Paper Talk - 13 November 2012

Kieran Trippier: Watched by Arsenal

Regional Paper Talk: Arsenal chase Trippier

Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier is a target for Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.

London Evening Standard
  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck explains why club accused referee of racial abuse, says reaction to it has been 'very unfair' and insists they're not hypocrites.
  • Andre Villas-Boas could be without three more key players for Saturday's derby against Arsenal after Kyle Walker, Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon all succumbed to hamstring problems.
  • Emmanuel Frimpong has quashed speculation he will leave Arsenal in January but has indicated that he would like to go out on loan.
The Bolton News
  • Bolton's debt rose to £136.5million in the last financial year - up from £110.6m on the previous 12-month period, according to figures released by the club.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Kieran Trippier is understood to be on Premier League side Arsenal's radar after Gunners scouts watched the right-back at the weekend.
  • Martin Olsson believes Blackburn Rovers are already looking like 'a different team' under Henning Berg - but has warned that it will take time to reach their full potential.
The Star
  • Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Sunderland's England Under-21 striker Connor Wickham.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to give the green light for Matthew Briggs to remain at Bristol City.
  • Ryan Nelsen faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday's showdown with Southampton.
  • Fulham plan to open contract talks with veteran winger Damien Duff by the end of the year.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits he should have rested a groin problem against Chelsea at the weekend but played because of illness to Martin Skrtel.
  • Nikica Jelavic hopes that Saturday's timely matchwinner has opened the floodgates to another goal rush for Everton.
The Chronicle
  • David Meyler insists there has been no talk of his loan move to Hull City being made permanent.
  • Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul believes the Magpies' Europa League trip to Brugge left the Magpies feeling 'fatigued' and with energy levels low in their quest to see off West Ham.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Shola Ameobi admits that Newcastle United must make better starts if they are to climb up the Premier League table.
Evening Gazette
  • Mustapha Carayol is wanted by the Gambia to boost their future World Cup hopes.
Northern Echo
  • Middlesbrough midfielder Richard Smallwood accepts he will have to be patient in his quest to nail down a regular place in Tony Mowbray's starting XI.
The Daily Echo
  • Jack Cork believes Saints are ready to fire themselves to Premier League safety after a successful team bonding trip.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Roberto Martinez has admitted his concern over James McArthur's dead leg that is showing no signs of improvement.
Birmingham Mail
  • Andi Weimann is happy to be Paul Lambert's right-hand man after revealing his determination to play an important part in an Aston Villa revival this season.
  • Birmingham City player Jonathan Spector says Blues 'are on the right track'.
  • Markus Rosenberg has been tipped to prosper for West Bromwich Albion, despite the underwhelming start to his Baggies career.
Express & Star
  • Wolves' 'redemption figure' Roger Johnson was today described as a 'great pro' as he celebrated cementing himself a place in fans' hearts.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United midfielder Rudy Austin has suffered a cracked ankle bone following the 6-1 defeat to Watford.
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton never had any regrets he made the right decision to join Norwich City despite a difficult start to his Premier League reign.
Reading Post
  • Sean Morrison predicts a Reading win is just around the corner after helping register the first clean sheet of the season.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Gerhard Tremmel hopes his run in the Swansea City first team will persuade Michael Laudrup to offer him a new contract.
  • Michael Laudrup has a conundrum in midfield this week as Swansea City plot how to humble Newcastle United.
The Sentinel
  • Tony Pulis has poured cold water on any talk of Michael Owen's injury problems being all in his mind.
Evening Times
  • Ranger fans were today tipped to back the Rangers share flotation - now Walter Smith has been appointed to the club's board.
  • Victor Wanyama will remain in Scotland instead of travelling to Tanzania via Kenya for a friendly international tomorrow.
The Scotsman
  • A consortium vying to buy Hearts and usher in a new era of fan ownership has submitted a takeover bid to majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov.

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