Regional paper talk
The football news and gossip making the back pages of Thursday’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham’s Sandro will become a top target for Napoli if they cannot agree a deal to sign Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United.
Harry Redknapp has tipped Glenn Hoddle to use his new role at QPR to either succeed him as manager at the club or put himself in the frame to be the next England coach.
Sami Khedira’s contract dispute with Real Madrid could persuade Arsenal and Chelsea to launch a cut-price bid for the German midfielder.
Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal finally look ready to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Luke Shaw’s hamstring injury could force United to re-evaluate their transfer plans.
Christian Atsu claims he had offers from elsewhere but is “proud” to join Everton on loan from Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool’s ability to attract top class talent this summer is a “symbol” of the club’s resurgence.
Tim Krul is set to remain at Newcastle after being impressed by the club’s summer signings.
Sunderland hope to complete the signing of Brighton winger Will Buckley in time for him to play at the weekend.
Aston Villa have yet to complete a deal to sign Colombia international Carlos Sanchez.
West Brom could net £600,000 if Shane Long’s move from Hull to Southampton goes through.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom will net around £600,000 if Shane Long completes his surprise £12million switch from Hull City to
Aston Villa’s move for Elche midfielder Carlos Sanchez is still in the balance.
Mark Hughes says Steven Nzonzi is happy again at Stoke just weeks after submitting his latest transfer request.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City have been boosted by the news that Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge will be available to face Manchester United on Saturday.
Southampton midfielder Jack Cork has been linked with a £3m move to Crystal Palace.
Southampton are aiming to tie up deals for Shane Long and Florin Gardos.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Steve Bruce admits Southampton’s £12.5m move for Shane Long was too lucrative to resist but insists the sale will not damage his side’s prospects.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds are in talks with Rotherham United over a deal for Kieran Agard.
Leeds will receive £100,000 after Adam Clayton completed a transfer from Huddersfield Town to Middlesbrough.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist has issued a “hands-off” warning to clubs considering a move for Lee Wallace.