Paper Talk - 07 November 2013

Javier Hernandez: One of Everton's targets

Regional Paper Talk: Toffees want Javier

Javier Hernandez tops Everton's striker shortlist, Liverpool are chasing a top European starlet and Steven Gerrard fears a Luis Suarez exit.

London Evening Standard
  • Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal side to use their superb 1-0 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund at Westfalenstadion as foundation for a similar assault on Old Trafford this weekend.
  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will recall midfielder Eden Hazard this weekend after axing the Belgian from his squad for last night's 3-0 defeat of Schalke for disciplinary reasons.
  • Steven Gerrard fully expects Luis Suarez to stay put in January but fears the Uruguayan may jump ship if Liverpool miss out on a top-four finish.
Manchester Evening News
  • Hat-trick ace Alvaro Negredo has hailed strike partner Sergio Aguero for making it 'easy' for him up front.
  • Rio Ferdinand is demanding that United hit the accelerator to stay in touch in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool Echo
  • Brendan Rodgers has reportedly identified FC Basel's talented Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as a January target to keep his side's momentum going.
  • Roberto Martinez will try to boost his striking options in January along with a midfield reinforcement, with Jordan Rhodes, Adam le Fondre and Javier Hernandez amongst those linked.
The Chronicle
  • Fabricio Coloccini has told his fellow Newcastle United charges they must learn to deal with criticism.
  • Vito Mannone is aiming to step out of Keiren Westwood's shadow and stake his claim as Sunderland's first choice stopper.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Mike Williamson is set to retain his place in the Newcastle United back four which attempts to muzzle Tottenham this weekend
Birmingham Mail
  • Chris Brunt has been told to ignore the 'moans and groans' of hecklers and continue to impress his West Bromwich Albion team-mates and coaches.
  • Birmingham City are taking steps to secure the future of two of their brightest teenage stars.
  • Aston Villa stalwart Gabby Agbonlahor wants to extend his long claret and blue service by signing a new contract with his boyhood club.
Express & Star
  • Stephen Ireland is eyeing up a permanent contract at Stoke City. Ireland is currently on loan at The Potters from Villa.
  • Kenny Jackett has urged Wolves to embark on an FA Cup run at giantkillers Oldham as he challenged his players to maintain their standards.
The Sentinel
  • Oussama Assaidi is determined to excel at Stoke City this season... to prove he is good enough to play for Liverpool.
Newham Recorder
  • Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp feels that Arsenal must be taken seriously as Champions League contenders after the north Londoners last night became the first English side to beat the German outfit at their intimidating Westfalenstadion fortress.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Jose Mourinho admits he has a soft spot for Samuel Eto'o because he helped the Portuguese 'win everything' at Inter Milan.
  • Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami has unfinished business at Liverpool ahead of his Anfield return on Saturday.
South London Press
  • Keith Millen has pushed any fears about his own future to one side as he focuses all of his energy on Crystal Palace's fight for Premier League points.
  • Defender Fitz Hall could yet sign for Millwall - or his old club Watford - after two weeks of trials at The Den.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Nathan Dyer does not beat about the bush when asked whether Swansea City have performed well so far this season.
Wales Online
  • Malky Mackay has hailed French full-back Kevin Theophile-Catherine, after his impressive start to life with Cardiff City - and fine display in the derby victory against Swansea.
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton is under no illusions Norwich City have to get back to basics to arrest their Premier League decline.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Hull City striker Aaron Mclean admits he may need to seek a loan move away from the KC Stadium.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United winger Ryan Hall has returned to Thorp Arch as the club continue to investigate the comments which saw him banished from their training ground last month.
Derby Telegraph
  • Steve McClaren has been shortlisted for a top award having been in charge at Derby County only five weeks.
Nottingham Post
  • Neil Warnock, one of Notts County's best-ever bosses, says the club's new management duo of Shaun Derry and Greg Abbott can be a big success.
Leicester Mercury
  • Leicester City midfielder Anthony Knockaert is aiming for a repeat of the final day of last season when he faces Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn has declared himself fit and ready for selection for Saturday's Championship encounter at Brighton and Hove Albion.
  • Burnley duo Sean Dyche and Danny Ings have both been nominated for monthly awards.
  • Blackburn Rovers youngster Ryan Edwards is aiming to break into Gary Bowyer's first-team squad after returning from a three-month spell with League Two title challengers Chesterfield.
The Bolton News
  • Zat Knight has urged Chung-Yong Lee to be greedier as he continues to get back to his old self.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle has promised Wigan Athletic will put on a show tonight for those who have travelled to Russia "by planes, trains and automobiles" to support their team.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Stephen Dobbie would love to extend his third spell at Blackpool until the end of the season at least.
Evening Gazette
  • Young Boro stars Luke Williams, Bryn Morris and Bradley Fewster are flying out to Spain today to link up with Atletico Madrid.
The Star
  • Nigel Clough will launch a last ditch attempt to convince Leeds that Aidy White should be allowed to appear for Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
  • Dave Jones is relieved not to have received a call from Hull asking for Matty Fryatt to be sent back early from his Hillsborough stay.
Huddersfield Examiner
  • Huddersfield Town may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on any sell-on cash from Jordan Rhodes.
Reading Post
  • Hope Akpan says he may have to go out on loan if he doesn't get more first-team opportunities at Reading.
The Argus
  • Gordon Greer is heading for a showdown at The Amex with a rival for a Scotland centre-back place: Grant Hanley.
Ipswich Star
  • He may have been Ipswich Town's most valuable player so far this season, but David McGoldrick is not taking his place for granted.
  • WATFORD
The Observer
  • Gianfranco Zola wouldn't rule out the possibility of re-signing Fitz Hall but admitted it would be "very difficult" due to the number of defenders already at the club.
Bournemouth Echo
  • Bournemouth's Lancashire hotshot Marc Pugh admits he will have a "point to prove" when he faces boyhood club Burnley on his Turf Moor return.
The Scotsman
  • Rangers have announced that David Somers will be acting chairman of the company.
  • Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that his side were no match for Ajax as they slid to a 1-0 defeat last night.
  • Hibernian have opened talks with Terry Butcher over the managerial vacancy at Easter Road and remain confident they can persuade him to take the job.
  • Hearts defender Jordan McGhee is being monitored by Juventus, according to reports.
  • Rangers manager Ally McCoist fears Andy Little could be sidelined for months after suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone.

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