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Regional Paper Talk: Spurs eye Brazil boys

Tottenham are set to swoop for Brazilian stars Bernard and Paulinho, while Liverpool and Crystal Palace will battle for Chelsea's Lucas Piazon.

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Paulinho: Could be set for a move to Spurs with fellow Brazilian Bernard

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham have sent a scout to watch Brazilian winger Bernard at the Confederations Cup.

Chelsea are set to bid for Robert Lewandowski after being priced out of a move for Edinson Cavani.

Outgoing Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has revealed he has offers from several clubs, but will not make a decision about his future until after Australia's match with Iraq next week.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Romelu Lukaku will be given the chance to prove he can be the new Didier Drogba during Chelsea's pre-season campaign.

Harry Redknapp won't quit QPR because he's got nowhere else to go - reckons former Rs boss Neil Warnock.

Esteban Granero looks set to leave QPR this summer.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale insists he is fully committed to the Cottagers - despite reported interest from West Ham and Hull City.

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has admitted he would be interested in joining the Spanish contingent in the Premier League.

Victor Valdes is ready to ignore Premier League interest and see out the final year of his contract at Barcelona, according to club president Sandro Rosell.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City's unveiling of Manuel Pellegrini is being held up by a contract issue relating to his old club Malaga.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool and Crystal Palace have asked about taking Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon on loan.

Brendan Rodgers is also chasing Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio - a player also sought after by Arsenal.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is in talks with Antolin Alcaraz over a move to Goodison Park this summer.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United target Douglas will seek assurances of first-team football before agreeing a move

I won't leave Newcastle United insists defender Steven Taylor - I'm still living the dream.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United remain in the race to sign hotly-tipped Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

Sunderland's attempts to exploit the Italian market will lead to a follow-up bid for Inter Milan prospect Alfred Duncan next week.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland have been linked in Turkey with a possible move for Galatasaray striker Johan Elmander.

Simon Walton admits he could not see an end to a "horrible" first six months at Hartlepool United - but now he is ready to spearhead a promotion campaign.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough's team-building plans could receive a major boost next month when Croatia joins the EU, enabling Tony Mowbray to pursue two potential signings through the club's scouting network.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Steven Reid is poised to sign a new deal at West Brom after positive talks.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed he is still considering a move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa are no longer interested in Younes Belhanda and are preparing to re-enter bumper contract negotiations with Christian Benteke.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

England international Matthew Upson is the latest defender to be linked with Leeds United as Brian McDermott's focus begins to shift away from his forward line at Elland Road.

Leeds are at the head of the queue to sign Noel Hunt on a free transfer from Reading, although newly-promoted Cardiff are still chasing the striker.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City are going to have to play a waiting game if they want to complete a move for PSV Eindhoven's Nils Ola Toivonen.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino could use his influence to sign Joan Verdu for free after the Spanish playmaker confirmed he will quit Espanyol this summer.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City have been linked with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

Port Vale are said to be one of several clubs interested in highly-rated French defender Thierry Audel.

Crewe manager Steve Davis says teenage forward Ryan Colclough has the ability and attitude to make it at the very top of the game.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Ruben Rochina admits he could be tempted by the chance to play top flight football next season - but he remains open minded about a return to Blackburn Rovers.

Hull City have registered their interest in Charlie Austin but the Premier League newcomers have yet to make an official approach.

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday's interest in Kevin Davies remains strong and they can expect to be in the frame when the experienced striker decides on his next club.

EVENING TIMES

Hearts chief David Southern insists the crisis-hit club will only consider serious offers for their players after putting their entire squad up for sale.

Celtic are set to step up their interest in 30-year-old playmaker James McFadden.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts must find £500,000 to survive until August, with player wages unlikely to be paid on time this weekend and significant tax bills due this month and next.

The boss of private equity firm Pri Arc Kieran Prior claims he is set to buy a stake in Rangers and could soon become the club's biggest single shareholer.

Steve Brown, chairman of St Johnstone, has reportedly said that he is 'dissapointed' in Ross County for registering Richie Brittain.

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