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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tim Sherwood is set to be appointed Queens Park Rangers boss next week and may even take charge of the match at Sunderland on Tuesday.

Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is also understood to have also considered former England manager Steve McClaren and Real Madrid assistant coach Paul  Clement.

West Ham expect to discover whether they will be thrown out of the FA Cup before the weekend, after fielding Diafra Sakho against Bristol City despite declaring that the striker was unfit for African Cup Of Nations duty.

Spurs’ out-of-favour forward Emmanuel Adebayor rejected the chance to earn about £1m month in Qatar as he and his family are keen to remain in London.

Harry Kane has set his sights on emulating Jurgen Klinsmann after a stellar season at Tottenham.

Co-owner David Sullivan insists it’s a ‘backhanded compliment’ that West Ham failed to sign any of their deadline day transfer targets, including Adebayor and Younes Kaboul.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

David de Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes has claimed that the Manchester United goalkeeper is happy at Old Trafford – but claims he’d be part of a title-challenging team if Sir Alex Ferguson was still at the club.

Manchester City desperately need a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure, with Paul Pogba a potential target.

Manchester City are weighing up a possible move for Burnley striker Danny Ings on a free transfer this summer.

Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez’s situation is also being monitored as he prepares to return from a lengthy absence due to a serious knee injury.

The Blues are hoping to boost their stock of home-grown stars with Frank Lampard set to leave in the summer and James Milner possibly joining him.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

West Ham were one of two clubs who made late bids to take Sylvain Distin from Everton on deadline day.

Philippe Coutinho’s natural talent is “frightening” according to Liverpool team-mate Adam Lallana.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Frank De Boer has dropped another hint that he will remain at Ajax beyond the end of this season. The former Holland star has been linked with the head coach role at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United’s talented 17-year old Adam Armstrong is wanted by Blackpool and Coventry, who are eyeing a swoop for Toon striker when the loan window opens.

Gael Bigirimana has insisted he and his four Newcastle United team-mates were not forced to join Rangers on loan and believes they still have a future on Tyneside.

Newcastle defender Remie Streete insisted his loan move to Rangers would not be scuppered by Fifa’s transfer rules, after Hatem Ben Arfa was barred from featuring for French side Nice.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

The proposed takeover of Hartlepool United is no closer to going through as talks with the Football League continue.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish could face a scramble for his services with Wolverhampton Wanderers heading a queue of half a dozen Championship clubs keen to take him on loan.

Villa legend Paul McGrath has branded the club a “disgrace” and admits they are now in panic mode.

Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett will resume his search for defensive fortification when the loan window opens next week.

He also revealed he came close to securing a deal for a European-based player – only for that to fall through late on.

EXPRESS & STAR

Youssouf Mulumbu today revealed he rejected West Brom’s plea to return to England for treatment in order to chase African Cup of Nations glory.

New Baggies signing Darren Fletcher insists he is ready for the Premier League survival scrap after arriving on Monday on a free-transfer.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has a summer hit-list of targets, but where on-loan Victor Moses resides on that list will only become clear towards the end of the season.

Potters chairman Peter Coates expects German newcomer Philipp Wollscheid to make his January loan move permanent in the summer.

USA international Juan Agudelo is ready to prove a positive can emerge from his spell in European limbo after admitting his frustration to miss out on a visa to play for Stoke City.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City vice-chairman Ehab Allam believes the £3m signing of Dame N’Doye can help Hull City avoid the drop and become a mid-table side in the Premier League.

A long list of targets was explored – including Rickie Lambert, Demba Ba, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe – but the Tigers’ precarious standing in the Premier League consistently provided an insurmountable obstacle.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley’s only signing of the January transfer window, Michael Keane, believes the current Clarets squad have enough quality to beat the drop, despite a frustrating deadline day where they failed to lure Henri Lansbury and Graham Dorrans.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer praised the club’s owners Venky’s after the January transfer window closed without losing in-form duo Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes.

However, Rovers sold centre-back Jack O’Connell to Championship rivals Brentford with Bowyer insisting he wanted to keep the 20-year-old.

Accrington’s deadline day signing Gerardo Bruna – dubbed ‘the next Lionel Messi’ – was offered a professional contract by Madrid but infuriated Real by instead opting to join Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has paid tribute to the job done by Garry Monk as he celebrates a year in charge at the Liberty.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR have announced a restructuring of their coaching set-up following the departure of Harry Redknapp as manager, with Les Ferdinand named director of football.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Giuseppe Bellusci’s racism charge will go before a Football Association disciplinary commission tomorrow with the Leeds United defender fighting to avoid a minimum five-game ban.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

New loan signing Tom Ince believes Derby County have been head and shoulders above the rest in the Championship this season.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has vowed to clear Nottingham Forest’s outstanding debt, so they can strengthen their squad via the emergency loan market.

EVENING GAZETTE

Patrick Bamford believes Middlesbrough have everything in place to end their six-year stint in the Championship and make a long-awaited return to Premier League.

WALES ONLINE

Kim Bo-Kyung, the former Cardiff City player at the heart of the Malky Mackay and Iain Moody text scandal, could be set for a reunion with his former boss at Wigan.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has lined up deals for Northern Irish youngster Daniel Hughes and Dutch defender Nick Kuipers, which could be completed at the end of the season.

Lennon believes a permanent deal for Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan and Manchester United loanee Saidy Janko could be struck next summer.

Bolton managed to sign six players in the January transfer window but still bring down costs after selling high-earners Jay Spearing and Lee Chong-Yung.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Fleetwood Town aren’t wanted in the League One play-off spots, insists manager Graham Alexander, who believes bigger clubs are favoured by the league.

READING POST

Reading captain Jem Karacan started in the Royals Under-21s win against Huddersfield Town as he continues to get up to full speed following his 16-month lay off due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Midfielder Hope Akpan also made his return from injury in the game.

Shot-stopper Adam Federici says he has no regrets about turning down the opportunity to be involved in Australia’s Asia Cup winning squad.

THE ARGUS

Brighton shied away from a deadline day move for Shaun Wright-Phillips, because they refused to be panicked into landing a winger.

IPSWICH STAR

Expensive flop Paul Taylor could end up costing Ipswich Town almost £3,000 per minute of competitive action, after being ordered to stay away from the training ground by manager Mick McCarthy.

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