Paper Talk - 05 November 2012

Andrey Arshavin: Wanted by Reading

Regional Paper Talk: Royals chase Arshavin

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich is interested in signing Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin and Andre Villas-Boas has no problem with Emmanuel Adebayor.

London Evening Standard
  • Andre Villas-Boas insists he has no problem with Emmanuel Adebayor's attitude at Tottenham.
  • Jamie Mackie believes QPR could be doomed to the Championship if they fail to get out of the bottom three by the end of the year.
  • Ian Holloway has been reassured that Crystal Palace will fight to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha, even if they are offered £20million for him.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers have a number of injury doubts ahead of tomorrow's trip to Huddersfield Town.
  • Adam Henley is relishing the start of a new Blackburn Rovers era - and is bidding to play as big a part in it as possible.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Mark Hughes hopes Djibril Cisse's first Premier League goal of the season can help kick-start his campaign.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini reacted angrily to further questions about his link with Monaco at Monday's Champions League press conference.
  • Rio Ferdinand says table toppers Manchester United are still not satisfied and the dressing room mood told a significant tale on Saturday.
Liverpool Echo
  • Jose Enrique hailed the 'amazing' Luis Suarez after the in-form striker rescued a point against Newcastle at Anfield - but admits Liverpool need to ease the burden on him.
  • Leighton Baines rued Everton's lack of a clinical edge in front of goal as they missed a string of chances to put Fulham to the sword - and paid with a heart-breaking late equaliser at Craven Cottage.
The Chronicle
  • Yogan Cabaye today revealed he hopes that his Anfield injury agony will not rule him out of Newcastle United's decisive run of games in November.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Lee Cattermole believes Sunderland have a dressing room strong enough to recover from the dents being inflicted on their confidence.
Evening Gazette
  • Middlesbrough's rise to the top of the Championship is down to the players' spirit and drive, according to Tony Mowbray.
Sunderland Echo
  • Phil Bardsley admits back-to-back Stadium of Light defeats have taken the gloss off his return to the Sunderland starting line-up.
The Daily Echo
  • Under-fire Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has the full support of the Saints squad according to captain Adam Lallana.
Wigan Evening Post
  • James McCarthy admits Ben Watson has cranked up the pressure in the engine room after taking his big chance with both hands at Tottenham on Saturday.
Birmingham Mail
  • West Brom could be without Peter Odemwingie for up to five weeks of Premier League action - after the Nigeria striker reaffirmed his commitment to the national side.
Express & Star
  • Rookie striker Jake Cassidy will return to Wolves at the end of his loan spell at Tranmere in January for the Championship club to assess his progress.
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke today played down speculation he could lose Romelu Lukaku in January and insisted the teenage striker is thriving at The Hawthorns.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Tom Lees could miss Leeds United's game at Burnley on Tuesday after receiving hospital treatment on a bizarre injury suffered in their 2-2 draw with Brighton.
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton defended Robert Snodgrass over his role in the defining incident which tilted this gruelling Premier League clash in Norwich's favour.
Reading Post
  • Reading owner Anton Zingarevich is interested in signing Arsenal striker Andrey Arshavin.
South Wales Evening Post
  • It has taken five months and 10 Premier League matches, but Leon Britton feels this is now a Swansea City side in Michael Laudrup's image.
The Sentinel
  • Captain Ryan Shawcross made no excuses for Stoke's poor display in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Norwich.
Evening Times
  • Scotland assistant Peter Houston hit out at the SFA for leaving Craig Levein stewing over his future as national coach over the weekend.
The Scotsman
  • Barcelona's talismanic forward Lionel Messi is fit to face Celtic at Parkhead, allaying fears that a knee injury would sideline him.

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