Regional Paper Talk: City lead Falcao race

Manchester City are reported to be at the front of the queue to sign Radamel Falcao, while Tottenham could temporarily move to Milton Keynes.

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Radamel Falcao: Could move to Premier League

Radamel Falcao: Could move to Premier League

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham are considering a radical plan to play an entire season 'on the road' while their new stadium at White Hart Lane is being built. Wembley and the Olympic Stadium are in their thoughts as venues but, most interestingly, stadium:mk in Milton Keynes is believed to be an option.

Arsene Wenger today said Barcelona deserve the transfer ban imposed by FIFA but insists the rules signing players under the age of 18 must be changed.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

City could be set to steal a march on Chelsea and land Monaco striker Radamel Falcao in a stunning summer swoop.

Chelsea's wage bill has been overtaken by Manchester United's for the first time in more than a decade, it can be revealed.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers admits £6m man Luis Alberto has had a "difficult" debut campaign at Liverpool. But the Reds boss insists the youngster was signed with the long-term in mind, and has backed the Spaniard to play a part at Anfield in the future.

Roberto Martinez says captain Phil Jagielka is highly unlikely to feature in Sunday's crunch clash with Arsenal - but the Everton manager remains hopeful that Ross Barkley will be passed fit.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew knows his side cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves ahead of tomorrow's visit of Manchester United.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

John O'Shea says each Sunderland player needs to look in the mirror to ensure they do everything possible to extend the club's stint in the Premier League.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert has tipped Christian Benteke to come back "stronger than ever" after confirming the star striker is out for at least six months.

Manchester United loanee Tom Thorpe is relishing his second chance at St Andrew's after his first spell was cut short by an ankle injury in February.

EXPRESS & STAR

Villa boss Paul Lambert today confirmed he will speak to chairman Randy Lerner in the summer in a bid to find a multi-million pound saving.

Sacked Albion striker Nicolas Anelka today denied he is anti-Semitic and claimed he was misunderstood over his 'quenelle' goal celebration.

Pepe Mel today insisted Saido Berahino and James Morrison have put their Albion dressing-room bust-up behind them despite the striker appearing to continue the row on Twitter.

THE SENTINEL

Oussama Assaidi's long-term future at the Britannia could remain on the anvil until the end of the season.

Mark Hughes has hit back at Joey Barton after being subjected to a Twitter rant by QPR's outspoken midfielder.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

John Heitinga has banned the word 'relegation' being said anywhere near him - even in his native Dutch.

WALES ONLINE

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has branded speculation linking Crystal Palace with Wilfried Zaha in the week he prepares to take on his old club "manufactured".

THE PINK UN

Michael Turner would let no-one down if pressed into action for Norwich City's Premier League tussle against West Brom, according to Chris Hughton.

Chris Hughton is not banking on reaping the benefits from any turmoil inside the West Brom dressing room ahead of Albion's crucial Premier League visit.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino insists Saints will have no fear when they visit title chasing Manchester City tomorrow - but admitted his side will need to be almost "perfect" to get a result.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Bruce insists Hull City will "vigorously defend" an improper conduct charge against striker Yannick Sagbo for showing support for Nicolas Anelka's quenelle goal celebration on Twitter.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

A decision on Massimo Cellino's appeal against an attempt by Football League to bar him from buying Leeds United has been delayed.

The Yorkshire Evening Post can today expose a bizarre series of threats and demands made by Gulf Finance House to Leeds United manager Brian McDermott as the club's season began to falter in January.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers hitman Jordan Rhodes would like nothing more than to test his supreme finishing skills in the Premier League after laying waste to the Championship.

THE BOLTON NEWS

The football agent suing Bolton Wanderers and a rival agency for allegedly cutting him out of a transfer nearly seven years ago hopes the court case will give him "closure".

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Blackpool have decided against extending the loan of Kevin Foley.

THE STAR

Ben Davies has provided the clearest indication yet that he will consider joining Sheffield United on a permanent basis this summer after outlining his ambitions for Nigel Clough's side.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Huddersfield Town will be without top scorer James Vaughan for the rest of the Championship campaign.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic legend Davie Hay reckons the writing is on the wall for Beram Kayal's Parkhead career.

Zenit St Petersburg could be investigated by Uefa after one of their former players admitted bribing a referee in a Uefa Cup match between 2005 and 2008.

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