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Stoke City are weighing up making an offer for Blackburn's Martin Olsson, while Julio Cesar has confirmed he is interested in joining Roma.

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Martin Olsson: On Stoke's wanted list

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal are tracking French full-back Benjamin Mendy, according to reports.

Fernando Torres feels he should no longer be regarded as a flop at Chelsea because he believes his form has returned back to normal.

Chelsea are planning to open talks with Napoli this week over the signing of striker Edinson Cavani.

QPR keeper Julio Cesar has confirmed he is interested in returning to Serie A to join Roma.

West Ham look to be out of the race to sign Alvaro Negredo after his club Sevilla confirmed the striker wants to leave for a Champions League club.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United are not intending to get into the bidding war for Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.

Sunderland are expected to bank around £9m for Simon Mignolet which will go towards a massive overhaul of their squad.

Newcastle United's new director of football Joe Kinnear has vowed to meet face to face with angry Toon fans.

THE JOURNAL

Mehdi Abeid and Romain Amalfitano have both been told to find new clubs as the Newcastle United summer clear-out begins.

Sunderland have made Louis Laing available for loan next season as the former England Under-19 defender's Black Cats career reaches a crossroads.

NORTHERN ECHO

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been at Liverpool's training ground this morning and is set to complete a move worth £11m later today.

Tony Mowbray has stressed the need for quality over quantity as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion from the Championship next season.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City face competition from a host of clubs across Europe for the signature of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. The Swans are believed to have made a bid for the prolific Ivorian, who scored 31 goals in the Dutch top flight last season.

Lee Trundle will return to the Liberty Stadium next season after agreeing to become Swansea City's first official club ambassador.

Swansea have had a bid accepted for Birmingham City's highly-rated teenage winger Nathan Redmond. The Swans confirmed today that they have been given permission to discuss personal terms with him.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie was today warned he will be kept at The Hawthorns unless a buyer comes up with a deal to suit the club.

Wolves were today closing in on highly-rated Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy with the clubs nearing agreement on a fee.

Boss Kenny Jackett has admitted he transfer listed four of Wolves' big-hitters because he needs to "change the dynamics of the dressing room".

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United striker Steve Morison remains fully focused on proving himself a success story at Elland Road - in the wake of speculation linking him with a return to Millwall.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City will complete their Premier League pre-season preparations with a Carrow Road game against Panathinaikos on August 10 (3pm).

THE DAILY ECHO

Victor Wanyama will not be moving from Celtic to Saints, according to the players' agent. Wanyama, 21, looks set to leave the SPL champions after Celtic accepted a fee from Saints for the 21-year-old, believed to be in excess of £12million. However, Wanyama's representative Ivan Modia maintains there are no longer any talks with Southampton.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is weighing up offers for Blackburn's Martin Olsson and PSV's Erik Pieters after making a left-back a top priority.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn are interested in Swiss under 21 international Frederic Veseli - while Mark Hughes is pondering a bid to take Martin Olsson to Stoke.

Martin Paterson is scheduled to meet six clubs this week as he makes a final decision over his future - but the desire to play up front looks set to signal his Burnley exit.

THE SCOTSMAN

Cardiff City have been rebuffed in their attempts to hold transfer talks with Celtic's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, as the Premier League new boys are unable to match the Parkhead side's valuation of the 22-year-old.

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