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The top stories and transfer rumour making the back pages of the national press on Wednesday morning.
THE SUN
Spurs want talks with the FA to avoid star striker Harry Kane suffering burnout. Kane is expected to get a first senior England call later this month but U21 boss Gareth Southgate wants him for this summer’s European Championship as well.
Arsene Wenger admits he got it wrong when he tried to dump midfielder Francis Coquelin, who has proved a revelation when he returned to the club from a loan spell.
Leicester City ran up losses of over £20m while winning the Championship last season.
Norwich boss Alex Neil has admitted his first job when he took over from Neil Adams was to shake his players out of their comfort zone.
Sam Allardyce has warned West Ham’s players not to wind up Chelsea’s Diego Costa when the sides clash tonight, as it only makes the striker more dangerous.
DAILY STAR
Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he would not copy Liverpool and allow any player to ask for a break, as the Reds did with young forward Raheem Sterling.
Carlo Ancelotti is in pole position to take over as Manchester City boss this summer with Pep Guardiola having ruled himself out of the running.
Rafael Benitez will make a decision about his future next month with talks over a new deal at Napoli having stalled.
Sam Allardyce claims Enner Valencia’s head was turned after he was linked with a move to Chelsea in January.
DAILY EXPRESS
Manuel Pellegrini says he would walk away from Manchester City if he was asked to sacrifice his attacking philosophy.
DAILY MIRROR
Brendan Rodgers admits he thought he would be fired as Liverpool struggled for form earlier this season, with the low point coming after they were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace in November.
DAILY MAIL
Manuel Pellegrini says he does not have to win trophies this season to save his job as Manchester City boss.
Roberto Martinez admits he is grateful for the backing of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright after vowing to arrest their Premier League slide.
Louis van Gaal has asked his players to cut down on the number of back passes being made to ‘keeper David de Gea.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been hit with an FA charge over an expletive-laden comment he made on Twitter.
Manchester United have taken Poland U16 goalie Tomasz Kucz on trial. The 15-year-old plays for Polonia Warsaw.
Samir Nasri would like to follow Thierry Henry and finish his career in the MLS.
THE TIMES
Oldham chairman Simon Corney is convinced Paul Scholes will manage the club in the future even though he appears set to turn down the chance to take over now.
INDEPENDENT
Manchester City will look to Brendan Rodgers as a replacement for Manuel Pellegrini if the club’s owners decide to make a managerial change this summer.
Around a third of the ticket’s for May’s Champions League final in Berlin will be reserved for officials, sponsors and corporate hospitalty, UEFA has admitted.
DAILY RECORD
Derek Llambias and Barry Leach want £290,000 apiece to walk away from Rangers.
Dutch giants Feyenoord are preparing to fight it out with Celtic for striker John Guidetti, who is on loan with the champions from Manchester City.

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