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Jackson Martinez's Spurs switch is now doubtful, Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang could be England-bound, while Aston Villa want Younes Belhanda.

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Jackson Martinez: Porto striker's move to Spurs could be off

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jose Mourinho will bring stability to Chelsea and inspire a new generation to success, according to striker Salomon Kalou, who played under him at Stamford Bridge.

Steve Lomas was today set to be appointed manager of Millwall.

Liverpool are close to finalising a deal to sign Spanish striker Iago Aspas.

Michael Laudrup is expected to remain as Swansea manager despite a reported disagreement over transfer funds.

New West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is relishing the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Gareth Bale is determined to avoid a "downward spiral" by staying grounded - and he has highlighted the importance of his team-mates and Andre Villas-Boas after his stellar season.

Jackson Martinez's agent has rubbished speculation that the Porto striker could be on his way to Tottenham.

Martin Jol is in the market for a new back-up goalkeeper after Mark Schwarzer's decision to leave.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City must wait to add their third marquee signing following the imminent arrivals of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho, as Napoli stand in the way of a move for striker Edinson Cavani.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are closing in on the £7.7million signing of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas with Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori set to join him at Anfield.

Roberto Martinez's first wish as Everton manager is to bring in the unsettled winger Aiden McGeady from Russia.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Andy Carroll is understood to be disappointed that Newcastle United are not set to make a move for him this summer.

Sunderland have been priced out of moves for Ignacio Scocco and Paulinho - with the former holding out for Champions League football and the latter close to joining Sampdoria

Kevin Keegan has suggested that Newcastle United will never be the same club while Mike Ashley is in charge.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United could step up their efforts to sign Alex Pearce after being warned off making a move for James Tomkins.

James McClean admits he has not been the "easiest" footballer to work with over the past year or so.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray insists none of his young stars will be allowed to leave until he's completed his summer rebuild.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has admitted that he plans to weigh up many factors before deciding who the Blues' new captain will be.

Aston Villa target Younes Belhanda has opened the door for Paul Lambert to make him his first summer signing by praising the club's Premier League status and illustrious past.

West Bromwich Albion want to sign Macedonian left-back Goran Popov on a full-time basis after successful loan spell from Dynamo Kiev.

Jez Moxey admits he must shoulder some of the blame for Wolves slumping to successive relegations.

EXPRESS & STAR

New Wolves manager Kenny Jackett insists that none of his players - including wantaways such as Jamie O'Hara - will leave the club until pre-season starts.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was today set to start his recruitment drive after officially swinging the axe - as he eyed £12million Younes Belhanda.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United are competing with Scottish double-winners Celtic for the signature of Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

THE PINK UN

Norwich striker Grant Holt is prepared to fight it out with incoming Ricky van Wolfswinkel for a starting spot.

THE DAILY ECHO

Despite releasing eight players, Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino foresees more departures before he can add to his squad.

READING POST

Sean Morrison says he wants to help Reading establish themselves back in the Premier League as soon as possible.

Alex Pearce is no closer to signing a new deal with Reading and looks set to be snapped up by Liverpool or Newcastle United when his contract expires at the end of the month.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke have confirmed that a number of Tony Pulis' staff have departed the club following Mark Hughes' appointment.

Mark Hughes will decide whether to make an offer for Dutch international Erik Pieters after Stoke identified him as a potential signing.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Steve McClaren, Rene Meulensteen, Owen Coyle and Gus Poyet have all been usurped by Mike Phelan as the new favourite for the vacant Wigan manager's job.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton Wanderers are currently in talks with Sheffield Wednesday in an effort to avoid a tribunal over prized full-back Hayden White.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer is aiming to find the 'right blend' at Blackburn Rovers as he attempts to make further additions to his squad before the start of the season.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer says Jordan Rhodes is happy to stay at Ewood Park - insisting that the striker is 'not for sale'.

Supporters Direct have called for Venky's to engage with the Rovers Trust following a study into the club's finances.

Burnley have rejected a formal offer for young striker Danny Ings from his old club Bournemouth.

THE STAR

Left-back Danny Grainger has claimed managerless Sheffield United have offered him a footballing lifeline following his departure from Hearts.

Milan Mandaric has revealed that Sheffield Wednesday are a magnet for potential buyers - but a sale of the club is not imminent.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic look like losing out on Johnny Russell after the player agreed personal terms with Derby County, who have struck a £750,000 deal for the striker with Dundee United.

Aaron Muirhead hopes he can repay Partick Thistle's faith in him by starring in the SPL next season.

Jon Robertson is facing a race against the crock to make it back in time for the start of St Mirren's pre-season.

THE SCOTSMAN

Ex-Motherwell man Chris Humphrey says he turned down an offer to go to Rangers because the thought of playing in the Second Division wasn't appealing.

Hearts defender Andy Webster is keeping quiet on his next move after the troubled Tynecastle club offered him an extension under reduced terms.

Hibernian have a bright future due to the wealth of young talent flooding through their ranks, according to Ross Caldwell.

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