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Reading are hoping to sign Momo Sissoko, and Leeds are also eyeing the loan market, while Wolves rejected numerous late bids for Bakary Sako.

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Momo Sissoko: A target for Reading

Momo Sissoko: A target for Reading

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Despite the departure of Gareth Bale and Sunday's defeat in the north London derby, Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas remains full of confidence.

Andros Townsend has revealed that England manager Roy Hodgson has been on his trail since the early stages of his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers last season.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski's hamstring injury is worse than initially feared, with the Germany international expected to be ruled out of action until December.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Mahamadou Diarra has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury as he tries to prove his fitness to Fulham boss Martin Jol.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Marouane Fellaini has spoken of his delight after completing a "dream" move to Old Trafford.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre hailed Mamadou Sakho as the kind of 'marquee signing' fans have wanted to see following failed attempts to land the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Diego Costa and Willian this summer.

Tiago Ilori finally completed his protracted move to Liverpool - and could soon find himself being coveted by England.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Mick Quinn feels that Newcastle's failure to invest this summer could come back to haunt them.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Fabio Borini says Liverpool's ex-Sunderland contingent endorsed his decision to join the Black Cats.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Pablo Hernandez reckons he is ready to thrive at Swansea City after his starring role in the weekend win at West Bromwich Albion.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves rejected several multi-million pound deadline bids from Nottingham Forest at the 11th hour to keep Bakary Sako at Molineux, it emerged today.

Peter Odemwingie today thanked Albion fans after finally ending his Hawthorns nightmare and signing for Cardiff.

Villa manager Paul Lambert today hailed his final recruit to the club's most dramatic summer of business for nearly 20 years.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Brian McDermott will look to the emergency loan market to plug the gaps in Leeds United's squad after last night's transfer deadline passed without any flicker of activity at Elland Road.

Despite the Firm offers and countless rumours, Leeds United striker Ross McCormack says he never wanted to leave Elland Road.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton insists full England honours can wait for Norwich City's precocious teenage wide player Nathan Redmond.

THE DAILY ECHO

Emmanuel Mayuka's departure was the only bit of business conducted by Saints on deadline day, with Billy Sharp unable to secure a move away from the club.

READING POST

Reading are hopeful of securing a deal for former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko on a free transfer.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is confident deadline-day signings Marko Arnautovic and Stephen Ireland can resurrect their careers and reputations at the Britannia Stadium.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Dougie Freedman's late double loan swoop ended in disappointment last night as the signings of defender Peter Ramage and winger Michael Kightly both slipped through his grasp.

EVENING TIMES

Nicky Clark today predicted he can forge a potent goalscoring partnership with fellow-Rangers new boy Jon Daly.

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