Paper Talk - 10 January 2013

Loic Remy: On Newcastle's wanted list

Regional Paper Talk: Loic looks at Toon

Loic Remy says he would only leave Marseille for Newcastle, Everton are chasing Virgil van Dijk, while Norwich want Per Ciljan Skjelbred.

London Evening Standard
  • QPR are still hopeful of signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila and will offer Samba Diakite as part of the deal.
  • Manchester United are set to finally clinch the £12million signing of Wilfried Zaha in a deal which will see the 20-year-old spend the rest of the season on loan at Crystal Palace.
  • Palace are ready to fend off bids for another of their young stars Yannick Bolasie after agreeing to sell Zaha.
  • Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has pledged his immediate future to the club by signing a deal that keeps him at Griffin Park until 2015.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Reading and West Brom have shown an interest in signing Fulham utility man Chris Baird.
Manchester Evening News
  • Madcap Mario Balotelli raised more eyebrows at training again this morning - but this time it was for a haircut rather than a scuffle with the boss.
  • Frank Lampard could do for Manchester United's midfield what Robin van Persie has done for the Reds' attack, says former player Sammy McIlroy.
Liverpool Echo
  • Holland U21 international defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed that Everton are keen to lure him to Goodison Park in a £1.3million deal.
The Chronicle
  • Loic Remy has told close friends that his most likely destination this January will be Newcastle United.
  • Alan Pardew insists he can handle the heat ahead of Newcastle United's relegation dogfight at Carrow Road.
  • Sunderland face a race against time to finalise the paperwork that will allow new signing Alfred N'Diaye to make his debut in Saturday's Premier League clash against West Ham.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • San Lorenzo want to push through a deal for Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini sooner rather than later.
Sunderland Echo
  • Martin O'Neill says James McClean's taste of central midfield action is unlikely to be a long-term affair following the capture of Alfred N'Diaye.
Northern Echo
  • Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is focusing all his efforts into signing up Swansea City's Danny Graham.
  • Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray could be boosted by the return of several first-team players for Saturday's clash with Watford.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Swansea will have to break their transfer record to sign Kenwyne Jones, with Stoke looking to recoup as much of the £8million they paid for him as possible.
Birmingham Mail
  • West Bromwich Albion defender will NOT be signing for QPR, says Steve Clarke.
  • Birmingham City boss Lee Clark is delighted to have a selection headache ahead of Huddersfield Town game.
  • Joe Bennett has apologised to Aston Villa fans for his performance against Bradford on Tuesday.
Express & Star
  • Aston Villa have cooled talk they will move for Inter Milan's Philippe Coutinho this month.
  • New manager Dean Saunders has declared Wolves are "in the Army now" with a strict new disciplinary code for players.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Neil Warnock insisted that he would be given final say on offers for any of Leeds United's players as he responded to fears of imminent bids for Luciano Becchio and Sam Byram.
The Pink un
  • Norwich are ready to rival Newcastle for Hamburg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred.
  • The Canaries are also stepping up their interest in Celtic striker Gary Hooper.
The Daily Echo
  • Jose Fonte faces six weeks on the sidelines with the injury he picked up in the FA Cup defeat against Chelsea last weekend.
Reading Post
  • Reading legend Steve Coppell thinks new owner Anton Zingarevich missed a trick by not spending big in the summer.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz is "nearly, nearly there" as he recovers from his injury nightmare.
The Star
  • Sheffield Wednesday are watching for any developments at Everton as the Toffees ponder the next step for Ross Barkley.
  • Sheffield United are believed to be tracking promising Shrewsbury Town winger Jon Taylor.
Evening Times
  • Stevie Hammell has urged Motherwell to try and resist any bids for Henrik Ojamaa.
The Scotsman
  • Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has revealed his disappointment after failing with his bid to have his two-game ban overturned.



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