Paper Talk - 28 November 2012

Joleon Lescott: In and out of the City side at the moment

Regional Paper Talk: City stay for Lescott

Joleon Lescott has been told he has a future at Manchester City and West Brom's Romelu Lukaku is confident he won't be recalled by Chelsea.

London Evening Standard
  • Arsene Wenger has used Wednesday night's clash at Goodison Park to confirm his admiration for Marouane Fellaini and could be tempted to raid his transfer war chest in January.
  • Mousa Dembele adapted more quickly to life at Tottenham than any of his fellow new signings but the Belgian feared his season would be curtailed before he could make a proper contribution.
  • Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has switched his national eligibility from England to Ghana.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Rafael Benitez has vowed to learn about the history and culture of Chelsea Football Club - but says he needs to steady the team on-pitch first.
  • Marko Marin has been told that he will get his chance to play under new boss Rafael Benitez, after a nightmare start to his Chelsea career
  • QPR's stand-in skipper Ryan Nelsen has backed Rob Green to fill the void left by crocked keeper Julio Cesar and is also confident that Harry Redknapp can save the club from relegation.
Manchester Evening News
  • Joleon Lescott's omission from the 18-man squad at Chelsea on Sunday was a 'strategic' decision as Man City coach David Platt quashed the rumours that Lescott's seat in the stands was the beginning of the end for the England defender's career at Eastlands.
  • David De Gea has every reason to feel down in the mouth as the battle to be Manchester United's number one goalkeeper is back in the melting pot but he has the backing of United legend Peter Schmeichel.
Liverpool Echo
  • David Moyes will not discuss his new Everton deal until after the January transfer window has closed.
  • A promising Liverpool Academy footballer died after a brave battle with cancer. Eight-year-old Stephen Packer, known as "Stevie", played in the Under-9 side.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Alan Pardew says he will take a vow of silence on the January transfer window as he looks to concentrate on the players who are available to him.
Express & Star
  • West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed he is confident he will remain at the Hawthorns for the rest of the season.
  • West Brom head coach Steve Clarke has revealed how the club's flying start the season has impressed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.
  • Under-pressure Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has vowed that he is still the man to turn around the club's fortunes - short and long term.
The Chronicle
  • Danny Rose says Sunderland's players must stand up and be counted as they work to turn the Black Cats' fortunes around.
The Pink un
  • Robert Snodgrass insists Norwich City's Premier League improvement is built on good old fashioned values.
Birmingham Mail
  • A Hong Kong judge has delayed Birmingham City president Carson Yeung's £59million money laundering trial until Spring 2013.
The Bolton News
  • Dougie Freedman says the senior players who are just out of the Bolton first-team picture at the moment could still have a future at the Reebok.
The Star
  • Dave Jones is calling on his Sheffield Wednesday players to come out fighting and make sure there is no repeat of Tuesday night's collapse against Watford.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • A spirited Neil Warnock claimed promotion from a wide-open Championship was "up for grabs" after Leeds United continued their revival with a 1-0 win over Leicester.
Evening Times
  • Emilio Izaguirre is ready to make a timely return to action - in a week which can define Celtic's season.
  • Ian Black has urged Ally McCoist's SPL signing targets to grab the chance to join the Rangers revolution with both hands.
  • Charles Green has reaffirmed his stance that Rangers will never play in the SPL on his watch.
The Scotsman
  • Elgin City have been hit with a £25,000 fine by the Scottish Football League after the cancellation of Sunday's Third Division game against Rangers, with the Moray club also ordered to pay compensation to the Ibrox side.



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