Paper Talk - 12 February 2013

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Still on Newcastle's wish-list

Regional Paper Talk: Toon eye Ligue 1 duo

Newcastle still hope to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, while John Terry wants Chelsea to win the Europa League.

London Evening Standard
  • Andre Santos believes his loan move to Gremio will restore his confidence and ensure he returns to Arsenal a stronger player after vowing that the fans have not seen the last of him yet.
  • John Terry is determined to end the season on a high by winning the Europa League but has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they must not let it damage their hopes of finishing in the top four.
  • Arsenal are confident Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny will be fit to face Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first leg but still have concerns over the availability of Thomas Vermaelen.
  • Jermain Defoe has targeted a return to the Tottenham team in time for the derby against Arsenal on March 3.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Harry Redknapp is ready to turn to Jay Bothroyd to solve QPR's striker shortage.
Manchester Evening News
  • Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Ashley Young all trained for Manchester United on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Liverpool Echo
  • Jordan Henderson admitted Liverpool had been punished for allowing their standards to slip after they crashed to a miserable 2-0 defeat against West Brom at Anfield.
  • Tim Howard believes the FA Cup can provide the timely lift to momentum which Everton need as they prepare for Saturday's clash with Oldham.
The Chronicle
  • England Under-21 striker Connor Wickham is hoping his loan move to Sheffield Wednesday will prove a springboard for his Sunderland career.
  • Davide Santon insists even the lure to team up with close pal Mario Balotelli at AC Milan would not persuade him to quit his beloved Newcastle United.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Derek Llambias has declared that Newcastle's French revolution will continue into the summer - with more Ligue 1 targets on the radar in the close season. St Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Valenciennes defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin remain targets.
  • Martin O'Neill is second on Sunderland's all-time Premier League managerial record for the first 50 games in charge. Peter Reid is top.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Israeli striker Itay Shechter has been forced to train in his homeland this week after being blocked from entering Dubai because of his nationality.
Evening Gazette
  • Tony Mowbray has defended his managerial philosophy after five successive defeats for Middlesbrough threatened to halt their play-off push.
Birmingham Mail
  • Aston Villa winger Charles N'Zogbia is ready to put his body on the line for the claret and blue cause.
  • Lee Clark is demanding Birmingham play "front-foot football, be aggressive, and stop their opponents' good players playing".
Express & Star
  • Wolves manager Dean Saunders has declared the signing of Reading defender Kaspars Gorkss as "just the start" after completing his first major deal for the club.
  • West Brom hero Ben Foster has hailed his match-winning display at Liverpool as the "best performance of his life".
  • Rookie defender Danny Batth was today being tipped as a future Wolves captain by Karl Henry.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds boss Neil Warnock claims his current side is the best he's had during his spell in charge of the club - but still wishes he could call on Robert Snodgrass' talents.
The Daily Echo
  • Former Rangers skipper Steven Davis has revealed he would like to return to Ibrox one day.
  • Southampton centre-half Jose Fonte is hopeful of being fit for Sunday week's clash with Newcastle.
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton insists the time to judge Norwich City is at the end of the Premier League season.
  • Robert Snodgrass believes there is much more to come from Luciano Becchio as he settles down to life at Carrow Road.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates has stressed that manager Tony Pulis will always have the final say on the buying and selling of players.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Martin Olsson believes Michael Appleton is turning Blackburn Rovers into a "90-minute team" after admitting their work-load has increased since his appointment.
The Star
  • Sheffield Wednesday are settling down, but are far from settled, says loan star Danny Pugh.
  • Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has ordered his team to go for the jugular at Bury this evening.
Evening Times
  • Motherwell striker Michael Higdon is hoping to earn himself a new contract with the Fir Park club between now and the end of the season.
  • Hearts have decided against launching a bid to rescind Ryan Stevenson's red card from the 3-1 defeat by Dundee United on Saturday.
The Scotsman
  • Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes the club are arguably in the strongest financial position of their history as a result of progress to the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

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