Birmingham Mail: Matt Lowton's hopes of joining Villa's elite list of ever-present Premier League stars is hanging in the balance. The right-back is walking a suspension tightrope and faces a two-game ban if he is cautioned again during the next three outings.
Birmingham Post: Marc Albrighton is hoping to help out during Villa's survival run-in after recovering from a broken foot. Albrighton has resumed training at Bodymoor Heath and is targeting a return to Premier League action next month.
Daily Mirror: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen on Norwich defender Russell Martin. The talented 27-year-old was a key component of the Canaries side taken by Lambert from League One into the Premier League.
Daily Mail: Tottenham have joined Inter Milan and Manchester City in chasing Aston Villa's Christian Benteke.
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BBC Sport: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says he may stay at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career. The Netherlands international, 29, joined United from Arsenal for £24m last August, signing a four-year deal.
BBC Sport: Paul Ince fears the next generation of prospective British bosses will be put off a career in management after seeing 34 dismissed so far this season. Blackpool boss Ince has called for the introduction of a window for clubs to make a change of manager if they wish.
Sky Sports: QPR's Park Ji-sung is hoping to play on for another couple of years despite rumours that he is set to retire in 2014.
BBC Sport: Coventry City will play their final three scheduled League One games of the season at the Ricoh Arena after the agreement of a short-term deal.
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