LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea are planning to hold talks with manager Jose Mourinho this summer over a new four-year contract.
Thibaut Courtois has revealed how Mourinho gave him the confidence to fight off the challenge of Petr Cech and establish himself as Chelsea’s No1 goalkeeper.
Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois could have been making a name for themselves in north London, according to former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared himself unconcerned by rumours that Santi Cazorla could be returning to Spain at the end of the season.
Wenger has confirmed Thierry Henry has begun his coaching badges at Arsenal and reiterated his belief the former striker could one day manage the club.
Brentford’s outgoing manager Mark Warburton will be a leading contender for the hot-seat at Queens Park Rangers and Fulham should they decide to change manager at the end of the season.
Sam Allardyce insists he is turning a blind eye to any speculation over his future at West Ham and is remaining calm about his contract situation.
Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho were paired in attack at West Brom but Allardyce believes their lack of experience in English football is the main factor in their goals drying up.
Jordan Henderson had admitted that he wanted to take the penalty that gave his side a 1-0 advantage in their Europa League clash against Besiktas.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United are ready to abandon their interest in Paul Pogba.
The financial package required to take Pogba to the Real Madrid could improve United’s own chances of signing Gareth Bale, with Real potentially using that cash to fund a deal.
Kevin Strootman remains Van Gaal’s top target – but the Dutchman will monitor the Roma enforcer’s recovery from his latest knee injury before committing to a deal that would cost in excess of £40m.
Marcos Rojo has admitted he needs to improve if he’s going to be a success at Old Trafford
Paul Scholes has warned Manchester City that it will be impossible to keep Lionel Messi quiet when they face Barcelona.
Sergio Aguero has revealed how the knee injury that halted his astonishing goal streak reduced him to tears.
Romelu Lukaku believes he should have had five goals in Everton’s impressive 4-1 demolition of Young Boys.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet revealed he used a different technique in his Europa League one on one with Demba Ba – this time emerging victorious in the battle with the Senegalese striker.
Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has impressed Manchester City this season – but the Spaniard is aiming to help gun down the champions at the Etihad Stadium again.
Ryan Taylor has still got a “huge part” to play at Newcastle this season.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists Sunderland counterpart Gus Poyet must be respected for speaking his mind.
Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak has spoken of the trauma of breaking his leg and his determination to fight his way back to fitness.
Wolves hitman Nouha Dicko is ready to be “an enemy rather than a friend” as he aims to shoot down former club Rotherham United.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom boss Tony Pulis reckons the Baggies must avoid injuries to leading strikers Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye – because he has not yet found a free agent worth signing to bolster the ranks.
Walsall will hold talks with Manchester City over extending Jordy Hiwula’s loan.
Glenn Whelan stands by every word he uttered in his angry rant at the Stoke City dressing room immediately after last weekend’s FA Cup mauling at Blackburn.
Demba Ba has recalled his frustration about a big money move to Stoke falling through amid reports of a failed medical.
Crewe Alexandra have snapped up goalkeeper Paul Rachubka on a deal until the end of the season.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton’s new signing Filip Djuricic always had faith he would one day make it to the Premier League, after a move to Manchester United fell through six years ago.
Harry Redknapp doesn’t believe Saints will achieve a top four finish this season.
Danny Ings might have spent Burnley’s free weekend in Spain talking terms with Real Sociedad over a possible La Liga move, but boss Sean Dyche has no concerns about his striker’s focus.
Steven Reid has described the Clarets’ silver third kit as ‘a real shocker’ and joked it reminded him and the players of ‘tinfoil’.
Blackburn Rovers defender Yann Songo’o featured as a trialist for Colchester United’s under-21s.
John Coleman has warned his Accrington Stanley side not to be lulled into a false sense of security by their last two results.
Liam Moore’s hopes of playing in this summer’s European Under-21 Championship could be affected by Leicester City’s desire to keep him at the King Power Stadium.
Millwall are close to securing the services of Foxes forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher on a temporary basis.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk has urged his Swansea City players to deliver value for money every time they take the field, declaring: “I want to be excited on the touchline.”
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce knows getting Hammers fans back on side with a win at rivals Tottenham on Sunday could be vital.
Samba Diakite finds himself in no man’s land after returning to QPR from loan club Ittihad FC in Saudi Arabia.
Brentford boss Mark Warburton has not ruled out a move for Leicester defender Liam Moore.
Warburton insists he will not leave Brentford before the end of the season – even if new suitors come calling.
The Bees will look to extend the stay of Everton striker Chris Long.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Neil Redfearn has hinted that Brazilian ace Adryan will be named on the bench again tomorrow, claiming the “penny is starting to drop” with the Brazilian as he fights to establish himself at Leeds United.
On-loan Blackburn star Darragh Lenihan can make it to the very top in football, says Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
While Nottingham Forest’s transfer embargo will stretch into next season, chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi hopes to see good players arrive in the summer, rather than depart.
Djamel Abdoun has opened up about his “difficult” period spent at the City Ground after joining Sport Lokeren on loan.
Notts County boss Shaun Derry admits he has received numerous enquiries for his out-of-favour stars, including Matt Harrold and Nicky Wroe, but is yet to receive a firm bid for their services.
THE PINK UN
New loan signing Graham Dorrans clocked the quality in Norwich City’s squad from the moment he began training with his new colleagues.
Former Canaries boss Neil Adams has returned to football – with some of the most promising youngsters in the country.
Tottenham loanee Ryan Fredericks will put his long-term future on hold until Middlesbrough’s promotion charge is completed.
Aitor Karanka wants Seb Hines to get plenty of first team football under his belt during his American loan spell.
Russell Slade has revealed Cardiff City’s new head coach Paul Trollope will play a bigger role at the club between now and the end of this season.
Wayne Rooney can be Manchester United’s new Paul Scholes, Swansea boss Garry Monk has claimed.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Andy Lonergan is taking nothing for granted as Bolton Wanderers’ number one goalkeeper, with Manchester United loanee Ben Amos in reserve.
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says he holds no grudges after his exit from the Macron Stadium and is pleased to see their fortunes turn around under Neil Lennon.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Malky Mackay has called on Wigan Athletic to get their house in order at home – and underpin their survival hopes in the process.
The Latics boss says he would ‘absolutely’ look at re-signing Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd when he has fully recovered from his knee injury.
Blackpool boss Lee Clark admits he and the players are aware of the off-the-field issues engulfing Bloomfield Road.
Reading chief executive Nigel Howe says Thai businessman Samrit Bunditkitsada gave up his 25 per cent stake in the club after questioning by the Football League.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton has not ruled out another move into the loan market, with the capture of Emmanuel Ledesma accompanied by the blow of losing Solly March.
Crawley are hopeful of signing defender Miles Addison on loan from Bournemouth to ease a crippling injury crisis.
Christophe Berra has paid tribute to Ipswich Town’s long-suffering fans and hopes to get Portman Road rocking between now and the end of the season.
Nigel Clough hopes he will be allowed to build a lasting dynasty at Bramall Lane after reiterating his pledge to build a team around it’s latest crop of young talent.
Che Adams and Kieran Wallace are equipped to seize the “massive opportunity” they have been handed by Sheffield United, says full-back Bob Harris.
Head coach Stuart Gray believes Sheffield Wednesday’s next five matches will define their season.
Former Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O’Driscoll, now in charge of England U19s ruled himself out of the running to be the new manager at Barnsley, while Terry Butcher too, has also dismissed speculation linking him with the job.
One shock name to emerge as a potential candidate to take over at Oakwell was that of former Swindon and Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio.
Richie Wellens and his Doncaster Rovers teammates think there is just one play-off spot left to play for.
Mark Hudson says it’s crucial Huddersfield Town hit the level of performance which earned them a draw at high-flying Bournemouth as often as possible over the remaining 15 games of the Championship campaign.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes “real character” has been a key factor in Cherries’ impressive away form this season.
Tommy Elphick has sounded out a warning ahead of the Cherries’ trip to Brentford and insists Eddie Howe’s men must read nothing into the uncertainty at Griffin Park.
Gary Locke claims confidence is the only thing that has improved at Kilmarnock since he took over as interim boss from Allan Johnston.