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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal are weighing up a £35million double raid on Swansea for striker Michu and defender Ashley Williams as the club look to respond to mounting criticism over their lack of signings.

Andre Villas-Boas hopes his personal rapport with Willian will swing the race to sign the Brazilian attacker in Tottenham's favour.

Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea team-mates that the return of Jose Mourinho won't improve their title hopes if they make the same mistakes as the last three seasons.

Joe Cole has been involved in three World Cups with England and has not given up on making it four in a row.

The Football Association will review Ian Holloway's comments before deciding whether to punish the Crystal Palace manager for criticising Mark Clattenburg.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR are ready to ramp up a bid to bring Andros Towsnend back to Loftus Road.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed that the Hammers are still in the market for a striker, but only if they can free up some wages.

West Ham co-owner David Gold believes that the fee they paid for former Liverpool man Stewart Downing meant that he was a steal.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Everton have angrily rejected a joint bid by Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, reports from Merseyside say.

Reds boss David Moyes is hoping to turn Danny Welbeck into a 15-20 goal a season striker after his promising start to the campaign.

Manuel Pellegrini is ready to hit the ground the running as his Manchester City career begins in earnest this week.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are locked in a battle with Tottenham for Brazilian winger Willian. Both clubs have held talks with Anzhi Makhachkala and are willing to meet the Russian outfit's asking price of around £28million.

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to Liverpool matchwinner Daniel Sturridge - and to the medical team who kept him in shape over the summer.

Ross Barkley can cope with the expectations after he announced himself on the Premier League stage with a stunning strike against Norwich, believes Tim Howard.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in contention to face Manchester City speed demon Jesus Navas.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew admits Newcastle United's rivals have stolen a march on them ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are considering selling Stephane Sessegnon in order to fund the purchase of the creative midfielder that manager Paolo Di Canio craves.

Adam Johnson believes that Sunderland's new signings have received a brutal lesson in the ruthlessness of the Premier League.

Phil Bardsley's conduct will come under scrutiny from Paolo Di Canio this week after appearing to mock Sunderland's opening-day defeat to Fulham.

EVENING GAZETTE

Justin Hoyte may end up leaving the Riverside before the end of the month - but that's not the reason he didn't feature against Blackpool on Saturday.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Ross McCormack insisted today that Leeds United would be selling him against his wishes if the club chose to accept an offer for him before the end of the transfer window.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton believes Ricky van Wolfswinkel's Premier League debut underlined he is so much more than a potent goalscorer.

THE DAILY ECHO

He's been a controversial figure in the past, but Mauricio Pochettino believes that Daniel Osvaldo is the man to help Saints to the next level.

READING POST

Nigerian international striker Joseph Akpala is to spend the week training with Reading.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes has been to watch Turkish international striker Mevlut Erding in person ahead of a possible swoop for the French-based striker.

Geoff Cameron wants Jon Walters to complete a case of deja vu by recovering from a missed penalty to inspire a win over Crystal Palace.

Erik Pieters toasted his Premier League debut by telling Stoke fans: "There's a lot more to come."

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer is holding talks to discover if he can use the money from the sale of Mauro Formica to strengthen his Blackburn Rovers squad before the end of the transfer window.

EVENING TIMES

Beram Kayal reckons Celtic's team spirit can unlock the door to the Champions League group stage.

Three major Rangers fans groups today called on the Ibrox board to sack club consultant Charles Green.

THE SCOTSMAN

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) is to review an advert in which Rangers were described as the 'most successful' club in Scotland.

Shakhter Karagandy, who stand between Celtic and another Champions League group campaign, rested their entire team and still won their final game before tomorrow night's play-off encounter in Kazakhstan.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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