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Newcastle are keen on Sunderland right-back Phil Bardsley, while West Brom have failed with a bid for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez.

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FULHAM CHRONICLE

His manager is not sure - but Stephane Mbia claims he is ready to stick it out in the Championship with QPR.

Ali Faurlin has yet to be offered a new contract and could well be one of the 'four' chairman Tony Fernandes promises is about to exit QPR either permanently or on loan.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Assistant manager Neil McDonald believes West Ham United still need to sign one more striker but admits Modibo Maiga is making a strong case to start the new Premier League campaign.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

David Moyes is refusing to lose his cool as United's desperate pursuit of a big-name signing threatens to go into meltdown. The Reds have hit a brick wall in their chase of midfield ace Cesc Fabregas, having had bids of £25m and £30m rejected by Barcelona - and are pondering a third offer.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers has hailed Liverpool's tour of the Far East and Australia as the perfect launchpad for the season ahead.

Roberto Martinez believes "diamond" Ross Barkley can make a big impact at Everton this season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United have cooled their interest in Bafetimbi Gomis.

Yohan Cabaye says he is focused on nothing but Newcastle United's Premier League opener against Manchester City next month.

Newcastle United are understood to have shown interest in Phil Bardsley, who is also a target for Fulham and Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.

Sunderland hope to add two more new faces this week after allowing Alfred N'Diaye to join Eskisehirspor on a season-long loan.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew has allowed Joe Kinnear to get on with his job of signing players, with the club expected to make an increased offer for Lyon striker Bafitimbi Gomis over the next 24 hours.

Steven Fletcher is likely to be out of action until September as he battles back from ankle surgery.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Stephane Sessegnon wants to stay at Sunderland and be part of the Paolo Di Canio revolution.

Alfred N'Diaye won't be the last departure from the Stadium of Light this summer.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Jordi Amat has declared himself ready to play the biggest game of his career if Chico Flores misses Swansea City's Europa League opener against Malmo.

Kemy Agustien has said thank you to Swansea City as he prepares to sign for Brighton.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark believes that Birmingham City are in tune for the Championship kick-off.

Markus Rosenberg is keen to prove that he is the real deal - as his good form continues.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Bromwich Albion have failed in a bid to sign Argentina international centre-back Federico Fernandez on loan from Napoli.

West Bromwich Albion coach Kevin Keen believes the Baggies will "excite" fans if they land their top transfer targets.

Leandro Bacuna today insisted Christian Benteke has been welcomed back into the Aston Villa fold and it was vital the striker stayed.

Head coach Kenny Jackett today predicted one of his goalkeepers will leave Wolves.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker insists the Canaries have it all to prove again in the Premier League.

READING POST

Jobi McAnuff admits Reading were given a bit of a lesson by Swansea during Saturday's 3-0 defeat.

THE SENTINEL

Ryan Shawcross has won the Mark Hughes seal of approval to continue as Stoke City captain into a fifth year.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle is keeping his fingers crossed that Thomas Rogne's rotten luck with injuries hasn't ruled him out of the big kick-off next weekend.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Dougie Freedman will not be risking Wanderers' financial future - but reckons he will get cash backing if he identifies the right signings before the close of the transfer window.

Stuart Holden suffered a "serious" knee injury as he helped the US beat Panama in the Gold Cup final.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer still hopes to add up to four new faces to his Blackburn Rovers squad before the end of the transfer window.

Kieran Trippier believes he is on the brink of his best season.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager David Weir revealed his team are "straining at the leash" ahead of Friday's League One curtain-raiser against Notts County.

Chris Maguire begins the final countdown to the new season hoping that he can force his way into the Wednesday team after finishing his summer with a flourish.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic are closing the net on the man they want to add to their squad ahead of tomorrow night's deadline for the Champions League qualifiers against Elfsborg. Ajax's 26-year-old winger, Derk Boerrigter, has emerged as the player the Hoops boss wants to bring in to add options on the left side of his team. He will cost around £2million.

But Neil Lennon is also fighting furiously to hold on to Kelvin Wilson after Nottingham Forest returned with a second bid for the defender.

David Templeton has told the rest of League One to take note of the manner in which Rangers swept Albion Rovers aside.

THE SCOTSMAN

The administrator in charge of Ukio Bankas has told Hearts administrators BDO that three bids lodged for the club are unacceptable, and warned the club would be liquidated unless the offers are improved.

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