Regional Paper Talk: Swans track Gomis

Swansea are set to bid £10m for Bafetimbi Gomis, Liverpool are closing in on three deals, while Sunderland are linked with six foreign stars.

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Bafetimbi Gomis: Linked with £10million switch to Swansea

Bafetimbi Gomis: Linked with £10million switch to Swansea

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Paris Saint-Germain are stepping up their efforts to persuade Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas to join them with a record-breaking bid for Gareth Bale.

Arsenal target Victor Valdes has told Barcelona he plans to stay with them next season.

Marseille have confirmed they are interested in signing Arsenal forward Gervinho.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Craig Burley has urged new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to reconsider his decision to stick by John Terry.

Michael Harriman is unsure if he has a future at QPR.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano believe they have found the right man in Manuel Pellegrini to take Manchester City on to the 'next level'.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, Sevilla winger Luis Alberto and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donestk. The Reds, however, may face a fight for £20million-rated Mkhitaryan with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City also thought to be keen.

Everton will revive their interest in Leroy Fer only if they're forced to cash in on Maroune Fellaini.

Arouna Kone would be a great signing for Everton, claims former skipper Kevin Ratcliffe.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Joe Kinnear says that Alan Pardew greeted the news of his appointment as Newcastle's new director of football with "delight".

Sunderland will consider moves for Tigre's Lucas Orban, BATE Borisov's Maksim Bordachev and Le Havre's Benjamin Mendy if they cannot land top left-back target Danny Rose.

THE JOURNAL

Sunderland will give Keiren Westwood an opportunity to prove his Premier League credentials next season with Simon Mignolet poised to become a Liverpool player before the end of the week. The Black Cats will instead invest in other areas with Alfred Duncan of Inter Milan, Lazio's Pedro Cavanda and Livorno's Paulinho all relatively close to signing.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are stepping up their interest in Palermo striker Abel Hernandez, Belarus utility player Maksim Bordachev and Le Havre's Benjamin Mendy.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea could smash their transfer record to sign £10million-rated French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon.

EVENING GAZETTE

Owen Coyle's return to club management could see Wigan make an attempt to sign Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits Joe Bennett needs pressure as the club close in on new left-back signing Antonio Luna.

Lee Clark expects Birmingham to lose the likes of Curtis Davies and Nathan Redmond once the transfer window opens next month.

EXPRESS & STAR

Crystal Palace are the new favourites to sign wantaway West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

Head of development Kevin Thelwell insisted Wolves' priority this summer is to "create some space" in their squad before they can sign players.

West Brom fan favourite Zoltan Gera is close to agreeing a new deal with the club.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United have reportedly seen an enquiry for Peterborough United skipper Tommy Rowe rebuffed - with Posh director of football Barry Fry claiming they cannot afford him.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle's first task as Wigan manager will be deciding the future of James McCarthy with the midfielder linked with £15million moves to Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has made a real statement of intent with his early summer signing of Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren - and more big name signings could follow.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City have revealed a surge in season-ticket sales since Mark Hughes was appointed as manager.

Crewe skipper Luke Murphy won't be affected by the speculation over his future, if he's still at Gresty Road for the new season

READING POST

Anton Zingarevich wants to learn from his mistakes and ensure Reading sign the right players for their Championship campaign.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Lee Williamson has signed a one-year extension to his deal at Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is in no rush to push David Goodwillie out of the Ewood Park exit door - insisting a move will only happen if the striker wants to go.

Chris McCann could be reunited with Owen Coyle this summer - with the former Burnley manager thought to be interested in taking the midfielder to Wigan Athletic.

THE STAR

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long has spoken of his pride after being selected to represent England at this summer's FIFA under-20s World Cup.

Former Sheffield Wednesday man Matt Hamshaw believes his former club have nothing to fear ahead of their second season in the Championship.

EVENING TIMES

Jordan McMillan has put pen to paper on a two-year-deal with First Division champs Partick Thistle.

Hamilton could be in line to earn a bumper seven figure pay-off if former Accies' ace James McCarthy's dream move to Tottenham Hotspur goes through.

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has targeted Sheffield United coach David Unsworth for the vacant manager's position at Rugby Park.

Hearts legend Henry Smith has urged the stricken Edinburgh outfit to view mystery bids for the club with suspicion - or risk being landed with another Craig Whyte.

Mark McLaughlin claims Dundee are odds-on to win the First Division title.

THE SCOTSMAN

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has reiterated that Scotand international Leigh Griffiths will not return to Easter Road after confirming that there was "no way" the striker would leave Molineux.

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