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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

West Ham are trying to persuade Scott Parker to take a pay cut so that they can re-sign him.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas today came out fighting against Real Madrid's attempts to unsettle Gareth Bale.

Demba Ba will not be seeking a move from Chelsea if they end up signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Fernando Torres and the rest of his squad to see the competition for places as a challenge.

Anton Ferdinand has told Harry Redknapp that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Queens Park Rangers in the Championship this season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Cristiano Ronaldo has today re-emerged as United's top target - and the champions will not baulk at Real Madrid's £80m asking price.

New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects to strengthen the Blues squad further before the transfer window closes.

Jesus Navas accepts he's not guaranteed a place in City's first-team just because he's the new kid on the block.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Ian Ayre has reaffirmed Liverpool's commitment to keeping Luis Suarez at Anfield.

Roberto Martinez says Everton fans may have to wait until the club's US tour before getting a first glimpse of on-loan wonderkid Gerard Deulofeu.

Roberto Martinez believes tomorrow's friendly with Blackburn Rovers will help Everton up the ante in their pre-season preparations.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcaslte United boss Alan Pardew has admitted Yoan Gouffran is making a case to play in his preferred central striking role as the build-up to the Magpies' opening game of the season against Manchester City continues.

Newcastle United star Moussa Sissoko has revealed he is preparing for the "biggest season" of his career this term - with club and country.

Paolo Di Canio is "absolutely convinced" Emanuele Giaccherini can be a big hit at Sunderland

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United are heading for crunch talks in their pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis over the weekend - as they brokered a resolution in their impasse with star striker Papiss Cisse.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Lee Cattermole will be fully fit by the time Sunderland return from their pre-season stint in Hong Kong next week. But Paolo Di Canio has refused to confirm whether Cattermole has a future at the club

Paolo Di Canio admits he's concerned about the safety of Sunderland's players in tomorrow's Barclays Asia Trophy final against Manchester City.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Leon Britton has warned that Swansea City will have to overcome Malmo's superior fitness if they are to progress in the Europa League.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Chris Burke says Birmingham will be ready for the start of the Championship.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Bromwich Albion have lodged a formal bid to sign striker Matej Vydra - and an offer for winger Scott Sinclair could follow soon.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett today admitted Kevin Doyle's departure may be inevitable.

Nicklas Helenius today insisted his confidence is sky high and revealed his delight at the start of his Villa career.

Albion are braced to take their cash battle with Chelsea over Isaiah Brown to a tribunal after fresh talks failed to end the impasse between the clubs.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Brian McDermott is facing up to the prospect of starting the new season with his existing squad after admitting he has "no idea" if Leeds United will pull off any more signings before August 3.

THE PINK UN

Celtic hitman Gary Hooper is set to become Norwich City's seventh summer signing in a reported £5.2million deal.

THE DAILY ECHO

Saints are expected to join the £130m Premier League bonanza already splashed out on strikers before the start of the season. Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to bring in a front line centre forward to help share the burden with Rickie Lambert before the big kick-off three weeks tomorrow.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City have been jolted by an 11th-hour U-turn by Portuguese striker Nelson Oliveira which has thwarted their plans for a third signing of the summer.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle insists Wigan Athletic are exactly where they need to be with a week to go before the start of the new season.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

QPR have not tabled a bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin, contrary to reports.

Blackburn Rovers new boy Matt Kilgallon is determined to secure regular football at centre back this season - with speculation continuing about the future of captain Scott Dann.

Clarets captain Jason Shackell says Burnley are working on the silk and steel philosophy that brought Cardiff City success last season.

THE STAR

Dave Jones has told how the Owls secretly tracked Atdhe Nuhiu before he was landed from under the noses of Premier League clubs.

Lyle Taylor will be a relieved man after netting his first goal for Sheffield United, David Weir has claimed.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has stepped up his mission to recruit another striker in time to face Elfsborg on Wednesday.

Rangers midfielder Ian Black insists the Ibrox side are in great shape as they get ready to make their competitive bow this weekend.

THE SCOTSMAN

Republic of Ireland Under-21 international James Collins last night declared he was thrilled to have joined Hibs after penning a reported three-year deal.

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