#TheFootballTalk: All the latest football stories this evening

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Brendan Rodgers is set for a new Liverpool deal, Man City have been linked with Iker Casillas, and Lord Sugar wants Sir Alex Ferguson at Spurs.
London Evening Standard
  • Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar wants Sir Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and replace current Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.
  • Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs believes he is now able to take his game to new heights after overcoming his injury hell.
  • Chelsea are sweating over Samuel Eto’o’s groin injury.
  • Tottenham are considering making a bid for Basle winger Mohamed Salah in January to improve the team’s underperforming attack.
  • Roberto Soldado could be frozen out by Spurs if he fails to perform in Tromso on Thursday.
Manchester Evening News
  • Jesse Lingard is still in Manchester United’s thoughts despite extending his loan stay at Birmingham until the new year.
  • Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas has once again been linked with Man City, while Edin Dzeko and Aleks Kolarov have been linked with moves away once again.
Liverpool Echo
  • Brendan Rodgers is reportedly close to agreeing a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
  • Olympiakos coach Jose Miguel Michel has admitted the Greek club have a fight on their hands to hold onto Konstantinos Mitroglou amidst interest from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.
  • Phil Jagielka expects Leighton Baines to return sooner rather than later from his fractured toe injury.
The Chronicle

  • Mike Williamson has revealed he never lost faith in his ability at Newcastle United – even though he admits he was told he could leave the Magpies in the summer.
  • Newcastle United’s battling midfielder Cheick Tiote says he is delighted to rediscover his best form for the club.
  • Ondrej Celustka admits Sunderland must improve on their return of one goal in every game-and-a-half if they are to stay in the Premier League.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Ola Toivonen is stalling over a new PSV Eindhoven contract – news which could interest Newcastle United.
  • Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes seven matches in December and just what he and his team needs to belatedly find their feet this season.
Sunderland Echo
  • Ki Sung-Yeung is convinced Sunderland can take Gus Poyet’s philosophy on the road and win more games on their travels.
  • Seb Larsson insists the Sunderland dressing room is a much happier place under Gus Poyet, despite the Black Cats slipping back to the Premier League’s basement.
Birmingham Mail
  • Steven Reid admits that West Brom have to learn to shut up shop.
  • Dariusz Dudka hopes to stay at Birmingham.
  • Dave Edwards hopes his dedication will win him a new deal at Wolves.
  • Matt Lowton says Aston Villa’s clash with Sunderland last season was one of his best-ever moments in a Villa shirt.
Express & Star
  • Wolves have pulled out of a move to sign Bolton striker Craig Davies in a beat-the-deadline move to boost their attacking options.
  • West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans’ future today hung in the balance as he waited on a loan move.
  • Albion striker Shane Long has revealed how the Baggies’ new array of forwards has helped inspire his return to goalscoring form.
The Sentinel
  • Stephen Ireland should be fit to give boss Mark Hughes a selection headache for Stoke City’s trip to Everton on Saturday, but Jermaine Pennant looks unlikely to feature.
  • Former Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham reckons Asmir Begovic will be ready to move to a big club soon.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Cesar Azpilicueta feels Chelsea’s players are sweating over their places as Jose Mourinho’s prepares to swing the axe.
  • David Wheater is among the names being mentioned as Boro chiefs race against time to bring in loan reinforcements for Aitor Karanka.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Pablo Hernandez is hoping to play a part when his former club Valencia visit Swansea in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Pink un
  • Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio has revealed the level of his frustration at being left out in the cold by manager Chris Hughton.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Charlton want to make the loan signing of Hull’s Cameron Stewart permanent in the January transfer window.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Sam Byram believes Leeds United can close the gap to the Championship’s automatic promotion zone in the run-up to Christmas.
Nottingham Post
  • Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand is on Nottingham Forest’s radar as they look for somebody to fill the void left by the injury to skipper Chris Cohen.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Gary Bowyer is unlikely to make any more signings before the loan window slams shut today – as the Blackburn boss believes he now has the firepower to break down the meanest Championship defences.
The Bolton News
  • New loan signing Joe Mason can be a success at the Reebok Stadium like his fellow Bluebird Kevin McNaughton, according to former Wanderers and Wales front man Nathan Blake.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle believes the chance to play some of the top teams in the world in the next round of the Europa League will be a huge incentive for his players when they face Zulte Waregem tonight.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Blackpool boss Paul Ince will today make a final decision on whether to sign Jamie O’Hara.
The Star
  • Nigel Clough says Sheffield United bad boy Febian Brandy faces a fight to regain a place in the starting line-up after a rocky start to his career at Bramall Lane.
  • Sheffield Wednesay chairman Milan Mandaric has described this season and last as his hardest time in football.
Reading Post
  • Referee Geoff Eltringham has admitted it was a mistake to book Chris Gunter during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Ewood Park.
Ipswich Star
  • Ipswich Town have signed Aston Villa winger Jordan Graham on loan.
Huddersfield Examiner
  • Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins has hailed the efforts of youngsters Tommy Smith and Murray Wallace.
The Observer
  • Gianfranco Zola does not expect any players to arrive at Watford before tonight’s loan window deadline but they are trying to find teams for some of the club’s young players.
  • Tommy Elphick thanked Brighton for his “amazing schooling” in professional football.
Leicester Mercury
  • Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has said it is highly unlikely there will be any movement in or out of the club before the loan window shuts at 5pm.
Evening Times
  • Virgil Van Dijk has been told he can bounce back from the disappointment of crashing out of Europe with Celtic by breaking into the Dutch national side.
  • Richard Foster hopes he will be able to step up his recovery sooner rather than later as he bids to make his Rangers first team return.
The Scotsman
  • Michael Nelson will wear a face mask if he gets the nod to return for Hibs against Ross County on Saturday.
  • Celtic keeper Fraser Forster is keeping cool over his prospects of making England’s World Cup squad.


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