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Regional Paper Talk: No approach for pair

Swansea insist they have had no approach from Arsenal for Michu and Ashley Williams and El-Hadji Diouf wants to stay at Leeds.

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Ashley Williams: Long-term Arsenal target

Ashley Williams: Long-term Arsenal target

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Willian is expected to make a final decision on his future on Tuesday with reports in Russia confident the Brazilian would choose to move to Tottenham ahead of Liverpool.

Arsenal are expected to make an improved bid in the region of £15million for Yohan Cabaye this week while stepping up their interest in a number of other targets.

Real Madrid target Gareth Bale is too expensive, according to the Spanish club's record goalscorer Raul Gonzalez.

Players including French international Alou Diarra, experienced midfielder Matt Taylor, striker Ricardo Vaz Te and third choice goalkeeper Stephen Henderson could leave West Ham before the transfer deadline to make way for new signings.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has conceded defeat in his attempts to sign Andros Townsend on a permanent deal from Tottenham.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Kevin de Bruyne says his fight for a regular place in Chelsea's starting line-up will be a contest like he has never experienced before.

Martin Jol plans to loan out young keeper Neil Etheridge once Maarten Stekelenburg returns to fitness.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan would jump at the chance to move to the Premier League, according to his agent.

Etienne Capoue says he knew he couldn't say no to Tottenham as soon as they made it clear that they wanted to take him to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is hoping to pick up where he left off last season and get among the goals after being deployed in his favoured No10 role at Crystal Palace.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United are facing a fight with Arsenal for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is hopeful of making a quick recovery after being forced out of his side's season opener.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans claims his team-mates are relishing their tough opening to the Barclays Premier League season.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Roberto Martinez has labelled Manchester United's pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines 'a waste of time'.

Jordan Henderson is determined to play his part in ensuring Liverpool build on their dramatic opening day victory.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Jonas Gutierrez apologised to the Toon Army on behalf of the rest of the Newcastle United players following the dismal defeat at Man City.

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio believes he can get the best out of his summer signing Jozy Altidore.

Sunderland have suspended Phil Bardsley after the defender apparently took to social media to mock the Black Cats' opening-day defeat against Fulham.

THE JOURNAL

American striker Jozy Altidore has promised Sunderland fans he will score goals in the Premier League.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough target Ross McCormack says his Leeds future will be decided in the boardroom.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Phil Bardsley has been suspended by Sunderland after appearing to make derogatory social media comments.

Keiren Westwood is thankful that his summer graft has paid dividends after winning the battle to be Sunderland number one.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton have landed an "absolute bargain" with the signing of Daniel Osvaldo, according to Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Emmerson Boyce has called on Wigan Athletic to make the DW Stadium a fortress - starting with Tuesdy night's visit of Doncaster Rovers.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar says players are aiming for another capital success against Chelsea after the win at Arsenal.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley has admitted the Baggies must do more to get the best out of star summer signing Nicolas Anelka.

Wolves outcast Roger Johnson has turned down the chance to put himself in the shop window as the transfer window enters its final fortnight.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton is backing Norwich City's new strike duo Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper to inflict serious damage on Premier League defences.

Chris Hughton is convinced Norwich City's teenage midfielder Nathan Redmond will handle the hype that comes with starring for both club and country.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City insist they have had no approach from Arsenal for two of their key men, Michu and Ashey Williams.

THE SENTINEL

Reading boss Nigel Adkins is remaining tight-lipped on reports of his interest in Stoke striker Cameron Jerome.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

I want to stay at Leeds United - that's the defiant message from El-Hadji Diouf amid ongoing speculation about his future at the club.

Leeds are reportedly set to sign young Manchester United defender Scott Wootton.

READING POST

Jobi McAnuff has backed his close friend Adrian Mariappa to bounce back from his disappointing start to the new season.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer is remaining cautious over a comeback date for DJ Campbell - with the striker targeting a return in time for Blackburn Rovers' East Lancashire derby with Burnley.

THE STAR

Febian Brandy can become Sheffield United's great entertainer, manager David Weir has claimed.

EVENING TIMES

Charles Green has resigned from his position as a consultant at Rangers and is set to sell his majority shareholding in the club.

Rangers' Ian Black will answer SFA charges of alleged betting irregularities at a Hampden hearing on September 12.

THE SCOTSMAN

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green is to stand down from his role as a paid consultant at the club and plans to sell his shares in the Ibrox outfit.

Skipper Scott Brown is confident Celtic's players are well aware of what is at stake against Shakhter Karagandy in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie in the Astana Arena on Tuesday evening.

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ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

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othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

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Now Are You Nervous, Louis?

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n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

uncle monty
No Sign That Liverpool Will Lessen Attacking Intent

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