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Real Madrid have yet to make a bid for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, while Aston Villa's Darren Bent is back on Newcastle's radar.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Harry Redknapp wants to sign Scott Parker as he bids to secure an immediate return to the Premier League for Queens Park Rangers.

Real Madrid have yet to make a bid for Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Spaniards have made Bale their priority signing of the summer and are believed to be prepared to pay £85million for the double Player of the Year.

Petr Cech has told Wayne Rooney he should move to Chelsea if he wants a fresh challenge this summer.

Fulham still face a tough battle to secure the signing of Wolves winger Bakary Sako this summer.

Joey Barton reported for training at QPR today - two days later than he was supposed to.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has given a clear indication to Manchester United he intends to fight to keep defender Leighton Baines.

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is set to stay at Manchester City with new boss Manuel Pellegrini keen to include him in his plans.

After suffering a nightmare 12 months, City striker John Guidetti has set his sights on forcing his way into Manuel Pellegrini's first team.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jonjo Shelvey is set for a move to Swansea City after Liverpool agreed a deal worth £6m for the midfielder.

Leighton Baines has been labelled an "Everton icon" by new Blues boss Roberto Martinez - in the clearest indication yet that the Goodison club will fight tooth and nail to keep their Player of the Year out of the clutches of Manchester United.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle's James Perch has signed a four year deal with Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Newcastle United's search for a top-class striker continues following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's decision to join Borussia Dortmund. United will now turn their attention to Aston Villa's Darren Bent.

AZ Alkmaar are bracing themselves for an increased offer for Jozy Altidore after the Dutch side rejected Sunderland's opening bid.

Sunderland's hopes of landing Lucas Orban are fading with River Plate favourites to sign the Argentinian left-back.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United winger Sylvain Marveaux is keen to stay at St James' Park and is looking for assurances on his first-team future.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland will continue their pursuit of major summer target Jozy Altidore, despite having an opening offer rejected by AZ Alkmaar.

EVENING GAZETTE

New Middlesbrough signing Dean Whitehead is targeting promotion from the Championship with his new club this season.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey is travelling to Wales today to tie up what looks like being a club-record £6million switch to Swansea City.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Record signing Darren Bent has been asked to train away from Villa's first team squad while he awaits his inevitable departure from the club.

Birmingham City have confirmed that Matt Green has joined the club on a two-year deal from Mansfield Town.

Wolves duo Razak Boukari and Tongo Doumbia - two high profile arrivals in Stale Solbakken's era - are due to meet with Kenny Jackett on Monday to discuss their futures.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves are on the verge of sealing their first signing of the Kenny Jackett era with the arrival of Bolton's Sam Ricketts.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Blackpool are closely monitoring Ross McCormack despite the Leeds United striker insisting that he and his team-mates are "desperate to get their teeth" into pre-season.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City new boy Ricky van Wolfswinkel has urged the Canaries' support not to judge him purely on his goal output.

Norwich City striker James Vaughan is emerging as Huddersfield's prime summer transfer target.

THE DAILY ECHO

The father of Southampton target Victor Wanyama has said the Celtic midfielder will make a decision on his future in the next few days.

WIGAN EVENING POST

James Perch has become Wigan Athletic's fourth summer signing after joining from Newcastle United.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle has already lined up three new striker signings to offset the impending loss of Arouna Kone to Everton and is targeting Norwich striker Grant Holt.

THE BOLTON NEWS

As Sam Ricketts edged closer to the Reebok exit door, Matt Mills has stated his desire to stay and fight his corner with Bolton.

Dougie Freedman has backed Jermaine Beckford to rediscover his golden touch after sealing a £1million move to Bolton from Leicester.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Chris Taylor believes he has reached a 'massive moment' in his football career - as he bids to secure a regular place at Blackburn Rovers and realise his Premier League dream.

Burnley are ready to block any further bids for striker Danny Ings, after Bournemouth were priced out of a deal.

THE STAR

New Sheffield United recruit Sean McGinty has vowed to shed his 'bad boy' image during his new career at Bramall Lane.

EVENING TIMES

Ally McCoist is hopeful Rangers can agree terms with Christophe Berra after holding talks with the Scotland centre-half.

New Celtic players Virgil van Dijk and Amido Balde are gearing up to give Hoops fans their first look at them in their friendly against Ukraine side Sevastopol in Germany on Wednesday night.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hull City are reportedly set to abandon their pursuit of Celtic striker Gary Hooper, and turn their attentions towards Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

Hibernian are close to agreeing an extended deal for former captain Kevin Thomson after he joined their Spanish training camp.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed his interest in Christophe Berra and Boris Pandza as he seeks to strengthen his defence ahead of the new season. Both players are free agents after leaving Wolves and Belgian side Mechelen respectively.

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