Regional Paper Talk: Toon plans on hold

Newcastle have put their transfer plans on hold with relegation still a possibility, while Everton have been urged to appoint Duncan Ferguson.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Mark Schwarzer says he has yet to be offered a new contract at Fulham as he prepares for what could be his final game with the club at Craven Cottage.

John Obi Mikel believes it will be even tougher for Chelsea to win the title next season now that Sir Alex Ferguson has quit as a manager.

Mousa Dembele is expected to return to the Tottenham team at Stoke on Sunday as Spurs seek the two wins they are likely to need to have any chance of reaching next season's Champions League.

Queens Park Rangers today announced a cut in season ticket prices for next season, with no seat costing more than when the club were in the Championship two years ago.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp has promised winds of change at QPR will have turned into a force five hurricane by the start of next season.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham defender Winston Reid was crowned as the top Hammer while Mo Diame collected three trophies on awards night.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Duncan Ferguson would be the perfect replacement for outgoing Everton manager David Moyes, according to Howard Kendall.

Liverpool are close to creating a new club scoring record - and Jordan Henderson is itching to fire the Reds into the history books.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Rob Elliot says that first-team recognition with Newcastle United will mean nothing - if the Magpies blow their big chance to earn Premier League survival.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United have frozen their summer transfer plans until their Premier League safety is assured.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Paolo Di Canio has challenged Danny Rose to go out on a high and ensure his final performance in a Sunderland shirt this season is the one that keeps the club in the Premier League.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup's agent has dismissed speculation linking the Swansea City manager with a move to Everton.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Peter Odemwingie has lifted the lid on his turbulent time at The Hawthorns, admitting: "It's been the worst four months of my life."

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom were today considering fresh action against Peter Odemwingie after the rebel striker gave an unauthorised interview to reopen his war of words.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today insisted Stiliyan Petrov has a job waiting for him at the club after the midfielder retired.

Owen Coyle today threw his hat into the ring as a contender for the role of Wolves' new head coach.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United and El-Hadji Diouf have rejected as "complete rubbish" fresh insistence from African club AS Kaloum that they are poised to sign the forward.

THE DAILY ECHO

Kevin Keegan insists Saints thoroughly deserve another season in the Premier League after the stylish way they have tackled their first campaign back in the top flight.

READING POST

Hal Robson-Kanu wants three more goals in Reading's final two games to reach his target for the season.

THE SENTINEL

The Coates family has so far spent a staggering £86million of their own fortune on Stoke City.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Antolin Alcaraz is ready to give Wigan Athletic's defence a massive boost on the eve of the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has no intention of allowing speculation over a summer move to Everton to get in the way of his side's first FA Cup final.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Stuart Holden will join the rest of the Wanderers players in jetting off to warmer climes this summer - but unlike his team-mates, he is looking for anything but rest and relaxation.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Middlesbrough are pondering a summer move for Blackburn Rovers winger Josh King.

Burnley look prepared to let long-serving midfielder Chris McCann leave for nothing this summer.

THE STAR

Miguel Llera has revealed that he wants to remain at Hillsborough but also has other options as his contract nears its end.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras insists he has no intention of leaving the champions any time soon.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic first-team coach Danny McGrain believes Everton's consistent failure to qualify for the Champions League could be the decisive factor in persuading Neil Lennon to turn down any approach from the Merseyside club.

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