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Regional Paper Talk: Lloris staying put

Spurs target Hugo Lloris is likely to remain with French outfit Lyon, while Steven Nzonzi may still have a future with Blackburn Rovers.

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Lloris: Likely to stay with Lyon

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Ricardo Carvalho is on his way back to the capital and is set to join QPR on a season's loan from Real Madrid. QPR manager Mark Hughes has moved quickly to strengthen his backline following the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Swansea on the opening day of the season and is also expected to complete the £9million signing of Tottenham and England defender Michael Dawson.

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is likely to remain with the Ligue 1 club rather than move to Tottenham, according to Bernard Lacombe, who serves as special advisor to OL president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Charlton manager Chris Powell believes his side's unbeaten start to the season and the signing of Jamaica international Ricardo Fuller will fire a warning to the rest of the Championship.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Scott Sinclair is on the brink of a £5m switch to Manchester City which could set in motion a transfer merry-go-round at the Etihad Stadium after Emmanuel Adebayor finally headed for the exit. Sinclair's arrival is likely to signal the end of Adam Johnson's City career, with Liverpool the latest team to register their interest. He is likely to command a fee close to £8m.

Danny Welbeck, born locally in Longsight, has expressed his delight at signing a new four-year deal with his boyhood club United, saying: "Playing for United is all I've ever wanted to do - it's the club I've supported all my life."

LIVERPOOL ECHO

John Aldridge feels Liverpool's lack of goalscorers will come back to haunt them this season.

Tim Howard has hailed Marouane Fellaini's all-conquering dominant display during Everton FC's victory over Manchester United - and branded it as good as Duncan Ferguson at his best.

CHRONICLE

Adam Campbell left two of Kevin Keegan's chief entertainers - Les Ferdinand and Peter Beardsley - mightily impressed with his latest performance in a black-and-white shirt - and the former Newcastle United No 9 has backed him as a hot prospect for the future.

Craig Gardner reckons new boy Louis Saha's experience is just what Sunderland need, saying: "When Louis came on against Arsenal, I thought he was unbelievable. He held the ball up, was strong and that's what we needed."

THE JOURNAL

Steve Harper is set to make his first competitive start for Newcastle United for over a year when the Magpies begin their European adventure in Greece.

Sunderland have made an approach to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti on a season-long loan - and they plan to pair him with Steven Fletcher in a new-look Black Cats forward line.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

John Hartson has hailed Swansea City's club-record move for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng as a mark of their rapid progress.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Zoltan Gera claims his season-ending injury last year gave him an added incentive to be a star of the show against Liverpool.

EXPRESS & STAR

Stale Solbakken has thanked the Molineux masses for providing the right platform for wantaway duo Christophe Berra and Matt Jarvis to perform on in Tuesday's win over Barnsley.

Loan signing Romelu Lukaku is keen to make up for lost time at West Brom after a wasted season at Chelsea.

DAILY ECHO

Bologna star Gaston Ramirez's potential record move to Saints has taken another twist. Sources in Italy claim the clubs are more or less in agreement over a fee - but cannot agree terms on the schedule of it being paid.

READING POST

Five years after scouting wonderkid Eden Hazard, Reading manager Brian McDermott is plotting a way to stop him running rings around his team at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

THE SENTINEL

Glenn Whelan believes the Stoke fans will quickly warm to new boy Geoff Cameron if he is handed his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan striker Conor Sammon has joined Derby County in a deal worth £1.5million. The Irishman joined Latics from Kilmarnock in the 2011 January transfer window for £600,000.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Phil Gartside has openly conceded that he and manager Owen Coyle are under "100 per cent pressure" to guide Wanderers out of the Championship.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Steven Nzonzi will not be involved once more when Blackburn Rovers host Hull City - but Steve Kean says he will look to bring the Frenchman back into the squad if a move is not forthcoming before the end of the transfer window.

EVENING TIMES

Sebastien Faure has revealed the Ibrox atmosphere played a big part in convincing him to sign for Rangers.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts will deploy Darren Barr beside Andy Webster in central defence against Liverpool on Thursday should captain Marius Zaliukas fail to prove his fitness in time.

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