ruddy would not let England down at the World Cup this summer, insists his Norwich City boss Chris Hughton.

THE DAILY ECHO

Gareth Rogers has been appointed as Southampton's chief executive.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Ahmed Elmohamady wants Hull City to avoid relegation in style by securing a top-half finish in the Premier League.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Confusion reigns following another bewildering day at Leeds United after club owners GFH Capital revealed they have not given up hope of Massimo Cellino's company Eleonora Sport taking over.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Stuart Pearce believes Nottingham Forest is a great club to manage - but today joined Neil Warnock in hinting that the job might not be the right one for him.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton could be in the running to sign Leeds United defender Lee Peltier on loan after the 27-year-old's proposed switch to Nottingham Forest collapsed.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan Athletic have been boosted by the return of both Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell for Tuesday night's trip to QPR.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Rob Earnshaw has been granted international clearance to make his debut for Blackpool this evening at Bolton.

THE ARGUS

Brighton are parking the bus in their bid to reach the play-offs.

WATFORD OBSERVER

Former Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola is the overwhelming favourite to take charge at Nottingham Forest following the sacking of Billy Davies.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is determined to leave a "lasting legacy" at Dean Court after committing his long-term future to the club.

EVENING TIMES

Dave King, the South African businessman who is seeking to push through a substantial cash investment plan at Rangers, has put a price tag on the club's entrance fee to the higher reaches of Scottish football.

THE SCOTSMAN

Neil Lennon does not believe Rangers or Aberdeen will spend big in their bid to catch up with Celtic but warned that the Parkhead club have the cash in reserve to see off any would-be challengers.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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