Regional Paper Talk: All change at Spurs

Tottenham could secure three more signings this week, but could ship out up to eight others, while Liverpool are close to Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie is wanted by Fulham and West Ham.

Tottenham will follow up the capture of Paulinho by signing David Villa, Alen Halilovic and Tin Jedvaj. Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Heurelho Gomes and Jake Livermore can all expect to leave, while offers could be considered for Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey.

Dagenham and Redbridge stand to make in excess of £1million should Crystal Palace complete the signing of Peterborough striker Dwight Gayle.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Ali Faurlin is desperate to prove his worth to boss Harry Redknapp and force his way back into the QPR first team following a disappointing season on loan with Palermo.

Kenny Jackett insists he won't stand in Bakary Sako's way as the Wolves winger tries to push through a move to Fulham.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Wayne Rooney is facing D-day over his Manchester United future as the unsettled striker prepares for talks with new boss David Moyes.

Turkish giants Galatasaray are poised to make a move for Aleks Kolarov after the Blues turned down a loan bid from Juventus.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Daniel Sturridge is backing Brendan Rodgers' philosophy to pay dividends for Liverpool this season.

Liverpool are not in the hunt for Mamadou Sakho despite admitting they still hope to sign a new central defender this month.

Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, despite Mircea Lucescu advising him that a move to Anfield would be a backwards step.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle defender James Perch should finalise a £1million move to FA Cup winners Wigan some time this week.

Carlos Cuellar believes Paolo Di Canio's bootcamp approach to pre-season training will give Sunderland an extra edge next term.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul believes next season will be better for Newcastle United because there is no European campaign to distract them.

THE JOURNAL

Inter Milan have told Sunderland to forget about landing top target Alfred Duncan on a permanent basis - although they will consider a season-long loan.

Joe Kinnear has reportedly vowed to deliver his first signing for Newcastle by Friday, amid rumours the club could make a fresh bid for top target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland hope to finalise a deal to sign Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone in time for the squad reporting back for pre-season at the Academy of Light on Wednesday.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup returns to the Liberty on Tuesday with Swansea City right in the hunt for Wilfried Bony, Bafetimbi Gomis and Jonjo Shelvey.

David Cornell has left the Liberty for St Mirren, paving the way for Gregor Zabret to become Swansea's third-choice keeper next season.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Mansfield Town hot-shot Matt Green is in talks over a move to Birmingham, while Blues hope to also sign Kyle Bartley and Dan Burn.

Newcastle remain the favourites to land Darren Bent and could make a firm bid for the striker before the end of this week.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom are preparing a bid to sign ex-Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou from French club Lille.

Wolves winger Bakary Sako's exit from Molineux has edged a step closer - as goalkeeper Dorus De Vries prepared to move on.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has insisted the club will avoid another season of struggle after their brisk business in the transfer market this summer.

Emile Heskey has hailed Aston Villa star Christian Benteke as the complete striker and insisted the striker has "no weakness".

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds boss Brian McDermott admits he is clear in his own mind about who will be his captain next season - but is keeping his counsel.

Midfielder Luke Murphy says he couldn't have lived with himself if he hadn't joined Leeds United after admitting he snubbed moves to Blackburn and Wolves as the Whites are still "one of the biggest clubs in the country."

READING POST

Former Reading striker Noel Hunt should sign for Leeds United by the end of the week.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke technical director Mark Cartwright says City's £3.1million deal for PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Pieters is good business for the club.

Gareth Barry and Joleon Lescott have been linked with Stoke, while the club continue to track Charlie Austin.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Former England goalkeeper Scott Carson is expected to become Wigan Athletic's fourth summer signing later on Tuesday.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer remains hopeful of adding to his squad before Saturday's first friendly, despite missing out on target Luke Murphy.

Burnley are considering buying Keith Treacy out of his contract, while Marvin Bartley could be free to leave Turf Moor once replacements have been secured.

BOLTON NEWS

Wanderers should wrap up the £1million signing of Jermaine Beckford before the end of the week after agreeing terms on a two-year deal with the former Leeds and Everton striker.

SHEFFIELD STAR

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones has confirmed that he wants to sign another "four or five" players after the arrival of Jacques Maghoma.

EVENING TIMES

Victor Wanywama's father says the Celtic midfielder will decide his future this week.

Craig Mather expects Rangers to be challenging for the SPFL Premiership at the first time of asking.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hearts will discover on 18 July what punishment they are to receive from the Scottish Football Association for entering administration.

St Johnstone have announced they have signed Hibs midfielder David Wotherspoon on a two-year deal.

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