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Regional Paper Talk: Barry a Napoli target

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is wanted by Napoli, Stoke are hopeful of signing Juan Agudelo, and Fulham want Lee Cattermole.

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Gareth Barry: Reported to be a target for Napoli

Gareth Barry: Reported to be a target for Napoli

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will take no risks with the fitness of Frank Lampard as he begins his recovery from an Achilles injury.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Gary O'Neil is set to be QPR's fifth signing of the new season - with the former West Ham player expected to wrap up a one-year deal today.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has slapped a £2million loan fee on Loic Remy - although the club would prefer to sell him for the £8m they paid Marseilles in January.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is determined to keep star man and rumoured Manchester United target Cristiano Ronaldo happy at the Bernabeu.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is on a mission to break his FA Cup duck this season.

Manchester City have been linked with a move for former United target Adem Ljajic, while Gareth Barry has caught Napoli's eye.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool have submitted a £21.8million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

Everton can have a potent partnership up front this season in Arouna Kone and Nikica Jealvic, claims Leon Osman.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Lyon have accepted Newcastle's £7million bid for Bafetimbi Gomis.

Vurnon Anita last night insisted Newcastle fans are in for a pleasant surprise when the Premier League season begins.

Lee Cattermole is unlikely to be on the move from Sunderland just yet, although Fulham are waiting in the wings.

THE JOURNAL

Tim Krul is to play his first match in three months for Newcastle United at Ibrox on Tuesday and can't wait to get back into action.

Fulham are understood to be interested in Sunderland Lee Cattermole and are readying a £2.5m bid for the midfielder.

Jozy Altidore is confident he can replicate his Eredivisie scoring feats on his Premier League return.

EVENING GAZETTE

Experienced defender Frazer Richardson is expected to complete his move to Boro today.

Boro are ready to change tack on transfer policy to land Albert Adomah.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup believes Swansea City are "almost there" after their 4-0 demolition of Malmo and admitted: "That was almost perfection."

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

West Bromwich Albion are still tying up the loose ends of the deal to bring Diego Lugano to The Hawthorns.

Paul Lambert is excited about the scoring potential in Villa's strikeforce after the claret and blues smashed in 10 goals in their past two pre-season friendlies.

Paul Lambert has warned Villa's next generation of academy hopefuls not to get too carried away despite their encouraging pre-season contributions.

Lee Clark sends his new-look Blues into battle tomorrow urging them to show respect, but no fear.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has issued a hands off warning over David Davis.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Sam Byram is in danger of missing the first month of the season after undergoing fresh treatment on the injury which has hampered him since April.

Brian McDermott is ready for a "well-charged" atmosphere in front of Elland Road's biggest opening-day crowd for 10 years tomorrow and wants Leeds United to restore the stadium's daunting aura in his first full season as manager.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City's pre-season preparations have been boosted by the return to fitness of centre-back Michael Turner.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City are confident that a face-to-face meeting with manager Mark Hughes will persuade Juan Agudelo to sign for the club.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Zat Knight has no doubts David Wheater's timely return from injury will help Wanderers fans get over the loss of Craig Dawson.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the signing of Hull City's Correy Evans on a three-year-deal.

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday today signed Kamil Zayatte - 24 hours after Dave Jones said the deal would not happen.

Ryan Flynn, the Sheffield United midfielder, is ready to bide his time before winning a place in David Weir's starting 11.

EVENING TIMES

Derk Boerrigter aims to make an instant impact for Celtic against Ross County to prove he's ready to line-up against Elfsborg in Sweden on Wednesday.

Derek Johnstone today launched a furious broadside over the SFA rules 'nonsense' that has triggered fury among Rangers fans.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers today announced that former club chief executive Charles Green has been appointed as a consultant.

Hearts co-administrator Trevor Birch has tempered his disappointment at the club's signing embargo being extended until February 2014 with an admission that the Tynecastle club may not even be out of administration by then.

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