Paper Talk - 04 December 2012

Taison: Linked with move to Chelsea

Regional Paper Talk: Taison a Blues target

Brazil star Taison is a target for Chelsea, Liverpool are Daniel Sturridge's transfer preference and Paul Robinson wants to stay at Blackburn.

London Evening Standard
  • Daniel Sturridge wants to leave Chelsea next month and has made Liverpool his first-choice destination. The two clubs have begun talks over a £15million transfer and Sturridge has set his sights on a move to Anfield.
  • Fernando Torres has insisted his move to Chelsea has been a success and is determined to stay until 2017 when his contract runs out at Stamford Bridge.
  • West Ham have denied allegations that Andy Carroll assaulted a photographer while on a players' Christmas party in Dublin.
  • Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed that redeveloping Selhurst Park remains a key priority if they win promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Brazilian forward Taison has emerged as a January transfer target for Chelsea. The 24-year-old Metalist Kharkiv striker was tracked by the club in the summer as they pursued big-money moves for Edison Cavani and Taison's Brazilian compatriot Hulk.
Manchester Evening News
  • Nemanja Vidic took another step towards making his Manchester United comeback in Wednesday's Champions League encounter with CFR Cluj when he took part in Tuesday morning's training session at Carrington.
Liverpool Echo
  • Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the way in which Jose Enrique has responded to his challenge to prove himself at Liverpool FC and described the Spaniard's performance against Southampton as sensational.
  • Sylvain Distin says his recent spell out of the Everton team reinvigorated his hunger to carry on playing.
The Chronicle
  • Sylvain Marveaux believes he has much more to offer Newcastle United this season - provided he is given the chance to show it by Alan Pardew.
Evening Gazette
  • Tony Mowbray is urging casual fans to commit to a prospective Boro promotion push by signing up for season cards. The club have launched a big Christmas push to sign up a legion of new full-time fans.
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Northern Echo
  • Sunderland may have left Carrow Road without any points on Sunday, but Craig Gardner believes the squad should take confidence from their second half performance against Norwich City as they prepare to welcome Chelsea to the Stadium of Light.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Angel Rangel believes Michu is good enough to star for a Premier League heavyweight - but insists his countryman is happy at Swansea City.
Birmingham Mail
  • Markus Rosenberg will be a successful Premier League performer, according to Albion boss Steve Clarke.
Evening Times
  • Neil Lennon has urged his players to hold their nerve against Spartak Moscow, telling his players: "Get us over the line Bhoys."
  • Kenny McDowall today urged Rangers players to ignore all talk of league reconstruction - and focus fully on winning the Third Division.
The Scotsman
  • Rangers face playing their Scottish Cup clash at Tannadice with a much-diminished away backing after one of their main supporters groups called for an organised boycott.
  • Campbell Ogilvie has declared his intention to stand for re-election for the SFA presidency.
Express & Star
  • West Bromwich Albion were today attempting to control a sickness bug in the camp as keeper Ben Foster's recovery from groin surgery gathered pace.
  • Wolves' bad news at losing Dave Edwards for up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury has been tempered by Jamie O'Hara's return to full training.
  • Midfielder Brett Holman today backed his Aston Villa team-mates to show the character required to grind out results in the Premier League when required.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Ross McCormack says a resurgent Leeds United will keep "plugging away" relentlessly in a bid to put themselves firmly in the promotion race in December.
The Pink un
  • Norwich City goalkeeper Mark Bunn believes an extended run in the Canaries' Premier League line-up can also help him break into the Republic of Ireland squad.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates believes Tony Pulis is the best 'defensive manager' in the Premier League.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Roberto Martinez will decide later on Tuesday whether to appeal Maynor Figueroa's red card that underpinned Wigan's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle last night.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Paul Robinson has asked Blackburn Rovers for clarification on his future at Ewood Park - with his agent insisting the goalkeeper still wants to stay providing he is not replaced in January.
The Star
  • Darryl Westlake, the Sheffield United defender, says reaching April's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final would be a dream come true.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are sweating on the fitness of Mamady Sidibe ahead of their crunch showdown with Bristol City.
  • Barnsley director Don Rowing believes an FA Cup run would bring the "buzz" back to Oakwell.

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