Paper Talk - 12 November 2012

Wilfried Zaha: Palace reluctant to sell in-demand youngster

Regional Paper Talk: Zaha not for sale

Wilfried Zaha's England call-up has strengthened Crystal Palace's resolve not to sell their star in January, while Leeds want Cameron Jerome.

London Evening Standard
  • William Gallas has warned Tottenham they have a serious fight on their hands to secure a top four finish after a third consecutive domestic defeat.
  • Crystal Palace co-owner Stephen Browett says Wilfried Zaha's England call‑up has strengthened the club's resolve that their star man is not for sale in January.
  • Graeme Souness has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Scotland manager's job.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was set to have tests in hospital today after "losing the vision in both his eyes" following an elbow in the face during Real Madrid's win over Levante.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears his players will all be risking burnout while away on international duty this week.
  • Petr Cech is confident Chelsea will cope in the absence of skipper John Terry.
  • Santi Cazorla believes it is wrong that Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta has never been selected for the senior Spain squad.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Alex Kacaniklic hailed Dimitar Berbatov after the Bulgarian's brace earned Fulham a point at Arsenal on Saturday.
  • Petr Cech says the Premier League title is between Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs - and that nobody else will get a look-in.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has all but guaranteed Villa Park hero Javier Hernandez a place in his starting XI against Norwich.
  • Roberto Mancini has warned Manchester City's Premier League rivals his team has recaptured their title-winning spirit.
Liverpool Echo
  • Everton Tom Molyneux, 18, was taken to hospital WITH 'minor injuries' after being involved in a motorway crash.
  • Glen Johnson hailed Liverpool's fighting spirit after they rallied to force a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
  • Brendan Rodgers praised Liverpool's "survival instincts" after they recorded a battling draw at Chelsea - and then reiterated his desire to add to his squad in the January transfer window.
  • Luis Suarez sent "hugs" on Twitter to John Terry after the Chelsea captain was injured against Liverpool.
  • Steven Gerrard is expected to be passed fit to win his 100th England cap having joined up with the national side.
  • Nikica Jelavic can become one of the Premier League most prolific marksmen this season, says Everton team-mate Steven Pienaar.
  • Kevin Mirallas will undergo a scan early this week on the hamstring injury which forced him off during Everton win over Sunderland.
  • David Moyes believes Everton can match the ambition of Marouane Fellaini.
  • Fellaini said Everton's weekend win was down to David Moyes' tactical switch, rather than his own performance.
The Chronicle
  • Davide Santon offered Newcastle fans a simple message after the Magpies crashed to defeat against West Ham: "We owe you one."
  • Alan Pardew believes that the return of Cheick Tiote next weekend against Swansea can re-ignite Newcastle's campaign.
  • Pardew has ordered his team to give the Toon Army something to feed off after their lacklustre start against West Ham.
  • Sunderland's Steven Fletcher and Phil Bardsley have pulled out of the Scotland squad for this week's friendly against Luxembourg.
  • Stephane Sessegnon believes Adam Johnson's first Sunderland goal will prove the catalyst in the winger's Wearside career.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • An emotional Kevin Nolan thanked Newcastle's supporters for giving him an "unbelievable" reception on his return to St James' Park.
  • Sunderland can take great confidence from their third defeat in a week-and-a-half even though they should have beaten Everton, according to Martin O'Neill.
  • Carlos Cuellar believes Sunderland have found the right way to play after a heartening but ultimately fruitless trip to Goodison Park.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Kemy Agustien could make his first Premier League start of the season for Swansea at Newcastle on Saturday, with Ki Sung-Yueng likely to be ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Birmingham Mail
  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he is both 'gutted' and 'proud' as his relatively inexperienced team look to move on from their defeat to Manchester United.
  • Birmingham boss Lee Clark sees a point at Blackburn as another sign his squad is on the right road.
  • DR Congo international Youssouf Mulumbu has tweeted that he won't play against Burkina Faso but is hoping to be fit for Chelsea.
  • Steve Clarke says the fact his players want to play through injury shows they have real desire, drive and dedication.
Express & Star
  • Stephen Ward has paid tribute to Wolves' "amazing" fans after their stirring part in the comeback against Brighton.
  • James Morrison has told West Brom to forget about Europe until they have reached their 40-point safety target.
  • West Brom keeper Ben Foster is set to return to training this week with boss Steve Clarke thanking Hawthorns medics for giving him a headache.
  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes the club's supporters understand the need for patience and will give his young stars the time to blossom.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds will renew their efforts to sign Stoke's Cameron Jerome this week as they face up to the cost of a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford.
  • American millionaire Preston Haskell has emerged as a late rival to GFH Capital as the Dubai-based private equity firm edges ever closer to a takeover of Leeds.
The Daily Echo
  • Jack Cork insists that the entire Saints squad are behind Nigel Adkins and will continue to give their all for him.
Reading Post
  • Recalled goalkeeper Adam Federici was given a boost by keeping Reading's first clean sheet of the season against Norwich before admitting he has had "a tough time".
The Sentinel
  • Charlie Adam says Stoke must use their hard-fought 1-0 win over QPR as a springboard for the rest of the season.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Roberto Martinez has admitted his concern over James McArthur's dead leg that is showing no signs of improvement.
The Bolton News
  • Bolton's debt rose to £136.5million last year.
  • Dougie Freedman will be reviewing the use of social media in his Bolton squad following further problems encountered by Marvin Sordell on Twitter.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Henning Berg has called for his Blackburn Rovers side to start building some momentum - after admitting "a little extra quality" is needed to turn draws into wins.
  • Sean Dyche declared his first full week as Burnley boss a positive one, despite it ending in defeat at Ipswich Town.
Evening Times
  • Celtic fear Gary Hooper and James Forrest could miss the crucial Champions League clash with Benfica next week.
  • Walter Smith hopes to play his part in rebuilding Rangers after making a sensational return to Ibrox.



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