#PaperTalk : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Sami Khedira has handed Chelsea and Arsenal a major blow after admitting he is looking to sign a new contract to stay at Real Madrid.

Queens Park Rangers are confident they will agree terms with striker Charlie Austin over a new contract in the new year that will double his £28k-a-week wage.

Mauricio Pochettino wants his Tottenham players to get even fitter in 2015.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Kevin Strootman will not be joining Manchester United in January, Roma president James Pallotta has insisted.

Louis van Gaal has admitted the thought of disappointing Sir Alex Ferguson has put him under more pressure at Manchester United.

Manuel Pellegrini is hoping for an early Christmas present … news that City can secure an extension to Frank Lampard’s loan deal.

John Guidetti’s permanent move from Manchester City to Celtic could soon be complete, according to Ronny Deila.

Pablo Zabaleta believes Manchester City have rediscovered their winning formula and started to make up for a sloppy few weeks.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brad Jones is on a mission to establish himself as Liverpool FC’s No 1 and secure a new contract at Anfield.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew has reiterated that Newcastle United are a “striker light” going into a January transfer window, a month when he hopes that is finally remedied.

Gus Poyet believes Sebastian Coates’ Tyne-Wear derby display was the defender’s best since arriving in England.

Tim Krul is set to make an early comeback from his ankle injury – in time to face Chelsea on January 10.

Hatem Ben Arfa has been linked with a move to French club Nice.

Mehdi Abeid won’t play for Newcastle United again until February.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Gus Poyet has ordered his players to spend their Christmas thinking about Hull City, rather than reminiscing about derby glory.

Poyet insists Sunderland cannot afford to play it safe with potential suspensions before the December 31 cut-off point.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Saido Berahino will not be sold in January with Alan Irvine confident chairman Jeremy Peace will stick to his word.

Paul Lambert is hoping to secure a permanent deal for Manchester United loan star Tom Cleverley.

Decisions over the futures of Darren Bent and Gary Gardner have yet to be made by Aston Villa.

Gary Rowett says Birmingham City aren’t in a rush to force through Demarai Gray’s contract extension.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett believes his Molineux men have turned the corner defensively as they head into their festive double header with promotion rivals Watford and Brentford.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves have ended their interest in Icelandic midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson after his trial.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine has urged his side to make Joey Barton eat his words by causing a shock against Manchester City on Boxing Day.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine insists the club have had no enquiries about top-scorer Saido Berahino despite continued speculation over a possible January bid.

THE SENTINEL

Steve Davis says it is inevitable his loan stars will attract the attention of other clubs after impressing at Crewe.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton have wasted no time in preparing for the January transfer window by agreeing a loan switch for Eljero Elia.

Ronald Koeman has ruled out introducing a rotation policy as Saints prepare for two games in just three days.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Alex Bruce says he and his Hull City team-mates must accept responsibility for the club’s current slump as they bid to produce a rousing finale to 2014.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has begun the search for a new assistant after Steve Agnew left the KC Stadium to join Championship side Middlesbrough.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Dickson Etuhu has signed for Swedish outfit AIK.

Tom Heaton believes Burnley’s battle against the drop could go to the wire this season.

Centre-back Shane Duffy says Blackburn Rovers have nothing to fear at Bolton Wanderers on Boxing Day providing they pick up from where they left off before Christmas.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will serve his touchline ban during his side’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Boxing Day.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Garry Monk hopes Swansea City can rejuvenate the player who was once linked with the biggest clubs in the world after sealing a deal for Nelson Oliveira.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Massimo Cellino’s disqualification as owner of Leeds has been delayed until the end of his appeal, scheduled for January 15.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Richard Keogh says there is still plenty of belief in the Derby County camp following a wobble that has seen them slip from top spot in the Championship to fifth.

Derby County will look to boost the depth of their squad in the January transfer window, says head coach Steve McClaren.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Stuart Pearce insists he is still against video evidence being brought into football – despite seeing his Nottingham Forest side robbed of two points by two bad decisions in their last outing.

EVENING GAZETTE

Boro head coach Aitor Karanka will resist the temptation of making wholesale changes for Boxing Day’s clash with Nottingham Forest.

Karanka has told his players they will spend Christmas Day on the training pitch as Boro gear up for Boxing Day’s Riverside showdown.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City boss Russell Slade has revealed why he let Mats Daehli leave, claiming the Norwegian’s “heart wasn’t in it”.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has vowed to help new signing Nelson Oliveira storm back to the sort of form which once saw the Portuguese striker linked with a £25m move to Manchester United.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Neil Lennon has wished Clarke Carlisle a speedy recovery after the former Burnley defender was involved in a serious road accident near York on Monday.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Oriol Riera is hoping to deliver the perfect Christmas present to his family at Leeds on Boxing Day.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Nile Ranger has gone missing from Bloomfield Road, manager Lee Clark has revealed.

Valeri Belokon has called upon Karl Oyston to resign as Blackpool chairman.

READING POST

Reading are hopeful of completing a deal for Slovenian left back Jure Travner.

Pavel Pogrebnyak has revealed he may soon be making a decision about his Reading FC future.

THE ARGUS

Alou Diarra could still play a part in Brighton’s relegation fight – despite the resignation as manager of former Liverpool colleague Sami Hyypia.

Former Premier League managers Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis have emerged as the early frontrunners to rescue Albion from relegation back to the third tier.

Crawley look set to fail in their attempt to extend goalkeeper Lewis Price’s loan from Crystal Palace.

THE STAR

Nigel Clough, who last night confirmed Chesterfield midfielder Jimmy Ryan features on Sheffield United’s list of potential targets, has given Andy Butler the green light to leave Bramall Lane.

Owls head coach Stuart Gray has revealed he will let Chris Kirkland leave on loan in January, as soon his goalkeeping department is back to full strength.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell insists they will have an attacking mindset at Rotherham on Boxing Day – whether he picks two strikers or one.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Striker Brett Pitman is relishing the chance to churn out more chapters in his Bournemouth fairytale with a 250th Football League appearance looming large.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe insists he will not veer from his one-game-at-a-time mantra despite the buzz surrounding his side’s table-topping form.

EVENING TIMES

Aleksandar Tonev’s agent last night confirmed Werder Bremen were showing serious interest in ending the Bulgarian international’s troubled spell at Celtic.

Departing Rangers boss Ally McCoist made an emotional farewell speech to his players and told them to make him proud by pipping Hearts to the Championship title.

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