Tottenham are planning to make Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in their history but the prospect of the Welshman signing a new ┬ú130,000-a-week deal is dependent on the club qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Chelsea fans have warned Rafael Benitez to expect the worst atmosphere he has ever faced at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
Santi Cazorla says his Arsenal team-mates must rise to the challenge of beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday and blow the race for Champions League qualification wide open again – LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Bolton midfielder Jay Spearing says he has no problem with the raised expectation levels a recent run of five Championship matches unbeaten has produced at The Reebok – THE BOLTON NEWS
Burnley are close to agreeing a loan move for Fulham’s Alexander Kacaniklic.
Blackburn boss Michael Appleton has told Gael Givet “get yourself fit and you will be back in contention” after insisting there has been no fall-out between him and the Frenchman – LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Martin Jol has challenged Simon Davies to earn a new deal at Fulham.
Fulham youngster Buomesca Tue Na Banga has been pencilled in for his first appearance in more than six months in tonight’s U-21 clash with Chelsea – FULHAM CHRONICLE
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs signs a new one-year deal to keep him at Old Trafford until June 2014.
Tickets for Manchester United’s crunch European clash with Real Madrid are being offered by touts for more than ┬ú1,000 each – MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Brendan Rodgers admits Luis Suarez deserves to be gracing the Champions League – but the manager doesn’t believe the striker’s future will hinge on where Liverpool finish this season – LIVERPOOL ECHO
Yohan Cabaye will captain Newcastle against Swansea tomorrow – if Fabricio Coloccini fails to prove his fitness in time for the trip to Wales.
Cheick Tiote is hoping that his dazzling peroxide Mohican can be Newcastle United’s guiding light in their bid for a top-10 place – NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Hatem Ben Arfa is likely to be restricted to a “10-minute cameo” at Swansea after Alan Pardew warned his midfield maestro he must take his fitness up a notch to be involved in Newcastle United’s crucial March programme.
Sunderland have been warned that transfer target El-Hadji Ba is a long way from being Premier League-ready by the 19-year-old’s current club – THE JOURNAL
Sammy Ameobi is expected to make his Boro debut in tomorrow’s crunch Championship clash with Cardiff – EVENING GAZETTE
Martin O’Neill is eager to tie down Simon Mignolet to a new long-term deal, as interest builds in the Sunderland keeper.
Martin O’Neill insists James McClean’s latest off-the-field controversy has not affected his determination to regain a Sunderland starting spot.
Lee Cattermole has been given an injection to cure the knee injury which has plagued him for the last three months – SUNDERLAND ECHO
Harry Redknapp will be greeted with a crescendo of abuse when he makes his Southampton return.
Luke Shaw is a doubt for Saints ahead of tomorrow’s game against QPR – DAILY ECHO
Roberto Martinez says Antolin Alcaraz will bring “incredible experience and real know-how” to Wigan Athletic’s survival bid – WIGAN EVENING POST
Shane Ferguson says he hopes he can stay at St Andrew’s longer.
Dan Ashworth will today bring an end to his nine year stint with West Brom after the Baggies reached a deal for him to start working with the FA from Monday – BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Defiant manager Dean Saunders today insisted he had “no regrets” about taking on the job of resurrecting Wolves and is hell-bent on restoring the club to the top flight.
West Brom schoolboy Isaiah Brown could become the youngest player in Premier League history tomorrow after being handed a dream call-up for the trip to Chelsea – EXPRESS & STAR
Habib Habibou has been reassured that he will be given a chance to shine at Leeds United – YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Norwich City captain Grant Holt does not expect his future to be a hot topic for a second consecutive summer.
Chris Hughton is confident on-loan talisman Kei Kamara will not wilt in the spotlight after his decisive Premier League cameo against Everton – THE PINK UN
Alex Pearce is in line for a Reading recall at Everton tomorrow – READING POST
Michael Laudrup hopes celebrations in the stands can inspire Swansea City when they host a Newcastle United side who are on the up tomorrow – SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Matthew Etherington is rated 50-50 to line up against old club West Ham tomorrow, while Marc Wilson and Geoff Cameron are battling to replace Robert Huth – THE SENTINEL
John McGinn knows Celtic will be out for revenge when they face St Mirren in the William Hill Scottish Cup tomorrow.
Rangers’ former Director of Football Gordon Smith last night called for an investigation to be launched into the SPL – EVENING TIMES
Hearts believe they will have little trouble finding a quality replacement for John McGlynn – THE SCOTSMAN