Regional Paper Talk: Begovic on the move

Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic could be the subject of a tug of war between both Manchester clubs, while a Leeds starlet is in line for a new deal.

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Asmir Begovic: Wanted by Europe's big guns

Asmir Begovic: Wanted by Europe's big guns

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Roy Hodgson' class='instorylink'>Football's leading anti racism body in the UK today called on the FA to investigate whether an anecdote shared by Roy Hodgson in the England dressing room about a monkey had a racist element.

Chelsea fear Ashley Cole and Fernando Torres will miss the club's next two games.

Aaron Ramsey is currently in the form of his life, but the Wales and Arsenal midfielder believes he can get even better.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Stoke chairman Peter Coates believes there are no goalkeepers in the Premier League better than Asmir Begovic and will not be surprised if a top European club comes in for the Bosnia international, with both Manchester clubs, Atletico Madrid and Napoli all linked.

Manchester is about to become 'the epicentre of football', with City poised to join United as one of the top five money-making clubs on the planet.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jordan Henderson has praised Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for helping him to flourish at Anfield.

Gareth Barry says that Everton are showing signs of a team with real Champions League ambitions.

The jubilant grandfather of Liverpool star Harry Wilson is set to bank £125,000 after betting the teenager would play for Wales - when he was only 18 months old.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Davide Santon last night admitted the six-goal thrashing by Liverpool has lived with him for the last six months.

Seb Larsson says Sunderland must shake off their tag as the Premier League's leakiest defence if they are to climb off the foot of the table

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United are confident of agreeing reciprocal deals with ten Premier League clubs this season as they aim to lead an away ticket price revolution that will potentially save their supporters hundreds of pounds a year.

Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland's returning internationals to prepare for a "nightmare" 48 hours - as he gets read to deliver a crash course in his playing philosophy to them.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Liam McAlinden can take the Andros Townsend route to glory, according to Kenny Jackett.

EXPRESS & STAR

England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate has played down the prospect of Albion's Saido Berahino gatecrashing Roy Hodgson's World Cup plans.

Boss Paul Lambert today insisted Villa stars Fabian Delph and Gabby Agbonlahor can play their way into England's World Cup party and make it to Brazil.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City have issued a formal complaint over the performance of referee Roger East during the club's 1-0 defeat at Fulham.

Jon Walters has conquered a troubling groin injury to remain on course for his 100th consecutive Premier League start this weekend.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Lewis Holtby says Tottenham are desperate to put their shock 3-0 defeat to West Ham behind them when they face Aston Villa on Sunday.

West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen is looking for a positive result against Manchester City on Saturday evening to turn their 'iffy' start into a positive one.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Lucas Piazon admits he needs to have a special season at Vitesse Arnhem or risk another year away from Stamford Bridge.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michel Vorm has returned from international duty with a hand injury - but Swansea City are optimistic that he will be fit to face Sunderland this weekend.

Angel Rangel has urged Swansea to pile the pressure on bottom-club Sunderland this weekend, declaring: "We must kill them on the pitch."

THE PINK UN

Robert Snodgrass revealed he put the birth of his new child to one side to shift his total focus on Tuesday's clash with Croatia as his goal helped Scotland to a 2-0 win.

HULL DAILY MAIL

PAUL McShane has given himself every chance of forcing his way into the Hull City side for the trip to Everton, says reserve team coach Stephen Clemence.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United look set to open contract talks with teenage star Alex Mowatt in an effort to ensure a long-term future for the midfielder at Elland Road.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Sheffield United are in talks with MK Dons boss Karl Robinson over the vacant manager's position at Bramall Lane, according to reports.

John Eustace believes a run of games for Derby County will boost his match sharpness and help him make a greater impact on the team.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Andy Reid will be even better for Nottingham Forest now he is back playing for Republic of Ireland, according to former team-mate John Thompson.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City strikers Chris Wood and Gary Taylor-Fletcher are both in contention for the visit of Huddersfield Town, manager Nigel Pearson has said.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Fail to win promotion this season and prepare to be hit with a transfer embargo - or go up and get ready for a big fine. That was Derek Shaw's stark message to Blackburn Rovers supporters at Monday night's fans' forum at Ewood Park.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Millwall have set out their terms to Bolton Wanderers for a permanent deal for Liam Feeney.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle admits he feels for Shaun Maloney as the Latics playmaker's injury nightmare continues.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Paul Ince starts his five-match stadium ban when Wigan visit Bloomfield Road on Saturday, but Blackpool are ensuring their manager will be present at the game by handing out 10,000 Ince masks to the fans.

EVENING GAZETTE

Boro's six major summer signings must be given time to fulfil their potential, insists Tony Mowbray.

THE STAR

Blades director Jim Phipps has hinted that Chris Morgan will remain a key member of United's backroom team under the club's new manager.

Joe Mattock is in contention for a comeback to the Wednesday side, Dave Jones has confirmed.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Huddersfield Town's Alex Smithies reckons Danny Ward and Duane Holmes can provide a fresh attacking edge when Town return to Championship action after the international break.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Brian Flynn has been impressed with the attitude of new-boy Marc De Val in his bid to get fully fit.

READING POST

Jordan Obita is not going to give up his place in the Reading team without a fight.

THE ARGUS

Leroy Lita insists he had no doubts about signing for Albion despite turning down a number of moves to rival Championship clubs.

IPSWICH STAR

The Republic of Ireland will turn to Mick McCarthy to fill their vacant manager's post - if Martin O'Neill and Guus Hiddink reject the chance to manage the national side.

WATFORD OBSERVER

Hornets supporters group 'The 1881' is holding a meeting on Friday to assess the first few months of the new singing section at Vicarage Road and it also hopes to create a few new chants in the process.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Manager Eddie Howe has reported "steady progress" on the injury front ahead of the first leg of Bournemouth's East Midlands double header.

EVENING TIMES

On the day the SFA confirmed Gordon Strachan's side will face Norway in a friendly clash next month, the Dark Blues were named the 35th best side in the world.

THE SCOTSMAN

Craig Mather resigned as Rangers chief executive yesterday morning, reportedly walking away with a year's salary in the process.

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to give Celtic stopper Fraser Forster a chance in the side ahead of the World Cup.

Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter has ruled himself out of Tuesday's Champions League game against former club Ajax.

Interim Dunfermline chairman Bob Garmory has called for fans to look forward to a brighter future after Pars United completed their purchase of the embattled club.

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