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Regional Paper Talk: QPR warn Stoke

Stoke have been told by QPR that Junior Hoilett will not come cheap, while Gareth Barry's future at Manchester City remains uncertain.

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Junior Hoilett: Wanted by Stoke

Junior Hoilett: Wanted by Stoke

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsene Wenger insists it is "not a crisis" that Arsenal are yet to make a major signing.

Mikel Arteta is desperate to end Arsenal's long wait for a trophy and believes starting as they finished last season could put them on track.

The signing of Stewart Downing has taken West Ham up to their salary cap, with Sam Allardyce unable to do any more business unless the wage bill is reduced.

Harry Redknapp has confirmed QPR have agreed a fee with Tottenham for Scott Parker but fears the club may miss out to Fulham.

Transport for London have piled on the misery for Arsenal fans by predicting delays of 90 minutes for match-goers queueing to enter Highbury & Islington station as a result of unfinished escalator repairs.

Fulham's new American billionaire owner Shahid Khan insists he won't be chasing dreams that are too unrealistic.

Chris Powell has worked his Charlton players harder in training this week in a bid to put right their slow start to the season.

Shaun Wright-Phillips has hailed the impact of Steve McClaren on the QPR players while manager Harry Redknapp recovers from a knee operation.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol must decide whether to gamble on Adel Taarabt's fitness ahead of Fulham's trip to Sunderland.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists Stoke are going to have to pay top dollar to lure Junior Hoilett away.

Redknapp is keeping his fingers crossed that Scott Parker will join QPR and not Fulham.

Jose Mourinho has told David Luiz to keep quiet about claims he is being pursued by Barcelona.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Modibo Maiga struggled in his first season but West Ham will give him another chance to prove himself.

West Ham are refusing to put a timescale on Andy Carroll's return.

Paulinho has revealed that manager Andre Villas-Boas was one of the main reasons he chose to join Tottenham ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter.

Arsene Wenger insists he is "optimistic" about landing some targets before the deadline.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Gareth Barry is facing an uncertain future at Manchester City.

Manchester United's Phil Jones has come to the defence of Manchester City's Joe Hart after the goalkeeper's slip against Scotland.

Bert Trautmann will be remembered by Manchester City ahead of their clash with Newcastle on Monday.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are set to seal signing of Aly Cissokho on season-long loan from Valencia.

Roberto Martinez has predicted a big season for Marouane Fellaini after revealing his relief at the expiry of the midfielder's buy-out clause.

Rickie Lambert's parents have spoken of their pride after seeing their Merseyside-born son score on his England debut.

THE CHRONICLE

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is confident his side can defeat Manchester City on Monday.

Darren Bent's wages are understood to be the reason Newcastle's bid for the Aston Villa striker collapsed.

Tim Krul is eager for Newcastle United to bring in more players like Loic Remy before the transfer window closes.

Sunderland coach Paolo Di Canio is excited to make a fresh start in what will be his first full season in charge.

New recruit Cabral insists his much-anticipated Sunderland debut will only be memorable if the Black Cats get off to a winning start.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup believes Swansea's owners would turn down all offers for Michu despite fresh speculation linking Arsenal with the Spanish star.

Michel Vorm has spelled out his admiration for Robin van Persie, declaring: "He's like a ballet dancer."

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

ston Villa star Christian Benteke says he is ready to take on the Premier League again with Andi Weimann and Gabby Agbonlahor.

Wolves defender Stephen Ward has signed for Brighton on loan.

Birmingham boss Lee Clark says keeper Darren Randolph is 'top drawer' and is the 'whole package'.

EXPRESS & STAR

Owen Coyle believes Wolves have signed potentially one of the best midfielders in the country in Kevin McDonald.

West Brom hope to pull off the signing of winger Scott Sinclair in the next few days after encouraging new talks with Manchester City.

Steve Clarke has backed Nicolas Anelka to make his mark at Albion and insisted his star signing is not at The Hawthorns for an easy ride.

Villa boss Paul Lambert insists he never fell out with Darren Bent.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes knows he still has some doubters to win over in the the Stoke fanbase.

Hughes admits he would love a shot at signing a player like QPR winger Junior Hoillett.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds owner GFH Capital says it remains in control of a majority shareholding in the club, despite the accounts of parent company Gulf Finance House appearing to show that the firm has relinquished more than 50 per cent of its stake in the Whites.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott is hopeful of a positive end to the transfer window, saying: "Something will break for us."

DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino was tight-lipped on suggestions that Southampton have agreed a record fee with Roma for striker Pablo Osvaldo.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins says Pavel Pogrebnyak's future is still very much with Reading despite the Russian striker's latest admission that he would be open to a move.

Jobi McAnuff has already put the 'massive disappointment' of being left out of Reading's side against Ipswich behind him.

BOLTON NEWS

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has bemoaned the spending of Saturday's opponents Nottingham Forest in light of new Financial Fair Play regulations.

Bolton new boy Andre Moritz has set his sights on successive promotions - just as soon as he has sorted out a place to live.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has no intention of losing Grant Hanley to the Premier League this season.

SHEFFIELD STAR

Chris Maguire is challenging strongly for only his second league start since he joined Wednesday more than a year ago.

David Weir says Sheffield United have got "a few things in the pipeline" as they look to replace Kevin McDonald.

EVENING TIMES

Amido Balde has vowed to prove to Celtic fans he is worth every penny of the £2million the club splashed out on him this summer.

Lee Wallace has warned his Rangers team-mates there must be no repeat of the Ibrox club's woeful form on the road last season.

David Templeton believes he can be the answer to Ally McCoist's striking problem as the manager continues his search for another forward.

THE SCOTSMAN

Plans are already in place for a return match at Hampden Park following Scotland's 3-2 loss to England at Wembley.

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