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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, Giovani Dos Santos, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone are all set to follow Sebastien Bassong out of Tottenham before the transfer window closes next week.

Spurs are still confident they will conclude the £6million signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City

Yann M'Vila would be content to stay at Rennes if a transfer to Spurs or Arsenal fails to come off this summer.

Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran rejected Premier League offers to join Middlesbrough on loan.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is reportedly stalling on signing a new deal.

Scott Sinclair is set to become a Manchester City player this week after the champions made an official offer to Swansea.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina wants to make Anfield a fortress this season.

Christian Tello and Nuri Sahin are the two players Liverpool fans most want their club to sign this summer, according to a survey.

Defender Martin Skrtel wants to 'create history' at Liverpool after signing a new long-term deal.

Phil Neville believes David Moyes' pre-season shake-up helped Everton get off to a winning start against Manchester United.

CHRONICLE

Steven Fletcher could be a Sunderland player by the weekend, with the Black Cats close to finally agreeing a fee with Wolves.

Alan Pardew has identified James Perch as an example for all his players to follow this season.

THE JOURNAL

Sunderland are looking to push through a move for Croatia left-back Ivan Strinic before the weekend.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea hope to finalise the club-record signing of Ki Sung-Yueng and kick off what could be a £10million-plus spending spree.

Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez is a target for Michael Laudrup, who is also eyeing Albert Adomah and Thomas Ince as replacements for Scott Sinclair.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Nikola Zigic is becoming increasingly frustrated over doubts surrounding his future as a move to Real Mallorca remains up in the air.

Charles N'Zogbia admits he has to start scoring and creating more goals for Aston Villa.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has completed his first full training session in three weeks - but misses Tuesday night's clash with Barnsley.

Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey has revealed he and team-mate Roger Johnson have settled their differences.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Representatives of a major private equity firm in the Middle East were among the guests of Ken Bates during Leeds' win over Wolves on Saturday.

Leeds target Craig Mackail-Smith has vowed to forget about speculation surrounding his future after some banter from his Brighton team-mates about a move to Yorkshire.

PINK 'UN

Norwich boss Chris Hughton insists his transfer targets have not changed despite the 5-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday. Hughton completed the signing of Sebastien Bassong on Tuesday.

THE SENTINEL

Goran Popov's on-off move to Stoke from Dynamo Kiev could be back on again because he has a Bulgarian passport.

The Potters may turn to former Tottenham left-back Reto Ziegler as a possible alternative if Popov cannot complete a move.

Mamady Sidibe has allayed fears of another long-term injury.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Owen Coyle has admitted his admiration for Jay Spearing but remained coy over the possibility of a loan move for the Liverpool midfielder.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Mark Bunn is looking to force a move out of Blackburn after Norwich upped their bid for the goalkeeper.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon says that money made from the sale of Ki Sung-Yueng to Swansea will be used to pay off some of Celtic's debt.

Rhys McCabe says he never wanted to leave Rangers during the summer but felt that he had no choice

THE SCOTSMAN

JJB Sports have reached an agreement with Rangers to end their merchandising deal, paving the way for Mike Ashley to invest in the Ibrox club.

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