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The top stories and transfer rumours from the back pages of this morning’s newspapers.
THE SUN
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is planning a summer transfer bid for Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert. The Reds may be willing to let the England man go if they can land Danny Ings as a replacement.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he still believes the Londoners can be a factor in the title race.
DAILY MIRROR
Tim Sherwood is set to watch QPR’s game with Southampton from the Loftus Road stands today and is expected to take charge of the Hoops ahead of Tuesday’s match at Sunderland.
Spurs are poised to open talks with Christian Eriksen about a new contract while forward Emmanuel Adebayor is set to be frozen out of the first team picture at White Hart Lane.
DAILY STAR
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says new signing Wilfried Bony will have to work hard to earn a place in the starting line-up when he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he and his team mates are hopeful that forward Jon Walters will remain at the club.
Steven Gerrard has told Everton fans to give him both barrels at Goodison Park in today’s Merseyside derby.
DAILY EXPRESS
Darren Fletcher says Sir Alex Ferguson played a part in his decision to leave Old Trafford for West Brom.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says there is “no progress” on agreeing a new contract with James Milner.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho broke his two-week media silence on Friday by taking a swipe at Manchester City’s spending.
DAILY MAIL
Burnley boss Sean Dyche says “the signs are that Danny (Ings) is going to let his contract run down”.
In-form striker Harry Kane says he would be happy to stay at Tottenham for the remainder of his career.
THE TIMES
Head coach John Carver says he would not allow any of the hierarchy at Newcastle to influence his team selection.
DAILY RECORD
Lalit Modi, the mastermind behind cricket’s super-rich Indian Premier League, wants a controlling interest in Rangers.
Celtic are on the verge of striking a new multi-million kit deal with American sportswear giant New Balance.

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